What is better to choose implants or lipofilling?

Which is better to choose implants or lipofilling?
Breast augmentation undoubtedly remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries among the fair sex, which helps to eliminate complexes and restore the appearance of the breast after childbirth and breastfeeding.

At the stage of the initial consultation, patients often have questions about which technique is optimal and safe? In order to avoid all risks and get a good result, it is necessary to discuss all the nuances of each of the operations.

Mammary gland augmentation with implants is considered to be the safest in the long run. Breast augmentation only by the method of introducing adipose tissue is rarely used.

So, let's look at what lipofilling is.

Lipofilling is the transfer of adipose tissue from the donor area, first of all, liposuction is performed, after which it is introduced into the recipient area with the help of a cannula. It should be noted that a full-fledged increase in the mammary glands with only adipose tissue does not give the desired result, but often lipofilling is used in combination with implants to correct the shape, interthoracic distance and eliminate problems such as ripling.

Breast endoprosthetics is a plastic an operation during which a pocket is formed and implants are placed to give a beautiful shape to the breast. There are several ways to install implants:

1. Submammary or inframammary access is one of the most commonly used approaches for implant placement. An incision is made in the natural inframammary fold, then a pocket is formed subglandularly or submuscularly, an implant is placed.
2. Periareolar access – an incision is made along the lower border of the areola and implants are installed in the same way as with the access described above. With this access, it is possible to correct the shape of the mammary glands and areolas.
3. Transaxillary access – an incision is made in the armpit, a pocket is formed endoscopically and an implant is placed. This access has a number of indications and is not suitable for everyone.

Thus, lipofilling is suitable for correcting the shape of the breast in combination with endoprosthetics using breast implants. Breast augmentation with implants will help achieve the desired shape and volume of the mammary glands, which is also a safer and more effective technique.

Prepared by: Zainab Magomedovna Rabadanova, plastic surgeon at the Semeynaya clinic, Beauty direction.