5 Must-Knows About Hybrid Breast Augmentation

Women wishing to enhance their bust line can have overwhelming options. Cosmetic breast augmentation comes in different shapes and sizes. The type ranges from breast implantation to fat transfer procedure, breast lifts, and reductions. Hybrid breast augmentation is a boob job that uses a combination of methods to achieve the desired result. Hybrid breast augmentation combines fat transfer with breast implants to give the patient the desired look.

The two combining procedures must be understood for the hybrid breast augmentation technique. The fat transfer breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat from other parts of the body, and the fat cells are then injected into your breasts. Breast augmentation with implants is just using breast prosthetics to improve or correct the breast shape and size.

1. What is a hybrid breast augmentation technique?

The hybrid technique idea is to take advantage of the implant properties and enhance these properties by combining your body fat. The implants used for a hybrid breast augmentation at N1 plastic surgery are called Motiva and are slightly smaller than the regularly used breast enlargement implants. The result is from the combination of the two is the desired result of a natural excellent shape appearance. 

Hybrid breast augmentation is best for women with asymmetry, slenderness, bony chest, and chest wall deformity like an indented or prominent sternum. This method could be an alternative for fitness trainers and athletes. They can have their desired breast size and shape without having a heavy breast implant. If you have little breast tissue, this might be a good breast augmentation technique for you.

Consultation is vital in any medical procedure. You can book a consultation with any surgeon at N1 plastic surgery. Be open and talk about your expectations to your surgeon. It is during the consultation that the best procedure will be decided. Inform your cosmetic surgeon of previous surgeries or breast condition. Be honest about your medical condition and current medications. Pre-surgery, you will have to avoid blood-thinning medications and other medications that could increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.

In this procedure, the breast implants can be smaller than the implants in breast augmentation with implants alone. A lighter implant is to an advantage, and the tissues will sufficiently cover the implant. Implants well covered statistically are at lower risk of complications that could have resulted in heavier breast implants.  The combination of breast implants with fat transfer lets a layer of natural fat be transferred to cover the implants, disguise the implant and create a natural look.

The improved technique covering the implant with fatty tissue reduces the risk of a visible implant or rippling occurrence. The advantages of hybrid breast augmentation by our team of specialists in N1 plastic surgery are apparent: less weight, better coverage by the body’s fat tissue, a naturally soft breast.

2. Risks attached to hybrid breast augmentation.

A hybrid breast augmentation procedure is a low risk due to the implant’s weight used in the process—the lesser the implants’ size, the lesser the risk.  Although the procedure poses less risk, MRI is essential to check silent rupture. It should begin three years post-implantation and then every two years, but some complications may arise after the surgery. Breast cyst and lumpiness may occur, infection or bleeding. Sensation in the breast or nipple might be altered. If the procedure is poorly done, the fat cells could cover the mild duct, hindering breastfeeding: implant hardening or poor scarring.

3. The implant placement suiting this procedure.

The combination of a breast implant with fat transfer can be placed under the large breast muscle and the muscle skin, which is the layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, that lies immediately beneath the skin. This is known as the “subfascial “implant position). 100 to 200 ml of fat is the average amount of fat injected into each breast. About 60 to 70% is retained permanently.

The fat cells to be used can be harvested from the thigh or abdomen, for instance. The procedure can be repeated if more fullness is desired but at a later date.

4. Cost of hybrid breast augmentation

Like every other cosmetic surgery, hybrid breast augmentation is not covered by medical insurance. It is considered an anesthetic procedure, and its cost falls primarily on the patient. A significant problem for patients, this procedure combines multiple techniques (fat transfer and breast implants) to achieve the desired results; it is more expensive than other methods.  Nevertheless, the beautiful results are well worth the cost of having the procedure done. A lot of women find that fat transfer or breast implantation alone works for their needs. And if the price will pose a problem, rather than opting for a cheap unqualified surgeon, choose a procedure that your account can bear.

5. Can hybrid breast augmentation be used for reconstruction purposes?

There’s a procedure known as hybrid breast reconstruction, also referred to as “Composite Breast Reconstruction,” it is a solution for mastectomy and other breast traumas; it could be done the same day as the mastectomy. After mastectomy, the skin left, and the fat cells left are thin. If breast augmentation is done with implants only, there would be visible wrinkles on the skin

It rebuilds the breasts with natural fat from the body with breast implants, all in a single stage. The systematic preservation of muscle function and modern breast implants’ properties make hybrid breast reconstruction surgery unique because its outcome isn’t possible with the particular technique. You must consult a highly experienced and qualified expert for this procedure.

Hybrid breast augmentation is like every procedure that requires management and maintenance. The breast will be swollen after the surgery, and it will take time to heal. Keep your cosmetic surgeon in view of your healing process.

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