Fat Grafting to Breasts
Fat grafting to breast during the breast reconstruction process can be beneficial in a variety of ways. It is the perfect method for natural breast augmentation. Fat grafting helps to thicken and rejuvenate damaged tissues, particularly from the mastectomy and radiation therapy. It can be used as a sole procedure for breast cancer reconstruction. Fat grafting is also a good option for women who want to increase their breast size and want it to look natural. Dr. Lee also performs fat grafting procedures during second stage and third stage breast reconstruction to help contour the breasts and resolve any deformities that possibly occurred from the original mastectomy.
Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Grafting to Breasts?
Fat grafting to the breasts is an excellent cosmetic solution for those who want a natural breast augmentation to improve the shape and size of their breasts without the having to use foreign material like breast implants. It’s ideal for women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy, asymmetrical breasts, and had a previous mastectomy. Since the procedure requires an adequate amount of excess fat, women should have enough fat in the area(s) designated for harvest.
Before the Surgery
If you want natural breast augmentation done via a fat transfer, Dr. Lee is a good choice. Set up a consultation to talk about this process and your expectations. You will have to provide an in-depth medical history and a list of medications. You will have to undergo lab tests as well. You will also get a physical checkup and photographs of your breasts taken. Once the results are in, a date can be decided for surgery.
What to Expect During the Procedure
During a natural breast augmentation, fat is harvested using regular liposuction from the patient’s area of choice, generally the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The fat is then processed and gently injected into the breasts and chest using a small cannula. This procedure helps thicken the skin and tissues to create a thick flap for third stage nipple-areolar reconstruction and tattoo.
A natural breast augmentation using the fat grafting technique is a good procedure because a body’s own tissues are used. Fat is taken from one area and repurposed for natural breast augmentation. Women who have had this procedure are happy with the results because they appear more natural than other breast augmentation methods. Recovery from this procedure will vary based on a person’s medical history.
Do keep in mind that some percentage of the fat transferred to the breast is reabsorbed into the body. The rest remains in place permanently. This procedure has been used successfully for breast cancer survivors. Fat grafting is a good and safe alternative as a natural breast augmentation method.
Written on August 12, 2019
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