Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Washington DC
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Surgery
It is now possible to use fat grafting (the transferring of fat cells) from one portion of your body to another to increase its appearance. This can be used instead of a surgical breast augmentation and, in some cases, fat transfer may also be used to finalize a natural look around a breast implant.
There are options of augmenting the breasts entirely with fat grafting. The procedure removes fat cells from your abdomen, thighs, buttocks or elsewhere. Dr. Feledy then refines and re-implants these fat cells beneath the skin to increase volume.
“I didn't know a breast augmentation with fat transfer was possible until I met with Dr. Feledy. It seems like something from the future, the idea of taking fat from my butt and increasing the size of my chest. But that is exactly what happened.” - A.V.*
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQs
1) What is breast augmentation with fat transfer?
The idea of fat transfer breast augmentation is simple. Fat grafting is taking fat cells from an undesired portion of the body and repurposing them for use in another area where the fat is desired. In the case of breast augmentation, the fat transfer method is used for increasing the volume in all or part of the breasts. This procedure is also known as a Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting.
2) How does fat transfer work and what are the benefits?
After cleansing the donor and recipient sites, fat is withdrawn from the donor site. Dr. Feledy uses the harvested fat cells substance on the treatment site to restore volume and improve signs of aging.
Dr. Feledy uses fat transfer to breasts to create natural, full looking breasts with your body's own cells. Additionally, liposuction removes fat from the donor area on your body, usually the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, or other area with excess fat. You'll get the benefits of both larger breasts created with natural materials as well as slimming from the liposuction.
3) Is a breast implant or breast fat transfer better?
It depends on your body type, medical history and the look you want to determine what approach to breast augmentation is best for you. Dr. Feledy has decades of experience and will explain your specific options when he meets with you. He will need to provide an initial examination during your first consultation to provide this information.
When going with a fat grafting option, slight overfilling may be necessary to circumvent some of the inevitable fat re-absorption by the body. When fat is used to augment the breasts, this over-filling approach may cause the face to appear fuller than desired. But it should soon even out.
When trying to augment the breasts with only fat grafting methods, you must keep in mind that sufficient fat must be available for it to be a viable option. Another factor is the body can naturally re-absorb the fat and this can make the results of this procedure a shorter term than with breast implants.
"With each patient looking for a breast fat transfer, I work to establish how the best result can be reached. The patients unique goals for their appearance are most important I work back from there on how to achieve that." Dr. Jules Feledy
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos
See Belmont Plastic Surgery's breast augmentation before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with a surgery and to help guide the process with the doctor to determine the outcome you are going for.
What happens after fat grafting?
While some treatments require a brief recovery period, many patients resume normal activity right away. Expect some swelling, bruising or redness in both the donor and recipient sites. The severity of these symptoms will depend on the size and location of the treatment area.
Stay out of the sun until redness and bruising subsides - usually about 48 hours. In the meantime, you may use makeup with sunblock protection to help conceal your condition. In some cases, swelling and puffiness in the recipient site will last for several weeks, especially if a large area was treated.
How long do the breast fat transfer results last?
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation patients can expect to retain anywhere from 50%-80% of the fat transferred. The remaining fat transferred to the breast that successfully takes is permanent. While some patients say results last for a year or more, the majority of patients find that a portion (20%-50%) of the injected fat disappears within three to six months. Therefore, repeated injections may be necessary to obtain the desired results. Dr. Feledy will advise you on how to maintain your results.
If you are looking to receive the best fat transfer breast augmentation Washington DC has to offer, get more information by contacting Belmont Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation today.