There are a lot of women who want to enhance the size of their breasts more subtly and naturally rather than adding an unrealistic amount of volume. Fat-transfer breast augmentation is an option that is available to achieve a more natural aesthetic. It uses excess fat cells from the patient’s body to enhance the look and feel of her breasts.

What Is a Fat-Transfer Breast Augmentation?

This procedure is a breast-augmentation option for women who want a relatively small increase in their breast size and for those who prefer more natural-looking results.

This procedure uses liposuction to collect fat from other parts of a person’s body, like the abdomen, thighs, and back. After that, the excess fat accumulated is purified and then injected into the breasts.

Benefits of Fat-Transfer Breast Augmentation

A fat-transfer breast augmentation offers many benefits:
• It helps address any minor breast asymmetries that only require a subtle adjustment.
• Because liposuction is used to remove excess fat during the procedure, it is a great choice for women who are looking to contour and sculpt other regions of their body.
• It can be used to tweak or perfect the results of an implant-based breast augmentation.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The fat-transfer breast-augmentation procedure begins with gentle liposuction to collect viable fat cells from donor areas on the individual’s body. For this to be successful, the woman must have enough excess fat in those areas so that the liposuction will be able to collect a generous amount.

The fat cells collected are then specially treated and prepared. This involves filtering out excess fluids and dead and damaged fat cells.

Once this is finished, the healthy fat cells are carefully injected into the breasts at various levels. This is done to create even and desirable results according to the patient’s goals.

Dr. Lentz will transfer more fat than necessary initially in order to account for the natural fat loss associated with fat grafting. Out of the fat that is grafted, around 40 to 50 percent will survive and your body will reabsorb the rest. Thus, multiple fat-grafting sessions may be required to achieve the desired final results.

The results of the procedure vary from woman to woman due to many factors. The final appearance of the breasts depends on how many fat cells were successfully transferred and how the body responds to the surgery.

Recovery and Results

After the procedure, patients may experience a degree of discomfort. Their breasts may feel full and swollen, and the donor areas may be sore and bruised. These issues can be treated with the help of prescribed painkillers, cold compresses, and supportive post-surgical bras without underwire.

Most women can go back to their daily lives and work a week or two after the surgery. It will be vital to follow Dr. Lentz’s directions for recovery as closely as possible.

Find Out More Today

Fat-transfer breast augmentation provides results that are permanent with breasts that feel natural and are similar to natural breast tissues. Many women prefer the more subtle enhancement offered by this option.

Dr. Ashley K. Lentz, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to tell you more about the procedure as part of a consultation. Set up your consultation – contact our office today.