Fat Injections for Breast Augmentation: Does the Method Work?
A lot of women would like to have bigger breasts. However, not all of these women are willing or able to get a breast augmentation through traditional plastic surgery procedures. That is undoubtedly the reason why so-called non-surgical breast augmentations are so popular among women. Do they work though? That is the question we will try to answer in this article.
The idea of a non-surgical breast enlargement isn't really new. While modern technology has added some sophistication and credibility to the products and procedures marketed for breast augmentation, there have been lotions and potions claiming to enlarge women’s bosoms around for centuries.
What is referred to as a “non-surgical breast augmentation” these days is, however, a little different and a lot more serious than your average massage or daily lotion application. We are speaking, in fact, of something that isn't invasive but formally still surgical.
The procedure involves the transfer of some fat from any area in a woman's body into her breasts. It may sound incredibly simple and convenient — women go in, have fat removed from their belly, injected into their breasts and they come out two hours later with bigger breasts and smaller bellies. However, it is a bit more complicated than it seems.
This augmentation option is often looked upon as non-surgical because it isn’t invasive and there is no general anesthesia involved. Some professionals point out, however, that the process through which fat is collected is nothing short of liposuction, which is in fact a type of plastic surgery. On top of that, local anesthesia is applied to the breast area during the injection, making it technically a kind of surgery.
What is important though is the fact that the fat injected in breasts has different effects from breast implants in the long run. What this means is that it can wear out fairly quickly and result in deflated breasts much sooner than you would expect.
Of course, silicone also does wear off and needs to be replaced eventually - the fact that some people may not be aware of. Surgeons worry, however, that the fat used in this procedure only survives partially, sometimes making the end result uneven, underwhelming and short-lived.
So the answer to the question whether this procedure works or not isn't quite straightforward, as you can see. It will work in some cases if done properly, but only limited and rather temporary augmentation can be achieved. Patients need to be prepared for the fat to wear off quickly, so the results can be disappointing in the end.