Fat Transfer (Breast)
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Fat transfer breast augmentation is a minimally invasive method of enhancing the breasts. This procedure is performed by injecting fat harvested from a different area of the patient’s body. Patients seeking fat transfer breast augmentation in Long Beach can rely on board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Hurvitz for natural-looking, long-lasting results.
What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation, also known as fat transplantation or fat grafting, is the process of removing fat from one are of the body and transplanting it to the breasts.
Anesthesia Type: General or local
Facility Type: Outpatient if general, in-office if local
Recovery Time: Approx. 3 days to 1 week
What to Expect During Recovery: Some swelling, bruising, mild discomfort, asymmetric healing and/or lumpiness, and soreness at the harvested site where liposuction was performed.
Deciding to Have Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
If you are considering breast enhancement with fat transfer, review the information provided in this section so you are informed about the procedure and what to expect, followed by calling our office for a private consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his office.
During your visit, let Dr. Hurvitz know what your goals and expectations are from breast surgery. This will help him understand your motives and expected outcome, as well as determine if your expectations are realistic. Dr. Hurvitz will evaluate your breasts and body, as well as your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for fat transfer. Lastly, Dr. Hurvitz will discuss the risks associated with surgery, as well as the healing time and what to expect during recovery. His staff will provide you with a detailed surgery quote outlining the cost.
Candidacy for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a good option for women looking for a relatively small increase in breast size, who prefer natural results, or do not want a foreign object placed in their body (breast implant).
Candidates must be free of any medical conditions that interfere with the body’s healing process. Ideal candidates are non-smokers, as smoking increases the risk of complications.
What to Expect During Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
The procedure uses the patient’s own fat to increase the volume of the breasts. The fat is harvested or extracted with a liposuction cannula. The fat is then prepared for reintroduction into the body and injected into the breasts. The most common donor areas, where fat is taken from, are the stomach, thighs, and waist.
Augmentation by way of fat transfer is minimally invasive making it very appealing. The risks and possible complications are significantly reduced compared to traditional augmentation using breast implants. Another advantage of fat transfer is that the body does not reject it because it is the patient’s own fat. However, there is a percentage of the transferred fat that does not survive. Dr. Hurvitz may over fill the breasts to compensate for this loss, which means your breasts may look larger and fuller at first, but over time the overall volume could decrease. This will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation.
Dr. Hurvitz’s patients will have the option of choosing between general anesthesia or local anesthesia for their breast augmentation with fat transfer.
General Anesthesia: Administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist in an outpatient surgical facility. The patient is completely asleep during the procedure.
Local Anesthesia: Patient is usually given a sedative medication to relax during surgery (may fall asleep, may stay awake). The surgical area is numbed with a local anesthetic. This is performed as an in-office procedure.
How Much Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost?
The price of this procedure varies based on factors like the type of anesthesia used and the overall complexity of the procedure. Detailed cost information for your breast augmentation with fat transfer procedure can be determined and reviewed with you during your consultation.
Contact Us Today to Learn More!
To find out if fat transfer is the ideal breast enhancement treatment for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurvitz. Dr. Hurvitz is an acclaimed plastic surgeon and is considered a top provider of fat transfer breast augmentation in Long Beach. He looks forward to designing a customized breast augmentation treatment plan for you that delivers the exceptional results you deserve.