If you’ve always wanted larger breasts but were unsure if breast implants were right for you, there is an alternative option: fat grafting. Also known as fat transfer breast augmentation, this procedure involves removing fat from one area of the body through liposuction and injecting it into the breasts. The result looks very natural and since we are using the body’s own fat cells, there is on risk of rejection. Even though this procedure is fairly new, it is backed by research and has a high success rate.
Board certified (ABPS) plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin at the Virginia Plastic Surgery Institute and Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody), with locations in Richmond, VA and Tysons Corner, VA, are excited to offer breast augmentation with fat grafting at their practice. Since there are no breast implants involved, this procedure can produce a more natural-looking result and has been well-received by many of our patients.
HOW DOES BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH FAT GRAFTING WORK?
Breast augmentation with fat grafting is ideal for women who only want a small increase in breast size and a more natural look. It can also help to restore symmetry and create a more attractive contour if you have misshapen breasts. Since fat is removed from one area, patients enjoy the added benefit of slimming down in a problem area while increasing their breast size.
Up to 80% of the fat is retained from this procedure and there are no incisions around the breast tissue. Dr. Sundin will only need to make small incisions in the donor site and these are barely noticeable once they have healed over. Fat grafting can also be performed for a breast reconstruction procedure.
YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH FAT GRAFTING PROCEDURE
Since this procedure involves a combination of liposuction and breast enhancement, Dr. Sundin will typically recommend general anesthesia. Liposuction will be performed on the lower body or around the waist to graft enough fat cells for the breast augmentation procedure. The fat cells are harvested and preserved before they are re-injected into the breast tissue. Dr. Sundin will use a small cannula to inject hundreds of small droplets of fat into the breasts using a small cannula. Assimilation is fairly quick and patients see results almost instantly.
You can expect mild to moderate swelling of the breasts and the donor site after the procedure. Discomfort is minimal and you may need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling around the donor site. A compression bra will help the live fat cells integrate into existing tissue and form the perfect shape. Most patients can return to work in 3 to 5 days after their procedure.
CONTACT DR. SUNDIN FOR YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY
At the Virginia Plastic Surgery Institute and MBody Contouring and Laser Center, with locations in Richmond and Tysons Corner, VA, helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals is our highest priority. We provide patients with the latest treatments and procedures that have high success rates and understand that every patient has unique needs.
Our patients receive treatment in a relaxing setting and our attentive staff will make you feel right at home. We invite you to come and see us for your breast enhancement procedure and other cosmetic procedures that help you look and feel your best.
If you would like more information about the benefits of breast augmentation through fat grafting, contact the Virginia Plastic Surgery Institute or MBody Contouring and Laser Center today. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your consultation with one of our esteemed doctors.