Breast augmentation is a breast surgery procedure frequently requested by patients who wish to obtain bigger breasts. Whatever the reasons for this request, several techniques are able to meet this need. Breast augmentation by fat injection combined with the insertion of prostheses is one of them: it is called composite breast augmentation.
What is breast augmentation?
It is a surgical procedure that consists of increasing the volume of a woman's breasts. This request is usually the result of a condition such as breast agenesis, breast asymmetry, or a breast that is considered too small, which can cause insecurities.
What are the different types of breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation can be performed in several ways. The most frequently performed techniques are :
- With the insertion of breast prostheses (implants placed in front or behind the pectoral muscle), redefine the volume of the breasts while providing a well-defined curve.
- By lipofilling, also called breast augmentation by injection. The procedure consists of removing fat from the patient's body (autologous fat) by liposuction and reinjecting it into the breasts. This technique offers a natural and harmonious result but has its limits since it only allows a slight to moderate increase in volume.
What is composite breast augmentation?
Composite breast augmentation consists of combining the two techniques of breast surgery: implant and lipofilling. The surgeon inserts small breast implants and performs an augmentation by injecting fat all around. This type of procedure offers a natural result, even to the touch, while changing the volume and shape of the breasts. Furthermore, since the procedure consists of removing fat from the body (such as the stomach, thighs, knees, etc.), it allows to correct localized, unsightly fat accumulations.
Who is this type of procedure intended for?
This breast surgery technique is particularly suitable for thin patients because the injection of fat allows the appearance of the implants to set in a more natural way. However, these patients must have enough fat deposits on their bodies to perform liposuction. Composite breast augmentation is also ideal for women who wish to get rid of the fat deposits accumulated on specific areas of their bodies through liposuction. It allows women to obtain a breast augmentation of good volume while remaining natural, with a breast texture that is soft to the touch.