Using Fat Transfer to Accentuate Breast Reconstruction Results

Published on April 7, 2017 by

Breast reconstruction surgery is performed on women to either enhance the size of their breasts or reduce them. It usually involves putting in and taking out either silicone or saline implants.

Breast reconstruction surgery will help correct defects or abnormalities that have occurred in the primary breast enhancement or reduction surgery. It may involve removing leaked implants, shifting implants that have been displaced, or replacing larger implants with smaller ones.

There are times, however, when all of these modifications may not be enough to achieve your desired shape, contours, and breast size, even after having a breast reconstruction surgery. You may need to complement the procedure with something else to achieve your ideal breasts and a fat transfer might just be the answer to your problem.

What Is a Fat Transfer?

Due to age, genetics, or other outside factors, we can develop excess fat in certain parts of our bodies, including the butt, thighs, abdomen, and arms. This excess fat can be difficult to remove with exercise and diet alone, but it can be eliminated with liposuction and put to good use when performing a breast augmentation.

Combining a Fat Transfer with a Breast Augmentation

When a fat transfer is used to correct or accentuate the results of a breast reconstruction procedure, it is known as a fat transfer breast augmentation. The breasts may droop, lose their shape, firmness, volume, size, and overall appeal because of an unsuccessful breast reconstruction surgery, and combining the two procedures can enhance them significantly.

In some cases, you might just want to perfect the results of a breast reconstruction surgery and accentuate the look and feel of your breasts with a fat transfer to help you achieve your desired results.

The fat cells are removed from non-desirable areas of the body like the stomach, thighs, and buttocks and will then be injected into specific locations on the breasts that need more shape and volume.

The fat transfer technique allows you to use your own natural fat to plump up and fill in the breasts to achieve a fuller, rounder, and more attractive breasts. It can also help remove any folds, lines, and wrinkles from the breasts that could have formed due to sagging and the weight of the implants.

Advantages of a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

• A fat transfer is a much safer option than using synthetic dermal fillers.
• You don’t have to worry about breast implants leaking again or moving around or worry about replacement costs as you are using fat cells from your own body.
• A fat transfer breast augmentation won’t bring up issues of capsular contracture or any other problems related to a traditional breast augmentation procedure.
• Fat transfer is less painful, less invasive, much safer, and is cheaper than undergoing a secondary or corrective breast revision surgery.

Fat transfer is the best option to enhance breast reconstruction results because it makes use of the already existing natural tissue in the breasts and helps to enhance that tissue. The injected fat can help smoothen out the curves of the breasts and canvas the appearance of the implants to give you more contoured and shapely breasts without the disadvantages of implants alone.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have recently undergone a breast augmentation procedure and the results didn’t come out the way you expected them to, a breast reconstruction is exactly what you need to achieve the looks you desire. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jaime Schwartz, an exception board-certified plastic surgeon, to receive the guidance and care you need.

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