Breast augmentation is the most popular procedure for women interested in enhancing the size and shape of their breasts. However, in recent years, alternative procedures such as fat transfer have become more popular for patients that don’t wish to use breast implants. Both procedures can offer desirable results when performed by a skilled surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will explain the pros and cons between the two procedures and help you decide which is best for your aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides breast augmentation to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Breast implants can be made of either saline solution or silicone gel, both of which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Implants can be used to increase the size of the breasts by any volume the patient desires. They can also be used to reshape asymmetries or to reconstruct breasts following mastectomies. This procedure involves surgical incisions, typically in concealed areas around the breasts, and the insertion of the implants into the chest, either above or below the chest muscle. Results are immediate.
With fat transfer, excess fat is harvested from another area of the body, such as the abdomen or hips, and then inserted into the breasts. Since fat transfer uses the body’s natural tissue, the breasts remain soft and natural-looking. The benefit of this procedure is that the body is contoured where the excess fat is harvested from, while the size of the breasts is increased.
Which Procedure is Better?
Fat transfer is inherently safer than breast augmentation, as it does involve the placement of an artificial implant. There is always a risk of complications when using breast implants, such as implant rupturing, rippling, or capsular contracture. These complications are uncommon, but are eliminated when opting for a fat transfer. Breast implants are favorable for patients seeking to increase their breast size considerably, as fat transfer is only ideal for increasing breasts by up to half a cup size. If fat is absorbed by the body following the procedure, fat transfer may need to be repeated for patients to continue seeing results. Breast implants are designed to be long-lasting and will keep for several years, but will eventually need to be removed or replaced.
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For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.