Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases its list of the most popular plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments for the previous year. While numbers may change from year to year, one thing is certain: breast augmentation procedures are always near the top of the list.
Americans are in love with breasts. Women see them as a sign of their femininity and an inherent part of their sexuality. Men are attracted to them for many of the same reasons. Our fascination with breasts is what drives many women to seek out their idea of the perfect breast appearance. From increasing their size to adding volume or balancing symmetry, breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America, and new techniques are being developed every day to help women achieve their breast enhancement goals.
One of the biggest breakthroughs in breast augmentation is the use of fat grafting to improve the results of breast enhancements. Fat grafting is the extraction of fat from one area of the body (often the tummy) followed by the placement of it in another area as a filler. The extracted fat is treated for safety, but since the fat is all natural and comes from the patient, chances of rejecting the fat are practically non-existent. While many plastic surgeons are using fat alone to add increased volume to a woman’s natural breasts, pairing the fat grafting technique with traditional silicone or saline breast implants is showing great results.
Fat grafting has the ability to add a soft and natural volume above an implant so the upper chest has a natural slope and shape. While implants can increase size and improve shape, in some cases the implant may settle, or women may lose fullness naturally because of age. Either way, the area above the implant may begin to appear sunken. Using fat as a way to add volume to the upper breast is another tool plastic surgeons can use to achieve optimal, rounded breast enhancement. Fat grafting itself is not a new technique, but its use in breast augmentation is newer. The results so far have been very exciting.
Fat grafting is just one of many improvements available in breast implant surgery. Implants themselves have seen changes over the years to not only improve their safety, but also their fit and feel. Cohesive gel implants (also known as gummy bear implants) have made a significant impact on breast augmentation surgery in addition to shaped implants. With the landscape of plastic surgery’s most popular procedure changing so fast, the best way to learn which approach is right for you is to schedule your consultation at Pinsky Plastic Surgery today.
With new improvements made each day to both techniques and tools, now is an exciting time to move forward with the breast enhancement you’ve always dreamed of having.