Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer
Often times patients come in for a consultation and talk about taking fat from one area and moving it to another area. They do not realize that this is possible with some of the most advanced surgical techniques. This technology can be used for breast augmentation, to disguise the rippling of breast implants and assist with breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy and breast deformities. Fat transfer has been used for a number of years for buttock augmentation and studied for use in breast enlargement for twenty years. Throughout the years of many clinical studies, the surgical techniques have been refined with much success.
The fat transfer procedure involves removing fat from an area, separating the fat from other tissues and then injecting it into the breasts. It takes many precise small injections to reshape the breast. The surgical process to perform fat transfer takes longer than traditional breast augmentation, however, the recovery time is quicker and tends to be less painful. Women are not usually able to achieve the same volume increase from fat transfer that would be possible using either saline or silicone breast implants. Women are typically able to increase the volume of breasts up to a bra cup size increase.
Fat transfer can be used for many areas including: the buttocks, the cheek, liposuction defects and the back of the hands.