Fat Grafting or Implants? Your Guide to Breast Augmentation

Have you been considering a breast enlargement? Then, you probably have a lot of questions that you’d like answered. Choosing to undergo any form of cosmetic surgery isn’t a decision to take lightly. It’s important to know as much as possible about the procedure you have in mind before taking the plunge. If you choose Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida for your breast augmentation, rest assured you’ll receive all the information you need.

There are two different options when it comes to making your breasts larger. Most people know about breast implants. However, there’s an alternative that is less well known. Fat grafting is another solution to achieve a shapelier and more attractive physique. We can help you determine the best choice for you.

What Are Fat Grafts?

Fat grafting is a process that uses your existing fat cells as a way of enhancing breast tissue. While the procedure is quite complex, some patients prefer it because it requires no surgery and causes no scarring. This form of breast augmentation uses liposuction as a way of removing fat from one area of the body. The thighs or stomach are frequently chosen as a site for liposuction to harvest fat. That fat is, then, injected into the breasts. The result is an increase in size with a natural appearance.

What About Breast Implants?

Breast implants are the best-known way to enlarge breast size. There are several types of breast implants available.

Saline implants contain sterile saline or saltwater. If the implant shell begins to leak, the implant will just collapse. The saline is, then, absorbed and expelled naturally by the body. Saline implants offer several advantages. Not only are they FDA-approved, but they also provide a uniform firmness and shape. Some saline implants are “structured implants.” These are also filled with saltwater, however, they contain a structure inside. This helps to create a more natural feel.

Silicone implants were once the option of choice. These implants contain a silicone gel. This gel has a texture that is similar to breast tissue. However, there are downsides to these implants. If they leak, the gel can escape into the pocket surrounding the implant. This means that you require regular visits to your surgeon to ensure the implants remain in good condition. Silicone implants are also FDA-approved, but only for women aged at least 22.

Gummy Bear implants are form-stable. That means they retain their shape even if their shells break. The gel inside these implants has a thicker consistency than that used in standard silicone implants. This gives them a firmer feel. They also have a different shape with extra projection to the bottom and tapering at the top. This means that if the implant rotates, the breast may develop a strange appearance that surgery must correct. Placing these implants also requires the incision to be longer.

A doctor will use round implants to make the breasts look fuller and more projected. Since they have a round shape, there is no problem associated with their rotations.

Smooth implants have a soft texture and allow for more natural movement since they move with the implant pocket itself. This type of implant may have visible rippling beneath the skin. Meanwhile, a textured implant will develop surrounding scar tissue. This, then, adheres to the implant, so it won’t move and reposition. This type of implant reduces the chances of a very tight scar capsule forming.

Your surgeon will be able to advise as to the best choice of implant for you.

Is Fat Grafting as An Augmentation Procedure A Good Choice for Me or Should I Have Implants?

Many women are delighted with the results of fat grafting to enlarge their breasts. However, it isn’t a suitable option for everyone. Firstly, it’s best-suited to women who are only looking for a small increase in breast size. Secondly, a doctor can only use it on women who have sufficient amounts of fat elsewhere on their bodies to remove. Very slim women may not have enough fat to remove via liposuction to inject into the breasts. Also, some women may have to undergo tissue expansion before having this procedure carried out. If you are looking for a more dramatic increase in breast size, implants are a better choice. Since there are several sizes available, it may be easier to achieve the look you desire.

If you’re ready to find out more about having breast augmentation in Tampa, contact Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery today. Our experienced and friendly team is here to offer you valuable advice tailored to your needs. Our talented surgeon will be able to advise you about the best procedure for you. Whether implants or fat grafting are the right options to suit you, we’ll help you achieve the look you desire.

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