Breast Augmentation in Dover, OH

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Breast Augmentation

Lift and Fill Naturally with Fat Transfer Breast Rejuvenation


According to surveys conducted each year by industry professionals, breast augmentation is consistently the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. There are many options available to women choosing breast augmentation, which is why Dr. David Hartman works to set himself apart by offering the safe, effective, minimally invasive choice of fat transfer with BeautiFill® for his patients in the Akron, OH area, including Dover, New Philadelphia, and Canton.

Unlike implant-based breast augmentation, which adds volume via the insertion of a silicone shell filled with liquid or gel, fat transfer breast augmentation makes use of cells harvested from a patient’s own body. This is a gentler, less invasive technique that yields natural-looking results that last.

What Does Breast Augmentation Include?

Since breast augmentation involves the transfer of fat cells, it is not a single procedure but rather a combination of two different body treatments. First, Dr. Hartman harvests fat cells from donor areas where the fat is less than desirable: typically the tummy “muffin top” area, inner- or outer-thigh areas, outer hip “love handles” area, upper back “bra fat” area, or even “double chin” area. When collecting fat for transfer, Dr. Hartman exclusively uses Alma BeautiFill, a revolutionary laser technology that can seamlessly extract and transfer unwanted pockets of fat. Next, Dr. Hartman refines the fat cells in a process that washes and filters the fat cells to concentrate the healthy fat cells. From here, the fat cells are carefully introduced into the breasts so that the added volume appears natural and the breasts remain proportionate with each other and the rest of the body.

Our patients are very comfortably awake for this procedure and participate in exactly “where” the fat is placed and “how much” is placed to give the ultimate in customized, natural breast rejuvenation. Because this is a patient’s own living cells, risks and complications associated with implant-based breast augmentation, such as capsular contracture and rupture, are avoided. Viable cells will settle into their new location with no need for the patient to worry about allergies or rejection.

What Can Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Do?

Adding volume into the breasts via living fat transfer naturally makes them larger and also improves their shape so it is imperative that women seeking breast augmentation choose a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with the necessary techniques, as well as an eye for aesthetic details that will maintain a natural, proportional look in the breasts. Dr. Hartman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who frequently performs fat reduction and enhancement procedures, giving him particular insight into the process.

Dr. Hartman calls his breast augmentation procedures “breast rejuvenation” because they do more than merely provide a boost in size. Transferring healthy, living fat cells to make the breasts rounder and fuller also provides a lifting effect, making the breasts appear perkier in addition to larger.

That said, patients looking to correct more significant sagging should consider a minimally invasive surgical breast lift, also available at Fine Arts Skin & Laser. This focused procedure specifically addresses the excess skin and tissue that can cause breasts to point downward and can be done in addition to the fat transfer.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

The specifics of breast augmentation make it a procedure suitable for women who are looking for an increase of up to one cup size, who do not want artificial implants, or do not have sufficient breast tissue to create a pocket for an implant. Additionally, it can be useful for those who simply want to enjoy a minimally invasive, very successful, and natural augmentation with long-lasting results that will not require a revision due to capsular contraction or implant rupture years later.

Recovering After Breast Augmentation

By and large, the recovery process is extremely minimal. Some patients may experience a little bit of post-treatment swelling or tenderness, which can be seen for a short period or longer, depending on the amount of fat transferred and the number of treated areas. However, these mild side effects usually do not prevent patients from resuming their daily routine within 24 hours should they desire to do so.

Breast Augmentation Cost

The exact cost will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Hartman. Patients who choose to combine their living-fat breast augmentation with other procedures, such as face- or buttock-fat transfer, lipo-abdominoplasty tummy tuck, minimal-scar breast lift, eyelid rejuvenation, brow lift, or facelift, would qualify for a reduction in the price of each individual component.

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