Breast augmentation surgery remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures ever; however, for many people, the thought of getting artificial silicone or saline implants isn’t exactly an appealing prospect.
At The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, your natural breast augmentation will be carried out by Robert Langdon, MD, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with decades of unparalleled experience. This article provides insight into his approach to natural breast augmentation, including how long the surgery may take.
It typically takes about three to five hours to perform the entire breast augmentation procedure. The treatment can be divided into three separate stages:
During the first couple of hours, the local anesthetic (tumescent) solution is added to both the donor areas of unwanted fat and to the breasts. The fat is then harvested from the donor areas (usually the abdomen or thighs) using liposuction. Dr. Langdon will remove enough fat to maximize the amount of augmentation.
This harvesting of fat is done via Body-Jet technology, which delivers controlled bursts of saltwater (actually local anesthetic solution) directly to fat tissue, enhancing its removal by liposuction.
After the fat removal process, the aspirated fat clumps are suctioned into the Lipo-Collector, a sterile container in which the fat cells are gently washed and concentrated in preparation for fat grafting.
Dr. Langdon injects the prepared fat into the breast tissue. Included in the grafted fat tissue are adipose-derived stem cells, which can convert into additional fat cells and even blood vessel cells, which help support the newly grafted fat to grow and remain healthy.
At the end of your natural breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Langdon will provide you with a post-op recovery plan that can help you maintain your newfound volume. Keep in mind that results may not be finalized for several months, as initial swelling goes down followed by stem cell regeneration producing additional volume.
“I was an eye model in my 20’s so when my lids began to droop I knew I had to do something about it. I researched extensively and found Dr. Langdon to be the best Doctor to touch my eyes. I drive over an hour each way to get to his office. It’s been totally worth it. I am so happy with my eyes. My eyes look 20 years younger.” *