fat transfer breast augmentation

Many women are unhappy with the natural shape and the size of their breasts, a fact that is proved to us by the consistent popularity of breast implant surgery. However, for many patients who only want to achieve a small amount of extra volume in the breasts, a procedure which avoids breast implants is now available.

Fat transfer for breast augmentation is an increasingly popular surgery and consists of taking fat from elsewhere in the body via liposuction and injecting into the breasts to enhance them and add volume. It’s not a direct alternative to breast implants since large cup sizes cannot be achieved, but for many women, it could be the more considered, practical and natural looking choice. For this reason alone, you might want to consider fat transfer over a traditional breast augmentation. Listed below are the top 5 benefits of fat transfer for breast augmentation.

1. No implants
Breast implant surgery is, especially in the last few years, a safe, reliable treatment. However, there are still risks associated with having implants – there is a chance that they can ‘ripple’ or rupture, and although they last a long time, they will need to be replaced at some point. If you’re only looking for a slight enhancement to your natural breasts, fat transfer can provide this without the fuss of implants.

2. Natural looking results
Because of the nature of the fat transfer, there is a limit to the amount of fat can that can be injected into the breasts. Therefore, the increase in size that can be expected is usually no more than one cup size. This is not a procedure for women who are looking for a moderate to dramatic enhancement, or a full cleavage. However, for those who would just like to slightly increase the size of their breasts will result in natural looking and subtle results.

3. Dual function
One of the key reasons that patients may choose fat transfer for breast augmentation is because it serves a dual purpose: namely, fat is removed from an area of the body that will benefit from it. Many women choose their stomachs, hips or thighs, for example, in order to slim a problem area of the body whilst enhancing the size of the natural breasts. Also, if your main concern has been stubborn areas of fat and has considered liposuction as well as breast enlargement this is an ideal procedure to consider.

4. More convenient
Fat transfer for breast augmentation is often a less invasive procedure than full breast augmentation. Therefore, the required resting times are reduced: general recovery takes only a few days, and you will be able to return to work after a week, and to any strenuous activities like sport after 2-4 weeks. Additionally, because the fat is taken from your own body it is a natural form of enhancement.

5. Less scarring
The fat is removed from the body, using liposuction, through a very fine cannula and therefore the incisions are tiny and well hidden. After it is purified and extracted, it is injected into the breasts and therefore results in hardly any visible scarring to the breast.

Potential issues
As with any surgery, there are potential limitations and risks associated with fat transfer for breast augmentation. The main risk with this procedure is the failure for the fat to heal or ‘take’ and very often, a repeat procedure is required to achieve the desired results due to the fat that ‘fails’. Very occasionally there can be some minor asymmetry if more fat on one breast survives but not the other. Again, this can be corrected with a top-up procedure.Infection is possible but uncommon with this procedure. If you do contract an infection following a fat transfer, it can be easily managed by a course of antibiotics.

The procedure
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and will take about two hours. It’s usually performed as a day case, meaning you will not have to stay in the hospital overnight, but this depends on your personal reaction to the anaesthetic. Mr. Chana uses the very latest Bodyjet liposuction system which uses a gentle water jet to extract the fat cells in a healthy purified form. This fat is then injected into the breasts in a controlled way.

Fat transfer is not the right option for everyone who wants breast augmentation surgery, but it will certainly be more suitable for some patients. The best course of action to ascertain your suitability is to book a consultation with Mr. Chana. During this consultation, you will be able to talk to him about the likely results you can expect to achieve.

You’ll also be able to talk about alternative surgery such as breast implants if you feel that fat transfer isn’t right for you, and ask any questions you might have to ensure that you know all about the procedure and feel completely comfortable with all aspects of your proposed surgery.
For women looking for a little boost to the appearance of their chest, fat transfer is a fabulous option. Whether you’re certain you want to undergo treatment, or would just like to learn a little more about it, contact Mr. Chana’s clinic today for a consultation.


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