Individuals seeking to enhance the shape and volume of their breasts without the use of traditional implants now have another, more natural option – a fat transfer. At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our fat transfer procedure will augment your breast volume and create a look that is not only natural and symmetrical to the rest of your body, but also makes you feel good.
Contact us today at our Atlanta and Marietta locations to schedule a consultation and find out how a fat transfer for breasts can benefit you and your body.
What is a Fat Transfer for Breasts?
Also known as fat grafting, this procedure is often a win-win for women – enhancing breasts while eliminating areas of unwanted fat at the same time. Using a gentle liposuction technique to extract fat from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and other areas, this process creates minimal scarring.
After the fat is extracted, it is then injected into the breasts and formed to shape a natural, volumized breast.
Why Choose a Fat Transfer?
Opting to enhance your breasts using a fat transfer instead of implants has multiple benefits, such as:
- The risk of leakage, deflation or buildup of scar tissue is eliminated
- A fat transfer is less traumatic to the body than traditional breast augmentation, resulting in less recovery time.
- While implants need to be replaced and checked frequently, fat transfers are natural and have long-lasting results without the maintenance of implants.
- The risks are no more severe than those of other surgical procedures
Am I a Good Candidate for a Fat Transfer?
It will be determined during your consultation whether a fat transfer is right for you, but generally, women who have realistic expectations, desire a subtle enhancement, do not have a family history of breast cancer and would like to reduce excess fat in other areas of their bodies are approved. Women who desire a more dramatic increase in breast size will most likely not find satisfaction with a fat transfer.
What are the Risks and Side Effects?
Slight swelling, bruising and discomfort may be experienced at both the injection and donor sites after a fat transfer, which are easily controlled and temporary. Studies regarding breast enhancement using a fat transfer are ongoing, but overall adverse effects are minimal as this procedure uses your body’s own tissues.
What Results Can I Expect?
On average, breasts retain 60-80 percent of transferred fat. Following post-surgical instructions and allowing the breasts to heal properly will aid in the amount of fat that is retained. Results are long-term but will not prevent the effects of gravity, significant weight fluctuations or the natural aging process.
Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out if a fat transfer for breasts is right for you.