Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Fort Worth
What if you could reduce unwanted fat in your lower body and increase your breast size, all in the same procedure? Fat transfer breast augmentation, or fat grafting, is a type of breast augmentation technique that transfers fat from your stomach, hips, or thighs to your breasts. By moving fat from areas of the body that typically have a little extra cushion to the breasts, female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Emily J. Kirby, is able to naturally increase volume and shape in the breasts, while contouring the rest of your figure.
- How is fat transfer breast augmentation performed?
- What are the benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation?
- Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?
- Fat transfer breast augmentation recovery & results
How is fat transfer breast augmentation performed?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is performed as a multi-step procedure:
Step 1: Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat from your abdomen, hips, or thighs.
Step 2: Your harvested fat is carefully separated and prepared.
Step 3: A few tiny incisions are made around the armpit, the outside margins of your breast, and/or the areola to inject your harvested fat.
Step 4: Fat is injected throughout the breast and at different skin depths in a precise, layered manner to ensure it maintains its volume and viability.
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What kind of anesthesia will I have?
Dr. Kirby performs fat transfer breast augmentation using general anesthesia for optimal comfort and safety. This means you will be asleep for the entire procedure.
What are the benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation offers numerous benefits, including:
- Gives your surgeon more control over shaping your breasts
- Can provide a more natural breast augmentation appearance
- Considered a safe procedure because your own fat is used to volumize the breasts instead of implants
- Can improve the appearance of implant rippling or other contour deformities
- Can correct mild asymmetry or slight unevenness in the breasts
- Requires only a few small, well-concealed incisions
Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?
You may be a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation if you:
- Want to increase volume and shape in your breasts without implants
- Desire a natural look and feel to the breasts
- Are a non-smoker
- Have excess fat on your hips, thighs, or abdomen
- Are at a stable weight
- Want to reduce the appearance of implant rippling
Fat transfer to the breasts is also a popular procedure for patients who want to reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy.
What other areas of the body can I enhance with fat transfer?
Fat transfer breast augmentation recovery & results
Since fat must be placed in small amounts and in a “layered” manner, fat transfer breast augmentation may require more than one treatment in order to achieve your desired volume. However, recovery is typically shorter than breast augmentation with implants because there is no irritation of the muscles.
After your surgery, you should expect to have some swelling, bruising, and temporary changes in sensation in the breasts and in the areas that were treated with liposuction. These side effects typically subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. Most patients can return to a desk job and light activities within a few days. Most of our patients see full results after about 6 months.
Dr. Kirby will place a compression garment over areas where liposuction was performed; they should be worn for about 6 weeks after your procedure to help flatten and smooth out these areas. A post-surgical bra is placed to help your newly enhanced breasts take shape. Scars under the breast or around the nipple are easily hidden by a swimsuit or bra, and often by the breast shadow itself. Dr. Kirby will go over your scar care plan and options to help ensure that your scars heal as beautifully as possible.
Following your fat transfer breast surgery, it is important to maintain a stable weight, as weight loss can reduce volume in the breasts.