Do you lack confidence because your breasts are too small? Are you self-conscious because one breast is smaller than the other? Has pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss left you with smaller breasts? Are your breasts misshapen after surgery? If you relate to any of these problems, a cosmetic surgery procedure called breast augmentation might help you. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 250,000 such procedures are performed in the United States alone, many more worldwide.
Fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is removed from one area of the body (called the donor area) and transferred to another area with the goal of improving or augmenting the area where the fat is injected. It is also called fat transfer or fat injection. The procedure involves extracting adipose tissue (fat) through liposuction, usually from the belly or thighs, processing it in the laboratory, and injecting the purified fat into an area needing enhancement. Because a person's own natural tissue is used during fat grafting, it is called an autologous fat transfer.