If you are considering breast surgery to enlarge your breasts, there are generally two main options available: breast augmentation with implants and breast augmentation with fat transfer. The choice between these procedures depends on your individual preferences, anatomy, and the recommendations of your plastic surgeon. Here’s a brief overview of each procedure:
Breast Augmentation with Implants:
This procedure involves the placement of silicone or saline implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. During the surgery, an incision is made, typically under the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit. The implants are then inserted either under the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The choice of implant type, size, shape, and placement will be discussed with your surgeon based on your desired outcome and body characteristics. Breast augmentation with implants can provide a more significant volume increase and allows for more precise control over the final breast size and shape.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer:
This procedure involves using liposuction to harvest fat from another area of your body, typically the abdomen, thighs, or hips, and then injecting that fat into the breasts to enhance their size and shape. It is a two-step process that requires both liposuction and fat grafting. Breast augmentation with fat transfer offers a more natural option for breast enlargement and can also provide body contouring benefits in the areas where fat is harvested. However, the amount of volume increase achievable with fat transfer may be more limited compared to implants, and multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.
To determine the most suitable breast surgery option for you, it is recommended to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess your individual needs, discuss your goals and expectations, and provide personalized recommendations based on your specific anatomy and circumstances. They will consider factors such as your body shape, breast tissue characteristics, desired outcome, and any potential risks or considerations associated with each procedure.