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BulletChemical Peel

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BulletNatural Breast Augmentation

before and after images

Did you know?

  1. Natural breast augmentation can be done safely in an outpatient setting with local anesthesia.
  2. Dr. Drugge has a patent in the area of natural breast augmentation.
  3. The benefits over implants include:
    No scarring
    No maintenance
    No occluded mammogram readings
    Ability to augment breasts gradually to the desired size.
    Natural filler substance (adipose tissue)
    Quick recovery
  4. Dr. Drugge was trained in liposuction in his residency and has been performing this safe technique for over ten years.

How is it done?

The softness and suppleness which give the breasts their shape are due mainly to the presence of adipose tissue (fat). Natural Breast Augmentation is an injection technique used to transfer natural adipose tissue from one area of the body to the breasts.

The tissue is alive and as such is treated like a graft. Volumetric measurements of the breasts are taken before each injection series and the adipose tissue is injected in the precise proportion necessary for the greatest survival. The tissue that is retained after three months is considered permanent.

The procedure requires a small extraction (mini-liposuction) procedure from the outer thighs, hips, buttocks, or abdomen. This is done under local anesthesia.

The collected adipose tissue is frozen at -30 C. Some blood is taken for laboratory processing where the platelet enriched plasma is added back to the tissue before injection.

Once the breasts are numb with local anesthesia through a 4mm hole under each breast, the enriched adipose tissue is injected using a blunt cannula into the specific areas of the breasts which need enhancement. The most popular areas for injection are the upper quadrants of the breast which enhance the roundness of the breast and the appearance of cleavage. This technique can also improve breast assymetry.

The breasts are then enlarged gradually over several injection series depending upon the cup size desired. For further information about the procedure, please request a lipsuction pamphlet from Dr. Drugge's office.

Who is the ideal candidate for NBA?

Small breasts (A cup/B cup) or flat breasts.

Available adipose tissue from another part of the body such as the thighs, hips or abdomen. (Until we develop a way to grow your adipose tissue in vitro, you must have adequate harvest material.)

Pre and Post Procedure Details

Planning and discussion of the harvest and injection procedures may require one or two consultations before an appointment for the procedure is made. Prior to having the surgery, patients should refrain from taking any aspirin, (it can interfere with proper blood clotting for at least 10 days).

Be on time for your appointment and wear comfortable loose-fitting clothes. Pre-operative digital photographs will be taken prior to the procedure.

Bring a sports bra or underwire bra to wear after the procedure. Post-operative discomfort is usually minimal and may be treated with low grade pain-killers such as Tylenol. There may be minimal (1-3 teaspoons) of leakage from the incision holes over the next 24 hours from the anesthesia. This can be pink or yellowish in color.

The patient should not expect to be fully able to assess the results for a few months, as the skin recontours to the enhanced fat layer. In a month, more photographs will be taken to add to the patient's record and be compared to the pre-operative photos.

Effects of Future Weight Gain or Loss

Since the breasts are sensitive to weight loss, it is not recommended to diet or lose weight. Adipose tissue will shrink with weight loss and swell with weight gain. Some patients have experienced increased breast size on top of the procedure with minimal weight gain.