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Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

Have you been thinking about getting breast augmentation for months? Are you finding it difficult to find the most relevant information? To help in your research, we have compiled some of the most relevant frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Natural breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance breast size, shape, and symmetry using the body’s natural fat deposits from problem areas. The result of natural breast enhancement is an enhanced figure and potentially a heightened sense of self-confidence.

What can I expect?

Improved breast contour and larger size (one half to one cup size) without using foreign implants. A person who wants larger sizes should consider breast implants. Since the fat is usually taken from “problem areas” such as the hips and thighs, the technique helps many patients attain the attractive and natural-looking overall physiques they desire.

How long does the procedure take?

About one hour plus the time taken to harvest your fat.

I have read that this procedure is controversial. Is this true?

For years, many authorities were concerned that fat transferred to the breasts could possibly obscure the accurate reading of mammograms. Today, radiologists have the equipment and experience to properly evaluate their patients, despite the presence of new fat added to the breasts.

Why Choose Natural Breast Augmentation Over Implants?

Breast augmentation improves breast contour and increases size without inserting foreign material into the body. Breast augmentation only increases size through fat allocation. Since the fat is usually taken from “problem areas” such as the hips and thighs, the technique also helps many patients attain the attractive and natural-looking overall physiques they desire. You want to make sure if breast augmentation is safe

What Makes Natural Breast Augmentation a Safe Option?

The procedure is generally pretty quick and should only last about an hour. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia rather than general, as general anesthesia has higher risk of complications arising. In addition, local anesthesia allows the surgeon to maneuver the patient in order to get the best results. Make sure to review the safety of breast augmentation

Natural breast augmentation also requires less downtime. The small incisions used to insert the harvested fat mean you won’t have any of the post-surgery scars associated with breast implants. You also won’t have any risk of rupture as you would with implants.

Is more than one surgery needed?

New techniques and accumulated data show that a moderate percentage of the fat survives—roughly 50%; a second surgery a few months later can result in additional and dramatic enhancements!

Is Using Your Own Fat Safe?

Using a patient’s own fat deposits is extremely safe and provides for a more natural look and feel of the breast. You will be awake (but lightly sedated with oral medications), and all treatment areas will be numb. Discomfort is minimal and far less than a traditional breast implant surgery. There may be some mild bruising, and you will be asked to take it easy for a few days; there is really no “down time.”

Is Breastfeeding Possible After Natural Breast Augmentation?

Since we are using the body’s own fat to increase size and shape, there is no gel or silicone implant that would interfere with breastfeeding.

Will Breast Augmentation Interfere with Annual Mammograms?

There may be some interference with a mammogram following breast augmentation. However, with advancements in ultrasound technologies and medical procedure, the fat should prove no issue with mammograms.

How Long Does Breast Augmentation Recovery Take?

There is really no down time associated with breast augmentation, but the general recovery time is not too long. Patients are generally back to work with little to no pain in only a few days. The general time we tell patients is two to four days, but this will vary from person to person. Some are fully recovered within a day and some may take longer. The full results of your breast augmentation procedure will be complete after about six months, when the last bit of swelling has subsided.

Does Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?

Immediately after breast augmentation, the incision area will be visible and pink. Over the course of the next few days, you will see the small incisions disappear and your will barely notice the incision areas.

Who are the Best Candidates?

Patients who want mild, gentle enlargement and restoration of fullness in the breast area. This is not a procedure for those who want major breast enlargement. Patients who desire major enlargement are typically encouraged to consider artificial implants of saline or silicone.Consult with your doctor about other breast augmentation frequently asked questions


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