Auto-augmentation is a considerate method for women who want to slightly “enhance” their décolletage. Its advantage is that no synthetic material enters the body, however, the size of the breasts will only increase by one half or one size category.
The procedure is suitable for:
Women with a fuller décolletage who merely want to increase their breast size by one size category and who have sufficient fat reserves available for use. It is also suitable for women who do not want silicone implants for sport or other reasons, or for those who don’t want to increase the size of their breasts too much.
When to undergo surgery:
Generally anytime is fine, unless you’re planning to become pregnant in the near future. The size of breasts can change significantly during pregnancy. It is recommended that mothers wait at least 6 months after they stop breastfeeding.
What to expect:
A more prominent décolletage and breast enlargement by one half to one size category.
How is the procedure performed:
Auto-augmentation is performed under analgosedation, which is a more considerate form of anaesthesia. During surgery, the area from which fat is to be collected is saturated with a numbing solution, as in the case of standard liposuction; the surgeon then uses a thin cannula to perform liposuction from two or more areas. The obtained fat is then filtered. Modern methods are used to obtain the highest quality fat, which is then cleaned in a closed system and applied by injection below the mammary gland. This avoids the creation of any obvious scars. After the procedure, the breasts will appear larger by up to two size categories, but they will become smaller during the healing process.
Length of hospitalisation:
You can go home in 4 hours after the procedure. However, it is necessary to wear a sports bra without underwires for 4 weeks and to avoid strenuous physical activities and sports for the same period. Compression underwear should be worn during these 4 weeks for areas where fat was collected.
What to expect after the procedure:
During the first 24 hours following liposuction, a liquid with a small amount of blood will flow from liposuction incisions.
Bruises and swelling may occur and patience is advised; all of these side-effects will subside within two months after the procedure.
In about 60% of cases, the procedure needs to be repeated, as transferred fat does not take properly on the first attempt and the tissue dies due to a lack of blood vessels.
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