Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. In recent years more and more patients have become interested in breast augmentation with their own fat, which is called autologous fat.
Most plastic surgeons consider breast augmentation with autologous fat to be the best option when the goal is to achieve a natural neckline. The idea of lipofilling is very simple: it involves removing fat from a donor area of the body, such as the abdomen or hips, and then injecting it into the breasts..
To achieve the best results, the fat is washed and purified before it is injected into the breasts to prevent its degradation as far as possible. Lipofilling is a simple and safe technique, since as it is our own cells there is no risk of rejection.
Advantages of breast lipofilling
Unlike breast implants, breast augmentation with autologous fat reduces the complications of the implant, as well as the time and complexity of the postoperative period, so that the patient can return to normal life much sooner..
Limitations of breast lipofilling
Among the disadvantages, or rather limitations, on the one hand is the fact that the patient must have enough fat to perform the treatment, and secondly must know that for now this type of breast augmentation can only obtain increases of about 200 grams..
In addition, the patient must bear in mind that since it is her own fat, a small part may be reabsorbed by her body. So a second lipofilling session may be necessary after a few weeks or months..
Despite the limitations of these “natural implants”, breast augmentation with own fat has a promising future, since many plastic surgeons are betting on this route and are investigating how to replace artificial implants in the future..
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