Breast Augmentation: Doctor compares Implants and Fat
Breast Augmentation is probably the most popular cosmetic procedure at the moment. The two main trends regarding Breast Augmentation is a) to use implants b) to use your own fat (fat transfer). Now, Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar, a plastic surgeon based in Hoffman Estates (IL) examines both trends and makes his assumptions. Dr. Jejurikar first highlights the fact that there is a huge interest for natural look. Dr. Jejurikar says: “The ‘natural’ look is very popular right now,” and adds “Patients want larger breasts, but they still want nice proportions. Breast augmentation with either fat or implants can accomplish that, but it depends on each w?man‘s body.”
The doctor claims that both options have benefits and drawbacks: “I have used fat transfer for years, and that experience has led me to reach some conclusions about when it’s a good choice,” and adds “Although fat can be an effective tool for breast enhancement, it is not always a perfect alternative to breast implants on its own.”
The latest developments in terms of Breast Implants are really interesting. Latest, “teardrop” implants, are mode of cohesive silicone and offfer anatomically shaped options which simulate the look of natural breasts. Sandeep claims that such “Teardrop” implants are the best option for people that intend to increase their breast by 2 cup sizes.
Yet for augmentation that is not more than 1 cup size, Fat Transfer is the ideal option, according to Dr.Jejurikar. Such procedures offer another important advantage: they are permanent. Finally Dr. Jejurikar sometimes combines the two options, in cases where breast implants are opted for. The doctor uses fat in order to soften the edges of the implants, which gives a very natural result.
Summing it up, Dr. Jejurikar says: “One approach isn’t better than the other for breast augmentation,” and adds “What’s most important is for women considering the fat transfer technique to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience needed to understand what procedure is best suited for each patient.