What is breast augmentation with natural fat transfer?

Fat transfer breast augmentation, or autologous fat transfer or fat grafting, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of breasts by harvesting and transferring the patient’s body fat to the breasts. This advanced approach delivers a more natural alternative to saline or silicone breast implants, with long-lasting, soft results.

During the procedure, fat is harvested with gentle liposuction from other parts of the patient’s body with excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The extracted fat is purified and processed to isolate the healthy fat cells. The fat cells are injected into the breasts to add soft, natural volume. This procedure has the added benefit of slimming the donor area.

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About Florida Plastic Surgery Group

At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients. Our highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals using the most advanced techniques and procedures available. We believe in providing comprehensive care, from initial consultation through recovery, ensuring that you feel supported every step of the way. 

Our surgeons have been performing successful procedures for over 15 years and have performed thousands of the most challenging plastic surgeries. When considering a fat transfer procedure, choosing the best possible surgeon is crucial to ensure your safety and achieve optimal results.

Everyone here is amazing! Dr. Desai is not only a skilled surgeon, but he is also very caring and sensitive. Every time I see him, he takes his time to explain things and makes sure that all of my questions are answered. Before my last surgery, he pulled up a chair and walked through the whole procedure in great detail. When it came time for me to ask questions, I looked at my list, and he had already answered 80% of them! Amazing! Alana is also wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and supportive! I’m always certain that I am in good hands with the doctors, PAs, and staff!

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What to expect during your fat transfer breast augmentation?

The procedure begins with liposuction, where fat is harvested from the chosen part of your body. This fat is then processed and purified to separate the healthy fat cells. These cells are then carefully injected into specific areas of the breasts to achieve the desired size and shape.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia or sedation and typically takes one to two hours, depending on the extent of liposuction and fat transfer required. You will be able to go home on the same day, but someone will need to drive you and ideally stay with you for at least 24 hours post-surgery.

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What Is the recovery for fat transfer breast augmentation?

Recovery times can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure, but generally, patients can return to work within one to two weeks. Swelling, bruising, and soreness are common after surgery but should subside within a few weeks. A compression garment can help reduce swelling and support the breasts during healing.

Physical activity should be limited for at least a few weeks, and strenuous exercise should be avoided for about six weeks. Follow-ups will be scheduled, and we will be monitoring your progress to ensure that you’re healing properly.

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQ

Am I a good candidate?

How long do the results last?

Will there be scars?

Am I a good candidate?

A good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation is in good health, has sufficient fat deposits for transfer, and has realistic expectations about the results. If you desire a modest increase in breast size and still have good skin elasticity, this procedure might suit you.

How long do the results last?

The longevity of the results can vary. While some transferred fat cells may not survive, the ones that survive can provide long-lasting results. Significant weight fluctuations can affect the results.

Will there be scars?

Since the procedure uses tiny incisions for fat extraction and injection, any scarring is typically minimal and largely hidden.

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Breast enhancement with natural fat: Your consultation

At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we’re committed to helping you make an informed decision about your body and health. If you are interested in finding out if breast augmentation with fat transfer is right for you, we can meet with you to discuss your options for breast augmentation. 

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