Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation
Most women seeking breast augmentation are looking for a natural-looking enhancement to their breasts. Denver cosmetic breast surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich, offers women a more natural, subtle breast enhancement through fat transfer. Some women may desire fuller breasts, however they are hesitant about using a breast implant to achieve their goals. If you are interested in a safe, natural way to increase the fullness of your breasts and simultaneously remove excess fat from elsewhere in your body, fat transfer for breast augmentation may be the ideal way to achieve your both your goals at the same time.
Fat Transfer for Breast Enhancement Procedure
During a fat transfer, also sometimes called natural breast augmentation, excess body fat from one area is transferred via liposuction to the breasts. The procedure is achieved using a three-step process:
- First, liposuction is used to carefully remove excess fat from the stomach, thighs, flanks, and/or back
- Next, the removed fat cells are gently prepared before being injected into the body.
- Finally, the fat cells are transferred into the breast tissue to increase fullness using a fat grafting technique
Candidates for Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation
To be an ideal candidate for a fat transfer for breast enhancement you must first of all have a realistic expectation for the outcome of your procedure. Most patients experience about a half-size cup increase after a fat transfer to augment the breasts.
It’s also important to understand that while implants can change the overall shape of the breasts, fat transfer to the breasts will not. A good candidate will already have a good breast shape and nipple position.
The amount of fullness that will result depends on the amount of existing breast fat and breast tissue, the amount of fat transferred to the breasts and the quality of blood flow to the breasts.
To see before and after photos of a patient who received fat transfer to the breast, see our Before and After gallery.
Please contact Denver cosmetic surgeon Dr. Slenkovich today to learn more about fat transfer for breast enhancement in Colorado.