All About Fat Transfer to the Breasts

Have you ever looked in the mirror, pinching the excess fat on your hips, thighs, abdomen or buttocks and thought to yourself, “If only I could take this fat and move it to here…” You can! With a breast augmentation from fat transfer, you can have liposuction on any area of the body and have that fat used to enhance the volume and fullness of your breasts. It’s really the best of both worlds!

What Happens During a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

A fat transfer breast augmentation is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. Liposuction is performed on any area of the body, specified during a careful consultation with a highly accredited surgeon. From there, the fat cells harvested from the donor location, will be cleaned, and processed to be injected into the tissue of the breasts, creating enhanced size and shape.

Recovery Process

At the time of the procedure, the breasts will appear swollen due to over filling the breast tissue with natural fat cells. This is because throughout the course of healing, the body will naturally absorb a small amount of the fat cells due to their organic nature. A Fat transfer breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. If performed under local or general anesthesia, patients can return home the same day as treatment.  We recommend taking a week off work to minimize any unnecessary movement. This will allow the fat cells to become well established in the specified tissues of the breast. Any pain or bruising should subside within a few days to weeks. 

Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer to the Breasts-

Many women choose a fat transfer breast augmentation over breast implants simply due to the more natural approach. Using one’s own fat cells for enhancement rather than a foreign substance is sure to cut down on the already small, albeit present, risk of an adverse reaction. The minimally invasive approach to the fat transfer procedure is also pleasing to patients. There is virtually no down time as well as minimal scarring. Considering these benefits as well as the fact that a patient is improving not just her breast appearance but also the shape and contour of the donor location where liposuction was performed, it’s hard to argue that this would be the preferred method of enhancement for some women.

Does a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Last Longer Than Implants?

It is important to note that the results from a fat transfer breast augmentation are much different than that of breast implants. When a woman undergoes a breast implant procedure, her results will be firm, reshaped, breasts that can increase to any size desired. With a fat transfer procedure, the breasts will increase in size, but only a cup size at most. However, results from a fat transfer procedure are permanent while breasts with implants typically need to be revised after some time. The fat cells that become established from a fat transfer breast augmentation will stay in the breasts forever. A breast treated with fat transfer will continue to age normally and may require revision in the future such as a breast lift.

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

If a fat transfer breast augmentation is right for you, it is important to consider only board-certified, highly reputable plastic surgeons with an abundance of experience. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with this treatment. You want to choose a surgeon who is familiar with the process and procedure. Dr. Dallas Buchanan is one of the top-rated plastic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area, with many years of education and experience. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Buchanan practices a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and has been published in multiple textbooks and medical journals on topics ranging from facial cosmetic surgery and facial aging to body contouring and breast surgery. If you are looking for a highly recommended plastic surgeon for your fat transfer breast augmentation, call VIVIFY today for your complimentary consultation.  1-833-284-8439