The science of plastic surgery is evolving through new surgical techniques. The well-known breast augmentation with silicone implants is now enhanced. We are introducing the composite breast augmentation with silicon implants and autologous fat transfer.
Composite breast augmentation combines the projection of the core volume of breast implants with the feel of overlying fat offering natural shape, volume and texture.
The transplanted fat adds volume to the subcutaneous space of the breast. Using liposuction, fat is harvested from areas of the body with excessive fat. It then undergoes thorough processing (to remove blood). Purified fat is then placed around or even over the silicone implant.
Fat implant over and around silicone implants ensures smooth appearance in the case of very slim patients with thin skin.
Composite breast augmentation offers the patient the outcome of two surgical procedures with only one operation: composite breast augmentation and liposuction.
When silicone implants are placed, the skin is stretched and fat is easily introduced on or around the implants offering a perfect and more natural result in terms of shape, volume and texture.
The abdomen, thighs and buttocks are considered good donor sites. Fat centrifugation also separates liquid fat elements and pure, solid fat is used as graft.
The necessary fat quantity is determined by the plastic surgeon so that the grafted fat will be quickly integrated (hematosis). When fat quantity is right, the overlying fat and implants are balanced and the result is natural and perfect in appearance.
This technique is lately used in Miami and New York by more and more pioneering plastic surgeons, while it was introduced in Greece by Dr. Athanasiou about six months ago.