How Much Fat Is Needed For A Fat Transfer To Breast?
With the increasing popularity of living a more natural lifestyle, many cosmetic surgery patients are beginning to seek alternatives to procedures that require synthetic materials, such as breast augmentation with implants. For women who are looking for a way to increase their breast size without the need for artificial implants, a fat transfer to the breast may be a fantastic solution. However, it is important that patients have realistic expectations for their procedure and understand whether or not they qualify for a fat transfer to the breast. Use this helpful information from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi and the knowledgeable team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA to learn more about breast augmentation with fat transfer, including who makes an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Is there a natural breast augmentation alternative?
There are a variety of reasons why women seek a more natural alternative to breast augmentation with implants, including:
- Personal preference
- Desire a more natural look and feel to the breast
- Do not feel comfortable with synthetic materials
- Have a history of capsular contracture or other complication
- Allergic to certain materials
For these women, a fat transfer to the breast may be an ideal solution for enhancing breast shape and size without the need for implants. In addition to these benefits, fat transfer to the breast also offers the added opportunity of trimming unwanted fat in another area of the body at the same time!
What is a fat transfer to the breast?
During fat transfer breast augmentation in Washington, D.C., Dr. Mesbahi will begin by harvesting fat via liposuction from another area of the patient’s body. Once the fat has been separated and processed, it is prepared in syringes for injection. Finally, Dr. Mesbahi uses extreme skill and precision to strategically inject the fat into the breast in thin layers, massaging between each layer to ensure smooth, uniform, natural-looking results.
Am I too skinny for fat transfer to the breast?
A common concern for relatively thin women interested in breast fat transfer is whether or not they have enough available fat for harvesting. In most cases, Dr. Mesbahi is able to remove an adequate amount of fat from either the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, flanks, or a combination of multiple areas. However, there are some cases when a patient simply does not have enough fat for the procedure. For example, women who are exceedingly thin or have an exceptionally low BMI may not have an adequate amount of fat to harvest. In this situation, breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants may be a more appropriate option.
Do I have enough fat for fat transfer to the breast?
There are several things to consider when determining how much fat is required during a fat transfer breast augmentation, including:
- Current breast size
- Desired breast size
- Overall goals
- BMI/weight/body type
Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that a portion of the fat cells transferred during the procedure will not survive. While this is a normal and expected part of the process, it means that Dr. Mesbahi needs to harvest and transfer a slightly larger volume of fat to begin with.
It is also important for patients considering fat transfer to the breast to have realistic expectations for their procedure and understand that there is a limit on how much fat can be transferred. Women who are interested in a subtle breast size increase, enhancing the breast shape, filling in the tops of the breasts, or restoring lost volume due to aging or pregnancy are often able to achieve their goals with fat transfer, while those patients seeking a dramatic size increase or significant lifting effect may be better-suited to breast augmentation with implants and/or breast lift surgery. Another consideration is that breast fat transfer results may change over time and with aging or weight fluctuation, whereas breast implants will retain their volume indefinitely.
During your initial consultation for breast augmentation in Washington, D.C., Dr. Mesbahi will thoroughly evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and explain all of your options in detail to help determine the most beneficial approach for you.
Looking for a natural breast augmentation alternative? Consider fat transfer to the breast in Washington, D.C.
Whether you are nervous about synthetic implants, allergic to certain materials, or simply desire a subtle and more natural-looking enhancement, fat transfer to the breast may be a fantastic option for you. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of breast augmentation fat transfer, call the knowledgeable team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi today. We look forward to helping you achieve or restore the sexy, feminine body you deserve with fat transfer to the breast in McLean, VA.