Breast augmentation plastic surgery is usually performed using saline or silicone implants. However, many women do not want the use of implants in their bodies and seek a more natural procedure. Such women can benefit from fat transfer breast enhancement, which uses fat sourced from the patient’s own body.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is an innovative procedure, and only a skilled and experienced person should perform it. The surgeon will carefully evaluate the patient as a candidate for this procedure before recommending breast augmentation with fat transfer.
Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provide fat grafting breast enhancement to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Technique
Today, the advancements in fat harvesting techniques have made it possible to transfer excess fat from the abdomen or thighs to the breast area. The results of the natural fat transfer can be similar to those of breast implant surgery to enhance breast shape and size. The surgeon will use advanced techniques to harvest, treat, and transfer fat to the breast area.
The safety and efficacy of new techniques enable the use of maximum harvested fat to enhance and rejuvenate the breast contours.
It is vital to make sure that the harvesting, processing, and delivering of fat to the targeted sites occurs without any exposure to air. This increases the survival of the transferred fat, allowing more targeted volume transfer and artistic integrity.
The fat transfer plastic surgery approach offers an advantage over traditional implants due to the small incisions placed as well as no use of synthetic implants. Implant shifting, capsular contracture, rippling, and implant damage are some common concerns with breast implants. Breast augmentation with fat transfer avoids the risk of implant failure.
In addition, fat transfer can be used as a component of breast reconstruction surgery to achieve desirable cosmetic results in a more natural manner. Sometimes fat transfer breast enhancement may be undertaken in combination with breast implants to improve contour defect that implants alone cannot correct, such as proper shelfing, cleavage, or hollow. This approach enhances breast symmetry, as well.
Suitable candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation are women who:
- Do not have any family history of breast cancer
- Are willing to undergo multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal outcomes
- Have the availability of donor fat in areas such as the hips, abdomen, flanks, back, arms, and thighs
- Want slight enhancements and not a dramatic change
- Have realistic expectations
Less Invasive Procedure
In breast enhancement with fat transfer, the surgeon will take fat from donor sites using a low vacuum liposuction process. The fat is taken using atraumatic cannulae. This minimizes the manual handling or fat, and the surgeon uses an automated system to ensure the survival of maximum fat.
Following this, the fat is spun in a centrifuge at an appropriate gravitational force to separate it from blood without causing damage to the cell walls.
After this, the surgeon will transfer the harvested fat into the recipient areas of the breasts with minimal trauma.
Plastic surgeons at VIPS and MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for fat transfer breast enhancement.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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