What is fat transfer and is it suitable for me?
Breast Fat Transfer is a natural solution to restore volume and shape to your breasts, that may have been lost due to ageing, weight loss, pregnancy or breast feeding. This process is described as fat transfer breast augmentation or lipomodelling.
Fat is removed from an area of the body where it is in excess and transferred to an area that requires restoration or augmentation, this is designed to improve volume and change proportion and in most cases offers long lasting results.
Is fat transfer breast enhancement suitable for me?
A ‘breast enlargement with fat transfer’ isn’t right for everyone as you’ll need to be at least a dress size 10-12 to qualify.
Unfortunately, we cannot consider patients whose body does not have enough fat resources. It’s an amazing procedure if you qualify and are looking for subtle changes that are less invasive that other surgeries.
The procedure is as an alternative to implants and may be used to balance cases of asymmetrical breasts (uneven breasts) or restore one cup size of volume. Patients who require a small increase in size and present enough fat to transfer from other areas such as the legs or tummy are suitable.
The natural boob job
There are multiple reasons women opt for a fat transfer, also known as fat injection, over implants; the main is that in addition to fuller breasts, you also get a more contoured body. Also, the fat is your own so there’s peace of mind knowing there isn’t a foreign object inside you.
Breast enlargement with fat transfer is as an alternative to implants and may be used to increase the fullness of the breast by one cup size, balance cases of asymmetrical breasts (uneven breasts) or restore contours in cases of unevenness. It is a less invasive breast enlargement surgery.
Fat transfer breast enlargement prices
The specific cost of your fat transfer procedure will depend on what your goals and and if you are having lipomodelling performed on any other areas of your body. However, you can use these prices as a general guide to the cost of fat transfer breast enlargement:
How is the procedure itself done?
The operation involves fat being liposuctioned from one part of the body where it is in excess and injected into another that requires augmentation, this will improve volume and change proportion and offers long lasting results.
Your surgeon will ‘overfill’ your breasts so don’t be surprised if they look a little fuller then you expected initially. This overfilling compensates for the fact that about 40% of the fat injected is naturally reabsorbed by your body.
Fat transfer procedures can be performed under local anaesthesia.
Our Surgeons will agree with you an area where you’d like to take fat from and discuss what breast augmentation outcome you may be able to achieve.
Is fat transfer used on other parts of the body?
Fat augmentation may also be used as an alternative to facial fillers or implants, and to restore volume in the buttock region. This is generally known as lipomodelling.
Fat transfer can also be used alongside other procedures to maintain a natural look with a larger increase in breast size. For example, one of our patients combined breast implants with fat transfer for the following results:
How else can I get a natural looking breast enlargement?
Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer is not suitable for patients with a low body mass. For a natural looking breast augmentation, it is now more common for breast implants to be placed under the muscles (dual-plane) to disguise the upper edge of the implant, and there is even an increasing trend towards teardrop shaped “anatomical” implants.
Breast Fat Transfer Recovery period?
Afterwards, you will have some bruising around the liposuction area but this will disappear in 7-10 days.
The exact recovery period for a breast enhancement via fat transfer will depend on your procedure and there will be some natural variations, however, you can use the following as a general guide.
- Dressings removed: 7-14 days
- Back to work: 2-14 days
- Swimming: 4-6 weeks
- Exercise and sex: 4-12 weeks
- Full recovery: 2-12 weeks
You may also be required to wear a compression garment for 1-2 weeks following surgery.