Adding Volume to the Breasts by Transferring Fatty Tissue


Fat-transfer breast augmentation is a newer type of breast augmentation. Instead of using artificial implants, the plastic surgeon uses fatty tissue from your own body to enlarge your breasts.

Women place a lot of importance on the appearance of their breasts. Not being comfortable with the way your breasts look can have a large impact on your self-esteem, confidence levels, and even sex drive. That’s why it’s so important to feel good about your breasts.

In fat-transfer breast augmentation, instead of using artificial implants like saline and silicone implants, your own body fat is used. It is a two-part surgery where Dr. Pittman first uses liposuction to extract fatty tissue from certain body areas that have an excess of it. After the fat is purified, he then deposits it into your breasts through injections.

This surgery is a great choice for women looking for a slight increase in their breast size and projection. The technique is growing in popularity as more and more people are looking for less invasive methods to enhance their beauty.

The Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation are generally those seeking a modest increase in breast size and are willing to undergo liposuction to harvest the necessary fat. It’s essential to have realistic expectations and be in good overall health.

The Procedure: What To Expect

The process begins with liposuction to extract excess fat from the donor area. This is often performed under local anesthesia. Once the fat is harvested, the fat undergoes a purification process to isolate the viable fat cells to transfer to the breast.

The purified fat is then carefully injected into the breasts, creating a natural and subtle augmentation. This step requires precision to achieve symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing results.

After the procedure, expect some swelling and bruising in both the donor and recipient areas. This is temporary and should subside in the coming weeks.

Why Choose Fat-Transfer Breast Augmentation over Implants?

Although saline and silicone implants are very safe, they are still foreign objects that are being introduced into your body. Even the knowledge that something artificial is inside your body can be enough to make you uncomfortable. With fat transfer, the material used is natural, and from your own body, so no foreign substances are needed.

Some patients feel that the implants can sometimes feel rubbery to the touch. With traditional implants, you’ll also have to manage the risks of rupture or rejection by the body and the potential consequences these can cause.

This procedure may be especially ideal for women who do not have a lot of breast or skin tissue. With implants, a smaller amount of tissue can lead to the appearance of rippling in the breasts, and this is not an issue with fat transfer.

The fat-transfer breast augmentation combines two highly sought-after plastic surgery procedures into one. It extracts the unwanted fat from your problem areas with liposuction, helping you lose a few inches and achieve a better figure. It also adds volume to your breasts for a fuller look.

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a rather cost-effective way to get your breasts enlarged. For traditional breast augmentation, you would have to pay for the implants, which are expensive to manufacture. You would also need to pay for them to be replaced at some point. With natural breast augmentation, these will not be issues. You will also get the advantages of liposuction and breast augmentation without having to pay for a separate liposuction procedure.

Some Common Questions About How To Add Volume to the Breast

How Is Fat Transfer Different from Traditional Breast Implants?

Fat transfer uses your own tissue, providing a more natural look and feel. It also involves liposuction for body contouring, and the procedure may have volume limitations compared to implants.

Can You Use Body Fat To Increase Breast Size?

Yes, you can use fat from other areas of the body. Your surgeon will have to purify the fat before implanting it into your breast, though. This procedure gives you a more natural look and feel than silicone implants can provide.

Is Breast Fat Transfer Safer Than Implants?

Both fat-transfer breast augmentation and traditional breast implants are generally considered safe procedures when performed by qualified and experienced plastic surgeons. However, each method comes with its own set of considerations and potential risks.

How Long Does Breast Fat Transfer Last?

The longevity of results from a fat transfer breast augmentation can vary among individuals. While some of the transferred fat cells may be absorbed by the body over time, a significant portion typically remains, providing long-lasting results. The duration of the outcome can be influenced by various factors, including the individual’s body characteristics, lifestyle, and the specific techniques used during the procedure.

Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Permanent?

While some of the transferred fat cells may be absorbed by the body, a significant portion typically remains, providing long-lasting results. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal volume retention.

What Is the Recovery Time for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Initial recovery typically takes a few weeks, with swelling and bruising subsiding during this period. Full results might take several months to become apparent. Remember that everyone is different, and your recovery time is specific to your body, treatment, and health.

Are There Risks Associated With Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, including infection and changes in sensation. Consult with your surgeon to understand the specific risks and benefits based on your health and medical history.

Your Consultation

To find out more about fat-transfer breast augmentation and its benefits, contact the office of Dr. Troy Pittman. Dr. Pittman, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, will be available to meet with you for a consultation.

During your consultation with Dr. Pittman, you can ask any questions you may have and discuss your goals and expectations from the surgery. You will need to tell him your complete medical history and any allergies you have, along with any medications you are currently taking. To schedule your informative consultation with Dr. Pittman, contact our office today.

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