With the growing trend of living a more natural, organic lifestyle, more and more women each year are seeking an alternative to traditional synthetic breast implants. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, Chief Plastic Surgeon of VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, is proud to offer natural fat transfer to the breast as an exciting and innovative alternative to breast augmentation with implants. Learn more about breast fat transfer here, including how it works, what results are possible, and what to expect after the procedure.
How does fat transfer to breast work?
Breast augmentation using natural fat transfer is a multi-step procedure that is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and typically takes about 2 – 3 hours in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Khorsandi will begin by removing fat from a predetermined area of the patient's body, such as the thighs, abdomen, or flanks, using liposuction. The fat is then purified before being prepared in syringes. Finally, Dr. Khorsandi will strategically inject the fat into the breasts and sculpt an enhanced, natural-appearing, and gorgeous new contour.
Breast fat transfer recovery is typically well-tolerated, but it is important for patients to remember that there are two surgical sites that will need to be cared for: the liposuction site and the breasts themselves. Dr. Khorsandi and the caring team at VIP Plastic Surgery will provide you with a comprehensive set of postoperative guidelines and instructions, including prescriptions to help relieve discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Patients should expect to wear compression garments for several weeks to help minimize swelling and promote healing at the liposuction site, while a supportive bra should also be worn.
Why should I consider fat transfer instead of breast implants?
The choice between silicone gel implants, saline implants, and a fat transfer to the breast is a personal one, and there is technically no right or wrong choice. However, there are some factors to consider when selecting the breast augmentation technique that may be most appropriate for you. For example, patients hoping for a more dramatic increase in breast size may be better suited to using artificial implants, as there is a limit on the amount of fat that can be safely and successfully transferred during a fat transfer to the breast. However, fat transfer procedures offer the peace of mind that there is an exceedingly low risk of adverse reaction or side effect since the patient’s own fat is used. Furthermore, women who undergo fat transfer to the breast will never have to worry about implant rupture or other potential complications associated with saline and silicone breast implants.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Khorsandi will discuss your concerns, goals, and lifestyle factors at length and answer your questions fully to help recommend a breast augmentation procedure that will best fit your needs.
How long does a fat transfer breast augmentation last?
As with any procedure, the results – and how long they may last – can vary from patient to patient. One of the most important factors in ensuring that the results of your breast fat transfer last as long as possible is to avoid weight fluctuations. Unlike artificial breast implants, which retain their volume regardless of weight fluctuation, the fat cells involved in a breast fat transfer can shrink or swell with weight loss or gain, significantly altering a patient’s results. For this reason, patients are encouraged to be at a healthy, stable weight and be certain they are done having children before pursuing a fat transfer to the breast.
Do I have enough fat for a breast fat transfer?
In most cases, Dr. Khorsandi is able to harvest an adequate amount of fat to be used in a breast fat transfer. However, women who are extremely thin or have a low body fat percentage may be better candidates for breast augmentation using implants.
Do I qualify for fat transfer surgery in Las Vegas, NV?
Most women who are in good health, at a stable weight, do not smoke, and have enough extra fat to be harvested can be considered for breast augmentation using fat transfer. However, the best way to determine with certainty whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure is to be evaluated by a highly qualified, experienced, and skilled plastic surgeon.
Call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your one-on-one consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, or take advantage of our convenient online consultation option from the privacy and comfort of your own home, and discover how fat transfer to the breast may be the natural, effective, exciting solution you have been searching for!