Many people think breast augmentation is synonymous with breast implants, but the truth is, there’s another option for increasing the size and volume of your breasts. A fat transfer breast augmentation is a safe, natural alternative to implants—it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without introducing foreign objects into your body.
What is a fat transfer breast augmentation?
A fat transfer breast augmentation redistributes your body fat by removing it from unwanted areas and injecting it into your breasts. Fat can be taken from your abdomen, back, buttocks, or thighs, resulting in subtle, shapely whole-body contouring. It’s ideal for women who aren’t looking for a huge increase in cup size, but rather natural reshaping and a volume boost.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation fat transfer over breast implants?
Fat transfer and implants are two different procedures with two different objectives. For a significant increase in the size of your breasts, you’ll likely want to choose implants. But if you’re looking to improve the shape of your breasts with a small increase in size, fat transfer might be for you.
Some other benefits of opting for fat transfer breast augmentation are:
Low risk. Because fat transfer doesn’t require the introduction of a foreign body into your system, you’re less susceptible to infections. You also don’t have to worry about an implant rupturing or needing replacement.
Minimally invasive. The procedure uses very small incisions, which helps to minimize scarring and decreases the risk of infection. Fat transfer also involves a shorter recovery period than implants, meaning less downtime and disruption to your daily routine.
Natural-looking results. Since fat transfer uses your own body tissue to create fuller breasts, the results tend to appear natural and authentic.
What happens during a breast augmentation fat transfer procedure?
First, the fat is harvested from target areas using liposuction. Small incisions are made to insert a thin tube called a cannula, which uses gentle suction to remove the fat cells from beneath your skin. The fat cells are then cleansed and prepared before being transplanted into your breasts. In general, a fat transfer doesn’t require general anesthesia, and can be performed on an outpatient basis, so you should be ready to return home the same day.
When can I expect to see results?
Depending on the extent of your fat transfer, you’ll most likely be required to wear compression garments for the first few weeks to provide support and to help your skin conform to your new contours. During this period, you may also experience some pain, bruising, and swelling, which are all normal and should fade with time. While you’ll see immediate changes to your curves, over time some of the fat cells may be reabsorbed by your body. You can expect your body to settle to its final shape within approximately 6 months.
Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation fat transfer?
Only your doctor can tell you whether you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation fat transfer. At San Diego Body Contouring, Dr. Sarosy and Dr. Powell are happy to sit down with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and then determine the best course of action to help you meet them. Our doctors have decades of experience performing cosmetic procedures, and they’re dedicated to patient satisfaction. Call us today for your free consultation and let us help you achieve the body you desire.