What Is the Difference Between a Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants?
by Dr. Howland on May 9, 2022
There is a lot of information out there when considering a procedure to alter one’s breast contours. Whether it is to improve appearance or make oneself look younger, you are not alone in seeking a surgical route to achieve your aesthetic desires. Any surgery is a major consideration so it is important you understand the range of terminology and jargon regarding all things breast procedures. By understanding the specifics of breast augmentation surgery, women will be able to more easily decide which procedure is ideal for their aesthetic goals. Patients can also choose an alternative procedure that can enhance the size and shape of their chest without any artificial materials through either a breast lift or natural breast augmentation using fat grafting.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the name of a cosmetic surgical procedure that focuses on increasing the size of a woman’s breasts through implants or fat grafting. Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic procedures today, and fat grafting breast augmentations continue to rise in popularity. There are many reasons one may seek a breast augmentation. There are many women who are looking to get breasts that are larger in size and fuller in shape. There are also women who look to get a breast augmentation procedure in order to address deformities or restore breast appearance in order to cope with the effects of cancer.
What are Breast Implants?
Breast implants are inserted into the chest during a breast augmentation surgery. This procedure focuses on inserting an artificial prosthetic into the breast in order to increase its size. Dr. Howland offers saline, silicone, or gummy bear breast implants in a range of shapes and sizes.
What is Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation?
Fat grafting involves removing fat from another area of the body using liposuction, preparing this donated fat, and injecting it into the breasts to create the intended results. Many patients choose this option over breast implants for several reasons. Fat grafting eliminates risks associated with implants such as capsular contracture or breast implant rupture. It also creates more natural looking and feeling results. Finally, fat grafting allows patients to sculpt another area of the body in addition to augmenting the breasts to create a proportionate and flattering look that complements the results of their breast augmentation. One potential reason why patients may be better suited to implants is that they are too lean and do not have an adequate amount of donor fat to achieve their desired results. During a consultation, Dr. Howland can recommend the best option for you.
Reasons for Getting a Breast Procedure
As discussed, there are many different options when it comes to modifying one’s breast contours, allowing this process to be highly customizable to address the needs of each individual. Breast augmentations can be used to address multiple issues, including the following:
• More Volume
Whether a breast augmentation with fat grafting or implants, this procedure can provide more volume for the breasts. This allows patients to create a fuller look and feel.
• More Symmetry
Some chest contours uneven or lopsided. An augmentation with implants can restore the appearance and ensure that the breasts are even and symmetrical.
• Eliminate Sagging
After a while, some women may experience sagging which can be undesirable. With a breast procedure, a woman can restore lost shape creating a perkier silhouette.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions regarding your options when it comes to breast augmentation using fat grafting or implants, Dr. Howland can help. Dr. Howland’s practice Howland Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in Draper, Utah. To learn more about how Dr. Howland can help you, call or fill out our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation today!
Dr. Nicholas Howland is highly dedicated to providing superior patient care at Premier Plastic Surgery's plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic services center in Draper, UT. Dr. Howland sets himself apart from traditional plastic surgery practices, offering custom-tailored surgical and non-surgical plans for your aesthetic and medical needs. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation.