Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQ
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of your breasts without the use of breast implants. The procedure is ideal for those who desire fuller, more symmetrical breasts without augmentation with traditional breast implants. If you already have implants, fat transfer breast augmentation can help soften the appearance of your existing implants. Since many people are not familiar with the procedure, the office of Dr. Daniel J Leeman has composed this FAQ for your use.
What Is A Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer breast augmentation, also referred to as fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, is the use of a patient’s own fat for the modification of fat volume elsewhere in their body. The fat is harvested from a suitable fatty site through liposuction cannula. The most common harvest areas are the stomach, thighs, or waist. The harvested fat is then prepared for reintroduction into the body. It is injected into the new part of the body, specifically the breasts in fat transfer breast augmentation.
What Are The Benefits Of A Fat Transfer?
The largest health benefit of at transfer breast augmentation is the increased chance rejection will be avoided. Since your own fat is used, there is no chance of an allergic reaction. The higher chance of compatibility also may reduce your recovery time. Some other benefits include:
- There is no need for incisions or manipulation of breast tissue or underlying muscle
- There is no scarring to the breasts
- No breast implants are needed
- The breasts look and feel more natural than with traditional breast implants
- More control over how the breasts will be shaped
The most significant cosmetic benefit, other than larger more beautiful breasts, is that the areas of the body the fat is harvested from will be contoured, slimmed, and toned. That makes the procedure multifaceted in its cosmetic advantage.
Will the Results Be The Same As With Synthetic Breast Implants?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is highly effective. However, it is not able to produce the scope of enlargement as garnered with breast implants. That said, it is ideal for moderate breast augmentation and shaping.
Am I A Good Candidate For Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
If you are in good health and want fuller breasts, with a natural look and feel you may be a candidate. However, if you want augmentation greater than can be achieved with natural augmentation, you may benefit more from synthetic implants. Each person is unique, the best way to determine your candidacy is to have a consultation with one of our surgeons.
What Is The Recovery Time?
Fat transfer breast augmentation has a recovery time of about one to two days. You should be able to return to your normal schedule within a week. It will take two or three weeks for the physical effects of the surgery to diminish. Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for an additional four to six weeks.