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Sagging breasts and low nipple position are common aftermaths of pregnancy and breastfeeding. As new moms shed their baby weight, their breast tissue may sag, and their nipples lose their youthful perkiness. These concerns are corrected with a breast lift; however, a lift doesn’t address the loss of volume that also accompanies breastfeeding.
Many women experience a decrease in breast volume following childbirth, so much so that they desire a breast augmentation procedure.
Women that seek to restore their pre-pregnancy breast volume have two main options: implants and fat grafting. Implants have long been a popular choice and are continually being refined. However, complications are not uncommon. With stem cell breast augmentation, fat grafting has become an ideal alternative for moms who want a boost without implants.
Here is a quick overview of how it all works, including what to expect.
What Is Fat Grafting?
Also known as fat transfer or fat injections, fat grafting involves transferring fat from one part of the body, purifying it, and injecting it into another part. Fat grafting is popular in plastic surgery, where it is used to improve or augment the face, breast, hands, and buttocks. The first grafting was done in 1894 by a German surgeon. Since then, the procedure has been refined thanks to constant research and discoveries in the field. Plastic surgeons extract fat using liposuction and process it through decanting and centrifugation, eliminating excess fluid, dead cells, and debris from the viable fat cells.
The purified fat is then reinjected through the subcutaneous tissue in tiny droplets.
What Is Stem Cell Breast Augmentation?
Fat grafting breast augmentation, or natural breast augmentation, allows women to moderately increase their breast size without relying on synthetic implants. Fat is a natural augmenting material, meaning that your new breasts will maintain the soft and natural feel of breast tissue. And since the injected fat contains stem cells, you may also get a slight lift and tightening of the breast skin at the same time.
While this option does not offer as significant of a size increase as implants do, it does provide a soft and natural improvement that allows post-breastfeeding mothers the opportunity to feel comfortable with their breasts.
Fat grafting is also safer, unlike implants that have higher revision surgery rates.
Interested in Learning More?
Dr. Calabria is an experienced plastic surgeon with a focus on stem cell breast augmentation. You can call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 777-0069, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or our Italy offices at +39 349 4662323 to find out more about fat transfer breast boost or schedule consultation using the online contact form.