Are you satisfied with the size of your breasts? Have you suffered in the past because of them? Did you ever look for methods that can increase the size of your breasts naturally? A vast majority of women will say yes to all the questions above, and there is no shame in this. Society nowadays has high standards in terms of beauty, and voluptuous breasts have always been one of the most important symbols of femininity. So it is only natural for women who haven’t been especially gifted by Mother Nature to look for means to increase the size of their breasts.
Breast implant surgery has been performed for more than a few decades now, yielding impressive results. In time, the risks entailed by the procedure decrease significantly; however, the insertion of implants still has some contraindications and potential complications that can occur. Fortunately, nowadays plastic surgery can provide effective solutions even for women who don’t want to or can’t undergo a breast augmentation with implants. The procedure is called fat transfer to the breasts and it is commonly performed in the United States today.
The benefits of getting a breast augmentation with transfer
The fat transfer to the breasts has become the optimal treatment plan for many women who want an increase in the size of their breasts without having to deal with complex plastic surgery interventions, big scars, foreign objects inserted into their breasts and the specific complications they entail.
The autologous fat transfer procedure has another benefit, aside from the breast augmentation that is important to consider for those who have adipose deposits in areas of the body. The procedure uses liposuction to harvest the fat from donor areas. Eventually, the fat is injected into the breasts. This means you don’t get just an augmentation in the chest area, but also a reduction of the adipose layer in areas where there is an excess. You can reduce the circumference of the thighs or the abdomen while also making your breasts bigger.
And since we are talking about the benefits of the procedure, we need to mention the absence of large scars. For a breast augmentation with implants, an incision is necessary for the plastic surgeon to be able to insert the implant. The saline solution implants require a smaller incision as the implants are inserted empty and filled with the solution while inside the breasts. However, silicone breast implants require a larger incision, depending on their size as they come pre-filled. Of course, there are incisions to be made for the fat transfer to the breasts too, but they are very small in size, and after healing they are barely noticeable. The incisions required by this method are also on the donor areas where liposuction is performed to collect the required amount of fat.
The other important benefit of the autologous fat transfer is the aspect of the breasts after the procedure is performed. The breasts look completely natural, round and fuller. Their consistency is the same as that of a natural breast because fat is a component of the breast. For a patient desiring a minor or moderate improvement in the appearance of the breasts while reducing the risks to a minimum, fat transfer to the breasts is the optimal solution.
When is the procedure indicated?
Before anything else, we need to discuss the eligibility for the fat transfer to the breasts. Many patients consider that if they are not eligible for breast implant, they are automatically qualified for fat transfer. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. To be a good candidate for the fat transfer to the breasts, you will need to have significant adipose tissue localized in one or multiple areas of the body. The procedure can only be performed with the patient’s own fat, so if you don’t have areas with excess fat tissue, your plastic surgeon might recommend you to put on some weight before scheduling your procedure. The quantity of fat to be transferred to the breasts needs to be enough to provide the desired augmentation. This means that in some cases, certain patients must undergo repeated procedures to achieve the results they want. Keep in mind that a minimum of six months is required in between procedures to allow your body to heal after the anterior intervention and the fat transferred to get a new blood supply.
The procedure is a good option for patients who have underdeveloped breasts but present adipose tissue on the tummy or the thighs, which are areas commonly targeted with liposuction for the fat transfer. As it is the case with other plastic surgery intervention, the procedure should only be performed on healthy patients, with a good skin tonus and a stable emotional condition.
Having realistic expectations is another aspect that will be considered before deeming you as an eligible candidate for the procedure. This means you need to understand that the chances are that your breasts won’t get to a D cup after a session of fat transfer if you are starting from an A.
Performing the fat transfer to the breasts
The fat transfer to the breasts is a relatively simple procedure. A local or general anesthetic will be performed on the patient for her comfort during the intervention. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the plastic surgeon will start performing liposuction in the areas marked. When choosing tumescent liposuction, the bleeding is significantly reduced, as well as the post-operative swelling.
As we have mentioned before, the fat can be collected from different areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, upper or lower back, or any other area that has an excess of adipose tissue. Don’t expect your plastic surgeon to choose the calves or knees as donor areas as this is rarely the case. Even if these areas present excess fat, the amount is not enough to provide a good augmentation.
Once the fat is harvested, it goes through a complex purification process that eliminates the impurities and blood and only delivers good fat cells that will be used for the transfer to the breasts.
When the fat is ready for the transfer, the plastic surgeon will use special syringes to insert it into the breasts in different areas and at different depths to provide you with natural looking breasts. While this might seem like a simple procedure, you still should choose a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon who performs it routinely to get a satisfactory result. When liposuction is performed by someone with little or no experience, skin irregularities can occur, and the fat can be transferred in uneven, large doses in one area of the breast, hence lacking symmetry. The medical facility where the procedure is performed also needs to be equipped with modern medical equipment and have safety protocols in place to avoid unnecessary complications.
Other natural methods of getting bigger breasts
Unfortunately, they don’t exist. Pills, creams, massages and techniques that are advertised everywhere nowadays simply won’t work. If you understand the anatomy of the breasts and the human body in general, you understand that an augmentation of one feature that lasts for a long time can’t be performed using creams or pills. The only thing that you can achieve by using them is a hormonal imbalance that might create the idea of bigger breasts for a short period of time, but at what cost? Nobody will be able to tell you what side effects to expect after trying them as they usually have not been tested before and have no approval from the FDA. So if you are looking for a natural method to increase the size of your breasts, save your money, time and effort and choose plastic surgery as it has been tried and tested and the results are guaranteed, at least to some extent.
When thinking about natural methods to increase the size of the breasts, some women might still consider pills, creams, and massages without realizing that the only effective method to augment the breasts naturally comes from plastic surgery. The procedure is called fat transfer to the breasts, and it can be performed even on patients who have a contraindication to the breast implant surgery. At the same time, it is important to know that the procedure can be used to correct or improve the results of a breast implant surgery.
The fat transfer to the breasts consists of three stages. First, fat is collected from the donor areas and put through a complex purification process. The last step is re-injecting the pure fat cells into the breasts to achieve the desired augmentation.