Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic procedures chosen by women to enhance their physical appearance.  At Beauty Refined, Dr. Tantawi is highly regarded at carrying out breast augmentation procedures and can customize the right procedure for you. This may involve breast augmentation with implants, breast augmentation with fat transfer, or breast lift.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation sometimes referred to as a “breast aug” by patients, involves using breast implants (saline or silicone)  or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.

Why Seek Breast Augmentation?

  1. Enlarge a naturally small breast
  2. Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast-feeding, or due to weight loss.
  3. Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape.

Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

If you desire a bigger bustline without implants, natural breast augmentation with fat transfer carried out by Dr. Tantawi may be for you. The revolutionary fat transfer procedure uses your own excess fat to create fuller breasts that look and feel 100% natural.

Natural breast augmentation involves taking fat from one part of the body where you don’t want it (such as the upper arms, abdomen, flanks, or thighs) and injecting it in areas where you do, create shapely, natural-looking curves.

This new fat transfer method provides superior results over older, traditional fat transfer methods that have often been viewed as unpredictable and disappointing. If increasing your bust by one or two cup sizes in the most natural way possible is what you desire, then fat transfer augmentation may be for you.

Breast Lift

For those who may have sagging, droopy breasts caused by childbirth, aging, or heredity, a breast lift is the answer. A breast lift typically includes removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue for a more “youthful” contour. Dr. Tantawi can also combine a breast lift with an implant to enhance volume.

If you are seeking breast augmentation with implants or fat transfer, or a breast lift, contact Dr. Tantawi who can customize a procedure that is right for you.

Breast Lift w Implants FAQ

Are breast implants permanent?

Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices but sometimes last up to 25 years with no problems.

Can I breastfeed after receiving breast implants?

Breast implants do not usually affect your ability to breastfeed.

Am I eligible for breast implants?

Most people are eligible for breast enhancement surgery for aesthetic or medical purposes. You are not eligible if you are under 18 years of age, are nursing or are pregnant.

How will my breasts look and feel after the breast augmentation procedure?

Some discoloration and swelling will occur initially after the procedure but this will disappear quickly. Most residual swelling will resolve within a month. 

Will there be scarring?

Scars are a part of the breast augmentation process, whether it is around the areola, under the arm or under the breast. Scars are usually small and inconspicuous. Over time the scars will fade.

When can I resume my normal activities after breast augmentation surgery?

While it will take several days to return to normal activities after your breast augmentation, it is important to your recovery that you get  up and move around. Most patients can return to work and other activities within a few days but should avoid exercise and other physical activities for at least a couple weeks after surgery.

What is a fat transfer?

Fat transfer breast augmentation – also referred to as fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, is the use of a patient’s own fat for the modification of fat volume elsewhere in their body. The fat is harvested from a suitable fatty site through a liposuction cannula. The most common harvest areas are the stomach, thighs, or waist. The harvested fat is then prepared for reintroduction into the body. It is injected into the new part of the body, specifically the breasts in fat transfer breast augmentation.

What are the benefits of a fat transfer?

The largest health benefit of fat transfer breast augmentation is the decreased chance of rejection. Since your own fat is used, there is no chance of an allergic reaction. The higher chance of compatibility also may reduce your recovery time. Some other benefits include:

  • There is no need for incisions or manipulation of breast tissue or underlying muscle
  • There is no scarring to the breasts
  • No breast implants are needed
  • The breasts look and feel more natural than with traditional breast implants
  • More control over how the breast will be shaped

The most significant cosmetic benefit, other than larger breasts, is that the areas of the body the fat is taken from will be contoured, slimmed, and toned. That makes the procedure multifaceted in its cosmetic advantages.

Breast Lift without Implants FAQ

Will the results be the same as with synthetic breast implants?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is highly effective. However, it is not able to produce the scope of enlargement as garnered with breast implants. That said, it is ideal for moderate breast augmentation and shaping.

Am I a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation?

If you are in good health and want fuller breasts, with a natural look and feel you may be a candidate. However, if you want augmentation greater than can be achieved with natural augmentation, you may benefit more from synthetic implants. Each person is unique, the best way to determine your candidacy is to have a consultation with one of our surgeons.

What is the recovery time?

Fat transfer breast augmentation has a recovery time of about one to two days. You should be able to return to your normal schedule within a week. It will take two or three weeks for the physical effects of the surgery to diminish. Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for an additional four to six weeks.

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