Fat transfer breast augmentation, or a ‘natural breast augmentation’, or 'fat transfer to breast', is a surgical procedure designed to increase the volume of the breast using fat grafting techniques. This eliminates the need for foreign implant materials such as breast implants, and enables more natural-looking outcomes.
Fat transfer breast augmentation benefits from the use of liposuction to harvest the fat to be transferred and injected to the breast, allowing your surgeon to remove unwanted fat from stubborn areas anywhere in the body as part of this procedure.
Infection rates are also significantly reduced as the need for a foreign implant is eliminated, and the procedure completely natural and organic. Fat is also injected into the breast meaning scarring is minimal.
Women turn to fat transfer breast augmentation after experiencing a loss of volume in their breasts. This can happen for a number of reasons.
As women age, their bodies produce less and less oestrogen as they approach the menopause. This drop in hormone levels causes the breasts to shrink in size and the breast tissue to lose its elasticity. This leads to a loss of volume and sagging.
Breastfeeding can also have an impact on the size, shape and position of the breasts. When breasts produce milk, they become heavier and denser. Once a woman has completed her breastfeeding journey, the breast tissue may shift, resulting in changes to the breast. This varies from woman to woman. Often a woman will revert back to her pre-breastfeeding cup size, but sometimes her breasts will shrink to a smaller size.
Weight loss can also have a huge impact on breast size. Any amount of weight loss can cause a loss of volume in the breasts. It varies from person to person as it depends on how much fat the individual naturally stores around the breast area. A significant amount of weight loss will lead to saggy skin in different places all over the body, including the breasts.
If you have experienced a loss of breast volume due to one or more of the reasons above, then you may wish to consider natural breast augmentation.