If you have ever wished you could take unwanted fat from your hips or belly and use it to create larger breasts, you are not alone, and the idea is not as far-fetched as you may think. With today’s advanced techniques, it is possible to remove fat from problem areas and inject it in areas that you would like to enhance.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
If you are looking for the most natural breast augmentation available, a fat transfer may be your best option. Unlike traditional procedures that enlarge the breasts using implants filled with silicone or saline, a fat transfer provides breast enlargement using your own natural fat from another part of your body. This method of breast augmentation also provides the additional benefit of allowing you to get rid of stubborn unwanted fat in another area.
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How is a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Performed?
The first step in performing a breast augmentation using fat transfer is to carefully remove fat from a donor location. Fat is commonly harvested from common problem areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, sides and upper arms. You will be given intravenous sedation, and the fat will be carefully removed using the Aqua Shape system. This system loosens fat gently using a stream of water. The fat is then suctioned out of the body and placed in syringes to be injected into the breasts. Depending on how large you want your breasts to be multiple operative sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer?
In order to be a candidate for a breast augmentation using fat harvested from another part of your body, you need to be in good overall. You should be free of any diseases or disorders that could negatively affect healing or bleeding. Let your surgeon know about any medications you are taking. Good candidates for breast augmentation using this technique need to have enough body fat that can be harvested from a donor site. If you are very slender and have little body fat, you may not be a good candidate for this particular procedure as it takes a considerable amount of fat to noticeably enhance the size of the breasts.
Recovery from Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
The recovery period for this procedure is similar to the recovery period of traditional liposuction. You may experience bruising, swelling and some pain. These side effects are usually mild, and your surgeon will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions as well as medications to ease discomfort. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks, but most patients are able to return to work within a few days. Recovery generally goes smoothly, and the end result is fuller breasts that look and feel completely natural.