Breast Augmentation vs Fat Transfer to Breasts: Which is Right for You?

Breast augmentation is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. It involves increasing the size and volume of the breasts using implants or a fat transfer. As long as the procedure is performed by a highly qualified and skilled plastic surgeon, success rates and satisfaction rates are high.

If you are looking to enhance your breasts but are worried about them looking too “fake”, you’ll want to go over all of your options to ensure you get the best possible result. For example, recent developments in fat grafting technology allow you to use your own body fat to increase breast size.

Let’s learn more about breast augmentation vs. fat transfer and which one is right for you.

breast augmentation vs fat transfer

Breast Implants

At one time, there were concerns over breast augmentation because of the quality of the implants. However, with new technologies and advancements, today’s implants are safe and approved by the FDA. Even if the implant were to rupture, the silicone gel stays in place with no adverse reactions to the person’s health.

Breast implant surgery has many benefits. For instance, you can get a predictable change in breast size as well as a natural looking result. Today’s implants are softer and more natural than ever before, which is why people can’t tell the difference between implants and the real thing! Additionally, implants are safe and do not require surgery on any other parts of the body.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is a newer technique that must be handled with extreme care. A skilled plastic surgeon ensures that the right amount of fat is removed from the body and transferred to the breasts. Because the fat comes from your own body, it’s the most natural way to lift and fill your breasts. There’s no question that your new breasts will look and feel like the real thing!

While fat grafting does require an additional surgery, the procedure is easier in certain ways. For example, there is no maintenance required, no visible scars and no rippling or long-term breast thinning. We do recommend fat grafting for smaller projections, such as if you want to “inflate” your breasts or go up one cup size. If you want to go from an A to a D, you’ll need to stick with traditional breast augmentation surgery.

Is One Procedure Better than the Other?

From a general standpoint, breast implants are not any better than a fat transfer to the breasts, and vice versa. Instead, you must determine your goals for the breast augmentation surgery and the best way to achieve them.

For instance, if you want to enhance your breasts in a natural way and without adding foregin materials to your body, a fat transfer is an excellent option. It will give you slightly larger and fuller breasts that will look and feel natural.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to make a dramatic change in your breasts’ appearance, you’ll need breast implants to achieve this look. Implants are also easy to remove, and the procedure is less expensive than fat grafting.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Breast Augmentation

To discuss your needs for breast augmentation with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Shahin Javaheri from SF Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Javaheri will take the time to meet with you, discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure and determine the best method of breast augmentation. Call us on (415) 923-3800 to know more.