Natural Breast Augmentations vs. Implants Franklin
The mere mention of “natural” in relation to breast augmentation may seem attractive; especially when compared to the widely-known yet decidedly unnatural alternative: breast implants. The implants designed to boost your cup size are made from a synthetic material, typically a silicone gel. Breast augmentation deftly performed by Franklin Skin & Laser’s board certified surgeon is characterized as “natural” because the boost comes from parts of your own body. As such, natural breast augmentation is considered autologous; meaning there is no risk of your body rejecting its own tissue.
Natural breast augmentation is accurately described as fat transfer. This procedure involves two parts:
- Fat is liposuctioned from another part of your body; such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks
- The purified fat cells removed from another area of your body are transferred to your breasts
The “natural” in this type of breast augmentation can further be used to describe the results of the procedure. With breast implants, you may not be happy with the cosmetic results of the procedure. For example, some women may not feel their breasts look or feel natural. They may appear asymmetrical.
Furthermore, scar tissue can build up and alter the shape of the implant. When scar tissue forms around any foreign body, it can become hard or tight. Affected breasts may feel unnatural and appear misshapen. Capsular contracture, as the condition is known, can cause discomfort or even severe pain.
Your own fat cells when transferred are known to result in a natural appearance and feel like your pre-procedure breasts, only better. Since the procedure is a less invasive alternative to breast implants, you avoid other risks that can result in a less-than-desirable appearance related to incisions and scarring.
Additionally, natural breast augmenting is associated with minimal risk of complications. Breast implants, on the other hand, are associated with a number of risks:
- Decreased nipple, breast sensation
- Leakage, rupture
If you’re wondering about natural breast augmentation and why it is better than implants, consider another nice side effect of this two-part procedure: many patients are thrilled with the slimming effect of the liposuction performed prior to the fat transfer; in addition to their new and improved curves post-fat transfer.
It’s important to trust this procedure to a doctor skilled and experienced in both liposuction and grafting. Franklin Skin & Laser’s surgeon, Dr. Bengelsdorf, performs liposuction and a range of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Schedule a consultation by calling (615) 595-8177.