Quick Facts about Natural Looking Breast Augmentation
Natural looking breast augmentation or enlargement performed by Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez in Pittsburgh, PA, is the enhancement of the breast size by using implants or injecting your own fat tissue within the breast.
- The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an AAAASF certified facility
- It is usually completed in 1 hour.
- The usual recovery time is one to three days.
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Natural Breast Augmentation with Implants or Fat transfer
Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez at ReNova Plastic Surgery performs breast augmentation to enhance the contours and size of your breasts. He provides saline and silicone breast implants, or he can use fat grafting to augment the breasts. He usually recommends silicone implants due to their texture and durability.
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What is Natural looking Breast Enlargement?
Natural looking breast enlargement or augmentation is the use of implants and/or the patient’s own fat into the breasts. By using the patient’s own tissue a more natural look is achieved.
How and where is the surgery done?
Breast implants are done in an accredited AAAASF and state-certified facility. It is done under general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is about 2 to 3 hours. It is done as an outpatient procedure.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
The Ideal candidates for natural looking breast augmentation are patients with youthful breasts whose nipples are above the infra-mammary fold. The presence of some minimal laxity, often caused by pregnancies, may favor the injection of bigger amounts of fat cells.
Obviously having some reserve of fat in unwanted locations will facilitate the process.
Are fat injections to the breast safe?
The answer is yes. There have been studies demonstrating that breast cancer screenings are unaffected by injecting fat in the breast for augmentation purposes.
How many sessions would I need to obtain the desired size?
It may take 2 to 3 sessions, depending on the number of cups sizes that the patient wants to increase. The use of fat for volume augmentation has been known to only obtain between 50-60% take of the injected cells. More importantly, the limiting factor for the injection volume is the original size of the target tissue.
What complications could occur?
Natural breast augmentation is a relatively novel technique. Most patients have no problems; however, some possible complications are:
- Bruising (most frequent)
- Infection (<1%)
- Bleeding (<1%)
- Fat necrosis (hard lumps)
- Need for further sessions of fat grafting
- Loss of the original injected volume
What is the post-op recovery?
Following your procedure, you should plan for the following:
- 1 week off from work if non-physical
- No driving while taking narcotic medication
- No drains
- Swelling for 4-6 weeks
- Exercise: resume lower body activities at 1 week, upper body activities at 6 weeks
- Follow-up appointments after: one week, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year
Cost for Breast Implants near Pittsburgh
The typical cost for Breast Implants near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ranges from $5,000 - $8,000.
This is based on calculations published on Realself. It is well known that the costs of a procedure will vary by surgeon, geographic region, and the complexity of the procedure.
Please visit our guideline page discussing the details related to the cost of breast implants. In this article, we will discuss some important TIPS. We hope to allow you compare better among the quotes that you are given during your search.
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