What results can be achieved with fat transfer to the breasts

What results can be achieved with fat transfer to the breasts

19th Feb 2019

Fat transfer to the breasts is the only natural method to enhance the size of the breasts. The method entails the use of the patient’s own fat cells to increase the size of the breasts. This procedure is in high demand nowadays as more and more women want to get bigger, fuller and better-contoured breasts in a completely natural way.

While breast implant surgery is nevertheless the most popular method used for breast augmentation, fat grafting to the breasts has many supporters, especially women who want to avoid the potential risks and complications associated with getting implants.

However, when considering breast augmentation with fat transfer, patients must be aware of what results can be achieved as they are different from the results of breast implant surgery.

When undergoing breast implant surgery, the plastic surgeon will help you choose the right size and type of implant to fit your anatomy and help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The results of the procedure in terms of size and shape of the breasts are quite easy to foresee considering the fact that the surgeon will also give you a testing bra so you can get an idea about what to expect. Moreover, patients often know that the increase in cup size is accordingly to the volume of the implant chosen. Things are a bit different when it comes to fat transfer.

Fat transfer to the breasts entails the use of liposuction to collect fat from areas where it is in excess. This fat is then processed and reinjected into the breasts to give them more volume and a nicer shape. However, the patient should understand that the plastic surgeon can’t inject too much fat into the breasts in one lipofilling session, especially if the tissues of the breasts are small.

The results that can be achieved with fat transfer are dependent first on the current anatomy of the breasts and second on the amount of fat that can be collected with liposuction. In a vast majority of cases, the increase is half a cup size to a full cup size after one session of fat transfer. This means that your breasts won’t get as big as watermelons overnight, and if this is your goal, you should discuss breast implant surgery with your surgeon.

After breast augmentation with fat, the initial results will show breasts that are bigger compared to the final results of the procedure. The plastic surgeon will inject more fat than needed as a certain percentage of this fat will be reabsorbed by the body over the first two months following the procedure. The results tend to be final after three months, and the patients can enjoy breasts that are fuller, rounder, have a better contour and noticeably bigger.

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