Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer to the Breast involves the removal of fat from other areas of your body such as your legs or abdomen and transferring it into the breast area. Both shape and size can be enhanced and the result is very natural looking and feeling breasts.
The advantages of having Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement are:
- Bigger breasts using your own fat, the most natural alternative to implants available
- Two procedures in one, areas of the body are slimmed and the breasts enhanced in one session
- No silicone breast implants, no foreign bodies
- Can use general anesthesia or IV Sedation, no lengthy time off work
- Permanent results, unlike implants which may need replacing
- Downtime is minimal
Fat Transfer Procedure Description
Structural Fat Grafting is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or IV Sedation. This procedure takes between 1 to 2 hours, depending on the amount of fat grafting needed to the area. During this procedure fat is gently removed from the donor site (usually the inner thigh, buttocks, abdomen or the saddle bags) with a small hypodermic needle using a special cannula with limited suction as so not to damage the membrane of the fat cell. The fat is then spun in a centrifuge to remove excess fluids and the damaged fat cells are picked out and only whole, undamaged fat cells would be used. The fat is then injected with the use of a separate smaller hypodermic needle either just under the wrinkle or deep within the muscle in some areas where there is a higher vascularity within the muscle increasing the longevity of the fat graft.
A good candidate is:
- A non-smoker
- One who desires slightly larger breasts
- Generally in good health
- Not pregnant or breast-feeding
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Recovery
Following the procedure you can expect to be swollen, a bit bruised, and a little sore both at the treatment site and the donor site. You should keep the treatment area as still as possible for the first few days to allow proper healing and give the area and newly transplanted fat cells a good chance to become vascularized. Avoid high-impact exercise or activities for the first 2 weeks, depending upon the extent of the surgery.
If you are unsuitable for an enhancement procedure with Fat Transfer, due to sagging skin or because you may require a surgical breast lift, you will be referred to our Atlanta breast augmentation experts.