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Fat Grafting: The Natural Approach to Breast Augmentation

March 13, 2013

Many women in Chicago, IL have considered getting a breast augmentation procedure to improve the shape, size or symmetry of their breasts. But just like there are many different body types, there are also several different breast enhancement surgeries to choose from. While there are women who may not be too keen on getting a traditional silicone or saline breast implant, they are still searching for the optimal treatment to enlarge their breasts – and Dr. Otto Placik has the ideal solution.


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At Body Sculptor, Chicago Plastic Surgeon Dr. Otto Placik performs a unique and innovative breast augmentation treatment using the patient’s own fat to provide stunning and natural results.  Known as Fat Grafting, this revolutionary procedure involves the removal of fat from another area in the body, such as the abdomen, thighs or buttocks, and transferring it to the breasts to increase their size or improve their shape.  Not only can you obtain the larger breasts you desire, but as an added benefit, you can eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat from another area of the body.


The treatment begins with liposuction to remove the fat from the area on the body you choose. Dr. Placik will use a micro-cannula to remove the fat and will then purify and stabilize the fat cells to transfer them to the breasts. Because the procedure involves only a small micro-needle to inject the fat into the breasts, no incision is required and you will not have to worry about any scars.  Additionally, since there are no implants inside the breasts, only your natural fat, there never has to be any worry over replacing the implants or whether they will accidentally rupture or displace. You also don’t have to worry about your body rejecting the implant. Since the breasts will be enlarged using your own fat, the health risks associated with traditional breast implants are eliminated.


Breast Augmentation via Fat Grafting also allows for a speedier recovery than traditional breast augmentation treatments. Most patients can return to work the very next day and resume mild exercise later in the week. After a full week of recovery, fat transfer patients can resume all normal activities without worry.  Very mild swelling may occur, which will be reduced later the same day or the following, but most patients experience little to no bruising or discomfort. Mild pain can be mollified with over the counter medication such as Ibuprofen.


The ideal candidate for fat grafting breast augmentation surgery will have modest enlargement goals or desire to improve the symmetry of the breasts. Breast reconstruction patients are also good candidates for the treatment, as well as patients who may be allergic to traditional silicone or saline breast implants.  Additionally, men who have undergone surgery for Gynecomastia, a condition in which the male breasts become enlarged due to an imbalance of the hormones, may benefit from fat grafting if their previous surgery overcorrected the issue.


Patients who wish to increase the size of their breasts significantly may want to consider traditional breast augmentation surgery in Chicago.


For more information on fat grafting and to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact Chicago Plastic Surgeon Dr. Otto Placik today to schedule a consultation.