Fat grafting breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to increase breast volume by using the patient’s fat tissue (harvested with liposuction) without no introducing breast implants.This procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Who is fat grafting breast augmentation for ?
This procedure is intended for women who want to achieve a moderate to medium breast volume increase without introducing a foreign object in their body. Fat tissue must be available in sufficient volume in the patient’s body to perform fat grafting.
Why is fat grafting combined with breast implants ?
After placing breast implants and depending on the quality and thickness of integuments (skin and subcutaneous tissues), imperfections can appear (implant rippling). Combining fat grafting with breast implants is a technical refinement that allows surgeons to alleviate this issue when it occurs. In addition, fat grafting can increase breast volume in specific areas (the cleavage and between the breasts) located around the implants in order to improve the final result.
Is fat grafting breast augmentation long-lasting ?
Fat cells transferred during the procedure can live or resorb within 4 to 6 months. After this period, breast volume is definitive and includes new living fat cells. However, living fat cells are subject to weight fluctuations after surgery, which means losing weight will lead to breast volume loss and vice versa.
What are the benefits of fat grafting breast augmentation ?
Fat grafting breast augmentation is designed to achieve moderate breast volume increases. The benefit of this technique is that there is no risk related to breast implants (infection, capsular contracture). Also, there is no need to replace implants after a certain period of time. Fat grafting includes liposuction during the first stage of the procedure to harvest fat, which gives the opportunity to get rid of unsightly dimples or slim down a fat storage area.