Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation
Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation Houston
On the horizon in Breast Augmentation surgery is Breast Augmentation by fat grafting or fat transfer instead of implants. Studies are currently underway to determine the safety, reliability, long- term results, and reproducibility of this procedure. It is an intriguing concept and one that will be monitoring closely for development.
The procedure involves harvesting fat through liposuction and injecting it into the breast to enlarge the breast. When this is done the fat cells have to be viable (living) and since they are taken away from their blood supply, must be re-vascularized at the donor (injection site). If they are not re-vascularized they die, liquefy and are removed by the body. We currently have the tickle liposuction machine which has been shown to have the highest rate of viable fat cells of any device used for harvest.
As of now, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is advising against this technique until further studies are concluded. You may see this advertised but please be careful. These are most likely not board certified plastic surgeons but other physicians who have purchased a liposuction machine and does not focus on the safety and the long-term effects on the consumer.