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This woman in her late 20s came to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for arms liposuction 3 months ago. Ecstatic with the result, she now returns for abdominal liposuction. She also opts for autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation, not because she has small breasts, but like most women, although she has decent breasts, the upper part of her chest is still quite flat and bony. The good thing about autologous fat injection is that we can do very targeted injection to build any part of the breasts which is deficient. Implants have their limitations because implants are pre-shaped, and with the way they are shaped (either round or tear-drop), implants occupy the lower half of the breasts but often leave the upper chest still flat and bony, just like what the picture below show.
Breasts with implants often look unnatural, even to the untrained eyes of lay people! While breasts with implants can go all the way up to C, D or even E cup, women with implants still need to wear push-up bras to create the cleavage on their upper chest. The benefit of doing autologous fat injection is that even with small breasts, one can do targeted fat injection into the upper part of the chest, hence create nice cleavage without the need of carrying around heavy watermelons with them! Just imagine if you had to jog or run around with two heavy watermelons!
Most of the time women who would like to increase their breasts by 2 or even 3 cup size with implants find that their breasts become so heavy after implants placement, that their nipples appear on the top 1/3 of the breasts, as the example of a model we find on the internet:
The position of the nipples on natural breasts are ALWAYS at the bottom 1/3 of the breasts, NOT at the top of the breasts as what we show above. Here is a page with collection of natural breasts photos: http://www.007b.com/breast_gallery.php. Pay attention to the position of the nipples, the shape of the breasts, and compare with the examples we post above.
The two women above find that even after putting such huge implants into their breasts, they still end up with very flat upper chest. In order to show their cleavage, they have to wear extremely deep, plunging, neck line. Compare their breasts with the result of our autologous fat transfer breasts augmentation by Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie below. Which one do you think appear more natural? Implants? Or fat transfer?
Video 1: Pre-operative marking.
In this video, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie explains the importance of performing 3-dimensional liposuction in order to sculpt a beautiful hour-glass figure. Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie also stresses the importance of clearing all fat from one’s love handles in order to create a beautiful lower back arch. An arched lower back without any fat makes one’s buttocks appear perkier and rounder. Thick layer in the love handles, on the other hand, makes the buttocks appear flat and droopy. Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie compares his own arched lower back with no fat, with the patient’s full and thick lower back. Dr Arthur Tjandra also points out to this patient that she has extremely thick pubic fat, which should also be aspirated at the same time when he performs lower abdomen liposuction.
Video 2: Autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation. Pre-op marking.
Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie points out that although this patient has decent breasts volume, she still lacks volume over the upper part of her chest. As a matter of fact, most women face the same problem, no matter how big their breasts are. Unfortunately, breast implants are unable to address this problem most of the time, as we have shown in the 2 cases above. Performing fat transfer to the breasts has the benefit of injecting fat into very targeted areas where one needs it the most.
Video 3: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie.
Video 4: Result of autologous fat transfer left breast augmentation. A comparison between right breast and left breast, before and after fat transfer.
Video 5: Completion of left abdominal liposuction. Comparison between right and left abdomen, before and after liposuction.
Video 6: Result of autologous fat transfer breasts augmentation.
Video 7: Immediate result of abdominal liposuction.
Video 8: Result of abdominal liposuction and autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation, the next day: A Masterpiece!
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