Knowing the details of breast augmentation with fat

Knowing the details of breast augmentation with fat

20th Jan 2019

Knowing The Details Of Breast Augmentation With Fat


Women from all over the world dream about getting the breasts of their dreams. Some of them are willing to try anything to increase the size of their breasts, starting with pills and potions and even special diets and physical exercise routines. But the reality is that the only effective method to increase the size of the breasts noticeably and with long-lasting or permanent results is with the help of plastic surgery.

Breast augmentation with implants have been performed for many decades now and it provides good results with minimal complications. However, there are women who want bigger breasts without the risks associated with getting breast implants. For these women, plastic surgery offers a procedure that delivers 100% natural results, minimal risks and uses just the patient’s own tissues. This procedure is known under the name of fat transfer to the breasts, lipofilling of the breasts, or fat grafting to the breasts.

Breast augmentation with fat is the only solution that can be called “natural” as it only uses the patient’s fat cells to increase the size of the breasts. The procedure is minimally invasive and the downtime is often no longer than a week or two.

However, when augmenting the breasts with fat transfer, there are a few things patients should know before scheduling the procedure. Before anything else, you should know how the surgery is performed.

For the comfort of the patient, general anesthesia is preferred. The plastic surgeon will start by making small incisions in the areas to be addressed with liposuction. From these areas (often called donor areas), fat is extracted with a liposuction cannula that is no longer than 3-4 mm wide. Once collected, the fat is purified and then reinjected into the breasts.

To get satisfactory results, you should choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to play out this delicate procedure. The fat needs to be disposed in layers and at different depths to ensure the survival of a high percentage of the fat cells that were grafted. If too much fat is injected into just one area of the breasts, it can cause the fat cells to die due to the lack of a blood supply to ensure its survival.

It is also important to know that breast augmentation with fat doesn’t deliver the same type of results as breast implant surgery. The increase in breast size won’t be bigger than half a cup to a cup. However, the breasts will look fuller and with a more beautiful shape.

Sustaining the results of fat transfer to the breasts requires commitment from the patient. While breast implants will stay the same despite changes in the body, the fat injected in the breasts will be affected by ulterior weight fluctuations, if they occur after the procedure.


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