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Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation uses your own fat to help patients wishing to avoid many of the risks associated with implants. The fat can be taken from your belly, buttock or even from under the arm next to the breast. The doctor transfers it to your breasts using advanced microsurgical techniques. Since your fat cells are your own soft, living tissue you are not at risk for many of the problems seen with implants.

Your fat is harvested using a minimally invasive procedure like laser or traditional liposuction. The fat removed is prepared and then re-injected into your breast tissue. These new transfer techniques have shown that up to 70% of the transferred fat cells will survive leaving your breast with the fuller shape you desired.

The best candidates include patients that would like breast augmentation but don't want implants, and those patients who have had implants in the past but are unhappy with the results. The average breast enlargement that retained good, long-term results was between 1 and 1.5 cups. Patients wishing to go from an A cup to a D cup would be best served by implants.

With today's advanced radiologic screening techniques, radiologists have a high level of confidence in differentiating between fat necrosis calcifications after breast surgery and those related to breast cancers, so the procedure does not interfere with mammograms.

 Most patients are satisfied with their results after only one treatment. However, about a third of patients request an additional fat transfer procedure to achieve their desired amount of fullness.

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Following 25 years of successful medical sales and marketing, Michael J. Dougherty founded MJD Patient Communications in 1991. The guiding principle has been that medical marketing should be based on Patient Education. Over the last twenty years MJD Patient Communications has published over 150 procedure brochures and assisted over 3,500 physicians expand their practices through improved patient education.

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