Breast Augmentation: Are Breast Implants Safer Than Fat Transfer?

Breast Augmentation: Are Breast Implants Safer Than Fat Transfer?

When it comes to increasing the size and shape of your breasts, it may seem like there are a lot more options out there for you to choose from.  From traditional breast implants to fat grafting – where fat from the body is used to increase the bust size – there are more ways to achieve your ideal breast size than ever before.  

However, there’s a great deal of controversy about the safest way to surgically enhance the bust size.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at which is the safest breast augmentation procedure: fat transfers, or breast implants?

The Truth About Fat Transfers

For many patients, the idea of undergoing a breast augmentation via fat transfer is an appealing one.  Fat is harvested from another part of the body – typically the waist, buttocks, or stomach – and injected into the bust.  Fat grafting can provide lift and volume, while maintaining a natural look and feel.  

However, fat transfers come with their own risks and drawbacks.  These include:

  • Only one cup size can be achieved with fat transfers, which can limit a patient’s options;
  • The re-injected fat can occasionally calcify, but an experienced breast radiologist can identify these changes on mammograms;
  • Results are unpredictable and harder to control than with traditional breast augmentation with implants.

So if you’re looking to enhance your bust size, what’s the safer option?

Safer Enhancement With Breast Implants

If you’re looking for the safer option, breast implants are typically the best way to go.  Breast augmentation via implants is one of the most popular – and commonly performed – procedures in the world; therefore, implants have been developed to be extremely safe and reliable.  There’s far less research to support the safety of fat transfers, which means patients looking for stability and reliability should opt for breast implants.

At South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California – serving the greater Orange County area – board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Kyle Song and Dr. David Dorfman can help patients select the best breast augmentation procedures.  To learn more about your options, schedule a breast augmentation consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California.

Call  (949) 701-4454 today! 

By | 2018-10-18T03:06:26+00:00 September 29th, 2015|
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