breast reduction surgery and a natural hybrid breast augmentation procedureHybrid breast augmentation, also referred to as composite breast augmentation, represents a notable advancement in traditional breast augmentation techniques. This procedure combines the use of breast implants and fat transfer to achieve optimal breast appearance and shape. The incorporation of both techniques has resulted in high patient satisfaction rates and exceptional outcomes.By utilising breast implants and fat transfer, hybrid breast augmentation offers several benefits. It allows for the optimisation of breast volume, ensuring a natural and proportional result. The procedure also targets upper pole fullness, creating a more youthful and lifted appearance to the breasts. Additionally, hybrid breast augmentation enhances cleavage, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing and defined contour.

If you have any questions then please get in touch, one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you want to know more about a Septorhinoplasty, then please read on.

To see Dr. Frati’s work, visit our Boob Job before and after page


What is Hybrid Breast Augmentation?

Hybrid Breast Augmentation is performed by experienced and skilled professionals such as Dr Frati who specialise in hybrid breast augmentation itself. Their expertise, coupled with the utilisation of this advanced procedure, ensures that patients receive outstanding results tailored to their individual needs and desires. With its ability to combine the advantages of breast implants and fat transfer, hybrid breast augmentation provides a comprehensive solution for patients seeking to enhance their breasts. The procedure has gained a reputation for its effectiveness in achieving desirable volume, upper pole fullness, and enhanced cleavage.

To achieve optimal results in breast augmentation, it is essential to consider the coverage of the implant by the surrounding soft tissue, particularly in thin patients with minimal breast tissue and tight skin. In such cases, relying solely on implants may not yield the desired aesthetic outcome, despite improvements in breast volume and projection. This is primarily because the edges of the implant can be challenging to conceal in patients with thin soft tissue, which is more commonly observed in slim women. The imbalance between the size of the implant and insufficient soft tissue coverage can also result in the palpability of implant edges and noticeable skin rippling, leading to unsatisfactory cosmetic results.

Over time, surgeons have employed various techniques to better address the issue of hiding implant edges in slim patients. One approach involves placing the implants beneath the chest wall muscle, known as the dual plane technique. This method increases the amount of soft tissue between the implant and the skin, offering improved coverage. Furthermore, fourth-generation implants with advanced features have been developed to minimize issues such as rippling and capsular contracture.

Surgeons have also drawn inspiration from breast reconstruction procedures, utilising supportive scaffold materials to provide adequate support to the soft tissue and mitigate complications associated with thin patients undergoing implant-based breast augmentation. However, these approaches have shown limitations in terms of cost-effectiveness and consistency in achieving consistently satisfactory outcomes, hindering their widespread adoption. It is crucial for patients and surgeons to carefully consider these factors when planning breast augmentation in slim patients, aiming to achieve the most favourable and predictable results.

At Harley street Surgery in London, Dr Frati and his team have extensive experience in performing fat transfer breast augmentation, and they have now utilised their expertise to combine it with breast augmentation using implants. This innovative approach, known as hybrid breast augmentation, aims to achieve more natural-looking results and effectively conceal the edges of the implants through the injection of fat.

Hybrid breast augmentation has become a commonly performed procedure at our centre due to its ability to optimise breast volume and contour the surrounding soft tissues. By combining breast implants and fat transfer, Dr Frati has precise control over reshaping the breasts, resulting in enhanced aesthetic outcomes. This technique is particularly beneficial for patients with limited soft tissue coverage, as it addresses the limitations of using implants alone in individuals with poor tissue support.

Additionally, hybrid breast augmentation is an excellent option for correcting breast asymmetry in patients with uneven breasts. The combination of both techniques allows surgeons to utilise smaller breast implants, as the fat transfer contributes to volume enhancement. This not only helps achieve a more harmonious breast appearance but also reduces the associated risks compared to using larger implants.

If you are seeking natural-looking results and improved breast contour, hybrid breast augmentation may be an ideal treatment option. Dr Frati is dedicated to providing personalised care and exceptional outcomes using this advanced technique.


What are the benefits of Hybrid Breast Augmentation

The combination of breast fat transfer and implant procedure offers numerous benefits in achieving optimal aesthetic outcomes. By incorporating fat transfer, the soft tissue surrounding the implant can be precisely augmented, effectively addressing any visibility of the implant edges beneath the skin. Skilled execution of the fat transfer procedure to the breast can effectively conceal the implant edges, offering a natural and seamless appearance. This advantage is especially valuable for slimmer patients seeking enhancement in upper pole fullness and improved cleavage.

One significant advantage of hybrid breast augmentation is the flexibility it provides for implant placement in more superficial planes, such as the sub glandular plane. This eliminates the need to cut the muscle, as in the dual plane approach, when inserting the implant beneath it. Placing the implant beneath the muscle can potentially lead to long-term muscle weakness. Additionally, patients who engage in weightlifting exercises may face the risk of double-bubble deformity or animation deformity. The recovery period for dual-plane breast augmentation is also longer compared to placing the implants above the muscle. By opting for breast implants above the muscle combined with fat transfer, surgeons can effectively address mild degrees of breast sagging or ptosis.


Hybrid Breast Augmentation recovery and aftercare

The hybrid breast augmentation procedure is designed to minimise the recovery period after surgery. Dr Frati employs gentle techniques to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. It is crucial to avoid strenuous physical activities for at least four weeks following the surgery. During the first week, it is recommended to sleep in a position with the head of the bed elevated at around 30°. This elevated position promotes faster resolution of post-operative swelling and aids in wound healing. Patients are advised to generally sleep on their back for at least 3 to 4 weeks after surgery to prevent implant malposition or premature fat loss.

Following the postoperative recommendations is crucial, and once you do so, you can gradually resume normal activities. In most cases, patients can return to work after one week, as the majority of bruising and swelling will have subsided by then. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous gym activities for the first six weeks following the surgery. Wearing a well-fitting post-operative bra or a sports bra is recommended to help maintain the position of the implants.

Once your pain has subsided and you no longer require painkillers, you may resume driving after two weeks post-op. However, it’s important to refrain from any breast massage for the first three weeks, as it may affect the results of the fat transfer.

During the postoperative period, it is crucial to completely avoid all forms of smoking for at least four weeks. Active smoking poses a high risk of delayed wound healing and surgical site infection. Additionally, smoking can negatively impact the survival of the newly transferred fat cells. The amount of fat that survives in patients who smoke is significantly reduced, which may require a revision top-up procedure to restore the desired volume.


fat transfer breast augmentation banner after hybrid breast augmentation

What are the Hybrid Breast Augmentation Risks?

Like any form of cosmetic surgery, hybrid breast augmentation does carry risks that patients should be aware of in order to minimise the chances of complications occurring after the procedure.

Some of the potential risks associated with hybrid breast augmentation include:

  1. Infection
  2. Post-operative bleeding
  3. Capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around the implant)
  4. Breast implant rupture
  5. Fat necrosis (death of fatty tissue)
  6. Breast asymmetry
  7. Temporary changes in nipple sensitivity

When choosing to undergo hybrid breast augmentation at Harley Street Surgery, you can have confidence in receiving top-quality medical care from Dr Frati and his team. By diligently following all preoperative and postoperative care instructions, the risk of complications following hybrid breast augmentation can be significantly reduced.


Hybrid Breast Augmentation with Dr Frati.

Opting for Dr Frati’s team at Harley Street Surgery for your hybrid breast augmentation brings numerous advantages.

To begin with, Dr Frati is a renowned specialist plastic surgeon, located in London and Manchester he houses a team of highly skilled and experienced assistants who specialise in various breast enhancement procedures. Dr Frati has undergone rigorous training and possess extensive expertise in performing hybrid breast augmentation, ensuring optimal outcomes for his patients.

Additionally, Dr Frati is efficient in using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the highest standards of care. This encompasses employing advanced liposuction techniques for fat harvesting and utilising the latest breast implant options available.

Moreover, Dr Frati prides himself on fostering a compassionate and supportive environment for all his patients. His dedicated staff is committed to delivering exceptional care throughout every step of the process, starting from the initial consultation and extending to the postoperative period.

As one of the best surgeons in London and the UK, Dr Frati understands the financial aspect of undergoing hybrid breast augmentation, and can offer his advice on a range of payment options and flexible finance plans, making the procedure more accessible and affordable for his patients.

Lastly, Dr Frati’s experience and unwavering dedication to patient safety is evident through his commitment to maintaining the highest standards. His well known track record showcases excellent results with an impressively low rate of complications.

If you require our Breast Augmentation London Service call 020 3633 2619

If you require ourBreast Augmentation Manchester Service call 0161 327 2139

When you choose Harley street Surgery for your hybrid breast augmentation, you can expect top-notch expertise, advanced techniques, compassionate care, flexible payment options, and a strong emphasis on patient safety.