Breast augmentation surgery using fat transfer is a relatively new procedure and has already seen excellent results. The fat for the surgery is derived from the candidate’s own body. Doing so eliminates any risk of the body rejecting artificial substances. The fat-transfer method is also referred to as fat grafting.
Breast augmentation using fat transfer is best for women who wish to increase their breast size subtly instead of dramatically. With this surgery, the breast size can increase by a full cup. It is also the ideal procedure for those who wish to retain or enhance the natural shape of their breasts after a cosmetic procedure. The results can last for a long time.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation using fat grafting is a three-part procedure. Each of the steps involved is performed one after the other during the course of the same day. They can be completed within four to six hours.
Depending on individual candidates, the procedure may involve multiple sessions to achieve the desired augmentation results. Before and after the surgery, it may be necessary for you to use a tissue expander device for several weeks at a time. Your doctor will advise you about the aftercare required for the procedure during your consultation session.
Transferring the Fat
The first part of fat-transfer breast augmentation involves harvesting excess fatty tissue from the patient’s body using a procedure known as liposuction. The fat can be removed from areas like the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
Purifying the Fat
The extracted fat is then decontaminated, liquefied, and prepared to be injected into the patient’s breasts. Only healthy fat cells can be expected to thrive in their new location, so any damaged fat cells are discarded.
Injecting the Fat
During the final step, the purified fat is transferred to the breasts using numerous precise injections. The fat is transferred carefully in the form of droplets to minimize any risk of tissue bleeds.
Typically, initial recovery time will not be longer than a few days. Any swelling you may experience due to surgical processes subsides in a week or two. General anesthesia is used for the surgery, and once it wears off, you can go home. To learn more about recovery, contact your surgeon.
Fat-transfer breast augmentation has several benefits. It is a simpler procedure than breast augmentation using implants. It is also a safer option than using implants to augment breast size and can result in a shorter recovery time.
It also gives you the option to remove fat deposits from unwanted areas. Not only are you increasing breast volume through this procedure, you’re also reducing the size of trouble regions of the body, resulting in sculpted contours.
The procedure doesn’t disturb the natural shape of the breasts. After the surgery, your breasts should continue to look natural and even more appealing.
Make Your Appointment Today
If you are planning to opt for this type of surgery, you should talk Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied customers. Dr. Feng will help you learn more about the procedure and the recovery process. Contact us to schedule your consultation.