A fat transfer breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that reshapes your breasts into the shape and size you desire. First, gentle liposuction removes fat from parts of your body like your thighs, abdomen, and love handles. The fat is processed to remove impurities and fluids and is then injected into your breasts.
Due to advances in surgical technology, fat transfer breast augmentations have increased in popularity in recent years as a more natural alternative to other types of breast augmentation, such as implants.
A fat transfer breast augmentation is considered a more natural alternative to breast implants because it increases your breast size using your own body fat rather than synthetic fillers or objects. In addition, it has the added benefit of reducing the size of other parts of your body, like your tummy, love handles or thighs.
A fat transfer breast augmentation is a great option for women who have lost breast volume due to weight loss or pregnancy and have a few “trouble spots” elsewhere that they’d like to correct. If you’re interested in both liposuction and moderate breast enhancement, a fat transfer breast augmentation may be the right choice for you. The first step is to set up a free consult in our Southlake or Plano office.
During your consultation with Dr. Obaid or Dr. Ver Halen at North Texas Plastic Surgery, you’ll learn about your options and discuss your body shaping goals. Your surgeon will examine, measure, and analyze your body. He will let you know whether a fat transfer breast augmentation is the right procedure for you and talk to you about the pros and cons based on your health history, body type, lifestyle, and goals. He will also provide you with a 3D image of what you can expect your breasts to look like after the procedure!
Depending on your current chest measurement and breast cup size, you’ll most likely see an increase of 1 to 1.5 bra cup sizes. Since your breasts are mostly fat to begin with, adding more is usually the softest and most natural feeling way to enhance your breast size.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is an outpatient surgery where you can usually return home the same day. The entire procedure is done while you are asleep. The fat is removed gently, using fine cannulas and processed in a sterile environment to remove impurities and liquids. Dr. Obaid or Dr. Ver Halen then injects your own fat into your breasts to enhance the shape, size, and volume.
Post-procedure, most patients can resume moderate activity and take showers as usual. Many go back to work within a few days. The normal recovery time is a week or less. For a few days, you may experience some bruising and swelling in the breast area but should experience very little pain. The areas that had liposuction may feel sore, and your surgeon will prescribe mild pain medication to alleviate this.
One of the biggest advantages to using your own fat to augment your breasts is that, unlike implants, the fat does not need to be changed out in the future. Once your transferred fat cells become fully incorporated into their new environment, they never need to be removed or replaced. It will take a few months to see the final result, but once the fat has “taken,” you’ll be a shapelier you for good!
Fat Transfer (*used same description from body procedures) – A fat transfer is a simple concept: Fat is removed from areas of the body where it is unwanted and transferred to areas where rejuvenation is desired. Liposuction removes the excess fat with suction through small incisions; then the fat is injected into areas of enhancement, like the face, breasts, and buttocks.