To fully understand the difference between breast implantation with silicone breast implants and breast augmentation with fat transfer to the breasts, it is important to read the section on breast implantation. There are many ways to augment or enlarge the breasts. By far the most common way is to place silicone or saline breast implants (breast implantation, breast augmentation). However, fat can be transferred from other areas, such as the waist or abdomen, to the breasts for breast enlargement or breast augmentation. Since fat is the patient’s own “natural” tissue, fat transfer to the breast has been termed “Natural Breast Augmentation” or “Natural Breast Implantation”.
Many women in Las Vegas forgo breast augmentation surgery, choosing the breast implant method. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we offer a few options, including breast implants and fat transfer. Though wikipedia whimsically notes “boob jobs”, as a breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. These Medical devices are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase breast size (augmentation) or to rebuild breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast (reconstruction). Dr. Lane Smith did a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, doing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There he was fortunate to work with some of the great pioneers of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including some of the pioneers in reconstructive breast surgery.
At Smith Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lane Smith meets with you, personally, to explain further. During your consultation, he’ll also discuss options available to you, helping you decide what works best for you and your lifestyle. If you wish to learn more about the breast implant medical device. before your visit, please visit the FDA website.