There are plenty of women that are tempted to get breast implants. But the idea of having a foreign object in your body can be a little intimidating, as is the fact that you’ll likely have to replace them at some point. That’s why a specific alternative to breast implants has piqued the interest of many, namely because there’s not an actual implant involved.
The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery medical journal reports that following preoperative breast expansion, surgeons can inject the patient’s own fat into the area. The journal reports that this is a safe, effective and less invasive alternative to implant surgery.
Even though injecting fat cells in to the breasts to go up a cup size (or two) is not a new idea, it has recently grown in popularity. The increase is credited to the pre-expansion procedure providing a greater fat cell survival rate. With pre-expansion prior to fat injections the survival rate was 80 percent, compared to the 55 percent without pre-expansion.
Plus, surgeons found that pre-expansion allowed their patients to achieve bigger breasts. With it, the average woman’s breast volume increased by 230 cc, about eight fluid ounces or one U.S. cup, rather than just 130 cc without pre-expansion.
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