Have you ever thought “can’t they just take some from down here and move it up there?” The answer is yes! In recent years, fat transfer breast augmentation has gained popularity as a more organic approach to breast enhancement. At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, fat grafting breast augmentation is performed by our plastic surgeons with skill and professionalism. Instead of using artificial implants, our surgeons use liposuction to remove fat from areas including the stomach, buttocks, hips, or thighs, which they transfer to your breasts for an enhanced appearance that is 100% you. Our goal is to help patients make informed decisions and feel confident in their choices. Our surgeons have decades of experience with cosmetic surgeries and successfully treating patients from all backgrounds. The Clinic for Plastic Surgery is renowned for having a patient-centric approach, state-of-the-art technology, and exceptional outcomes.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that utilizes fat grafting to enhance the size and shape of breasts. This procedure entails extracting excess fatty tissue from one area and then grafting it in the patient’s breasts. This treatment serves as a natural alternative to conventional breast implants.
These two procedures have similar end goals, and both add volume and improve the breasts' contours. With breast implants, a silicone or saline implant is inserted into the breast to achieve the desired results. This method can provide larger, more dynamic breast enhancement. Since our Houston fat transfer breast augmentation uses your own fat, the results are natural and can be more subtle than traditional implants.
The most noticeable benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation include increasing breast size, boosting confidence, and sculpting the body. Other benefits include:
Our fat grafting breast augmentation patients should be of generally good health, understand what the typical outcomes are after this surgery, and have enough fat in other areas of the body to complete a transfer. If you have any serious medical conditions like diabetes or if you smoke, this procedure might not be right for you. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for our fat transfer breast augmentation Houston plastic surgeons at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery can address that and any other questions you have during an initial consultation. Call us today!
During your consultation, our team of skilled professionals will take the time to get to know you and what you want to achieve in your body and lifestyle through breast augmentation. We will learn about your health history and perform a brief examination. By the end of your consultation, you will have a comprehensive and detailed treatment plan to consider.
While breast augmentation changes the size and shape of the breasts, it will not correct or address sagging or heavily deflated breasts. Patients who would like to see improvements in lift and perkiness may want to consider a mastopexy, or breast lift, procedure in addition to augmentation. The benefits of combining the procedures also mean an aesthetically seamless result and a single recovery period.
At the beginning of your procedure, anesthesia or sedation will be administered depending on your particular treatment plan. The first step is liposuction and fat purification, then the fat is transferred into the breasts for increased volume.
The surgery starts with liposuction, where excess fat is taken from the predetermined location. This might include your thighs, hips, abdomen, or a combination. This harvested fat is then prepped and transferred into the desired location.
The goal for cup size will be discussed at your consultation, and our surgeons will transfer the appropriate amount of fat to your breasts via injections to achieve this size.
Downtime after this procedure may vary based on the specifics of your treatment. You can expect at least a week or two of recovery, and you should wait at least several weeks before resuming strenuous activities like exercise. You may have some swelling and discomfort, which can easily be managed with medication. Immediately after surgery, you will see initial results, but once the swelling goes down, your final results should be revealed in around four to six months.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery features distinguished board-certified specialists in plastic surgery who are well respected throughout the industry for personal care and passion for ensuring natural, outstanding aesthetic results. Call us today at (281) 819-1145 or schedule a consultation online by filling out the form below.
Yes, the procedure is one of the fastest-growing breast enhancement options.
Since patients are under sedation or anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure. Patients may feel soreness during recovery, but this is easily addressed with proper medication and a comprehensive recovery plan.
With an experienced and trained plastic surgeon, this procedure is very safe and low-risk.
While fat grafting breast augmentation doesn’t require revision in the same way implants do, due to the natural aging process, most patients decide to get an update at some point. Typically, results are satisfactory for 10 to 15 years or more.
Liposuction is not a procedure geared towards weight loss. It only addresses localized pockets of subcutaneous fat.
This method usually involves only very small incisions or injections, so typically, scarring is minimal (if not completely invisible!).
We usually recommend compression garments after liposuction, but it may depend on how much fat is removed and from what part of the body.
You will need to use a supportive bra, such as a sports bra, for about six weeks to ensure proper healing.
Breast surgery can occasionally cause temporary changes in nipple sensitivity, and it is very rarely permanent.
While surgical complications, such as infection, can occur with any procedure, including breast surgery, there is no evidence that fat transfer breast surgeries increase the risk of breast cancer.
No, like all cosmetic surgical procedures, fat transfer breast augmentation is not an option while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Yes, since you will be recovering from sedation, you will need someone to take you home and stay with you for about 24 hours.
Rest is important for healing, and vigorous exercise can impact incisions and swelling. We recommend waiting about three weeks at minimum to resume working out.
Fat grafting breast augmentation is often combined with other procedures such as breast lift, liposuction, and mommy makeover.
The cost of fat transfer breast augmentation varies based on several factors that will all be covered in detail during a consultation. Ask about our convenient financing options.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.