“Natural Breast Augmentation” With Fat Grafting

Utah ‘Natural breast augmentation’ is a procedure where fat is transferred from an unwanted area of the body to the breasts to add size and fullness.  This is the answer to the age old question “why can’t you just take the fat from my hips and thighs and put it in my breast”.

In theory the procedure is ideal for many patients as the results are a natural breast augmentation with bonus improvement of the donor area, provided the liposuction is performed expertly.   There is greater opportunity to shape and sculpt the breast, particularly in difficult breast types.

Limitations of natural breast augmentation

There are limitations to the procedure however.  The degree of augmentation of the breast is limited as only a modest volume of long lasting fat will survive the transfer.  This amount is even more limited on women with smaller breasts.

Also ‘natural breast augmentation’ breasts droop quicker and more significantly than breasts that have been augmented with breast implants.  Breast implants add lift and support to the breast whereas fat grafting adds weight without adding support, similar to naturally large breasts.

Controversy of natural breast augmentation

‘Natural breast augmentation’ is a relatively new procedure and many of the details about technique and complications are being studied.  The risk of causing or delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is unknown at this time but studies have been favorable.   This is a hot topic in plastic surgery and it would not be surprising if it were a commonplace procedure in the next five years.

It would be surprising, however, if ‘natural breast augmentation’ ever became as popular as breast implants for breast augmentation in Utah.  In breast implants, there is a safe, effective procedure with a long track record with a higher patient satisfaction.  The results after breast implants are more dramatic and long lasting.  The realself ‘worth it’ rating for breast implants is 94% whereas that for fat transfer is closer to 60%.

The reader is encouraged to do their own, non-biased, research of fat grafting in the breasts and come to their own conclusions.  Dr. Yates is continually monitoring this option for new information regarding safety and effectiveness.