Natural Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer

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Natural Breast Augmentation
What is a Natural Breast Augmentation?

Natural breast augmentation is a procedure that involves the placement of a patient’s own fat, harvested using liposuction techniques, into the breast in order to increase its size, and/or improve its shape.

Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure

Natural breast enhancement is a procedure that involves placing the patient’s own fat, removed by liposuction from donor sites such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, or thighs, into the breast by the micro fat injection technique.  During a natural breast enhancement, fat is incorporated into the breasts permanently. This can be performed in a primary breast augmentation, or in breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Shahin Javaheri has been perfecting the micro fat injection over the last 8 years.  Since it is common for a small percentage of fat to be absorbed by the body, Dr. Javaheri generally likes to over-correct to compensate for this absorption.

The natural breast augmentation procedure is ideal for those patients who do not wish to have foreign material such as implants in their body, those with certain congenital breast deformities, or those with implants who would like them removed due to contractures, or deformities.  The outcome is very natural and beautiful and gives the patient the enhancement they desire.

It can be used in place of implants.  In fact, in many cases, it is superior to implants. The breast is not always a perfect shape the simple placement of implants will yield a “perfect” breast!  The implant’s shape is generally the same, with minor differences; therefore, it can’t always create the best shape possible for the breast. Fat grafting allows the skilled surgeon to place the fat in the exact location to improve the shape and enhance the breast appropriately.

Fat grafting is a technique that is very surgeon-dependent.  That is, it is very skill-oriented. This is not a skill shared by all San Francisco plastic surgeons. As it stands, the current survival of fat varies from 20-40% loss!  This means that between 20-40% of the fat is lost following grafting.  The reasons vary, but the surgical skill improves this result.

The procedure is generally limited to placing a certain amount of fat at one time. This is so that the fat can have the best chance of surviving and to prevent possible skin complications of the breast.  If need be, the fat can be saved for a second procedure in 2-3 months following the original procedure.

Practically any patient is a good candidate for fat grafting, even one who has had breast removal following mastectomy for breast cancer. Another group of patients are those with certain congenital deformities of the breast that implants simply can’t always help are those who have “tubular” breast deformities.  For these patients, fat grafting is the best and only alternative.

A great feature of fat grafting of the breast is that the patient also has liposuction at the same time! So the patient has the equivalent of having two operations in one!

Natural Breast Augmentation Online Consultation

A complete evaluation and education are given at your consultation, so book your appointment in San Francisco or Berkeley with Dr. Shahin Javaheri today and start your journey to a shapelier new you! To learn more about natural breast augmentation, please call (415) 923-3800 today or schedule a Natural Breast Augmentation consultation online.

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