Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can be done in a more natural way using a person’s own fat instead of implants. A Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation can enlarge the breast area up to one cup size and is usually done with a breast lift to get the best result.

How is the procedure done?

Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins collects fat through liposuction from the person’s abdominal and/or leg areas. This happens in the same surgery as the augmentation. The collected fat is used to fill the breast areas. Dr. Perkins can selectively choose the specific areas of where to place the fat which allows him to correct unevenness much more precisely than an implant can.

Using a person’s own fat eliminates many of the side effects that breast implants can have, including:

  • The risk of capsular contracture – when the body’s immune system attacks the implant and the collagen fibers squeeze and surround the implant making it distorted.
  • Visible rippling of the skin.
  • The need to replace the implants down the road (most implants should be replaced after 10 to 15 years).

Natural breast augmentation using fat transfer is a safe and effective way to enhance your breast size and less invasive than an implant surgery.

Dr. Perkins has performed natural breast augmentation through fat transfer for many years. Call our Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation – (805) 563-0000.

Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in 2017

According to the annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were almost 1.8 million cosmetic surgery procedures last year (a 1% increase from 2016) done in the United States.

Here are the top 10 cosmetic surgery procedures in 2017:

Any of the procedures listed above with a clickable link are those that we perform at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara.

Contact us today (online or at 805-563-0000) to schedule consultation. 

Natural Breast Augmentation in Santa Barbara

Some women who are interested in breast augmentation are weary of the risk that implants bring. While many people tolerate implants with no problem, others may experience infection and/or capsular contracture (when the immune system attacks the implant and makes it distorted) or a number of other issues that implant surgery may cause. The other consideration for those having breast implants is that they will have to face another surgery down the road (about 10 to 15 years later) when the implants need to be switched out. An alternative to breast implants is breast augmentation using the woman’s own fat.

At Cosmetic Surgery Center, our natural breast augmentation procedure does not involve implants. Instead we use the patient’s own fat to create fuller breasts (usually we can go up one cup size). The fat is obtained through liposuction from the abdominal and/or leg areas. The liposuction and re-distribution of the fat is all done in the same surgery. The benefit to using fat is that I am able to choose specific areas to deposit the fat and, by doing so, can correct any unevenness much more precisely than an implant can.

If you are interested in natural breast augmentation in Santa Barbara contact my Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center office at (805) 563-0000 to schedule a consultation.

Natural Breast Augmentation in Santa Barbara

Breast augmentation can be done through fat transfer which uses a person’s own fat to enlarge the breast area up to one cup size. This is a great option for women who are hesitant to use implants for breast augmentation but want to re-fill sagging breasts (that often happen as a result of nursing or with age).

Dr. Perkins has been performing natural breast augmentation, usually with a breast lift, in Santa Barbara for many years. The fat is collected through liposuction from the person’s abdominal and/or leg areas and, in the same surgery, Dr. Perkins uses the fat to fill the breast area. A large benefit to using fat is that it allows Dr. Perkins to choose specific areas of where to place it so he can correct unevenness much more precisely than an implant can. 
Using a person’s own fat for breast augmentation eliminates side effects that implants can have. For example, there is no risk of capsular contracture (when the body’s immune system attacks the implant and collagen fibers squeeze and surround the implant making it distorted) and no rippling of the skin. Also, there is no worry about having to replace the implants in an additional surgery down the road (as it is suggested that implants should be replaced after 10 to 15 years). Natural breast augmentation is a safe and effective way to enhance your breast size and is less invasive than an implant surgery. 
Schedule a consultation for natural breast augmentation with Dr. Perkins at Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center by calling 805-563-0000.

Natural Breast Augmentation: Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Highlight

Some women are interested in breast augmentation but are hesitant about having foreign objects implanted in them. This is quite understandable. Although breast implants, both silicone and saline, are used successfully worldwide on a regular basis, there are still unforeseen side effects that can occur such as asymmetry, capsular contracture (when the body’s immune system attacks the implant and tightly-woven collagen fibers surround and squeeze the implant making it look distorted), rippling, and a variety of other ailments. When making the decision to have breast augmentation, another factor that women have to consider is an additional surgery in 10 to 15 years to replace the old implants.

In light of the information above, it is no wonder that a natural breast augmentation surgery, without the use of implants, has been growing in popularity as reported by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins has been performing a breast lift and natural enhancement surgery for many years, using the patient’s own body fat to effectively lift and augment the breasts usually up to one cup size. Dr. Perkins obtains the patient’s fat through a liposuction procedure of the abdomen and/or leg area. In the same surgery, he uses the fat to fill the breast area. Using fat, instead of an implant, allows Dr. Perkins to fill in specific areas or correct unevenness. This form of breast augmentation is safe, effective, and less invasive than an implant surgery.

Dr. Perkins performs all cosmetic surgeries in his own fully-accredited surgical suite, just a few blocks from Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Call Cosmetic Surgery Center at 805-563-0000 to schedule a consultation for natural breast augmentation with Dr. Perkins.