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?
- 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
The Recovery Process
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.
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
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
– 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
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?
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.