US Plastic Surgeon criticises fat-transfer Breast Enlargement

Breast enlargementAlthough the technology for breast enlargement through fat transfer has been around for some time, it has not reached the levels in popularity that silicone and saline implants have.

Some are now considering it as a more natural alternative to breast implants, although Indiana surgeon Dr Gustavo E. Galante has raised some concerns over this procedure.

It can also be referred to as lipofilling and is often performed in conjunction with liposuction where the patient’’s own fat is extracted from other parts of the body and injected in to the breasts.

His concerns are the unpredictability of the results as it is harder to manipulate a certain shape with the fat, unlike the implant which already has a shape and which the patient can choose from. There is also added uncertainty over how the existing breast tissue will take to the new fat and therefore how much fuller it will make the breast.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has raised their own concerns over this procedure, in no small part due to the irregular readings it can have on mammograms. Fat that has died and formed into cysts can produce an erroneous positive reading, potentially leading to an unnecessary biopsy.

Although there can be some risks associated with planting a foreign body such as the implant in to the breast it seems that, for now anyway, it is the better of the two breast enhancement options based on both safety and results.

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