A Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement, is a procedure that can improve the appearance, shape and profile of your breasts. This is a breast augmentation procedure that uses your own fat, rather than a silicone or saline implant. A Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement is performed by transplanting fat from a donor site (such as the hips, buttocks, and waist) to the breasts.
What is a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement?
What are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement Procedure?
- Achieve better breast shape or cleavage without implants
- Less scarring than implant augmentation
- Natural look and feel breast
- Less weight on skin than an implant (but may not suit skin ptosis)
- Fat removal liposuction contouring processes may help to contour fat donor sites on your body
- Some researchers believe it also improves skin appearance due to cellular renewal processes
Am I a Good Candidate?
- You are thin or are you a bodybuilder, with adequate donor tissue sites, looking to soften the appearance of breast implants?
- Looking to only achieve a small size increase (from half a cup size to a full cup size) or minor shaping enhancements?
- You have adequate sites for donor fat
- Understand you may need to combine your procedure with a breast implant
- You have small breasts and only want a minor increase in breast size
Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement Before and After Photo
What Can I Expect During Surgery?
A Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement requires the use of liposuction to remove donor fat and transfer it to the breasts. While scars are minimal compared to breast augmentation procedures with implants, you will have scars from the cannula.
Medications and General Anaesthesia are there for your comfort during Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement surgery. Using a liposuction cannula, your surgeon will remove fat from your donor sites. This is called tumescent liposuction. The fat is then filtered and processed. After the fat has been processed it is then injected into the desired area via a cannula.
Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men use Healite, Fraxel Laser or Dermapen treatments to assist with healing and minimisation of surgical scars. Be sure to follow your Surgeon’s instructions after surgery to minimise your scars. Don’t do too much too soon!
Risks and Complications
Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement surgery incurs risks and complications like all invasive surgery. Your Surgeon will make you aware of potential complications during your consultation. This includes general anaesthesia, bleeding (Haematoma), infection, wound healing, deep vein thrombosis, scarring and numbness. Always stay informed and healthy, do not smoke before or after your procedure and read and understand your risks.
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This complete guide to Breast Augmentation Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:
- Breast Augmentation Surgery Explained
- How to assess if you are a good candidate
- Planning for your Breast Enlargement surgery
- Answers to our most frequently asked questions
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How long does it take to recover?
The length of your recovery period will depend on your procedure and other health & lifestyle factors. Recovery times can vary from person to person.
Scar maturation often takes longer, up to a year or more. Be sure you wear your garment as instructed and take advantage of the aftercare we provide to assist you during your healing and recovery.
You will need to work with your Surgeon to allow for adequate and proper healing time. It is important to consult with your Surgeon before returning to daily activities such as driving, lifting and exercise. Wear your post-operative compression garments for the designated time frames.
Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men will provide you with after garments. Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. Follow instructions given to you by your Surgeon, and attend all post-operative appointments.
Costs – How much is a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement
All Surgery is customised and your Surgeon will give you a price for surgery depending on the type of procedure you are having, the hospital you attend and the length of your stay.
At your initial consultation, you are given a detailed quote. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.
Why Choose Cosmetic Surgery for Women?
Not all Surgeons have the same experience or intensive training and testing qualifications. Be sure you learn the differences between a Plastic Surgeon, a General Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon or other types of Surgeon.
Choosing a Specialist Plastic Surgeon means you are choosing an accredited recognised plastic surgeon that performs surgery in an accredited hospital. Look for members of FRACS, ASPS, ASAPS or ISAPS as some of the Qualifications of your Plastic Surgeon.
About our Surgeons
It is important to research a Surgeon’s qualifications and experience before deciding on the Surgeon. You can check your surgeons’ credentials at AHRPA. Our Breast Surgeons, Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Rebecca Wyten, Dr Geoff Barnett, Dr Richard Sackelariou, and Dr Rohit Kumar, are all highly experienced, fully qualified specialist plastic surgeons with current FRACS memberships.