If you always wanted bigger breasts, fat transfer breast augmentation is a great alternative to breast implants. This surgery can improve the size and shape of your breasts while preserving their natural appearance.
Fat transfer benefits
The main benefit of this breast augmentation method is that is uses the patient’s own fat. The procedure has two goals : enhance the size of the breasts and slim down certain persisting fat deposits. fat transfer breast augmentation is very popular among patients wishing a mild to moderate increase of breast volume. Fat transfer is also commonly used for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or to correct skin imperfection associated with breast implants. In the latter case, fat is injected around the implants so smoothen the transition between implants and natural tissues. Fat transfer breast augmentation patients must have enough stored fat to allow proper harvesting, which is usually the case, even with slim patients.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It is 2 to 3 hours long an requires hospitalization. Fat transfer follows a few procedural steps. First, fat cells are harvested through liposuction. The fat is then purified by centrifugation, which separates the fat cells from unwanted fluids and improves their survival rate. Finally, the fat cells are injected in small volumes and at different depths in the breasts.
This procedure is less invasive than most cosmetic surgeries, the recovery is relatively easy and quick. The operation can be longer than breast augmentation with implants because fat must initially be harvested. The appearance of the breast improves over time as fat cells are integrated by the surrounding tissues. The final result can be seen around 3 months after surgery.