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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Overview: What is Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer?

With advancements in plastic surgery, it is no longer necessary to use traditional silicone or saline implants to improve the appearance and volume of breasts. Fat transfer is intended for women seeking natural-appearing breasts with subtle cleavage who may be skeptical about foreign objects (implants) in their breasts.
The procedure involves removing excess, unwanted fat from predetermined areas via liposuction and then injecting the purified donor fat cells (also known as microfat grafting technique) into the breasts to achieve a soft, natural shape and organic appearance. There are minimal incisions, so possible scarring is reduced. In Houston, Katy, and surrounding neighborhoods, patients choose and trust Dr. Ravi Somayazula when they consider Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.

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These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

What are the Benefits of the Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Method?

Benefits of fat grafting for breast enhancement include:
  • Natural augmentation that does not rely on a medical device like an implant
  • No risk of capsular contracture, implant failure, or breast implant illness
  • No need to have implants replaced every ten years
  • Minimal incisions and reduced risks of scarring
  • Natural-looking and feeling end results
  • Long-lasting results
In addition to these benefits, fat transfer relies on a donor site such as the abdomen, waist or bra rolls for augmentation material. This allows the donor area to be sculpted and toned through liposuction as well.

Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Good candidates need to be healthy, nonsmokers, and prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery period. In addition, for fat grafting, good candidates must have sufficient fat to harvest for transfer. Women with asymmetrical breasts or small divots or depressions on the breast mound are often ideal candidates for this procedure as fat can add volume and improve the shape of the breasts without significantly enlarging them. The best way to learn if the procedure is right for you is through a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

What to Expect in Your Consultation:

During the initial consultation, Dr. Ravi will carefully gather all pertinent medical history. He prides himself on personally educating patients on various cosmetic surgery options to allow for a more informed decision-making process. Depending on your goals, a breast lift may be recommended as well. Dr. Ravi selects liposuction donor sites that will complement and highlight the renewed, overall look of the breasts. This selection process is individualized during the consultation with the goal of sculpting your body to achieve your ideal aesthetic. A candidate should have a stable body weight with enough fat for successful transfer and should be a non-smoker.

Pre-Operative

All patients will be seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointments. At that time, surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and patients are given an informational packet which includes detailed instructions for before and after surgery.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure

The Natural Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at a credentialed hospital with a board certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Ravi initially starts with liposuctioning unwanted fat from certain areas of the body. This fat is purified and then injected into multiple locations and planes of the breasts. The purified fat integrates into the body with hope for a long-lasting, potentially permanent, result. There is a small possibility that additional procedures will be needed to reach the goal cup size if enough fat tissue does not survive. Good donor areas are the back, abdomen, thighs and flanks. This will be individualized during the consultation with Dr. Ravi in order to sculpt your specific body.

What is the Recovery from a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Procedure?

Recovery time varies from person to person and is largely dependent on the fat donor sites being liposuctioned. There will be breast swelling with bruising and discomfort for several days. Patients spend one to two days resting and generally return to normal activities in one week. Strenuous activities should be avoided for three weeks. It is realistic to expect the breast to go up by one cup size per procedure, with final results to appear at three months. Liposuction can cause sagging of skin at donor sites which can be corrected once final healing occurs.

Will My Results Look Natural?

When care is taken during the harvesting, purification, and injection of fat, breast augmentation with fat grafting results will both look and feel completely natural. Because no implant is used, the results you achieve with fat transfer may take some time to settle, but after recovery, your breasts will look more symmetrical, fuller, and more complementary to surrounding features without looking “overdone” or fake.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Results from breast augmentation through fat transfer can last for the foreseeable future as long as weight is maintained. Full results may take up to six months to be realized, but will require no special care to maintain. The care you take during recovery will, however, play a role in the final appearance of your breast augmentation procedure. It may take more than one procedure to achieve optimal results.

Are There Risks to Breast Enhancement Procedures Using Fat Transfer?

General surgical risks include infection, bleeding, and adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Risks associated with liposuction, which will be necessary for fat harvesting, include skin divots, asymmetry, and poor wound healing. Risks associated with fat transfer breast augmentation include cysts, microcalcification, and necrosis of the fat cells. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we utilize advanced liposuction and fat transfer techniques to reduce trauma and minimize risks. All procedures are performed in our private surgical suite and overseen by trained medical professionals. In addition to these steps, we will work directly with you during your entire recovery to help ensure your absolute comfort and ultimate satisfaction.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you are in Houston, Katy, or other surrounding neighborhoods and are interested in learning more about your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravi today.


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Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula, Dr. Swapna Gopathi, and Dr. Saiqa Khan, all Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi, Dr. Gopathi and Dr. Khan strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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