Natural Breast Enhancement
Natural breast enhancement is an innovative technique designed to add volume to the breasts without the need for breast implants. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform this advanced procedure by taking fat cells from one area of your body – such as the abdomen, thighs, or love handles – and transferring them to the breasts. This effectively gives you two procedures in one: liposuction and breast augmentation. To determine if natural breast enhancement is the best option for your goals, Dr. Daniel Maman or Dr. Stafford Broumand can meet with you for an initial consultation.
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What is Brava®?
Brava® is a way for you to help create the best possible results for natural breast enhancement. Patients who have tight skin may need to develop more space for the excess fat cells. Brava® makes it possible to transfer more fat, which can result in even greater volume and fullness added to the breasts. Before natural breast enhancement surgery, our doctors will give you a series of Brava® suction cups designed to help expand the breast tissue and skin so that a larger volume of fat cells can be transferred. Consisting of two silicone gel-rimmed domes, the BRAVA® device can be situated over the breasts and held in place by a special support system similar to a bra. Once positioned, the system applies varying degrees of suction to increase blood flow and stimulate a number of growth factors, ultimately helping the breasts more reliably accommodate transferred fat.
Breast Enhancement Without Implants
Dr. Broumand discusses how breasts can be enhanced naturally with a patient’s own fat, taken from other areas on the body.
The Natural Breast Enhancement Process
In the weeks prior to your natural breast enhancement procedure, you will be measured and fitted for the BRAVA® system. Based on your unique needs and goals, you will likely be instructed to wear the BRAVA® cups approximately six hours a day for a minimum of three weeks leading up to your surgery. For your convenience, our doctors often recommend this regimen be done at night, as the device may restrict specific ranges of motion and/or certain activities. Throughout these daily or nightly sessions, the degree of suction employed by the BRAVA® system should ideally transition from a high to low amount every 60 minutes, which can be controlled using the BRAVA® SmartBox.
Once the tissue expansion process is complete, our doctors can proceed with treatment. To begin the natural breast enhancement procedure, fat cells will first be harvested via liposuction from targeted areas of the body that have an ample accumulation of fatty tissue, often providing the added benefit of body sculpting in those particular regions. Once removed, the fat is filtered, cleansed, and injected into the breasts in small amounts until the desired size and shape is attained.
Natural Breast Enhancement Recovery and Results
Following your procedure, some temporary swelling and/or bruising may occur in the breasts as well as the donor region(s) from where fat cells were obtained, though these side effects should resolve over time. Recovery and downtime will vary per individual, but most patients require about ten days before fully resuming all normal activities.
Ultimately, if you are interested in enhancing the size and shape of your breasts without the use of implants, the combination of BRAVA® and fat transfer may be an excellent treatment method to help you achieve beautiful, natural looking results.
Contact 740 Park Plastic Surgery
For more information on natural breast enhancement, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at 740 Park Plastic Surgery, please contact us today.