At Surface Medical Spas in Layton or Park City we are able to transfer your own body fat, removed with Smarter Liposuction™, to the breasts to create a completely Natural Breast Augmentation™ Utah . Fat transfer to the breasts is the natural alternative to bag-type implants. Problems with regular breast implants such as rippling, the abnormal gap between the breast and the hard edge where the implant meets the chest wall can also be helped with this technique. These areas are usually a dead giveaway the person has bag-type implants. Asymmetric breasts and some breast deformities can also be helped in this natural way.
Fat transfer to the breasts is the natural alternative to bag-type implants.
Fat Transfer is a process in which living fat cells are harvested from one part of the body, with Smarter Liposuction™, and placed into another area, such as the breast. This is done using a device about the size of a pencil lead and the scars are almost unnoticeable. It is a procedure with few complications and is most commonly used to provide the breasts and buttocks with a more youthful and feminine appearance.
Dr. Sidney Coleman is the plastic surgeon who originated the fat transfer procedure and Dr. Barson was trained by him eight years ago. Fat transfer to the breast started about twenty five (25) years ago and has had no major side effects ever reported. Many plastic surgeons are afraid of this procedure because it is much more time consuming than the simple placement of a bag-type implant. A competent surgeon can implant simple saline or silicone implants in 45 minutes. Fat transfer is much more involved and takes 3 to 4 hours to complete. Most plastic surgeons don’t want to spend that much time in a procedure when they can make more money in 45 minutes. Remember, a plastic surgeon developed this procedure and Dr Barson was trained by this physician.
“I have wanted this for half my lifetime, 25 years. The Natural Breast Augmentation has changed my life, I don’t have to wear a very padded bra anymore, I love that this is just me. I was so excited to have this procedure done, someone had to pin me down or I would’ve floated away. I don’t want any woman to ever feel that you have to have to have some kind of augmentation or anything to improve the person you are because that is what matters, YOU. However, I know I can give more of myself because I don’t lack that confidence anymore; I can be a better mother, sister, neighbor or friend because my own self confidence has been enhanced. It’s good, it’s peaceful.–”
Most women have very little pain from the fat transfer. The area where the fat is harvested from is usually pretty sore for 3 to 5 days. Many people return to office-type work in 3-5 days.
Symmetry: Many womens breasts are uneven in size and sometimes in shape. Fat transfer can even out uneven size and shape issues
Size: A womens beast can be as large as they have enough fat for. We usually try to match the beast size to the womens proportions. But, as always, the woman has the final say.
Upper Breast fullness: Many women have a “hollow” above the nipple where the breast tissue is very thin. We can position fat in this area to shape the upper breast to appear more like a push-up bra achieves, without the bra.
Cleavage without a bra: By putting fat in the inner surface of the breast, we can achieve cleavage without a push-in bra.
These are some of the goals we try to achieve with Natural Breast Augmentation™ and many can only be achieved by using fat transfer technology. Implants just cannot achieve these goals without using the shaping qualities of intelligently place fat grafts.
Removing the fat using the tumescent technique is very safe. To date, there has never been a fatality from this form of liposuction reported anywhere in the world in the past 20 years. Published complication rates for liposuction done under general anesthesia are much worse, up to one death for every 5000 patients. Other potential problems are swelling, bruising, seromas (fluid pockets), irregularities, allergic reactions and other tissue damage. The fat transfer procedure is also very safe. Complications could include swelling, bruising, seromas, irregularities, allergic reactions, calcium deposits, lipid cysts and other tissue damage. None of the complications are very serious and don’t even compare with multitude of problems associated with breast implants.
Dr. Barson’s overriding concern with injecting fat into the breast has been to avoid any problems with breast cancer detection. As with any breast procedure, calcifications and lumps can occur. However, there is no evidence that fat transfer to the breast is less safe than any breast surgery or procedure. A problem could occur if a physician misinterprets post-procedure breast calcium deposits as being dangerous. You could get an unnecessary breast biopsy in this case. But remember, all breast procedures, including implants, reductions, biopsies, infections and even sports and other injuries can cause calcium deposits. Also, transferring your own fat, could not cause you to have cancer, it just is not possible.
Fat Transfer to the breasts can offer solutions for women who are not completely satisfied with the look of their breasts, even if they have already undergone augmentation with implants. Natural Breast Augmentation™ Utah can not only enlarge and reshape the breasts, but also smooth out the edges of the breast implant and disguise rippling or wrinkling that can occur with implants.
If you have other questions or concerns, please call or, better yet, come in to our clinic in Layton or Park City for a complimentary Natural Breast Augmentation™ Utah consultation 801-776-2002