Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation uses liposuction to take fat from other areas of the body and inject it into the breasts. This option is great for women who are looking for a subtle increase in breast size and natural-looking results. And because fat transfer uses the patient’s own fat, there is no implant to exchange in 10 years.
Who is a Candidate?
Women whose breasts have a nice shape and good skin tone can often benefit from fat transfer to the breasts. Those with sagging skin or those who want a significant increase in breast size are commonly not good candidates. A consultation with Dr. Perry can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.
The fat transfer breast augmentation procedure begins with harvesting your fat. You and Dr. Perry will select a donor site (commonly the abdomen or thighs), and liposuction will be used to extract excess fat cells. Then the fat will be purified and processed, and then placed into small syringes. This fat will then be meticulously injected into the breasts for a subtle augmentation.
Following fat transfer breast augmentation, swelling and bruising will occur. Compression garments are to be avoided since the augmentation used live cells. It is advised that patients take 1-2 weeks off from work to recover. Most of the swelling usually resolves by the third week, and makeup can be used to camouflage any residual bruising.
The areas where fat was transferred will appear softer and fuller, though the survival of fat depends on how the fat was harvested, purified, and injected. Some fat will be absorbed by the body, so the results seen directly after the procedure will not be as pronounced after healing. Most patients can expect to retain 50-80% of the fat transferred.
If you are located in the Miramar, FL area and would like to learn more about fat transfer breast augmentation, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry.