Breast augmentation has been one of the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. Women seeking to make dramatic changes to their bust have chosen the route of breast implants.
For women looking for a more subtle enhancement, however, there is another option available: breast augmentation with fat transfer.
What is breast augmentation with fat transfer?
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is an alternative to breast implants that uses the patient’s fat cells instead of saline or silicone devices. Because the fat grafts are taken from the patient’s own body, there is no risk of complications or adverse reactions. Issues such as capsular contracture or BII (Breast Implant Illness) are of no concern to the patient, and they don’t have to undergo MRIs to check for implant rupture with silicone devices.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer induces a modest yet noticeable enhancement to the bust that is rounded and aesthetically pleasing. The enhancement is typically equivalent to a one-cup increase. The Rose Clinic’s surgeons have an impeccable ability to elicit proportionate and well-suited results to your unique figure.
Among the most common reasons that patients pursue fat transfer breast augmentation include:
- Concern over the safety and longevity of breast implants
- A desire for a small enhancement in breast size rather than a dramatic one
- Asymmetry of the breasts
What are the benefits?
- An increase in bust by one cup size
- Long-lasting results
- Increased self-confidence
- More clothing options
- A natural-looking silhouette
- Low risk of complications
- A decrease in fat at the donor site
What is the procedure like?
An added bonus with any fat transfer procedure is that donor fat is extracted from areas like the thighs, belly, or hips, leaving the donor region looking slimmer and more contoured. After the fat cells have been collected through liposuction, they are purified and sterilized, making them ready for injection into the breasts. In the last stage of the operation, the doctor will skillfully inject the fat into the breasts to build a feminine, enticing upper body.
Our staff takes an attentive and precision-oriented approach, minimizing any risk of complications. As with any procedure, however, there are some inherent risks to take into account prior to having surgery. These include:
- Dissatisfactory results
- Damage to the nerves
- Temporary numbness
- Complications with anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Inhibited wound healing
Who is an ideal candidate?
Good candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation have adequate fat stores in the donor regions to draw from. Moreover, they should meet the following qualifications:
- are in good physical and mental health
- have no serious medical issues
- are a non-smoker
- have realistic expectations for the procedure.
What is the recovery process like?
The recovery from fat transfer breast augmentation varies from person to person and will depend on the donor regions chosen and on your body’s unique healing process. While it is true that most patients recover within a few weeks, it’s important to avoid strenuous physical activity until your doctor gives you clearance to do so.
Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are all normal parts of the healing process. Patients are given compression garments to help reduce swelling and keep their newly shaped physique in good condition. To ensure the highest possible rate of fat survival, 10 to 15 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen treatments are highly recommended.
Why choose the Rose Clinic?
Dr. Rose is a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon who is known for his dexterous hands and artistic eye. He provides the Salt Lake City area with only the best in care, using innovative techniques to solve his patients’ concerns. He and his friendly staff offer a warm, comfortable environment where you can receive life-changing treatments. Please call today for a consultation about breast augmentation with fat grafting.