Innovation in natural breast augmentation has provided a way to enhance breast size without implants. The lipofilling technique uses fat from your own body, making the use of breast implants and invasive surgery unnecessary. The lipofilling technique is also used for breast reconstruction, and may be covered by your insurance provider if you have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy as a result of breast cancer.
In Winter Park, Florida, Dr. Jeffrey Hartog offers the modern and natural lipofilling technique for breast augmentation and reconstruction. To learn more, please contact the Bougainvillea Clinique today.
Reasons for Implant Removal
After a breast augmentation procedure using implants, there are several possible complications. Problems associated with breast implants include:
- Capsule contracture
- Wrinkling or rippling
- Rupture and deflation
- Visible contours
- Dissatisfaction with result
- Breast pain
If you are experiencing any of the above, you may want to consider removal of your breast implants and use of the lipofilling technique. Implant removal often results in an unsatisfactory appearance to the breasts. There may be a substantial loss of volume and size. The lipofilling technique provides a natural way to restore the shape, symmetry and beauty of your breasts.
Lipofilling after Breast Implant Removal
Using the lipofilling technique, Breast surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Hartog can restore the shape and appearance of your breasts using fat from other areas of your body. There are many benefits to this technique, including:
- Natural breast appearance and feel
- No foreign objects in your body
- Long-term results
- Minimally invasive
- No incisions
- No new scars
- Added benefit of liposuction
With the lipofilling technique, Dr. Hartog removes areas of excess fat using gentle liposuction methods. After the fat is removed from your abdomen, inner thighs or other areas, micro-sized droplets of the fat are injected into your breast tissue.
If you desire a larger breast size after your first lipofilling procedure, more injections can be performed; with the Liquid Gold™ LipoBank, fat from a single liposuction procedure can be stored for lipofill use at a later date.
The lipofilling technique results in more natural feeling breasts. The procedure is also minimally invasive, especially compared to traditional breast augmentation surgery. No general anesthesia is used and incisions are not created. Your breasts will be enhanced with natural material and not implants.
Breast Reconstruction and Insurance Coverage
In addition to augmenting breasts after implant removal, Dr. Hartog uses lipofilling in breast reconstruction. If you are a breast cancer patient, insurance may cover the cost of your breast reconstruction. Every woman deserves to feel her most feminine and beautiful, and Dr. Hartog’s office strives to help breast cancer survivors find solutions.
To restore breasts after mastectomies or lumpectomies, Dr. Hartog combines lipofilling with the BRAVA® System, an innovative and nonsurgical way to augment breast size using external, 3-dimensional tension to expand breast tissue. Once the tissue has been expanded, Dr. Hartog injects fat into the tissue matrix, creating a new breast without implants.
Choosing Dr. Hartog for Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Hartog is one of a select few plastic surgeons leading the way in exciting new approaches to breast surgery. Dr. Hartog has trained alongside Dr. Roger Khouri, the surgeon who developed BRAVA® and pioneered the lipofill-BRAVA® technique.
Dr. Hartog has witnessed the success and patient benefits of the lipofilling method firsthand: Dr. Hartog used the method in a reconstruction procedure for his wife, Michelle Hartog, a survivor of breast cancer.
If you are interested in breast augmentation or reconstruction, please call our Orlando, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Hartog to schedule a complimentary consultation. Serving all of Central Florida including Orlando and Winter Park, FL.