Natural breast augmentation offers women another option for increasing breast size and volume, without hospitalization or synthetic implants. Dr. Taek Kim is the only cosmetic surgeon in Downers Grove who performs this innovative “awake” breast enhancement procedure. Dr. Kim has extensive experience with the natural breast augmentation procedure and has developed his own fat transfer technique for improved results.
Natural Breast Augmentation Overview
Fat transfer gives you the most natural breast enhancement appearance possible because the fat comes from your own body. Dr. Kim harvests fat from a part of your body, usually thighs or abdomen, via Body-jet liposuction. Dr. Kim then refines this fat and injects it into the breast area. The result is a larger, firmer, more natural-looking breast … plus important peace of mind that you have no synthetic materials in your body.
What Can Natural Breast Augmentation Do?
- Restore volume and fullness to breasts affected by pregnancy, breast feeding, age, etc
- Improve the shape and symmetry of breasts
- Restore breasts after lumpectomy or other surgical procedures
- Enhance cleavage, including cleavage for women with breast implants
- Soften breasts or smooth rippling in women who have artificial implants
About the Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure
Natural breast augmentation combines two advanced procedures that are completed in the same day:
- Liposuction – Dr. Kim will first remove fat using Body-jet lipo. This method, which differs from conventional liposuction, enables Dr. Kim to use a water-spray device that simultaneously injects water into the body while removing fat, thus eliminating the need to inject high volumes of tumescent anesthetic into the tissues to reach the fatty areas. He controls the amount of pressure, thereby breaking down fatty deposits in a safer and more efficient manner. This ultimately allows for the most efficient way of harvesting and preserving the fat for transfer.
- Fat Transfer – Dr. Kim refines the fat through a cleansing process to remove damaged fat cells and other debris. Then, using a precise technique, Dr. Kim injects the fat into the breast area in small amounts at a time.
You will remain awake and alert throughout the natural breast augmentation procedure, which means you avoid the possible side effects associated with general anesthesia. The local anesthetic will provide continued pain relief after the surgery is complete. Additionally, “Awake” breast augmentation allows you to go back to your daily routine soon after the procedure.
Natural Breast Augmentation FAQs
How much does Natural Breast Augmentation cost?
The cost for a natural breast enhancement procedure will vary based on your body, goals, and needs. You will have a dedicated medical counselor who will walk you through the process and discuss treatment costs, payment options and financing.
Is Natural Breast Augmentation right for me?
Natural breast augmentation is best suited for women who want to eliminate problem areas while enhancing their breast size and shape. Natural breast augmentation cannot deliver dramatic increases for breast size. If you would like to increase more than one cup size, you should consider breast implants.
Can I have Natural Breast Augmentation if I already have implants?
Yes, Dr. Kim can perform a fat transfer procedure to soften breast implants that look or feel hard. Fat transfer can also help smooth the ripples and wrinkles that can form around the edges of a silicone or saline breast implant.