A fat transfer involves the removal of fatty tissue from a donor area, which is then purified, and injected into the target area, restoring natural-looking volume.
Fat tissue can be used to beautifully recreate a breast after a mastectomy. The fat transfer results in a soft, sculpted breast with very minimal scarring.
The fat transfer procedure will take from two to three hours to perform. This includes time for the Liposuction procedure, purification of the fatty tissue, and the sculpting of the breast.
Dr. Schwartz will begin the fat transfer process by gently extracting fatty tissue from a donor area. Using an innovative process, Dr. Schwartz will prepare and purify the fat cells. Finally, he will inject the fatty tissue into the breast, sculpting the area to the desired size
Dr. Schwartz will remove the fatty tissue from a donor area elsewhere on your body, such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks (love handles), or lower back.
Depending on your desired results, more than one fat transfer session may be required. These will normally be performed over a two to six month period.
Most women feel well enough to return to work or school less than a week after their procedure. Vigorous exercise and strenuous lifting should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.
While rare, the potential risks from a fat transfer include infection, scarring, bleeding, nerve damage, and fat necrosis.
No, a small needle will be used to insert the fatty tissue into the breast, the technique does not result in any visible scarring.