Am I Too Thin For Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer?

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There’s no doubt that breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed year after year. Traditionally, breast augmentation is completed using synthetic breast implants, which have a number of compelling benefits. However, some women prefer a more natural alternative to breast augmentation. For these patients, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi and the acclaimed team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA are proud to offer advanced fat transfer to the breast. This exciting procedure obviates the need for saline or silicone breast implants by instead utilizing a patient’s own fat to enhance her breast shape and size. Do you have enough excess fat available for fat transfer to the breast? Learn more here.

How does breast augmentation with fat work?

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the basics of breast augmentation with implants, including the choice between saline vs. silicone implants, the various implant sizes available, and other aspects of the procedure. You may not be as familiar with fat grafting, however. During fat transfer to the breast in Washington, D.C., Dr. Mesbahi performs specialized liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the patient’s body. The viable fat cells are then separated and purified in our on-site lab, during which time Dr. Mesbahi closes the tiny liposuction incisions and prepares for the next stage of the procedure. Using extreme precision and skill, Dr. Mesbahi then injects thin layers of fat into targeted locations on the breasts for increased volume. By manually massaging between each injected layer, Dr. Mesbahi is able to sculpt a smooth, even, natural-looking new breast shape.

Where does the fat for breast fat transfer come from?

In most cases, the fat used during fat transfer to the breast is taken from the patient’s:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Dr. Mesbahi will discuss the patient’s history of weight fluctuation and other factors to determine the most appropriate area for liposuction fat harvesting. One important consideration for choosing the best fat removal site is how the area typically responds to weight gain or weight loss. For example, if a woman tends to lose weight first and most easily on her abdomen, it may be best not to use fat cells from that area in order to avoid a potential change in her final results. To best maintain the outcome of breast augmentation with fat transfer, Dr. Mesbahi may choose to harvest fat cells from areas that are typically “stubborn” when it comes to weight loss.

How much fat is needed for fat transfer to the breast?

The amount of fat needed for breast augmentation with fat transfer will depend on the patient’s current breast size, her desired outcome, and other factors. Patients considering fat transfer to the breast should keep in mind that there is a limit to how much fat can be harvested and transferred in a single procedure, meaning women who desire a significant breast volume increase may be better suited to getting breast implants.

What if I don’t have enough fat for fat transfer to the breast?

Dr. Mesbahi is highly experienced in the complex nature of breast fat transfer, and in most cases, is able to use a variety of specialized techniques to harvest an adequate amount of fat from one or more areas of the patient’s body. In rare cases, when a woman does not have enough excess body fat for breast augmentation with fat transfer, breast implants may be a more appropriate option. Some women wonder whether gaining weight before fat transfer may make them better candidates for the procedure and/or enhance their results. In reality, the opposite is often true. If a patient gains weight prior to the procedure and then subsequently loses weight after surgery, the newly transferred fat cells may shrink down to their original size and compromise her aesthetic outcome.

During your initial consultation for breast augmentation in the Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Mesbahi will carefully evaluate your concerns, assess your BMI, discuss your desired outcome, and determine whether you have enough available fat for transfer.

Looking for a natural breast enhancement solution? Consider fat transfer to the breast in McLean, VA

If you have been searching for “fat transfer breast augmentation near me,” look no further! To discover the exciting possibilities of natural breast augmentation in McLean, VA, call the expert team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi today, and take the first step toward getting the feminine, sexy, natural look you’ve been dreaming of!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.