While Venezuela faces dire breast implant shortages, Americans enjoy—or are plagued by—surpluses of fat.

Big Breasts

Many women are aware that they can have a breast augmentation performed with saline or silicone gel implants. Yet, not many women are aware that they can enjoy larger breast sizes through breast augmentation with fat. During this procedure, women’s doctors remove fat from an area where they do not want it to be, and place it in an area where women want it—namely in the breast, thus allowing women to enjoy larger breasts.

According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation with fat is the ideal procedure for women who want a modest increase in breast size with more natural-looking results.

Fat transfer has many benefits. For one, women who undergo this procedure are able to kill two beauty birds with one stone. Women can eliminate problem-area fat, and then place it in an area where they do want it. Next, women who undergo the procedure don’t face the risk of rejection faced by women who have saline or silicone implants. Because the procedure utilizes a woman’s own fat, the risk of rupture or rejection simply isn’t present. The results of breast augmentation with fat transfer are permanent and natural when performed by a plastic surgeon with many years of experience in fat grafting. Breast implants, however, whether they are composed of silicone or saline are not designed to last a lifetime, explains Mayo Clinic.

So what are the disadvantages? Dr. Leonard Grossman, who has been performing the procedure for 20 years, explains that women who do not have enough fat won’t be able to undergo the procedure. Dr. Grossman cautions women about doctors who urge them to gain weight before the procedure. Gaining weight in order to have a fat transfer procedure is not a good idea because patients who do this cause damage to their health and bodies. Furthermore, patients who gain weight to have the procedure may face having to lose the weight they’ve gained. When they do this, they risk losing weight in their newly-fat-transferred breasts.

Your doctor will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.

The procedure has also become popular with women who are undergoing breast reconstruction following breast cancer. Women choose fat grafting for their reconstructions because many women report having sensation in their breasts following the procedure. Saline and silicone implants can affect breast sensation following surgery.

If you’re considering breast augmentation, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of each option. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. has years of experience in helping patients achieve beautiful results. When you visit the clinic, Dr. Grossman , who is one of the most experienced fat grafting specialists in the world, will speak with you about your aesthetic goals, take your medical history, and determine the procedures for which you’d be the best candidate. If you want to experience a beautiful new look for yourself in the New Year, contact Dr. Leonard Grossman. With offices conveniently located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York, Dr. Grossman can put you on the path to a new, more confident you.