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Which Is Better? Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer & Breast Implants

Breast augmentation, or with its well-known name “boob job” is an aesthetic surgery for enlargement of the breasts. This most common plastic surgery type uses breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of the breasts. It can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, provide a more rounded and denser breast shape or improve congenital breast size asymmetry. 

Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.

On the other hand, for the women who want or are in need to enlarge the size of their breasts significantly, the solution is breast implant surgery. With great strides in implant manufacturing, the quality of implants has improved significantly, reducing the risk of capsule formation. Surgical incisions have resulted in acceptable scars. Submuscular placement of the implants has minimized the risk of capsule formation.

Breast augmentation can have a significant positive influence on the body image of women. In this article, we are going to handle the subject of this efficient breast augmentation procedures which are breast augmentation by fat transfer and breast implants.

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How Is Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer Done?

Breast augmentation by fat transfer seems like a liposuction surgery. Differently, from it, removed fat is used for injection into the breasts to enlarge and/or correct them in this operation. This is a natural way for enlargement of the breast sizes and also for equalizing the sizes of the breasts. If you decided to change the appearance of your breast, you might start to search for a good surgeon for this widely-used operation.

The ideal candidate for the fat transfer operation is healthy, middle-aged, non-smoking woman who has a good quality of fat in her body and does not want/need any lifting operation apart from the enlargement operation. First thing made by the surgeon for this operation to decide to the donor site of your body to remove/use the fats. This specific part could be your tummy, thighs or flanks according to the suitability and the volume of the fat. There are little cannulas using for this operation to enter your donor site and removing the fat and fat cells. Then this removed fat is being injected gently to your breast after a centrifuging/purifying process.

Recovery Period of Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer

After the fat transfer surgery, there will be no important breast augmentation scarring in your skin. Most likely you will be discharged on the same day of the surgery. There will be no pain in your breast area, but it could be some swelling and bruise around your donor site. There will also be a little edema in the breast area, which will be recovering in 15 days.
For the aftercare, you may follow some post-surgical rules to shorten the breast augmentation recovery time. One of them is to rest well and also avoid heavy and moderate exercises and activities for a while like 4 weeks. You shouldn’t carry heavy bags and your baby/child for 3 weeks. And you can easily return to work in one or two weeks.
Fat transfer breast augmentation has some surgical risks which include:

• Cysts
• Infection
• Microcalcification
• Necrosis (death) of fat cells
• Possibility that some of the transferred fat cells will leave the breast area

Your surgeon may also have you use a tissue expansion system during the weeks before your breast augmentation surgery to improve your results. You may also have to have touch-up injections to keep your shape if you choose this surgery.

READ: Breast Augmentation Recovery Guide

Breast Implants

Apart from the fat transfer, you can also choose the breast implant surgery option for having the desired size and shape of your breasts. There are many breast implant types, such as structured saline, silicone, gummy bear, round, smooth and textured breast implants. Your surgeon will be your guide to decide the most suitable implant types provide the most natural look to your breast. Also, you can decide the place and the position of your breast implant, as well. Moreover, combining a breast uplift with breast implant surgery is a good way to get the most from your surgery. Your surgeon doesn’t need to increase the volume of the implant so much when you also have a breast lift, which will position the breasts correctly and give them shape already. If you undergo to this combined operation of breast implants with a lift, cup size of your breasts will increase and also look better than with just one procedure.

In some cases, women who want to have breast implant and if there are also some deformations in their breast, they can luckily choose both breast implant and fat transfer surgery: Breast implant for enlargement the breasts and fat transfer for equalizing the sizes and shapes of their breasts.

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There are many experienced breast augmentation surgeons in Turkey who are performing many operations of breast augmentation by size and shape for years successfully. Breast augmentation in Turkey is increasingly preferred by plenty of women from all around the world. If you want to have bigger, lifted and well-shaped breasts, you can choose one of these methods and enjoy your new, beautiful breasts!


This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in March 2019.


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