Do you have trouble spots of fat throughout your body that you wish you could shift to another area of your body? Dr. Basile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve this wish by using your own fat to enhance your breasts!
Fat transfer to the breast uses Liposuction to transfer unwanted fat from the stomach, hips, and thighs to your breasts. This method may be favorable if your goal is to have a subtle enhancement that has a natural look and feel. Advantages of a fat transfer breast augmentation include no possibility of a rupture or hardening of a breast implant, no need for maintenance, no incisions, and the reduction of fat in the area of the body it was transferred from.
Fat transfer breast augmentations are a great procedure for candidates with additional fat volume. For those that are very slim, a fat transfer is not possible as there must be enough body fat to be processed and used for the transfer. Ideal candidates must also be non-smokers and in good health to undergo this procedure.
The fat transfer procedure consists of two procedures performed simultaneously. Dr. Basile will begin with Liposuction which uses a tiny “cannula” or small needle to loosen and remove body fat from the desired area. This fat is then processed and prepared to be harvested to a new area. The small percentage of transferred fat that can be used after it is processed is then inserted into the breast in various locations with small needles. The site of the original Liposuction procedure, as well as the newly sized breast, is then recontoured and positioned to fit naturally with the body.
A fat transfer is generally less strenuous on the body, therefore, recovery time can be quicker than traditional breast augmentation with implants. Your initial recovery will last up to three days and swelling or bruising will subside within the next few weeks. Depending on your procedure, you may take a few weeks or a few months to return to physical activity.
To see if Breast Fat Transfer is right for your breast augmentation, contact Dr. Basile and schedule your consultation in Jacksonville, Florida today!
Can you transfer fat to your breast?
Yes, it is possible to transfer fat to the breasts. This procedure is sometimes referred to as a natural breast augmentation.
Can belly fat be used for breast reconstruction?
Belly fat may be used for breast reconstruction.
Does fat transfer last?
Any transferred fat that establishes a blood supply will remain in place permanently. Results may shift due to weight fluctuation.
Can I lay flat after breast augmentation?
You should avoid sleeping or lying down flat for several days after breast augmentation. Wait for swelling and bruising to subside somewhat.
How do fat transfers work?
During a fat transfer, liposuction is used to remove fat from a donor area such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or back. This fat is then purified and injected into the treatment area, such as the breasts.
How long is recovery after fat transfer?
Most patients find that a majority of their side effects, such as soreness, swelling, and bruising, subside within about three days after fat transfer. A majority of healing is complete within a few weeks.
Can I take my surgical bra off for a few hours?
It is recommended that you leave your surgical bra on as much as possible, but it should be safe to take it off for a few hours while you are doing minimal activity.
How long do I need to sleep upright after breast augmentation?
You should sleep in an upright or elevated position for about 6 weeks after breast augmentation to minimize swelling and take the pressure off the incision site(s).