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Breast Silicone OUT Fat Transfers IN

While silicone implants continue to lead the way in breast implants of choice around the world, global trends indicate that in many countries fat transfer breast augmentation has significantly overtook implants in popularity.

Many clients prefer to use their own fat rather than a silicone or saline implant as it provides natural looking breast. Although fat grafting will never replace implants, it is great alternative for those who want a small with natural enhancement of the breast. It is considered to have more natural feel than silicone and saline solutions which are traditionally used to fill the implants.

The fat transfer procedure is done in 3 STEPS:

  1. Liposuction—the fat can be taken out through means of a liposuction from any part of the body having a sufficient amount of fat. Manual liposuction is done to obtain the fat grafts. It is a gentle way to “harvest” the fatty tissue in an attempt to avoid damage to the cells within the fat graft.
  2. Filtration—The fat obtained is filtered to separate blood supernatants, oil and fluid from the fat cells. A concentrated fat sample which consist of fat cells, stem cells and a variety of growth factors will be obtained.
  3. Fat Injection— The fat is gently injected in different layers at different levels underneath the skin and in the deeper soft tissues. It is important to perform the lipofilling procedure correctly to have a maximum chance of survival. About 70% of the fat stays forever. Therefore, a little overcorrection is done during the operation.

A very fine cannula is needed to perform the treatment. Therefore, scarring is minimal and well hidden. Since the fat comes from the client’s own body, allergies are less likely to occur. High rejection rate and infections are also very low. However,  the downsides to this type of procedure are that the desired results are not guaranteed.  It’s difficult to predict exact sizes or measurements. It is not permanent upon completion of the procedure. The fat will be absorbed back into the body about half of the repurposed fat within six months of surgery. Only about 50% of the fat stays in the breasts.

This procedure is great for anyone looking to slightly increase their breast size, or for those who already have implants but would like more added volume and contour. You are not only adding a volume on your breast, but you are also slimming down other areas of your body!

Male Plastic Surgery on the Rise

For the past 15 years, the demand from men requesting for plastic surgery is increasing. The number of male clients is creating a new trend in plastic surgery that’s changing the landscape.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed among men was 1.2 million in 2015 — that’s just under 10 percent of the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures, but more than triple the number of men going under the knife in 1997, when ASAPS first began its annual statistic reports.

Due to the influence of social media, the pressure is ON. Men want to look better, younger and more muscular! Nowadays, it considered as norm for men to acknowledge the need to improve one’s appearance and do something about it. Looking great is more often than not a deciding factor in getting a job, finding a date, making a new friend and to be more confident.

Find out about the male plastic surgery procedures offered:

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