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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

What is fat transfer breast augmentation?

For women who only desire a relatively small increase in breast size and prefer the a more natural feel than typical breast implants, then a fat transfer breast augmentation is the procedure of choice.

Instead of using a synthetic breast implant like saline or silicone, the fat transfer breast augmentation surgery utilizes the patient’s own fat, using liposuction to draw the fat from other areas of the body. If a more substantial increase in size or shape is desired, then a traditional breast augmentation procedure is recommended.

Are you a candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation?
As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. They include:

 

  • Your weight is stable
  • You’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts or feel that they’re relatively small in size
  • You have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
  • You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
Cost for fat transfer breast lift surgery
Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required.The costs involved in this procedure include facility fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. If a tissue expansion process is used prior to the surgery, then additional costs will apply. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
The Recovery Process
After your fat transfer breast augmentation, you’ll have gauze dressings and elastic bandages applied to reduce swelling and bruising. The areas where fat was taken via liposuction will have bandages on them as well. The biggest advantage of the fat transfer breast augmentation is that it is minimally invasive – your recovery will be quick.The donor areas of your body will have a compression garment placed on them to reduce swelling. You may need to have this on for up to 3 weeks.

 

Dr. Jimerson will prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable after the procedure. He will also discuss when you can drive, exercise and resume normal activities and exercise.

You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your breasts following your surgery. Swelling will present for a few weeks following your breast augmentation procedure.

The Surgery
You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedures, your health history and his preferences

 

As this procedure doesn’t require any major incisions, the surgery is less invasive than other breast augmentation procedures. Several different small incisions are made in various areas of the body in order to place a special cannula inside for the liposuction portion of the procedure. Using specific motions, Dr. Jamison will draw out fat using the cannula. The fat is processed, then is reinjected into each breast. If there is slight asymmetry in your breasts, this can usually be corrected.

 

Bandages are placed over the injection sites and the liposuction sites, and you begin your recovery. You will be able to see the results almost immediately, but swelling may last several weeks before you get a true picture of how the fat transfer breast augmentation has changed the size of your breasts.

Risks involved in fat transfer breast augmentation

As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks may include:

Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Scarring •Poor wound healing • Deep fatty tissue necrosis • Changes in sensation in the breast • Numbness or skin sensation changes • Persistent pain • Skin loss • Reaction to the lidocaine used in the liposuction • Possible need to revise the surgery

It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!

Meeting with Dr. Jimerson
Prior to the breast fat transfer breast augmentation surgery you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.

 

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

Questions to ask Dr. Jimerson
During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your surgery.Here are some questions to consider:

 

– What surgical technique is recommended?

– How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?

– What risks are associated with my surgery?

– 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?

Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery preparation
What happens prior to the fat transfer breast augmentation surgery? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.If tissue expansion is used prior to the procedure, it is done to help expand the amount of skin on the breast areas. A silicone balloon is placed underneath the skin on the breast and is slowly filled with saline over time. This causes the skin to stretch out and grow. The fat transfer will fill this expanded skin allowing you to have larger breasts when the procedure is completed.
Results

You can expect to see results from your fat transfer breast augmentation surgery immediately after the procedure. This will improve over time as the swelling reduces.The small incision lines used in the liposuction will continue to fade over time.

While a fat transfer breast augmentation is a long-lasting procedure, factors like aging, weight change, gravity and hormonal changes can change the appearance of your breasts. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also alter the appearance of your breasts. Stay fit and maintain your weight after your procedure.

Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.

Why use Dr. Jimerson and the Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions team?
Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.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 your appointment

The best way to determine if fat transfer breast augmentation 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.