Lipo-augmentation (fat grafting) of the breasts is a safe, natural way to add lifelong volume to your breasts. Because fat is a natural component of breast volume, and no artificial materials such as silicone are used, this procedure is referred to as Natural Breast Augmentation. Patients who have realistic expectations about Natural Breast Augmentation generally have a high satisfaction rate with this procedure.
Breast lipo-augmentation employs autologous fat (fat from your own body) to enhance the appearance of breasts by enlarging and reshaping them. Fat can be obtained from anywhere on the body where liposuction is done, making the procedure double as a personalized body-contouring treatment with minimal recovery time.
During this 3-4 hour procedure, local anesthesia is used to completely numb the breasts and the areas where liposuction will be performed. Dr. Langdon uses a Lipo-Collector device to purify the fat tissue before re-injecting it through tiny skin incisions to add permanent volume to the breasts.
The ideal candidates for Natural Breast Augmentation are patients who
- Are physically healthy.
- Are unhappy with the current size, shape, or asymmetry of breasts.
- Want to avoid artificial implants.
- Have areas of unwanted fat elsewhere on the body.
- Want more natural-looking breasts.
- Seek lifelong results.
Breast lipo-augmentation has downtime of only a few days and no implant-related complications such as implant leakage or deflation, implant migration, implant rippling, and the development of breast capsular contracture. In addition, the natural approach avoids the sometimes artificial looking, overly rounded look of breast implants.
The amount of fat Dr. Langdon is able to transfer is limited by factors such as pre-existing breast volume and compliance of the skin “envelope” of the breast. In most cases an increase of one cup size is expected. Women who seek a more dramatic change in appearance may want to consider traditional breast augmentation with implants.
Although the procedure does have its limitations, many patients are opting for this more natural approach to breast enhancement.
At your initial consultation, the doctor will review all of your options in detail to help you make an informed decision. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s best for you and your body.
To learn more about Breast Lipo-Augmentation or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at 203-745-0340. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.