Many women are unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts. They are not able to lead fulfilled lives because of such reasons. In the recent years, implants such as silicone and saline have been steadily used to augment breasts. It is mainly done so that the breasts increase in size. But Dr. Loren Borud has opened up a safer and better path for women. He has introduced SIEF, a modern technology to modify breasts.
SIEF stands for Simultaneous Implant Exchange with Fat and is quickly becoming popular with plastic surgeons and their patients. It is a technique involving recipient site pre expansion followed by autologous fat transplantation. It is effective for women who suffer from recipient soft tissue problems. It can prove beneficial to people who suffer from upper pole thickness, implant malposition, parenchymal thinning and capsular contracture. This procedure is ideal for women who want to remove existing implants.
What are the things that need to be taken care of in SIEF?
- If you want to undergo a SIEF procedure then you have to follow some pre-requisites. You need to do a baseline three dimensional breast imaging by an expert doctor. This will help him to analyze your breast volume. He will be able to set a target for the size of it. The pre-expansion process is quite simple. The breast is fitted with an external expansion device so that the “target” can be gauged. It takes approximately three weeks to decide on the ideal volume for your breast.
- Liposuction is a method to suck out fats from your body. This same method is used to squeeze out fat from the abdomen, thighs and flanks. This autologous fat is used as implant exchange against artificial implants like silicone and saline.
- The next step involves two phases. In the first phase the fat is injected over existing implants. In the second phase the implants are first removed and then the implants are injected. Generally syringes are employed for the injections. The procedure requires vigilance and expertise of doctors like Loren Borud.