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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Implants are not the only option for women who want fuller, shapelier breasts. At Arizona Aesthetic Associates Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert, AZ we perform fat transfer breast augmentation to add volume and shape to your breasts using your own natural tissue. Breast fat transfer can be done for breast augmentation or for breast reconstruction.

Rest assured that we deliver some of the best looking results in breast fat transfer in Scottsdale and surrounding areas.

What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that involves taking fat from various areas of the body where we may have excess fat and then injecting the fat into the breasts for to increase size and shape of the breasts. This technique has the double benefits of reducing and contouring areas of excess fat where the fat is taken from and enhancing the breasts in the same procedure.

How Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Performed?

The procedure uses gentle liposuction to harvest fat from areas of the body where there may be extra fat. This harvested fat is then separated from the liposuction fluid and is then gently injected into the breasts to add shape and volume and/or to improve symmetry.

This procedure is a viable alternative for women who want larger breasts without implants. This procedure will produce a more modest increase in breast size than can be achieved with implants, but the procedure can be repeated to gain additional volume and size.

The surgeon chooses a donor site with excess fat, such as the tummy, thighs, or love handles. Fat is harvested from the area using a special liposuction technique that helps preserve the living fat cells. The harvested fat is processed and purified to create higher stem cell concentrations.

After the fat is purified, our surgeon meticulously injects hundreds of individual fat droplets into the breasts using an instrument called a cannula. This technique helps prevent bleeding in the tissues to better preserve the life of the fat cells. The transferred fat is incorporated into the existing adipose (fatty) tissue, enlarging and reshaping the breasts.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is not recommended for women who want a significant increase in breast volume and projection all in one surgery. It may be a good option for women who want to correct moderate asymmetry or achieve a moderate increase in breast size in one surgery. Breast fat transfer can also be used to correct and improve breast reconstruction.

During your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, you will together establish what you hope to achieve from your breast fat transfer in Phoenix.*

Typically, an increase of one cup size can be achieved in a single fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. However, multiple fat grafting procedures can be done over a period of several months to achieve greater degrees of enhancement.

How Long Do Results Last with Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

After a fat grafting procedure, some of the transferred fat cells are absorbed by the body. However, many patients retain a large quantity of the transferred fat cells. Our surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates Plastic Surgery use advanced techniques for maximum fat cell survival.

Those cells that survive continue functioning as normal fat cells for long lasting results. Patients also benefit by slimming areas of the body where the fat is removed from. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Increasing the size of the breasts with natural fat grafting appeals to some women as much less invasive alternative to breast implant surgery.

Advantages of this procedure include:

  • Results that look and feel soft and natural
  • Minimally-invasive procedure
  • No risk of rejection using the body’s own fat
  • Virtually scarless, with only tiny incisions to harvest and inject the fat
  • No foreign objects implanted in the body or risk of complications, such as capsular contracture
  • Slims and contours donor areas where the fat is harvested

Like most things, fat transfer breast augmentation also has certain disadvantages.

“Cons” associated with this breast enhancement method include:

  • Limited degree of augmentation: Fat transfer generally produces only a one cup size increase per procedure.
  • Some of the transferred fat cells are absorbed by the body.
  • Does not correct sagging. Unlike breast lift surgery, fat transfer cannot lift breasts that sag or droop.
  • May cost more than implants: Fat transfer breast augmentation is actually two procedures – liposuction and fat transfer. This more natural, less invasive alternative is can be a little more expensive that breast augmentation with implants if the amount of work involved is greater.

Why Choose Us for Breast Fat Transfer Surgery?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates perform breast fat transfer surgery at our Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert AZ clinics and are known for their exceptional surgical skills.*

All of the plastic surgeons at Arizona Aesthetic Associates are expertly trained and ready to help you achieve the breast fat transfer augmentation or breast fat transfer reconstruction result that you desire.

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