At a recent meeting of plastic surgeons called The Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium 2011, Allure Contributing Editor At Large Joan Kron sat in a presentation by Roger K. Khouri about autologous-fat breast augmentation. Rather than using an implant of some kind, this is a procedure in which fat is taken from one part of your body (usually your hips, thighs, or abdomen) and injected into your breasts to make them larger. Relocating your love handles to your cleavage—who wouldn’t want that?
The technique has been around for a while, but is experiencing something of a resurgence, thanks in part to Khouri, a well-known plastic surgeon and the founder of the Miami Breast Center. (Some cancer specialists warn that there could be dangers to injecting fat into the breast, where it could activate latent cancer cells, and that fat in the breast can make it more difficult to accurately read a mammogram.) Khouri spoke about the case of one particular woman, a student in her early 20s, who wanted this procedure but did not have enough body fat to make the necessary self-donation. (Poor thing!) Fortunately, she just happened to be an identical triplet so Khouri harvested fat from her two sisters, who apparently had a bit more to spare. “One sister gave the left breast and one sister gave the right breast,” says Khouri. After all, what are sisters for?
What about you: Would you have an interest in a procedure like this?
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