Concern over the loss of attractive volume leaves many women afraid to take this step despite increasing complaints.
Many of these patients may now be helped: in a single operation, the implants can be removed, and the same volume can be restored by a multilayered autologous fat transfer. Because the implants have pre-stretched the breast tissue the fabric can absorb the fat optimally. A supplemental transfer is of course possible after a short time (2-3 months).
Assuming that patients have about 1 liter of fat that can be used for the purpose of autologous fat transfer, the operation ‘silicone out / autologous fat in’ is an excellent solution to this long-term complication of breast augmentation.
Besides using autologous fat for breast augmentation when silicone is undesirable, more recently, there are increasing requests for a change: i.e. Silicone out, fat in.