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San Antonio Cosmetic SurgeryBreast Augmentation with Implants vs Fat Transfer

There are two main techniques when it comes to your breast augmentation procedure: Implants or a fat transfer. The two techniques use very different approaches to enhancing your breasts, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Here’s what the two procedure can do:

What can a breast augmentation with fat transfer do?

A breast augmentation with fat transfer is a natural solution to enhancing your breasts. How would you like to take fat from one area of your body and move it to your breasts? For the procedure, liposuction techniques can be used to obtain your own fat cells from another area of the body like the abdomen or thighs! Once obtained and process, the fat cells are then placed in the breasts to give them a subtle enhancement and improve their overall contour. Because only tiny incisions are required, patients who choose a fat transfer can enjoy less discomfort, minimal to no scarring, and long-lasting results.

This technique is great for those who want a natural-looking, subtle increase to their breasts, but cannot offer a dramatic size change, improvement to sagging, or correct severe asymmetry.

What can a breast augmentation with implants do?

A breast augmentation with implants is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, and is able to offer a dramatic enhancement to your breast size, shape, and symmetry. Those with severe asymmetry, sagging due to volume loss, or naturally small breast can benefit from an augmentation with implants. Patients can also avoid the need for a second surgical site that is needed for a fat transfer.

Although implants can last for many years, they will not always last a lifetime, so be prepared for a possible replacement procedure in your future.

Natrelle® Soft Touch Implants

At San Antonio Plastic Surgery, we only use Natrelle Soft Touch implants to provide the safest, most natural-looking results. The gummy bear implants consist of cohesive silicone. This allows the implant to hold its shape and allow movement similar to the natural breast tissue. Because the gummy implant is more cohesive than tradition silicone, the risk of leakage is greatly reduced.

Vectra 3D

San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery also offers Vectra 3D technology, so you can visualize your results before your procedure.


To learn more about your breast augmentation options and which one is right for you, contact our office and schedule your consultation at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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