Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Yes. Use of your own fat tissue to transplant to the breast area has gained significant recognition in the past 5 years. It has been done in the us since the early 90s, and has improved with the addition of your own platelet concentrates to the adipose grafts. Be aware of some size of enlargement limitations in single treatment.
Yes, but... There is increasing scientific literature showing how fat can be used for breast augmentation, but there are some valid concerns about the doing so. Some questions that need to be better studied include whether fat necrosis/calcifications make detecting cancer on a mammogram harder and what the role of stem cells have on risks of cancer development. Larger, longer term studies will be needed.
Yes. However: limitations and risks. 1. Only can increase a certain size per surgery (one cup size in general) 2. Fat necrosis - can be a concern as well as their is some historical data stating concern with mammograms but this is still being studied and not certain. 3. It works - but you can only get so much out of it per surgery 4. Potential increase in cost - as o.R times longer minus implant cost.
Breast augmentation. For sure this is being performed. There are some issues with injecting fat into the breast area, especially if you have a family history of breast cancer. Best to speak with your plastic surgeons about this.
Fat transfer breast. This is a new option for women who are candidates & don't want implants. A lack of precision exists in predicting the ultimate size. Reports of improvement in skin texture associated with stem cell component of the fat offer new promise for scarring following mastectomy. See link below for similar patients to that in the left image: http://www.Bodysculptor.Com/breast-surgery-chicago/fat-grafting/.
Yes, but... The use of fat requires significantly longer or times and thus will cost many times more than augmentation with implants. The results will also be somewhat limited by the amount of fat available and the amount of the transferred fat that survives or "takes".
Yes. But with much greater inconvenience and less choice of size( one cup per surgery, max). Results can be the best imaginable, however. Good option for those who can't seem to get good results with implants. Very much worth considering.
Yes. Although not widely done, there have been reports of successful breast augmentation and reconstruction using autologous (fat from self) fat injection.

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Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

Silicone Implants. In the early 1990s, concerns were expressed regarding the risks of silicone breast implants. After 14 years off the market and lots of research, there is no evidence that silicone breast implants cause any systemic health problems. While there are always a few people who regret their decision to have surgery, the majority of patients are extremely satisfied with their results and happy they did it. Read more...
95% would do again. While there may be issues related to size, the vast majority of patients have no regrets about undergoing surgery. I am aware of one study which stated that while 80% of patients stated the procedure of breast augmentation did not meet with their expectation, 95% would do the surgery over again if they had a choice to have implants or not. Have realistic expectations and understand your risks! Read more...
High satisfaction! Breast augmentation clients are among the happiest patients we work with in plastic surgery. When this procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon on a patient with realistic expectations, the results are almost always very positive. Problems arise when there are unrealistic expectations, the patient is doing the surgery for the wrong reason, or the physician is simply not qualified. Read more...

What to do if I have fibroadenoma removal after breast augmentation. Will the removal of a fibroadenoma affect my silicone implants?

No. A fibroadenoma does not need to be removed unless it is painful, growing or over 3 cm. There is a slight risk of implant rupture but that would be very unlikely to occur. Read more...

How do I choose between saline or silicone implants for my breast augmentation? I am wondering about the bottom line benefits to either silicone or saline implant breast augmentation as a long term solution for my lifestyle. I'm active, enjoy sports, yoga

Currently, . Currently, more women in my practice are requesting silicone implants over saline implants. Most women are interested in a softer, more natural feel and usually the silicone implants will give this. I find that women with silicone implants tend to be more pleased with the result. Generally, both implants will appear the same but silicone will feel softer. Saline implants can be problematic in thin women with small breasts as you can often see and feel rippling of the implant through the skin. Both implants will eventually fail and need to be replaced. Read more...
Saline . Saline implants are silicone shells that are inserted empty and then filled with sterile saline after they’re placed into your breasts. Silicone implants are inserted into the breasts in their full gel form (just as you see them in the office during your consult). More than 90% of my patients choose silicone implants since they definitely have a more natural feel. For patients also having a breast lift with implants, i strongly recommend silicone over saline. Read more...
Saline . Saline implants are essentially a bag filled with salt water. The implant is usually filled so that the bag is taut and not loose and floppy. However, a defect in the shell of the implant will result in the saline spilling out of the shell. The implant will deflate and your breast will return to its preoperative size and shape very rapidly. The look and feel of saline implants can be very natural, however. Some women still have a fear of silicone gel implants, though there has never been any documented correlation between their use and someone developing an autoimmune disease. When currently used silicone gel implants develop a defect in the shell, the gel maintains its shape and position, and it does not spill out and get absorbed by the body. Nothing happens. The only way you'd know a silicone gel implant ruptured is with an ultrasound or breast MRI specifically looking for a rupture, and even those are not 100% accurate. In my opinion, silicone gel implants usually look and feel more natural. They are usually about twice the price of saline implants. The rupture rate of these implants is quite low, however, and the major manufacturers in the United States provide a warranty replacing the implants for free and an amount of money to be applied towards the procedure. With respect to your lifestyle, either type of implant should be fine. The best way to determine which type of implant is optimal for you is to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon who has experience with these implants. Not every woman is an ideal candidate for saline breast augmentation, and the same applies for silicone gel breast augmentation. Read more...
Feel the implants. Most of my patients choose to have silicone implants because of the more natural feel of them. Silicone implants also have the potential to last many years longer than saline implants making silicone the better value. Read more...
Saline vs. Silicone. If a patient has very low body fat and/or very little breast tissue, the silicone gel implants may provide a more "natural" result. In other words, these implants tend to have fewer problems with rippling. On the other hand, detection of silicone gel breast implant leakage may require MRI studies; leakage may not be detectable clinically. There is more information on my website. Read more...
It's personal. The choice is always made on an individual basis. Most women prefer the feel of silicone over saline. When there is leak, saline is usually easier to clean up after, though the newer cohesive breast implants have helped with this. Both breast implant types can hold up to exercise. Moreover, most my patients who have had both, prefer the feel of silicone filled breast implants. Read more...
Lot's to discuss. The choice of implant will not effect your active lifestyle. The bottom line is that as a rule, silicone has a more natural look and feel. If those are important to you i would recommend silicone. Additionally, there is the new "gummy bear" implant which was approved in april. Dr. Daniel careaga www.305plasticsurgery.Com. Read more...
Discuss with surgeon. The majority of my patients prefer the look and feel of silicone. There are now different grades of silicone go choose from as well. Silicone is reserved for patients over 23 years of age. So outside of patients younger than 22, i will recommend saline implants to patients with more noticeable differences in their preop breast size. Read more...
Saline vs Silicone. You must be 22 years of age or older according to the FDA in the US. Silicone implants look and feel more natural because of the gel basis of the implant. There is also less rippling with silicone implants. Your activity level has no bearing on the type of implant used. Read more...
Your choice. Saline and silicone are both good choices. Saline pros: smaller incision, easier to adjust asymmetry in surgery, easier to detect implant rupture, eliminates possible patient anxiety regarding silicone, less cost; cons: heavier, more rippling possible, less natural feeling. Silicone pros: more natural feeling, less heavy on tissues, more form stable; cons: longer incision, rupture less obvious. Read more...

Does silicon implant in breast augmentation still cause deformity if it leaks into body?

Yes. A ruptured silicone breast implant can, not alwys lead to encapsulation and hardening of the breast. A ruptured silicone implant always needs to be exchanged. Read more...
It can lead to . Caspular contracture which is a hardening of the tissue around the implant. Capsular contracture can cause distortion of the breast. The older generation implants tend to leak more than the newer ones if the shell is broken. Older model implants can cause more distortion. Read more...
Cohesive gel. Cohesive gel implants are being used today for breast augmentation. A cohesive gel tends to stay together and limit gel movement away from the implant pocket, . An implant that has excessive scar tissue around it will look round and feel hard. The studies on cohesive gel implants show less severe deformities. Read more...
Possibly. The currently utilized silicone gel breast implants may leak and not cause any distortion at all. Sometimes, leakage may not be detected clinically and MRI studies may be necessary to detect this leakage. At other times, leakage may result in a visible change and/or hardening of the breast ( breast implant encapsulation), secondary to scar tissue forming around the leaked implant. Read more...
Extent of the leak? The amount of deformity is proportional to the extent of the leak and involvement of surrounding tissues. Generally speaking this should be removed at the time of implant extraction to the best of the experienced surgeon's abilities. Silicone can rupture within the capsule and be contained with minimmal deformity or can rupture outside the capsule with extensive involvement of neighboring structu. Read more...
Possible. If a silicone implant was to leak, the silicone will stay within the capsule, and may cause some local deformities, capsular contracture, or pain. Silent rupture is where the silicone leaks, but you don't know it because you don't have any problems. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html. Read more...