Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Details

If you would like to increase the size of your breast or restore breast volume lost due to biopsies or a lumpectomy, undergoing a fat transfer breast augmentation in Spring, TX, can be a good solution. This multi-step procedure uses fat from your own body to increase your breast volume up to one cup size and can be ideal for patients who don’t wish to receive artificial implants.

  • Average Cost: $11,000
  • Typical Recovery Period: Four to Six Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation
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Why Choose Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a fantastically popular procedure, giving women the ability to enhance the size, shape, and projection of their breasts. If you’re interested in breast augmentation but wish to enjoy more subtle and naturalistic changes, breast augmentation with fat transfer may be an ideal solution for you.

This advanced procedure creates impressive enhancements without implants, instead using your body’s own fatty tissues, which will be removed from a donor site with plenty to spare. To learn more about this procedure and discuss whether or not it is right for you, reach out to our Spring, TX location and speak with a helpful member of our team to get started and schedule your initial consultation today.

Preparing for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

If you are a good candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation, you will be in good health, should be a nonsmoker, or will need to stop smoking several weeks before the procedure. Dr. Cho will meet with you to learn about your personal medical history and find out about any pre-existing conditions that may affect the surgery. He will also determine whether or not you have enough fat on your body to achieve the desired results. Some people combine a fat transfer breast augmentation with a breast lift to improve sagging breasts.

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The Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

  • A fat transfer breast augmentation uses fat from your own body, so there is minimal risk of an allergic reaction.
  • Your breasts will look naturally enhanced after the procedure.
  • The results of a fat transfer breast augmentation are permanent.
  • You can benefit from body contouring in the areas of your body where liposuction was performed.

What Happens During Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

The fat transfer breast augmentation technique is considered a low-risk procedure with a short recovery period. The procedure has three distinct stages: liposuction to remove the fat, purification of the fat, and transfer of the fat into the breast. The liposuction part of the procedure will be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation.

Your fat transfer breast augmentation in Spring, TX, will take one to three hours to complete, depending on how much fat is being transferred into the breast and number of donor areas. Dr. Cho will insert a cannula directly into the fat on the chosen areas through tiny incisions. The fat is separated with a centrifuge or gravity filtration system.

The purified fat cells are then transferred to syringes for injection and a small cannula to reduce bruising. The doctor will use a technique with multiple injections to create a natural shape for your breasts. After the surgery, you will wear a post-surgery bra along with compression garments for the areas of your body where liposuction was performed.

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Complementary Procedures for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

During your consultation, Dr. Cho will help you explore a number of procedures that can be performed alongside your fat transfer breast augmentation, giving you the opportunity to enjoy truly comprehensive results, thanks to our integrated approach.

  • A breast lift can help to reposition breasts that have begun to sag or droop with age.
  • The tummy tuck can help you enjoy a flatter, more toned abdomen along with your enhanced breasts.
  • Liposuction can eliminate the presence of unwanted fat for a more proportionate look.
  • Vaginal rejuvenation can further enhance your sexual pleasure.
  • Body sculpting can help you enhance and improve your look in a number of ways.
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Recovery After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Returning to Work

While you will probably be able to return to work within a week’s time, you should avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks. You should also avoid lying on your side or front during the first few weeks, and sleeping in a “recliner” position is advised.  You should be able to see the results of your breast augmentation within six weeks.

Managing Discomfort

You may experience slight soreness in your breasts and in the parts of the body where liposuction was performed for the first few days after your procedure. You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising in your breasts, which should subside within a month. 

Your Results After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

You may also experience bruising in the areas where liposuction was performed, which typically lasts for a couple of weeks. Your breasts will feel almost normal in six months, and by the end of a year, your breasts will settle into their final size and shape. 

This final result should be permanent, although you can expect your breasts to age naturally with the rest of your body.

FAQ

Do you offer alternative procedures?

What else do I need to know?

Are there any risks involved?

Do you offer alternative procedures?

Breast augmentation is traditionally performed with breast implants filled with silicone gel or saline.

What else do I need to know?

  • Only 50% to 70% of the fat cells will survive the transfer process, and the dead cells may cause pain, bleeding, or other symptoms.
  • If more fat cells survive on one side than the other, asymmetry can result.
  • A fat transfer breast augmentation will not achieve a large change but can increase the size of your breasts by approximately 50%.
  • The procedure may cause problems with breastfeeding, and it may interfere with mammograms.
  • The procedure can be repeated to achieve a larger size.

Are there any risks involved?

Injecting fat into the breasts can pose a risk to breastfeeding. Other risks of the procedure include nodules, lumps, and cysts in the breast, as well as indentations at the fat harvest site. A fat transfer breast augmentation may interfere with breast screening examinations, though experienced radiologists can often differentiate between surgical changes and those that might signify risk of breast cancer.

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Your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Expert

Dr. Young Cho brings 20 years of surgical experience and an extensive level of training and expertise to each and every procedure he performs. In addition to this, he places a very high priority on patient education and will work with you to help you understand exactly how he'll be creating your ideal results.

To learn more about what Integrated Aesthetics can do for you, reach out to us at The Woodlands or Spring, TX locations and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation today.

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