When it comes to breast augmentation, fat grafting is literally like the icing on the cake(s). Lately, breast cosmetic surgeons are using breast implants and fat grafting synergistically, in the form of Hybrid Breast Augmentation (HBA).
There are some limitations that breast implants alone cannot address effectively when it comes to breast augmentation. Fat grafting is used as an adjunct to correct imperfections with the aim to attain a more “perfect” result.
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“This new approach to breast enhancement not only improves the aesthetics of the breast,” explains Dr Chia Hui Ling, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Clinic, “it addresses difficult conditions like chest deformities and breast asymmetries.”
Be it unbalanced breasts, scoliosis, rib asymmetry, or inborn conditions like Poland’s Syndrome, the ability of fat grafting to give precise pinpoint correction makes hybrid breast augmentation an excellent tool for creating more beautiful and symmetrical results.
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A More Natural Cleavage
A common feature in women is widely-separated breasts. “To create a beautiful cleavage in these women,” explains Dr Chia, “placing the implant towards the middle is not the ideal solution.” Dr Chia added that by doing so, the aesthetic proportions of the breasts is not achieved. Instead, it is a better solution to have fat grafts placed in the cleavage area, in addition to breast implants to give a closer, deeper and more natural cleavage.
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Correcting Scars and Deformities
Breast irregularities and asymmetries are also seen after breast resection surgeries, such as lump removal, and breast infections. Breast filler injections (no longer approved in Singapore) has also given rise to complications such as infection, filler migration and breast distortion, requiring removal and causing scarring. The hybrid breast augmentation technique can work synergistically in these cases to augment the breasts and correct localized defects and scarring.
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A More Natural Result
Even in women without any asymmetries, hybrid breast augmentation is particularly suitable for ladies who are very slim but wants a soft natural result. Here, the extra veil of fat grafts placed over the breast implants, can achieve their desired natural result, that implants alone cannot deliver.
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