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Fat Transfer To Breast vs Implants

Fat Transfer To Breast vs Implants | Houston Plastic SurgeryBreast augmentation through the use of breast implants is the most popular procedure for women looking to change the shape or size of their breasts. However, in recent years, fat transfer to the breasts has become an increasingly popular treatment for women to add volume to the breasts. During your consultation, your surgeon will explain the differences between these two procedures and help you make an informed decision on which is best for you based on your goals. Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides breast augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.

Breast Implants

Breast implants can be made of either silicone gel or saline, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Implants are used to increase volume, augment shape, or to reconstruct the breasts after a mastectomy. Breast implants are placed either under or over the chest muscle with incisions made in concealed areas, such as under the arm, under the crease of the breast, or around the areola.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer to the breasts is a two part procedure in which fat is first harvested from another area of the body, such as the hips, thighs, or abdomen. After the fat is harvested, it is transferred to the breasts to increase volume. Fat transfer gives the breasts a natural feel, as opposed to breast implants. This procedure is desirable since it both sculpts the body by removing fat from the donor area, in addition to adding volume to the breasts.

Which Procedure is Better?

Since breast implants are available in many shapes and sizes, they are easily tailored to fit the needs of any patient and results are more predictable and reliable. Patients using breast implants will have immediate results, and are guaranteed to have moderate to full volume enlargement, based on the size of the implants selected. Natural fat obtained from fat grafting is not as easy to shape and mold when augmenting the breasts, and results will be subtle and natural looking. Fat grafting for breast enlargement is not ideal for women looking to increase their breast size by more than half a cup size.

There is always a risk of complications following breast augmentation with implants, regardless of how skilled your surgeon is. Breast implants will also need to be removed or replaced after a number of years. With fat transfer, the body may absorb the fat and the patient may require another procedure to augment the breasts again. Fat grafting is entirely natural and inherently safer, as it does not involve the use of an artificial implant. Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides breast augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Will Labiaplasty Affect Sensitivity of the Labia?

Will Labiaplasty Affect Sensitivity of the Labia? | Houston Plastic SurgeryLabiaplasty is the surgical rejuvenation of the vaginal area. Women may seek this cosmetic procedure when they are dissatisfied with the appearance of the vagina, or if they suffer discomfort from the vaginal lips. Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides labiaplasty to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.

Procedure

Enlarged or misshaped vaginal lips may cause embarrassment or discomfort for women, especially when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits that may result in skin irritation. By removing excess tissue from the labia, pressure from clothing is alleviated in the area. In some cases, this procedure may reveal the clitoral head and increase sexual pleasure. Labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan best suited for you.

Sensitivity Following Labiaplasty

Loss of sensation following labiaplasty is a common concern for women. However, this procedure does not damage or remove nerves during surgery. Many patients report enhanced sensation following surgery, as excess tissue that obstructs the clitoral head is removed. Patients that undergo labiaplasty will need to avoid sex and strenuous exercise for 4 – 6 weeks.

Labiaplasty Recovery

Patients should expect some discomfort, inflammation and swelling following surgery. Cold compresses over clothing and pain medications can help alleviate pain. Some discharge and spotting may occur during your 4-6 week recovery time and should be reported to your surgeon. The most important part of your recovery will be to attend all follow-up appointments and to discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon during this time. Once swelling subsides and healing is complete, the vaginal area will be successfully rejuvenated! Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides labiaplasty to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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