Using Fat transfer for breast enlargement or natural breast augmentation surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Fat grafting or autologous fat transfer (AFT) can help you achieve bigger and more shapely breasts without having breast implants.
Dr Carmen Munteanu, a Female Specialist Plastic Surgeon is now offering Breast Enlargement using Fat Injections and Fat Grafting in Melbourne.
During the procedure, your own fat is harvested by liposuction, processed and then carefully placed into your breast.
A Fat transfer to breast surgery is ideal for a patient seeking a modest increase in the size of their breasts. Typically a half or one bra cup size increase per treatment. Multiple procedures may be required.
There are many different ways to harvest, process and inject your fat with the aim to ensure the highest survival rate of the transplanted fat and the most pleasing aesthetic outcome.The surgery is typically performed under general anesthetic in sterile theatre conditions in an accredited hospital.
Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting is a surgical process that involves liposuction harvesting of excess body fat from one area of the body, processing the harvested fat, and then transplanting the processed fat into the breasts to increase volume or restore lost volume such as occurs post-pregnancy or with weight changes.
Fat transfer is a surgical technique where fat is taken from one location via liposuction, then that fat is collected and introduced in small strands into the breast area to increase the volume or change the shape of the breast. Breast Enlargement Fat transfer can be used alone or in conjunction with other breast procedures like breast implants to create a composite or hybrid breast augmentation.
Fat is taken from your buttocks, thighs, flanks or tummy/lower abdomen and is injected into your breasts.
Breast enlargement at transfer is a delicate procedure requiring a very skilled surgeon with experience in liposuction and the fat re-injection process. Your fat is transferred as a living tissue graft and will continue to survive and thrive in the breast provided local biological conditions are suitable. However, if too much oil or under-processed fat is transferred into your tissues, the fat will not survive and uneven lumpiness or oil cysts can occur.
Dr Carmen uses a ‘closed loop fat processing system’ such as the Revolve or Pure Graft system. This has been shown to deliver fat that is of better quality in a more sterile condition and hence has a higher level of survival long term.
You will initially have some swelling and bruising in both the donor and breast sites.
It is recommended that patients maintain a stable weight for approx 3 months after the procedure. Mild regular exercise that the patient is used to is OK to continue.
Most reliable end results of fat transfer are usually seen around 3 months after postop swelling has resided.
Finding your best quality fat is critical for transplant – this can include fat from your abdomen, hips, back or legs. It also must be your own fat.
If you gain or lose weight the fat transfer will increase or decrease similar to the rest of your body. You can assist the uptake of your transferred fat by eating well during recovery.
Always choose a specialist plastic surgeon that has experience in your desired procedure. Make sure you check the AHPRA and ASPS websites to ensure they are really a plastic surgeon. Read online reviews and ask to see before and after patients.
Artistic skill, experience and good judgement are needed to avoid complications and to achieve an outstanding fat transfer result.
The cost of fat transfer is similar to that of breast augmentation using a breast implant.
Risks and Complications of a Fat Transfer to Breasts Procedure
Every surgery has some risks and possible complications.
Dr Carmen will cover the potential risks and complications during your consultation as part of your informed consent. She will also explain the measures she will take in order to reduce your risks as much as possible.
Possible complications of surgery include the following:
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Specific possible complications of breast surgery can include the following:
Inflammation, Infection, Pain, Seroma, Scar presence, Asymmetry, Necrosis
Things you can do to minimise your risks and complications of surgery
Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.
Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.
Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.
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