The alternative way for a fuller chest with fat grafting

The alternative way for a fuller chest with fat grafting

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Text: Renée Batchelor

If you've always wanted a bigger cup size, you'll be glad to know there's an option more permanent than a push-up bra, and lower commitment than surgery – fat grafting!

While super skinny bodies have been in vogue for most of the past 30 years, a larger chest is now coveted by many. A quick and easy fix, the push-up bra has been boosting bosoms and confidence levels for decades and is a relatively cheap solution.

The only problem? It is not a permanent one and be quite uncomfortable to many. Another popular option is to go the full, surgical route with silicone implants. But due to the severity, downtime and detrimental side effects of this method, it is not the natural choice for many who are dissatisfied with their breast size and shape.

Unknown to many, there's actually a third option that is not as drastic as full-on breast enlargement surgery, but that has many of its benefits.

The ADR-C Breast Enhancement is one of the popular treatments at Amaris B. Clinic. It has been carried out by the clinic's medical director Dr. Ivan Puah since 2005. A two-in-one procedure, it involves removing fat from selected areas of the body and injecting them into the breasts to give them a fuller shape. Not just for size improvement, it can also address issues like breast asymmetry and breasts that look 'emptier' or have a flatter silhouette post-weight loss or post-breastfeeding. However it is not able to lift the breasts as it is not a lifting procedure.

With a reported 70 percent of women unhappy with either their breast size or breast asymmetry, this is a great option, especially when you consider that you can also remove stubborn pockets of fat at the same time. Less invasive than surgery, more cost effective than fillers and longer lasting than the volumising effect of a push-up bra, learn more about this procedure from Amaris B. Clinic.

Who would be the ideal candidate for the ADR-C Breast Enhancement?
If you would like to reshape your figure and restore fullness to the breast — such as volume that is lost post-breastfeeding, this is a good option for you. Do note that if you do not have enough fat to transfer or if you require a lifting effect, this is not a good procedure for you to undergo.

Why is this safer than breast implants and what downtime can I expect?
Firstly, since the fat that is harvested is your own, there is no risk of rejection. Second, there are none of the risks one would associate with silicone breast implants — such as ruptures, leaks and shifts. You can also expect a much quicker recovery time as compared to a standard breast implant surgery, so you will be out and about in no time. For what is considered minimal downtime, you will find that this procedure is highly-effective for those who want a long-term solution for volume loss. However, each case will have to be assessed by the doctor.

Following standard procedure, the full details of any possible complications and side effects will be explained when you consult with our doctor. Dr. Ivan Puah not only has years of experience in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatments, he has undergone syringe fat grafting training conducted by renowned French plastic surgeon, Dr. Pierre François Fournier in Singapore.

Is this a permanent procedure?
In general, results can last for a couple of years. If you are keen to know more about the long-term effects, you can find out more from discussions with our doctor.

How soon will I be able to see the results?
You'll be happy to know that results are instant, but also that they will improve over time. As the implanted fat becomes part of your breasts during the months after the procedure, you will see results that are soft and natural looking — so much different from the shape and effect of silicone implants. The bonus is, that if you are feeling unhappy about any other areas of the body, fat can be harvested from them. Overall, you will be left with a slimmer, shapelier figure.

Amaris B. Clinic is at 140 Arab Street, 6817-4303