DEVELOPED BY FULVIO HIMSELF, A VEGAN ‘BOOB JOB’ OFFERS MORE NATURAL, IMPLANT-FREE BREAST ENHANCEMENT.
Many women want to get their breast shape and volume back, particularly after having children, but are put off breast implants as it involves having foreign material inside their body. Vegan Augmentation Surgery, in its simplest form, involves taking fat from one part of the body and grafting it into the breasts for natural enhancement.
A Vegan Boob Job not only avoids implant-specific risks, like capsular contracture, rippling, implant visibility, implant infection and the need for implant exchange later on, it also results in minimal to no scarring.
KEY TREATMENT AREAS
Vegan breast augmentation results in breast appearing larger, firmer and fuller -without using silicone breast implants. This can help women who are unhappy with the size and shape of the breasts following pregnancy, advancing age or weight loss. Implants can also be used to correct asymmetry or for reconstruction after breast cancer.
Before embarking on cosmetic surgery always do your research and find a reliable surgeon with a good local reputation. A consultation usually takes at least half an hour and it should be with the surgeon rather than a nurse or patient coordinator. I like to meet at least twice before surgery so you can ask all the questions you've thought of between meetings.
Pain medication is typically only needed for a few days, and swelling reduces after a few weeks. After the surgery, you will be asked to wear a post-surgical bra and will be given postoperative exercises to optimise results. You should be able to return to work after 1-2 weeks. Wounds will be checked at 1 week, and we’ll meet again at 1, 3 and 6 months.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A VEGAN BREAST AUGMENTATION? +
We tailor all treatments to the individual patient. In its simplest form, a Vegan Breast Augmentation involves taking fat from one part of the body and grafting it into the breasts. Fat is removed by liposuction which has been modified to keep the fat cells as healthy as possible. For patients who need it, a breast uplift is performed at the same time - this is the second type of operation. The third and final type additionally involves an 'auto-augmentation', in which part of the breast is shaped into a living breast implant. With these techniques it is possible to get results that resemble the use of breast implants without using any foreign material.
ARE THERE ANY DISADVANTAGES OF A VEGAN BREAST AUGMENTATION? +
Of course, and for some patients I would recommend a standard breast augmentation over it. The main disadvantage is that it isn't possible to graft too much fat in one go, as this increases the amount that dissolves away in the first three months. The other disadvantage is that it cannot be used to make the breasts project much more than they already do, which on the other hand can quite easily be achieved with breast implants. I use a 3D simulator to help patients visualise the difference they can expect between the different techniques. Finally, it is technically more involved procedure than using breast implants and takes a bit longer to do.
HOW LONG DOES A VEGAN BREAST AUGMENTATION LAST? +
That is the question I hear most often. In short, yes - grafted fat is permanent. Not only that, but it never 'forgets' where it came from, so if fat is grafted from your hips to your breasts, and in future you put on weight that would have gone to your hips, instead you will see that weight gain in your breasts. But it's important to understand that not all the fat that is put in will be retained by the body. I see about one third of the extra volume fade away over the first three months, and I always warn my patients to expect this. Also, the results settle down and become more natural over the first few months too, particularly fullness at the top of the breasts. If a patient wants to have a lot of fullness at the top of the breasts then they may need to seriously consider having breast implants.
HOW OBVIOUS IS A VEGAN BREAST AUGMENTATION? +
A lot of women choose this either because they want to live a healthier and more natural life whilst also looking great, and having breast implants doesn't work with their personal philosophy. Others have had breast implants and would like to have them taken out, but aren't prepared to be much flatter-chested after years of having a fuller shape. Others also tell me that if they are ever asked if they have had work done to their breasts, they can reply unashamedly that they have never had breast implants!
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE AFTER A VEGAN BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE? +
I find the downtime similar to that for standard breast augmentation with implants. In my practice, this means patients generally stop needing painkillers around day three or four. I recommend that patients warn their employers that they will need a week off work, although in practice the recovery is often a bit quicker than this.