It’s not unusual to be unsatisfied with the size of your breasts. Your breasts can affect your self-image. Breasts that are too small can limit your choice of clothing and make you self-conscious. Thankfully, there is a surgical procedure that has been used for decades to enlarge breasts. This is known as breast augmentation surgery. It is common to use implants to enhance breasts. However, there is also an alternative to implants known as autologous breast augmentation. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we offer natural breast augmentation procedures in Tampa, FL. Feel free to contact us online or pay us a visit to schedule your consultation.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation, or mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that increases the size of your breasts and enhances their shape. This is achieved through implants or a fat transfer. The implant or fat is positioned under your breast tissue. A breast augmentation can also correct asymmetrical breasts. Pregnancy, drastic weight loss, and age are common reasons to have breast enlargement surgery.
What is Autologous Breast Augmentation?
An autologous or fat transfer breast augmentation uses your own fat to increase the size of your breasts. This is also considered a natural breast augmentation since implants aren’t used. It offers natural-looking results and can retain the same texture as your breasts. However, there is a limit to how much fat transfer breast augmentation can enlarge your breasts, and it won’t make them firmer. Some patients combine implant and autologous breast augmentation surgery to achieve their ideal breast size while still maintaining the natural feel of their breasts.
How Does Autologous Breast Augmentation Surgery Work?
During a fat transfer breast augmentation, we use liposuction to remove fat from your stomach, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, or hips. This fat is purified and injected into your breasts for a small increase in breast size. Autologous breast augmentation surgery is suitable for patients that prefer a more natural form of cosmetic surgery.
The Benefits of Natural Breast Augmentation
Natural breast texture.
Ideal for small breast enhancements.
Breast implants offer more drastic results than autologous breast augmentation. Patients have more freedom to decide how big they want their breasts to be. They can also have firmer breasts compared to natural breast augmentation. There are two main types of implants.
Silicone Gel Implants – Silicone implants have a silicone shell filled with gel.
Saline Breast Implant – Saline breast implants contain a saltwater solution encased in a silicone shell. These implants are firmer and more uniform than silicone implants.
Breast Lift and Augmentation
If your breasts are sagging, breast augmentation surgery alone won’t lift them. The primary purpose of breast augmentation is to enlarge your breasts and slightly enhance their shape. However, you will need a breast lift to remove sagging breasts. Some patients combine a breast lift and augmentation to achieve optimal results. This procedure is especially ideal for patients wanting to restore their youthful figure. Perhaps your breasts have started sagging and gotten smaller after breastfeeding. In that case, breast lift and augmentation can provide a total transformation!
Visit Us For A Consultation
The first step of your breast augmentation is the initial consultation. This is where we will assess your medical history and current health condition to determine whether you are a suitable candidate. Then we will discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, so we can provide the best results. During this session, we can identify the best type of breast augmentation to suit your needs and desired outcome. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation in Tampa, FL.
Breast Augmentation Before and After
We understand that this procedure can be daunting. After all, it is a surgical procedure that requires some preparations. However, we will be there to guide you through the breast augmentation before and after stages. You can count on us to provide thorough instructions on how to prepare and recover successfully!
Before Your Surgery
There are some preparations to make before you start your journey. For instance, if you don’t live more than 50 miles from Tampa, FL, it is best to stay in the area for a few days. This way, you can be close by when we need to remove your dressing. On the other hand, if you live in Tampa, you may need to arrange for someone to drive you home and assist you for a day or so. We will also provide a list of things to avoid before your breast augmentation to ensure a smooth procedure.
After Your Surgery
Since the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, it will take a few hours until you are mobile again. We will also provide you with a list of activities to avoid after your surgery to ensure a quick recovery. Strenuous physical activities should be put on hold for about two weeks after your surgery. You may need to take some time off work to allow your wound to heal properly. You can be sure that we will be with you from the beginning to the end of your breast augmentation procedure.
Enjoy the Natural Results of Autologous Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery can provide natural results for patients wanting to increase their breast size by a small amount. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel confident about your body. Enhancing your breasts may be the perfect way to achieve boosted self-esteem. If you are excited to get started on your breast augmentation journey, you can contact us online or call us to schedule your consultation today!