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Breast lipofilling or breast implants

We present the two main methods: breast lipofilling and breast implants. This guide will detail these two options available to you and allow you to choose the best one for your case. 


First of all, why perform a breast augmentation? 

Having larger, rounder and firmer breasts is good. It improves your figure and gives you a feeling of fullness and well-being. In addition, breasts play a very important role in love relationships. They are therefore important to maintain. Breast augmentation is also an effective solution to give the breasts a more proportional size. Beyond the aesthetic aspect, breast augmentation can be a solution to resolve breast anomalies. Whatever the reason, your surgeon is in the best position to advise you.


Having slightly larger breasts with breast lipofilling

Breast lipofilling, also known as implant-free breast augmentation, is an attractive alternative for those seeking a moderate increase in breast volume. Breast lipofilling is a method that relies on liposuction of fat. This process consists of taking fat from around the thighs or stomach and injecting it into the breasts. Its main advantage is that it is less invasive and more discreet than breast augmentation by implant. The scars are almost invisible. However, breast augmentation by breast lipofilling is not possible if you do not have a minimum amount of fat. It is also not possible to increase the volume of the breasts beyond a certain threshold. 


This method can be used to increase the volume of the breasts by a cup size or to correct a malformation, an asymmetry or a lack of breast development. It is also recommended to fill a fatty void. The operation is performed in three key steps. The first step is to remove fat from around the waist, hips and stomach. Next, the fat is prepared. Finally, the fat is reinjected into the breast using a fine needle. It is possible to distribute the fat in both breasts for a volume mesh. The operation takes much longer than breast augmentation by implant. It is performed under general anesthesia and the patient can go home the same day. 


Breast augmentation by breast implant

Breast augmentation with a breast implant is a surgical procedure that consists of inserting an implant into the breast to increase its volume and shape. Breast augmentation with a breast implant is the ideal solution for a woman who wants a natural, long-lasting result without being incomplete under the bra. Breast augmentation with a breast implant is the most common plastic surgery procedure because it provides much more volume than breast augmentation with lipofilling. In addition, unlike lipofilling, the breast implant does not require masses of fat. It can therefore be performed on very thin patients. Breast augmentation by breast implant is a very reliable procedure, with no visible scarring and no pain. 


The implants used in cosmetic surgery have been clinically tested. They have therefore proven to be safe for your health. They come in several sizes, consistencies, textures and projections. There are three different ways to perform this procedure. Indeed, your surgeon can choose to place the implant in front of the pectoral muscle, we speak here of a retromuscular implantation which requires an incision under the armpit. The practitioner can also opt for an implantation over the pectoral muscle. Finally, there is a third technique which is the “dual plane” technique. It is a mixed technique that consists in placing the upper part of the prosthesis under the pectoral muscle and its lower part over the muscle (behind the mammary gland). 


To go further: Which breast implant to choose: Saline or Silicone?


The procedure lasts between 1 and 2 hours and 30 minutes, is performed under general anesthesia and can be done under the control of an X-ray to localize the different anatomical structures. The post-operative aftermath is specific to each patient, but the return to normal activity can take from 5 to 10 days. It is also necessary to plan a 2-day hospitalization before being allowed to go home. Regular follow-up with your surgeon is necessary for several months in order to evaluate and optimize the result obtained. It is also wise to perform an ultrasound every year as part of the follow-up.




Final word…


Lipofilling is an effective procedure for a slight volume increase. It is also recommended for people who do not wish to have a foreign body in their body. Breast augmentation by implant is recommended for people who want a more important result and who do not wish to lose weight or have excess fat. To obtain an optimal result, it is best to be advised by an experienced plastic surgeon. Contact our medical tourism agency and you will benefit from a complete follow-up.