Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most highly coveted cosmetic surgeries today. Women enjoy the option of being able to increase their breast size and improve the shape of their bustline. However, many have concerns when it comes to placing a foreign substance like an implant in their bodies. Breast augmentation with fat grafting or fat transfer, also known as autologous breast augmentation, is a safe, natural alternative that can still give patients their desired enhancements without the use of implants. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ, proudly offer the fat transfer approach for breast augmentation. If you have been researching breast augmentation surgery with a fat transfer, read below for an in-depth look at this alternative surgical procedure and the benefits it can provide.
What is breast augmentation with fat transfer?
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is a surgical procedure that can contour the breasts into the desired shape and size through the use of your body's own fat. This innovative surgical technique has become more widespread in recent years, thanks in part to medical advancements in surgical technology. This more-natural alternative to breast implants incorporates the body's fat cells instead of saline or silicone implants for the desired aesthetic effect.
As an added benefit, this customized technique also reduces the size of other parts of the body. Fat is removed via liposuction from target areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, or buttocks, then purified and transferred to the breasts to complete the augmentation. Because a fat transfer is an autologous method, there is less risk associated with this procedure that with silicone or saline breast implants.
The benefits of fat grafting
Fat injection, also known as fat grafting, is one of the most well-tolerated substances. New Jersey-area women love the benefits, including their natural appearance, long-lasting lifespan, and associated safety. The liposuctioned fat is processed and cleansed with an antibiotic solution to ensure that only healthy tissue is used for injection. This fat is slowly injected into the breasts for the desired shape and volume, completing the augmentation. Your plastic surgeon will then gently massages the area, so the fat deposits are evenly distributed for a smooth, uniform appearance.
Not every woman wants the same dramatic results breast implants can provide, and fat transfer can offer a more subtle enhancement. One of the most significant benefits of a fat grafting procedure is that you won’t need to remove or replace the fat like with breast implants. Fat grafting can assist with the following issues:
- Smaller increase in breast size
- Fix minor breast asymmetry
- Fine-tune results of breast implant procedures
- Enlarge breasts without scarring
Ideal candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation
Breast augmentation via fat transfer is perfect for women in the New Jersey area who desire a more organic approach than the use of breast implants. Ideal candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation include those whose breasts have the following features:
- Naturally smaller in size
- Asymmetrically shaped
- Loss of volume or shape from pregnancy or dramatic weight loss
- Decreased breast size, shape, or volume due to aging
Potential candidates will need to have an adequate amount of fat on their bodies so the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can harvest a sufficient amount of fat for the transfer. Women who are very thin and lack excess fat may not be ideal candidates. During your initial consultation, an assessment will be performed to determine if there is enough fat for liposuction. The ideal candidate should be in good health and refrain from using tobacco products. It is recommended that you quit smoking before surgery, as it can directly affect the healing of the tissue and cells.
What kind of results can I expect?
Typically, most New Jersey-area patients can expect an increase of one full cup size. Breast augmentation with fat transfer feels soft and looks natural. Following the postoperative care instructions carefully will get you back on your feet again quickly. Patients can resume moderate activities and usually go back to work within a few days. It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the treatment areas. The body parts that underwent liposuction may feel sore, and prescribed pain relief can assist in relieving discomfort. After a few months, you will see the full effects of your new breasts.
Schedule your consultation today
A fat transfer is one of the most natural ways to enhance your breasts. Contact our Florham Park, NJ, plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation with fat grafting. One of our board-certified plastic surgeons will thoroughly review your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and discuss your aesthetic goals so you can achieve the results you desire. Suggestions will be made, along with answering any questions you may have regarding the procedure and recovery. If you're ready to learn more and enhance your breasts with a fat transfer, call The Peer Group in Greater New Jersey today to schedule a consultation.