If you’d like to get bigger breasts but don’t like the idea of getting implants, you may be wondering – Do I have to get implants to enlarge my breasts. You’ll be pleased to learn that there are in fact other options available for breast augmentation.
Do I have to get implants to enlarge my breasts?
No, you don’t have to get implants to enlarge your breasts. Breast augmentation can now be done using a technique known as autologous fat transfer, or fat grafting, which involves fat injections to the breasts.
Fat grafting is a technique that has been used successfully to add volume to areas such as the cheeks, buttocks, and breasts. It involves the use of a patient’s own fat, so when used for breast augmentation, no implants are required.
How it works
The fat cells are first harvested via liposuction from specific parts of the body that have excess fat. Typical areas include the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. The fat is purified, and then injected into the breasts to achieve the desired volume.
Breast augmentation using fat grafts is considered a good alternative to implants, since it is a multiple injection procedure that does not result in scarring. It is also less invasive and has a shorter downtime.However, the procedure is best for women desiring a modest increase in breast size – i.e. one cup size.
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