Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer
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Benefits of Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer
Breast augmentation by fat transfer has several advantages. First and foremost, this procedure doesn’t involve any implants, which removes all the post-surgery complications associated with breast augmentation via implants. Some potential implant complications involve collapsing, shifting, or rupturing. If a patient does develop these complications, she would most likely have to undergo multiple corrective procedures, which can be expensive. Also, these complications may lead to the patient experiencing serious side effects.
Secondly, breast augmentation by fat transfer involves the injection of natural fat from other areas of your body. So, the results are far more natural than the results of a similar procedure involving implants. After all, breast implants are made from artificial substances and no matter how natural they look, they’re unlikely to feel as natural as your own body fat.
Breast augmentation by fat transfer also affects the shape of the areas of your body from where extra fat is removed. This results in the reshaping of not just your breasts, but also areas of your body that have shape-related issues due to excess fat reserves. For example, if the extra fat is taken from your stomach, you’re likely to notice a significantly flatter stomach post-procedure.
The best thing about breast augmentation by fat transfer is that the incisions made are small. As a result, the post-procedure scarring is virtually non-existent. On the other hand, you would have to experience much more scarring after an implant-based breast augmentation procedure.
In general, when fat is harvested by liposuction about half the volume can use for fat transfer. From that about 50% or more will survive or stay. There is also a limit to how much fat can be put into the breast before the skin gets too tight and all the fat will be lost with no results.
I’m 35 years old and a mother of 3 children. After breast-feeding the three of them, I always wanted to have breast augmentation surgery. After a lot of research, I found Dr. Parikh online and made an appointment. He gave me so much information and confidence and took all my doubts away. He was always friendly and very careful with me. It has been one month since my surgery and I’m feeling very happy and fulfilled. It stayed exactly as I expected. Thank you, Dr. Parikh!
Candidates for Fat Transfer to the Breast
Candidates for fat transfer are usually those that want a mild to moderate size enhancement. They generally do not want breast implants and want to use their own tissue. An ideal candidate has enough donor site fat to harvest for transfer. If there is not enough fat to take there will not be enough to get a desired result. Sometimes multiple treatments are needed to attain the desired size goal. Fat transfer candidates must understand that they may need a second or third procedure if the desired result is not attained initially.
Fat Donor Sites
Fat can be taken by liposuction from the tummy, hips, love handles, thighs, back and arms. The tummy and inner thighs are generally good donor sites and have good fat for transfer. Liposuction is performed and the fat is processed. There are many different ways to process the fat which include,; spinning the fat by centrifuge, gravity separation techniques and filtration techniques using nonadherent materials. Once processed it is ready for injection and transfer.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about breast augmentation via fat transfer, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation with Dr. Rikesh Parikh. Dr. Parikh is a highly skilled, double-board-certified plastic surgeon who will help guide you throughout the entire process and address any questions or concerns you may have along the way.