The hybrid breast augmentation combines fat grafting with an implant. It is indicated for larger breast augmentations and adds the advantages of lipofilling to the standard technique (implant-based) in breast augmentation. Another advantage is that specific aesthetic regions can be treated separately with fat injections (lower pole or cleavage area). The result is more natural compared to standard breast augmentations. The contours of the breast are more natural with softer transition.
HOW IT WORKS
BEFORE & AFTER
RISKS & SAFETY
The surgeon will examine the breasts before surgery. A history of breast cancer should be mentioned as well as any incidence of breast cancer within the family. A preop mammogram will be performed and acts as a reference exam. In selected cases a MRI could be asked. After the operation a lipopanthy is advised for three weeks and a sports bra during two weeks. Skin care before and after the operation is advised.
RISKS & SAFETY
WHAT IS RESORPTION?
Risks include cyst formation, micro calcification, infection, death of fat cells (resorption) or need for touch-up injections to retain the volume and shape. Fat injection does not induce the formation of breast cancer. Fat is injected in the subcutaneous regions and not in the breast itself.
Resorption is a natural biological phenomenon. Injected cells need to survive. They survive because new young vessels will start to grow towards the injected or transplanted cells. Cells that are revascularized in time will die (necrosis or cell death). Those cells will disappear (resorption) or multiple death cells will stick together and will form (oil) cysts.