Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Are you thinking about breast augmentation but not sure you want implants? Then you owe it to yourself to learn about fat transfer breast augmentation. With this safe technique, you can avoid implants and use your body fat to enhance your breasts.

As one of the leading experts in breast augmentation, Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton skillfully performs fat transfers to change the size, shape, and proportion of women’s breasts and create beautiful breasts that meet their expectations.

We wrote this blog to give you the basics about fat transfer breast augmentation and explain who is a good candidate for this exceptional procedure.

Fat transfer breast augmentation basics

Breast augmentation is primarily designed to increase your breast size, but we also use augmentation to improve the shape or symmetry of your breasts. 

During a fat transfer, we use liposuction to carefully remove excess fat from your body. The fat often comes from your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, but we can harvest it from any area of your body.

For the next step, we put the fat through a cleansing process that purifies the fat cells. When the cells are ready, we artistically add them to your breasts with a series of small injections that create attractive results.

Fat cells are living cells capable of regenerating new tissues, and the injected fat creates new blood vessels and takes hold as living tissue in your breasts. However, some of the injected cells don’t survive despite fat’s regenerative power. We take that into consideration and initially inject a little extra fat so the final result meets your expectations.

Most women can expect to see the full effect about one month after the fat transfer procedure.

Good candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation

At your initial consultation, we talk with you about the changes you want to make. Then we examine your breasts, including the supporting structures and surrounding skin, to determine if a fat transfer breast augmentation is the best choice for you.

Most women are good candidates. A fat transfer works well for women who want to avoid implants or can’t have a breast implant. For example, some women who don’t have enough skin for an implant can enlarge their breasts with a fat transfer. You may also want to consider a fat transfer to replace breast volume lost due to pregnancy or weight loss.

The best candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation is a woman who:

Realistic expectations are one of the most important qualifications. We give you all the details about what can and can’t be accomplished during a fat transfer breast augmentation.

Before you decide about having the procedure, you will know if a fat transfer can achieve the changes you want in your breasts. In some cases, a fat transfer may not be able to increase your breasts to the cup size you desire.

Additionally, a breast augmentation doesn’t lift your breasts. If you have sagging breasts and want to improve your breast profile while enlarging your breast size, we can combine a breast lift with your fat transfer.

If you’re considering a breast augmentation and wonder about getting a fat transfer, we’re here to answer your questions. Call Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, or request an appointment online to learn more.

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