Silicone breast implants: they really work. But they’re not for everyone.
If you’re one of the (tiny percentage of) people who suffer from a silicone allergy to silicone, or you simply don’t like the idea of carrying something ‘unnatural’ inside their body, there’s no need to worry about being passed by. There’s a tried and tested alternative to silicone implants – and you’re already in possession of it.
Lipomodelling is a procedure which takes fat deposits from one part of your body – usually the thigh, tummy or buttock areas via liposuction – and then transplants it into the breast area. The fat is put through a process of refinement, and then implanted into the breast area.
The great thing about lipomodelling is that there is no chance whatsoever that your body will reject the implanted material, and no risk of implant rupture or deflation. As the implant material is delivered via the cannula, it also means the length of incisions – and scarring – are much shorter than a standard implant procedure.
Make your fat work for you
If you’re physically healthy, over 18, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, have breasts that have fully developed, do not have an infection and are fully aware of the procedures and effects of breast augmentation surgery, you’re a suitable candidate for lipomodelling.
As with any lipo procedure, there’s going to be swelling at the donor site which will quickly settle down. Bruising and discolouration of the skin can occur, but this is usually temporary. Both treated areas can remain numb for several weeks, and – as the transplanted fat is a natural material – some of it may disappear over time, and may need to be replaced. But it’s the natural way to enhance your look.