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Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

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Breast Augmentation with Fat

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What is a breast augmentation with fat?

For those who prefer a completely natural approach for breast augmentation, a fat transfer to the breasts can be used to increase breast size and fullness. Liposuction is used to remove your own fat, which is purified then injected to the breasts in a precise, targeted pattern for ideal contouring to match your breast augmentation goals. In the long term, the fat added to the breast mimics natural breast tissue to provide a very natural, augmented appearance. As an added benefit, patients enjoy the results of body sculpting from the liposuction performed to collect the fat.

Am I a candidate for a breast augmentation by fat transfer?

The best candidates for breast augmentation with fat transfer are women undergoing their first breast augmentation procedure, women who want to add targeted volume around recently placed breast implants, and women who are having their breast implants are removed, but want to maintain breast size and shape.

In general, you are an ideal candidate for a Breast Augmentation with fat if:

  1. You would like to add volume, shape or lift to the breasts.
  2. You have researched and decided breast implants are not right for you.
  3. You have a moderate amount of excess fat around the midsection to donate.
  4. You would appreciate the secondary benefits of liposuction from collecting the fat.

Where does the fat come from for a Breast Augmentation?

The ideal fat for transfer to the breast comes from the abdomen, flanks, hips and thighs. The fat in these areas closely mimics the natural fat of the breast and will provide a softer and more natural result. Fat from other areas, especially the back, often tends to be too firm and stringy to use in the breast.

Does the fat from a breast augmentation go away when I lose weight?

No. Any fat retained in the breast after the initial six weeks following your breast augmentation with fat is permanent and will not be lost. However, the transferred fat will mimic the natural breast fat meaning the fat cells possibly can expand and shrink as you gain or lose weight.

Are there risks of putting fat in the breasts?

The most likely risks of placing fat into the breast are primarily centered on fat placement and survival of the transferred fatty tissue. These risks occur infrequently, but include: loss of some or all of the transferred fat, fat necrosis, fat calcification and development of fatty cysts in the breast. The risk of these complications can be minimized with proper fat selection, fat preparation and fat layering techniques during placement.

Can I get breast implants after having a fat placed in my breasts?

Yes. Having a breast augmentation with fat does not limit your ability to have an additional breast augmentation with implants at a later time. In fact, it is common for women to undergo breast augmentation with fat transfer to add natural breast volume then have a smaller breast implant placed to reach their goal. Benefits of a smaller breast implant include:

  1. less added weight
  2. less stretch on the breast tissue
  3. easier recovery after placement of the breast implants, and
  4. easier exchange of the breast implants when necessary.

What can I expect after breast augmentation with fat transfer surgery?

Breast augmentation with fat transfer is performed on an outpatient basis under mild general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes about two to three hours for liposuction, fat processing and fat transfer. A support garment will be worn to help minimize swelling and allow early return to activity. Moderate soreness at the liposuction sites is standard. You will be mobile, but moving slower than normal so we recommend limiting yourself to basic daily activities for 48 hours after surgery. Most patients can resume normal non-strenuous activities with little discomfort after one week. Strenuous activity and exercise will be avoided for 6 weeks to ensure proper healing and survival of the transferred fat.

Can other procedures be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation with fat?

A fat transfer to the breasts can be performed alone, but is often combined with other female breast and body procedures including liposuction, tummy tuck and BBL.

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