What’s a fat transfer breast augemntation?

A fat transfer breast augemnation surgery uses the patient’s own fat to create a wellshaped, firm and full breast. The doctor uses liposuction to remove fat from an area where there is in abundance and transfer it to the breast area in order to enhance its shape and increase its volume. It is an alternative method to traditional breast augemnation with implants that offers a more natural result and shorter recovery time.

Who’s a good candidate?

If you wish to improve your breasts shape or restore one or two cup sizes of volume then you are an ideal candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation. However this method is not recommended to women that want a more significant increase of volume. Patients should have a healthy and elastic skin. A fat transfer breast augmentation will not improve skin laxity unless it’s combined with a breast lift procedure. It is the perfect method to restore volume that has been lost due to pregnancy or breast feeding. Moreover, patients should have enough fat resources in their body in order for the transfer to work.

Facts I need to know

During a fat transfer breast augementation procedure the surgeon will perform a liposuction in order to harvest fat from areas like the abdomen, the hips or the buttocks. She will then purify the fat and inject it into the breasts. The operation is safe, it takes 2 to 4 hours, depending on the case, and is performed in an organised clinic under general anesthesia. Results are extremely natural since there are no implants involved and they last for years even. However they can change due to great weight changes or chronological ageing that make even firm breast to sag.

Recovery Time

Recovery after a fat transfer breast augmentation is extremely fast. There is bruising, swelling and soreness in the areas treated but symptoms are mild and they subside quickly. Patients return to work and to their normal routine a week following the surgery but they should avoid exercising and lifting weight for several weeks. They are often instructed to wear a special compression bra that helps natural healing and limits the swelling. The body fully recovers 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery and by that time results are fully visible.

Doctor’s Remarks

The combination of liposuction and fat transfer to the breast is a completely safe method for women who dream of a very natural result and a small to medium change of their breast volume. The fat is processed in such a way as to guarantee a long lasting result while liposuction can be performed with the use of a laser in order to minimize risks and complications like soreness and bruising.