Methods of Breast Augmentation with Autologous Fat (Lipofilling)
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Autologous fat provides the basis for three natural breast augmentation methods. They differ in terms of the complexity of the procedure and the average sustainability of the breast volume obtained. The methods range from standard lipotransfer to a complex enrichment of autologous fat with autologous stem cells prior to implantation.
Stem cell-enriched autologous fat
(cell-assisted lipotransfer, CAL)
Prior to implantation, stem cells are extracted from a portion of autologous fat by a complex process in a specially equipped laboratory and added to the remaining body fat. A much longer-lasting result is achievable with this stem cell-enriched fat than with other methods. In the long term, most of the volume normally retains, hence one intervention generally suffices.
Stem cell-concentrated autologous fat
Autologous fat is concentrated prior to implantation in order to increase the number of viable cells per unit volume. When the procedure is carried out using an optimal technique, a significant portion of the volume is normally retained long-term, hence refreshments may be necessary.
“Untreated” autologous fat is implanted without changing the stem cell content. When the procedure is carried out using an optimal technique, only a small portion of the volume is normally retained long-term, hence refreshments are necessary.