Fat Grafting to Breast
What is Fat Grafting to Breast?
Fat grafting to breast is a method of augmenting the breast size using the patient’s own body fat. This replaces the need for a breast implant, and recovery is much faster and less painful. An added benefit of the fat grafting to breast procedure is that you will have fat harvested from other areas of your body that have fatty deposits, removing the fat from those areas.
In addition to increasing the size of the breast, fat grafting to breast is often used in reconstructive breast surgery following treatment for cancer
Fat Grafting to the Breast
Millions of women today have breasts that are so large that they can cause back problems and other issues. Removing excess fat and tissue will provide almost immediate relief to these problems, while still maintaining great looking breasts. Dr. Curves can bring your breast size down to a level that youa re more comfortable with.
Fat Grafting to Breast Cost
The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
Fat Grafting to Breast Candidates
Just be aware that breast implants are not designed to last over a lifetime. You need to have annual exams by Dr. Jimerson to monitor the health of your breasts and the integrity of the implants. You may need to have the implant replaced in time.
Different factors can impact the implants, like aging, weight change, gravity and hormonal changes.
Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.
Fat Grafting to Breast Recovery
- Your breasts are very small in proportion to your body
- You have available fat at a donor site, like the abdomen or thighs
- You don’t desire a large increase in size to your breasts
- You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
• You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
Fat Grafting to Breast Procedure Steps
You’ll notice a lot of improvement between the seventh and tenth days. Most patients take one week off, with a weekend on either side, but if you can take two weeks off, do it. During the third week you’ll look and feel much better.
You’ll be able to see results immediately, but the final results won’t be visible for months – until all the swelling subsides.
Fat Grafting to Breast Results
Fat is then transferred to the breast using fine needles, which are inserted multiple times. The placement is done very meticulously to follow the natural tissue contours. This step is done repeatedly until the desired amount of augmentation is obtained.
Sutures will be placed at the donor incision sites and covered with bandages.
Fat Grafting to Breast Risks and Safety Information
Fat Grafting to Breast Risks and Safety Information
Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks of the procedure may include:
- Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Bruising • Hematoma • Changes in sensation • Scarring • Damage to underlying tissues
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
Preparing for Fat Grafting to Breast Surgery
If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.
Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.
Fat Grafting to Breast Words to Know
Local anesthetic: an injection using medications like lidocaine to eliminate pain in a specific area of the body
Cannula: an instrument used by Dr. Jimerson to suction out fat from the donor site
Donor site: the area of the body where fat will be taken, such as the abdomen, love handles, flank or thighs
Liposuction: the procedure that removes fat from a donor site using suction and a cannula
Questions to Ask Dr. Jimerson
– What type of complications can happen?
– When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?
During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your procedure.
Here are some questions to consider:
– What surgical technique is recommended?
– How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Andrew Jimerson?
The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to determine if fat grafting to breast surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.