Rather than saline or silicone breast implants, a woman’s own natural tissue – or fat cells – help augment or reconstruct the breasts.
Park City, UT (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
After appearing on “The Dr. Oz Show” to discuss going overseas for stem cell fat grafting breast augmentation, beloved celebrity Suzanne Somers has become the unofficial poster child for “natural” alternatives in breast augmentation. During her battle with breast cancer, Somers elected for surgery which restores breast volume via fat grafting – transferring fat from another part of the body to the breasts.
J. Peter Rubin, M.D., University of Pittsburgh staff member, fat-tissue-derived stem cell researcher and Plastic Surgery Channel medical advisory board member, appeared in the episode with Somers to discuss related breast reconstruction therapies. “[We] need to approach the topic cautiously and with great respect for the safety of our patients,” explains Rubin.
As ImplantInfo explains in a new article about fat grafting breast augmentation, this method of breast enlargement is known by many names. They include fat grafting breast augmentation, lipotransfer breast augmentation, natural breast augmentation, autologous fat grafting and lipoaugmentation.
“The fat grafting method is also often referred to as ‘natural’ breast enhancement,” says Shawn Miele for ImplantInfo. “Rather than saline or silicone breast implants, a woman’s own natural tissue – or fat cells – help augment or reconstruct the breasts.”
“Fat transfer breast augmentation noticeably increases breast size and the resulting breasts have a natural feel. They offer virtually all of the same aesthetic benefits as breast implants but, historically, the increase in volume has been one to two cup sizes.”
Dr. Rubin suggests there are other reasons to move cautiously toward fat transfer. “The biggest problem encountered with fat grafting,” the body contouring expert has said, “is that fat can lose volume or be absorbed by the body over time.”
Fat cell survival rates are now a priority for researchers and plastic surgeons. But, in 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released data from a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which suggests that new techniques make fat transfer more successful in terms of increasing volume and extending cell life.
Women interested in learning more about fat grafting breast augmentation can visit ImplantInfo to read the article. Once there, they can search for information on breast augmentation, saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. They can also access an extensive online database of board certified plastic surgeons in their area.