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The Many Benefits of Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation

Published on December 14, 2023
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Fat grafting breast augmentation is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that combines medical expertise with aesthetic artistry. It offers a nuanced way to enhance the breasts, utilizing the patient’s fat to create a naturally augmented appearance (a form of autologous fat transfer). Spend the next few minutes with the experts at Jacobson Plastic Surgery as we delve into the breast fat grafting procedure and the range of benefits it offers.

How Breast Fat Grafting Works

Breast fat grafting begins with the gentle liposuction of excess fat from donor areas such as the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat is then carefully processed and purified to obtain healthy fat cells suitable for injection.

These purified fat cells are strategically injected into the breast tissue, allowing for precise volume enhancement and reshaping. The result is a more refined and youthful appearance that blends seamlessly with the patient’s body.

The Benefits of Breast Fat Grafting Augmentation

Breast fat grafting, also known as micro fat grafting (a technique involving the use of fat injections), is an invaluable approach for enhancing the breast. This method can effectively replenish lost volume caused by aging or even address localized areas depleted due to biopsy or excision.

What sets the technique apart is its versatility—the procedure can be seamlessly integrated with other breast surgeries like breast lifts, augmentation (with or without implants), revision implant surgery, or reconstructive breast surgery.

The procedure’s customizability ensures that patients have high degree of control over the final result. Surgeons can tailor the fat-grafting process to meet individual preferences.

Unlike traditional breast augmentation with implants, this procedure employs the patient’s fat, eliminating the risk of allergic reactions or implant-related complications. The injected fat integrates harmoniously with the existing breast tissue, creating a soft and subtle enhancement that avoids any exaggerated or artificial appearance.

Minimal Downtime with Breast Fat Grafting

After breast fat grafting, patients can typically return to their daily routines within a few days. Any discomfort is usually managed effectively with over-the-counter pain relievers, and any residual bruising and swelling will subside over the first few weeks.

This minimal downtime aligns with the procedure’s understated elegance, allowing individuals to enhance their beauty discreetly and without lengthy disruptions to their lives.

Volume and Longevity with Breast Fat Grafting

The additional volume that can be achieved with breast fat grafting varies from person to person and depends on several factors, including the amount of available donor fat. On average, breast fat grafting can typically increase breast size by approximately one-half to one full cup size.

Note that while a portion of the transferred fat typically establishes a long-term presence, some fat cells may not survive the transfer process. The remaining fat cells can provide lasting enhancement, and the results can be quite enduring with proper post-operative care. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon can help monitor the outcome, and if necessary, additional touch-up procedures can be performed to maintain or enhance the results.

Contact Us for More Information

We invite you to schedule a consultation to learn more about fat grafting breast augmentation and find out if the transformative benefits of this procedure are right for you. At Jacobson Plastic Surgery, our dedicated team of experienced professionals, led by Dr. Steven Jacobson, is committed to providing you with personalized care and guidance throughout your cosmetic journey. Contact our office today!