How Is Fat Transfer to the Breasts Performed?
Fat grafting to the breasts is a simple, outpatient breast enhancement procedure.
Fat transfer to the breasts is performed in three stages:
Stage 1 – Fat removal: Gentle liposuction techniques are used to harvest fat from the body. Usually, this fat is removed from donor areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Fat is often taken from several locations to gather enough to transfer.
Stage 2 – Fat purification: The removed fat is purified so that only the healthiest, strongest cells remain.
Stage 3 – Fat injection: The cleansed fat is injected into various areas of the breasts to enhance fullness and improve symmetry.
Fat Transfer and Breast Reconstruction
Fat transfer is commonly used to increase breast volume after breast reconstruction surgery. Many women choose this technique to add fullness and help provide coverage of an implant or tissue flap.
Not all breast reconstruction patients are good candidates for this procedure.
Fat Transfer and Breast Revision
Some women who undergo breast revision decide not to replace their implants. Fat transfer breast augmentation is great for these women as it allows them to restore some fullness after their implants are gone.
Fat transfer and breast revision are commonly performed alongside breast lift surgery to raise sagging breasts.