Breast augmentation is one of the techniques most requested by women to improve their aesthetic image. From ancient times, the breast has represented the main feature of femininity.
Besides its aesthetic attributes, the breast plays an important role from a sexual, psychological and maternal viewpoint. Therefore, the alteration in its shape or size is a cause of concern to women.
In a society dominated by personal image, attaining breasts in proportion to the rest of the body is a desirable objective to many patients.
When breasts are very small or have become hollow due to major weight loss or breast-feeding, the best option is to perform filler surgery that can be performed via several methods used by the IML Major Outpatient Surgery Unit. Conducted under local anaesthesia, with sedo-analgesia monitored by an anaesthetist, it is a 60-minute procedure.
IML Optimised Lipotransfer for breast augmentation
The female breast is composed of several layers of adipose tissue, glandular tissue and fibrous tissue. It is located in the pectoralis major and usually extends from the second rib to the sixth.
The most important features of breast anatomy are:
The loss of volume in the breast or drooping are the main indications of breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation can also correct minor breast drooping or ptosis.
The ideal shape and volume of the female breast is defined according to certain features:
And particular characteristics of the patient:
The main factors that cause ptosis or breast drooping are:
These factors can cause breasts to sag and lack firmness. Other women have naturally small breasts.
IML offers three tailor-made methods of Lipotransfer for breast augmentation
At present, IML can improve the shape and volume without the need for silicone implants, with Optimised Lipotransfer.
With a simple procedure under local anaesthesia, our patients can achieve a more attractive figure and accomplish two objectives: increase their breast size and reduce fat accumulation in other areas, such as the tummy, hips or thighs.
IML offers three tailor-made methods of Lipotransfer for breast augmentation, according to each patient's needs:
It is an alternative to breast implant surgery. Pure Lipotransfer for breast augmentation is performed under local anaesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
When a patient wishes breast enlargement of one or one and a half sizes, we can now carry out the augmentation using autologous fat, that is, fat harvested from the patient.
This technique is also used for breast augmentation combined with mild mammary lift.
Shape and firmness are achieved with highly natural results.
The fat is obtained from the areas where it tends to accumulate, such as the tummy, hips or thighs. So the body contour is redesigned, not only the breast, but the entire figure.
Lipotransfer in breast augmentation achieves highly natural results
The benefits of breast augmentation with fat (Pure Lipotransfer) are:
The Lipotransfer for breast augmentation procedure engages advanced technology to attain a pure and highly viable fat graft, rich in stem cells due to the areas the fat is harvested from. This allows for better breast enlargements than those attained to date.
Treatment is minimally invasive, it only requires local anaesthesia and a special cannula to insert the pearl-shaped fat tissue in the correct amount and location.
The technique is performed under local anaesthesia.
The donor area is first marked and lipoaspirated.
The harvested fat is then optimised by centrifugation and enriched with growth factors.
The breast is first infiltrated with local anaesthesia, followed by the fat graft. The breast shape and volume can be modified with the fat by inserting it in several different points
Pure Lipotransfer for breast augmentation usually increases one to one and a half sizes and results in a gentle breast lift effect. But breast enlargement with Autologous Lipotransfer comes with limitations, as it is considered that the breast can be increased by 60% from its prior size.
Therefore, for breast augmentations over one or one and a half sizes, it would be necessary to insert a small implant which is also placed under local anaesthesia.
Lipotransfer is combined with the breast implant to increase over one and a half size
The implant is placed in the retroglandular position, between the mammary gland and the muscle through an areolar incision of 2-3 cm.
In cases where the breast requires skin reduction or it has a small but fibrous structure, placement of an implant is also necessary.
The implants IML uses are of the highest quality, with a lifetime guarantee in the event of rupture. These are Natrelle Plus, anatomical implants shaped like drops that achieve a natural and proportioned breast. This type of implant has the following advantages:
Breast implant surgery can be noticeable due to tell-tale signs in the end result that are not in line a natural breast. These signs are:
Some of these tell-tale signs can be refined with the Lipotransfer of a small amount of fat, strategically place to improve the result.
The main Lipotransfer practices to correct these defects are:
Request a free informative consultation now with our Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Unit. One of our expert surgeons will answer all your queries about Lipotransfer for breast augmentation.