Implants or Fat Transfer: Which Type of Breast Augmentation Is Right for You?

For decades, plastic and cosmetic surgeons have used saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation procedures. Thanks to advancements in the field, you have the option to choose between the traditional procedure or a fat transfer.

Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS offers both types of breast augmentation at his Upper East Side, New York clinic and is a firm believer that both can result in beautiful, full, and shapely breasts. 

Both types of breast augmentation can:

Choosing the right procedure for you depends on many factors — here’s what you need to know before selecting one over the other. 

Overview of breast implants

Traditional breast implants use saline or silicone pouches to enhance the size, shape, and fullness of your breasts. Dr. Diktaban inserts the pouches beneath your breast tissue through small incisions near your armpit, under your breast, or on your areola (the dark area around your nipple). 

Pros of traditional breast implants:

Cons of traditional breast implants: 

Overview of fat transfer breast augmentation

If you want to knock out two birds with one stone, fat transfer breast augmentation might be a good choice for you. This procedure is ideal for women who have a decent amount of excess body fat and only want to increase their breasts by about one cup size. 

To qualify for a fat transfer augmentation, you need to have enough body fat on your stomach, back, hips, buttocks, or thighs so that Dr. Diktaban can use liposuction to remove it and transfer it to your breasts. In essence, a fat transfer is a type of body contouring and a breast augmentation at the same time.

Pros of fat transfer: 

Cons of fat transfer:

Should I choose implants or fat transfer?

The best procedure for you depends on a number of factors, including: 

There’s no “best” procedure — both have their own unique set of pros and cons. Dr. Diktaban will walk you through your options and recommend what he believes is the ideal treatment for you, based on your consultation and physical exam. 

If you’re ready to achieve fuller, rounder breasts, call Dr. Diktaban today (646-583-3989), or request your consultation appointment with our online scheduling tool

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