An alternative to breast augmentation with implants is breast augmentation with fat transfer.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is recommended for women who come to have treatment for body contouring (liposuction or abdominoplasty – tummy tuck) and want to increase the volume of their breasts.
Likewise, women whose priority is breast augmentation but who have pockets of fat that can be used as donor zones.
Other possible candidates are those women who have already had a breast augmentation with implants and who show some irregularity or asymmetry that can be treated with selective lipofilling (or fat filling).
The fat is obtained by liposuction from other parts of the patient’s own body. It usually comes from the abdomen, thighs, hips and double chin.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is a technique that prevents any possibility of rejection or incompatibility. As it is the patient’s own fat, the result is less harmful for the body. Another of the great advantages of breast augmentation with own fat is that the grafted fat forms part of the breast and it ends up giving a completely natural look. Breast augmentation with fat transfer lasts about two hours and requires general anaesthetic. The postoperative period is less painful than if an implant was used.
Possibly what will be most uncomfortable is the donor zone which has been aspirated to get the fat.
Antiaging Group Barcelona is a pioneering centre in Spain in the use of the technique of Dr. Coleman which guarantees the greatest survival of the grafted fat and minimizes the incidence of cysts.