Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Many women want to enhance their breasts but don’t want to have breast implants. Our breast fat transfer procedure may be an excellent alternative to our NJ breast augmentation surgery, for women seeking a moderate increase in breast size. At Princeton Plastic Surgeons in Princeton, New Jersey, we perform fat transfer breast augmentation to create fuller, shapelier breasts while slimming and contouring the body in the same procedure.
What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing fat from other areas of the body and using the harvested fat to enhance breast Size. Our surgeon uses advanced, gentle liposuction to harvest fat from the belly, waist, hips, thighs, or other areas with excess fat. The harvested fat is purified and injected into the breast tissue to create volume, fullness, and symmetry and to improve the shape of the breasts. Please keep in mind, with fat transfer there will be small increases made. If one desires a breast enlargement of approximately a half cup size or more, you may want to consider breast implants
Why Choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons?
Princeton Plastic Surgeons is a boutique plastic surgery clinic. We provide personalized, high-quality service to achieve the best-looking results for our patients. Dr. Hamawy is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a background as an Army combat trauma and reconstructive surgeon and extensive experience performing aesthetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body.
Dr. Hamawy uses the Vectra 3D imaging system during his consultation process which is athree-dimensional technology that allows patients to get an idea of what they can achieve with breast augmentation and what they can expect from their results. Using its advanced technology, the system then creates a 3-D rendering of the treatment area, which is displayed on a computer monitor. The Vectra 3D imaging helps to decide on factors such as contour and volume allows Dr. Hamawy to accurately assess the expected results of procedure.
What Should I Expect with Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or twilight sedation. It typically takes approximately two to three hours to perform, depending on the amount of fat to be harvested and transferred to the breasts. After selecting a donor site, Dr. Hamawy performs our breast fat transfer in Princeton, NJ as a three-step process:
- First, he extracts fat from the donor site using cutting-edge liposuctions techniques that help prevent destruction of the living fat cells.
- Next, the harvested fat is carefully processed to obtain pure fat while preserving stem cells and beneficial growth factors and maximizing fat cell survival.
- Finally, the purified fat is carefully injected around the breasts at varying depths using tiny needles. Fat injections are repeated until the desired results are achieved.
The transferred fat is naturally incorporated into the matrix of adipose tissue in the breasts, where the surviving fat cells continue to function. The transferred fat can add volume to the breasts, improve their shape, and restore symmetry. In this procedure, Dr. Hamawy performs body contouring in an area of the body, such as the waist, belly, or hips, while increasing the size of the breasts to create better proportions and a more attractive silhouette.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery from fat transfer breast augmentation, as opposed to a traditional breast augmentation surgery, is much like recovery from other liposuction procedures. You will spend some time in a recovery area immediately after the procedure before you are released to go home the same day. You may experience mild pain and discomfort, along with swelling and bruising in the treatment areas. These symptoms should subside within a few days after the procedure. The doctor will prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort.
A sports bra or surgical bra should be worn continuously throughout your recovery to help maximize your results. You will also wear a compression garment around the areas in which liposuction was performed. You may resume daily activities in approximately three to five days after the procedure, but you will need to avoid exercise and strenuous movements for up to three weeks. For optimal results, do not put too much pressure on your breasts, eat well, and maintain your weight during the recovery period.
FAQ Fat Transfer
What are the advantages of natural fat transfer for breast augmentation?
For patients who are good candidates, this procedure has a number of important advantages:
- Fat transfer breast augmentation requires minimal downtime.
- The procedure does not involve synthetic materials implanted in the body.
- No incisions are needed on the breasts, as the fat is injected with a syringe.
- Fat transfer produces results that look and feel natural.
- There is no risk of capsular contracture, rippling, rupture, or other complications associated with breast implants.
- Fat is transferred to the breasts as living cells that produce proteins to improve skin texture, pliability, and health.
- Any scarring is virtually invisible.
- Fat transfer augmentation offers greater flexibility in the amount and location of fat and can be individually-tailored to the patient’s needs.
- This minimally-invasive procedure allows for reduction of fat where it is not wanted, in addition to augmenting the breasts.
- Fat transfer is the safest form of surgical breast augmentation.
How soon after the procedure will I see results?
Some results will be visible immediately after fat transfer breast augmentation. However, it can take several months to see full results, when swelling has subsided completely. After a fat transfer procedure, transferred adult stem cells continue to generate new fat cells for up to three months.
How long will my results last after fat transfer breast augmentation?
For most patients, most of the transferred fat cells remain alive and functioning in the treatment area. Results from fat transfer breast augmentation are long-lasting unless the person loses a substantial amount of weight or has liposuction in the area. In some cases, repeating the procedure may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Can fat transfer help lift the breasts?
Dr. Hamawy can inject purified fat into certain areas of the breasts to provide some lift and add fullness. This minimally-invasive treatment may be suitable for women who require only a mild degree of lift.
Am I a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation?
Breast fat transfer may be a good option for women who want more natural enhancement without implants. You may be a good candidate if you want modest breast enhancement, have adequate fat for the procedure in other areas of the body, and are in good general health. Other factors include your contours and fat distribution and the quality of your skin.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation in Princeton is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamawy at Princeton Plastic Surgeons. He will discuss your medical history, including allergies, medical conditions, and previous treatments. Dr. Hamawy will also perform an examination to evaluate your general health and anatomy before recommending fat transfer breast augmentation for you.