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.