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    Breast Implants vs. Fat Transfer

    Breast Implants vs. Fat TransferYou may find yourself at crossroads in regards to different procedures if you are considering effective ways of enhancing the breasts. Fat transfer and breast implants are two most effective ways for women to improve their chest areas. 

    Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast augmentation with implants and breast augmentation with fat transfer to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. 

    Overview of Breast Implants

    Breast implants are made of saline solution or silicone gel and inserted below the pectoral muscles or the natural breast tissue. Breast implants are available in a wide array of size, shapes, profile, and texture. Your surgeon will help you choose the right specifications as per your anatomy and aesthetic goals. 

    The breast implants are either inserted through an incision made around the areola and along the inframammary fold, or the armpit. 

    Overview of Breast Fat Transfer

    Fat transfer to breasts is an alternative cosmetic surgery technique for breast augmentation. The procedure is a two-step process that involves taking fat from one body area and transplanting it into the breasts. Fat grafting involves harvesting fat from the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. The surgeon will separate the hardiest and healthiest fat cells. These are then injected into various areas of the breast for creating a subtle fullness. 

    Fat Transfer is a Viable Alternative to Breast Implants

    Breast augmentation with fat transfer and breast augmentation with implants allow for increasing the breast size and enhancing the breast shape. However, one option may be better suited over the other for achieving your goals. Breast implants procedure is more customized with options of implant size, shape, texture, and profile, and it offers more predictable results. It can also provide a more significant transformation. 

    Fat grafting may not be as easy to sculpt and mold as implants. With that said, it is organic and your breasts can be naturally augmented with this plastic surgery. There is no risk of implant rejection or complications with fat grafting. The autologous fat used is taken from your body. This allows for sculpting of two separate body regions. While your breasts increase in size, the trouble spots will reduce. 

    Benefits of Breast Implants

    Breast implants have been backed by decades’ worth of research by surgical and medical experts. This reinforces the safety of their use, which is supported by the FDA for both silicone and saline implants. Fat transfer offers longevity of results that last for 10 – 15 years. Breast implants are different from fat transfer. They produce dramatically pronounced effects almost immediately. 

    Benefits of Fat Transfer

    The most significant benefit of fat transfer over breast enhancement with implants is that it makes use of your body’s own tissues. Your breasts feel and look natural. These are a few benefits of the procedure:

    • The technique results in little to no scarring since no foreign material is introduced 
    • The surgery involves a shorter recovery period
    • Nipple and breast sensation remains intact. Patients can enjoy a shapelier and slimmer donor site.

    Fat can be removed from the abdominal area, love handles (flanks), and/or inner thighs. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast augmentation with implants and breast augmentation with fat transfer surgery.

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