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Breast Implants or Fat Transfer?

Plastic Surgery

September 13, 2022 | 3 minute read

Breast Implants or Fat Transfer? | El Paso Texas Plastic Surgery  Although breast augmentation with artificial implants is the most popular procedure to enlarge and reshape the breasts, fat transfer is a new and growing alternative solution. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastics surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Breast Implants

Women seeking breast augmentation have the choice of using either silicone or saline breast implants. Implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be easily tailored to suit the needs of any patient. Incisions are typically made in concealable areas of the body, such as under the arm or the fold of the breasts, and the implants are placed either above or below the muscle.

Fat Transfer

In the case of fat transfer, patients are able to harvest excess fat from a donor area of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The fat is then transferred to the breasts, offering subtle, natural-looking results. Since fat transfer uses the body’s natural tissue, the breasts remain soft feeling versus feeling slightly firm with the use of breast implants. This procedure is desirable as it allows patients to contour the body when removing fat from the donor area, as well as increase the volume of the breasts.

Which Procedure is Right For Me?

Breast implants are recommended for patients seeking more noticable volume. Fat transfer may not produce results for patients seeking to increase their breasts by more than half a cup size. In terms of safety, fat transfer is inherently safer as it uses the body’s natural fat and does not involve placement of artificial implants. There is always a risk of complications following breast augmentation with the use of implants, regardless of how skilled your surgeon is. Breast implants will also need to be replaced after a number of years, but typically are more reliable for longevity over fat transfer. Board certified plastics surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

Para obtener más información sobre cirugía plástica y procedimientos y tratamientos de spa médico no quirúrgico, comuníquese con las oficinas del cirujano plástico certificado por la junta, Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) haciendo clic aquí o llamando 915-600-2639.

Sirviendo a pacientes en El Paso Texas, Las Cruces Nuevo México, Ciudad Juárez México y áreas circundantes.

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