Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer techniques are also recommended for breast reconstructions following mastectomy, and to disguise the rippling effect that can sometimes occur in existing saline or silicone implants.
Fat transfer Breast Augmentation Advantages
How are Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedures Performed?
Because fat transfer breast augmentation is a more sensitive and delicate procedure, it can typically take longer than a traditional breast augmentation. Fat tissue is fragile and must be harvested gently, and fat must be optimally placed in order to create a natural appearance, as well as to allow the fat the best chance to survive and prevent reabsorption. The total procedure, including harvesting and placement, typically takes between 3-4 hours. Patients are cautioned that the fat transfer should only be performed by a highly qualified certified surgeon with experience in the techniques involved, as the procedure is highly technique-dependent and satisfactory results are difficult to obtain in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon. The procedure is usually preformed under general anaesthetic, both for the harvest site and the placement site, and patients are usually discharged the same day. In some cases, local anaesthetic may be used. Recovery time is minimal, and patients can normally return to work within a week following the procedure. Some mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness are to be expected at both the harvest site and the placement site but should subside within a few days.