About Fat Grafting to the Breast
When it comes to breast augmentations, implants are not the only option. Becoming increasingly popular is fat grafting to the breast, also known as a fat transfer to the breast. This breast augmentation procedure is great for patients who want to get rid of some extra fat but also want to increase the size of their breasts. Fat grafting to the breast, however, differs from breast implants in many ways. In the end, they can both accomplish the goal of enhancing the size of the breast. Discuss which option is best for your goals during your consultation.
Who is a Candidate for Fat Transfer to the Breast?
Unfortunately, we can only tell patients if they are a good candidate for this procedure with in-office consultations only. The right candidates for this procedure are patients who want to improve the shape, size, or fullness of their breasts. With fat transfers to the breasts, usually the breasts can only be increased one full cup size. The right candidate will also have an adequate amount of excess fat that can be used for liposuction and fat grafting. Find out if you are a candidate when you meet with our plastic surgeon for your consultation.
Benefits of Fat Grafting to the Breast Vs. Breast Implants
If you want a natural increase in your breast size, fat grafting to the breast is a good option, especially considering the many other benefits of it. Included in your procedure is liposuction, so not only will you increase your breast size, you will decrease the amount of fat you have in certain area(s). This can help contour an hourglass figure or help define your waist if you wish. Patients can achieve multiple body goals by choosing this procedure. Fat grafting to the breast can also provide patients with a natural looking result. The fat used is from your own body and continues to thrive in its new location, providing permanent results. With fat grafting, there are no large scars like there is with breast implants. There are also none of the risks associated with breast implants included like leaking implants, implant rupture, or dealing with an implant replacement per manufacturer recommendations of every 10 years.
How a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Works
Once your surgery is scheduled, it begins with the liposuction portion where your plastic surgeon will remove fat from any area(s). Patients usually choose areas such as the back, abdomen, thighs or flanks; however, fat can be removed from almost anywhere! After the liposuction, the fat then goes through a thorough purification process that removes any excess tissues or liquids from the extraction. In addition, the fat is filtered and washed for the best quality possible. The fat is then injected into the breasts carefully to contour the ideal shape and size. After the procedure, the fat begins to grow and thrive, making your breasts its new home. Unless your weight fluctuates a significant amount, you can expect your breasts to stay at their new size for a long time.
Want to Increase the Size of Your Breasts and Contour Your Body?
If you are interested in removing excess fat in addition to increasing your breast size, contact our plastic surgeon in Ontario to learn more about our fat grafting options, including Brazilian Butt Lifts. To schedule your consultation at our Ontario office, call 909-291-4900 or fill out our online contact form.