Fat Transfer to Breasts
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed worldwide each year. Experienced breast surgeon Dr. Rafael Cabrera of Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton is pleased to perform leading-edge breast augmentation procedures, including fat grafting breast augmentation. Sometimes referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation, this procedure takes fatty tissue from other parts of the body and injects it into the breast to create a voluptuous, natural-looking and natural-feeling result.
More about Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer has been around for many years and was originally used to treat areas of the face or hands. However, thanks to advancements in the field of plastic surgery, the treatment can be used for many areas of the body, including the buttocks, thighs, lips, and breasts.
Fat transfer for breast augmentation is an excellent treatment option for women who wish to enhance their breast size or shape but are apprehensive about placing silicone or saline breast implants. Because the procedure uses tissue from the patient’s own body, risk of infection and other complications is sharply reduced. This procedure is also especially beneficial to women who have undergone lumpectomy or mastectomy after breast cancer, who may be more prone to complications with traditional breast implants surgery.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Candidates
Dr. Cabrera is dedicated to providing his patients with treatment techniques that are both safe and effective. He is pleased to provide fat transfer breast augmentation as an alternative treatment for patients seeking breast enhancement. During your consultation, he will discuss the procedure and address any questions or concerns. Typically, the ideal candidate for breast augmentation with fat transfer is a woman who:
- Is over the age of 18
- Is in general good health
- Has enough fat deposits to transfer to the breast
- Is not currently undergoing breast cancer treatments
- Has realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure
- Is not nursing or pregnant
Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton
The breast augmentation fat transfer treatment is similar to those performed on other areas of the body. During the first part of the procedure, the surgeon will apply an anesthetic to both the donor area and the breasts. Then a liposuction technique is used to harvest fat from the designated area, typically the buttocks, thighs or abdomen. These fat cells are then purified and prepared for injection into the breast. Fat is then carefully and strategically injected into the breasts in a series of small injections. Dr. Cabrera has a keen aesthetic eye and is able to place the fat deposits to create shapely, attractive results.
While fat transfer breast augmentation is less invasive than traditional breast implants surgery, it is a surgical procedure that requires some downtime. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or oral sedation, so patients will need someone to drive them home after surgery. Our highly trained overnight nurses can also accompany patients home to provide thorough post-operative care. Breast augmentation fat transfer patients can expect soreness, swelling and light bruising in the days following the procedure. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton in order to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. Because not all of the transferred fat cells will remain active, results from the procedure will change in the weeks following treatment; final results should be apparent within one month of surgery. Patients can expect to return to their normal daily activities about one week after treatment.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Consultation
Breast augmentation for fat grafting is a revolutionary treatment which offers patients a safe alternative to traditional silicone or saline breast implants. Dr. Cabrera is proud to offer this advanced surgical option to Boca Raton plastic surgery patients who wish to alter the size or shape of their breasts. If you are interested in learning more about fat transfer breast augmentation, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton today to schedule a consultation.