Lipofilling or breast augmentation with injections of your own fat is a surgical procedure designed to improve the shape of your breast. Breast augmentation with injections of your own fat consists of increasing the size and volume of your chest.
You may decide to undergo a breast augmentation by lipofilling (liposuction + injections of your own fat) for different reasons:
- to correct breast irregularities after a breast augmentation with breast implants
- to improve the shape of your breast for personal reasons (breasts too small)
- to correct a breast volume loss after pregnancy
- to eliminate irregularities of the breast skin
- to harmonize the size of the breasts when there is a significant difference between the two
- to restore the shape of the breasts after a partial or total loss of the breasts for medical reasons (breast cancer)
Lipofilling is a cosmetic surgery that includes two cosmetic procedures, liposuction and fat injections. The liposuction is performed from specific parts of the body where fat deposits are localised. Using a hollow metal surgical instrument called a cannula, the fat is removed from different parts of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, back and other places through small incisions.
The processed fat is then re-injected to the breasts by multiple micro-injections at different depths to obtain the best results. The micro-injections of fat do not leave scars on the breasts.
The best candidates for breast augmentation by lipofilling for are women:
- in good health
- who have realistic expectations about what this surgery can accomplish
- emotionally well-balanced
- who are overweight or have a sufficient amount of localized fat
- who choose breast augmentation using their own fat (no implants)
One option would be not to undergo a breast augmentation with lipofilling, injections of your own fat.
An additional volume to the breasts can also be obtained with silicone or saline breast implants, padded bra, or transfer from other tissues of the body to increase or reconstruct your breasts.