Ask the Expert
07/05/2012 08:02AM ● Published by Style
Q: What is “natural” breast augmentation and who are the best candidates for this procedure?
A: One impressive way of having “natural breast augmentation” is from our own fat! Fat transfer has been around for many years; however, recent improvements in liposuction techniques and enhanced understanding of fat and the amazing stem cells within it, have made for vastly improved results. Additionally, the added safety of “awake” liposuction to obtain the fat has eliminated the need for general anesthesia. Some experts believe layering the fat over time can create nearly any size and symmetry a patient desires. Fat can also be used to treat scar tissue from prior breast surgery, mastectomy or radiation, with remarkable outcomes. The ideal candidate should be without significant medical problems, have no increased breast cancer risk, have had a recent normal mammogram, and have some fat to be removed.
— Celia Remy, M.D.P.C
Vitality Medical Laser & Skin Clinic
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