A fat transfer breast augmentation uses unwanted fat from the patient’s body to enlarge the breasts. This procedure allows patients to smooth and contour their body via QuantumBody technology, and then inject the treated fat into the breasts for natural enhancement. Unlike breast augmentation that uses implants, a fat transfer eliminates the need for extensive surgery and the risks that come with artificial implant devices. If you’ve got a little fluff to spare in all the wrong places, but are craving an upgrade to your bustline, a fat transfer breast augmentation can fulfill both of these aesthetic aims.
At The Retreat: Restorative Aesthetics, Dr. Joshua Baker and his staff offer patients elegant solutions to their cosmetic concerns. To learn more about a fat transfer breast augmentation, and find out whether you’d be a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a personal consultation! Our serene setting in Rockwall Texas is conveniently located to serve the greater Dallas area. Call us today at 469-769-7101.Schedule Your Consultation
About Breast Augmentation
If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation, you’re not alone. This procedure is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the US. But even though patient satisfaction after this procedure is high and long-term complication rates are low, augmentation using artificial implants is not without drawbacks. But as breast implant technology has improved, so has the practice of fat transfer. This procedure is also known as fat grafting, lipofilling, and platelet (from the patient’s own body) fat transfer. Doctors have long used this technique for reconstructive purposes; in fact, they’ve been exploring this idea since 1893! (1) Today, it’s a popular option for those looking for a safe and natural way to plump up deficient areas like aging hands, lips, and cheeks. It’s also the secret behind the beloved Brazilian Butt Lift!
Advances in liposuction have made harvesting a patient’s fat safer and more effective than ever before. Patients can now enjoy lithe contours and voluptuous curves while making their own fat work for them. Bet you’d never thought you’d love your love handles!
Facts About Fat
While we may spend most of our time trying to eliminate it, fat has many qualities that deserve our consideration. The natural properties of fat make it an ideal filler. It can seamlessly integrate into tissues because it’s 100% biocompatible. But there’s so much more to fat. This tissue is living, dynamic, and composed of many different kinds of cells. Many of these cell types have become integral to regenerative medicine and anti-aging therapies. Fibroblasts assist in wound healing and allow for crucial collagen production. Endothelial cells allow for the formation of nourishing blood supplies to tissues. Fat also contains adipose-derived stem cells, which are able to adapt and pitch in wherever the body requires new cell growth for healing or rejuvenation. (2)
All of these properties contribute to healthy, vibrant tissue, and firm, full breasts that are 100% you!
Benefits of Going Bigger in Texas
A fat transfer breast augmentation offers many benefits, which include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- No large scars
- Ability to correct breast asymmetry, and target specific areas of the breasts
- Transferred fat ages naturally with the rest of the body, and doesn’t require replacement
- Natural look and feel
- Opportunity to slim and contour harvest sites
- Can be supplemented and perfected with additional transfers
It’s also important to consider the advantages that fat transfer offers over traditional breast augmentation with implants:
- Avoids complications like rupture or capsular contracture
- No need for future breast implant revision surgeries
- Eliminates the risk of allergic reaction or rejection since it is the body’s own fat
As an added perk: the appearance of natural cleavage is often very difficult to achieve with implants, which can create the appearance of a “gap” between the breasts. Because a fat transfer allows Dr. Baker to place injections of fat in specific areas and sculpt ideal breast shape, a fat transfer can let you flaunt your decolletage in Dallas! (2) But maybe your breasts are just the beginning: to learn more about the other services we offer at The Retreat, follow our blog!
Candidates For A Fat Transfer
Fat Transfer can be an excellent means to augmentation for women who may not necessarily be good candidates for enhancement with implants. Ideal candidates for a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure are:
- In good physical and mental health
- Are committed to a careful recovery
- At a stable, healthy weight
- Properly informed about the procedure, with realistic expectations for their results
Additionally, patients should have adequate fat deposits to draw from. Breast augmentation with a fat transfer may be less dramatic for very slender women.
A breast augmentation that uses a fat transfer can address an array of different issues and concerns that a patient may have with her breasts.
If you’re interested in natural breast augmentation combined with body contouring, contact The Retreat. A personal consultation with Dr. Baker is the best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
During a personal consultation at The Retreat, you can expect a discreet and welcoming environment. Dr. Baker will meet with you to get to know all your aesthetic desires and concerns. You can also expect a good listener that is happy to answer all of your cosmetic questions! He’ll review your medical history, conduct an examination, and address any health issues that may impact this procedure. Based on your unique physique, he’ll propose the perfect procedure. He’ll identify the ideal locations for fat extractions, and the amount required to achieve the breasts of your dreams. You’ll then be given an accurate estimate of the procedure’s cost and a list of personalized instructions on how to prepare.
Before your fat transfer breast augmentation gets underway, Dr. Baker and his team will make sure that you’re comfortable and that any last-minute questions you have are answered. Dr. Baker will mark harvest and injection sites for reference, and you’ll be administered the proper anesthesia.
Dr. Baker’s unique Quantum Breast breast lift may be included with your augmentation procedure. Quantum Breast is a novel approach that leverages the internal and external application of safe, effective RF energy to contract and tighten connective tissue and skin in the breast, producing a flattering lift as it heals.
Once the fat is prepared for injections, Dr. Baker will strategically locate the fat into and around the patient’s breasts to sculpt a naturally beautiful shape and achieve the desired volume. One inevitability of any fat transfer is that not all of the relocated fat will successfully establish itself. To ensure that you’re left with satisfactory volume after your recovery, cosmetic surgeons intentionally inject extra fat. As you heal, your body will naturally reabsorb any of the fat that isn’t able to make a successful home in its new location.
Our team will provide you with specific post-op instructions in order to ensure a speedy recovery and the best results. Make sure that you have a trusted friend or family member to give you a ride home after your procedure, and provide some assistance with daily activities for the first day or two of your recovery. It’s important to remember that you’ll be healing at both your liposuction sites and at the injection sites in your breasts, so all these areas will need extra TLC!
You should have minimal interruption to your normal routine due to this minimally invasive procedure. Redness and bruising are common symptoms, and swelling can last a couple of weeks. You may need to wear compression garments and a soft, supportive bra during this time.
As you heal, you’ll also need to be mindful of the newly transferred fat, and avoid any disruptive pressure to your breasts for a minimum of four weeks.
You will notice an immediate difference in the size and shape of your breasts. However, final results occur approximately six months following your procedure, when the fat has permanently established itself in your beautiful new breasts. Once your healing is complete, you’ll enjoy natural-looking results and leaner lines – long-term. As with any cosmetic procedure, be kind to your body and live a healthy lifestyle to maintain your hard-earned results.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost in Dallas?
The cost of your fat transfer breast augmentation will depend on the unique details of your procedure, such as the extent of your liposuction and the amount of fat transferred. Dr. Baker and his staff will provide you with an estimate for the cost of your breast augmentation and answer any questions you have about the pricing and procedure.
The Retreat Aesthetics offers its patients several financing options to help them make their goals a reality.
This cosmetic procedure uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat, which is then processed and injected into the breasts to enhance their volume.
Every cosmetic procedure has potential risks. However, because fat from your own body is 100% biocompatible and can be sustained long term, a fat transfer doesn’t have any of the risks or complications that are associated with artificial breast implants, like rupture or capsular contracture. Implants need to be refreshed after a certain number of years, which requires additional surgery.
- Salibian AA, Frey JD, Bekisz JM, Choi M, Karp NS. Fat Grafting and Breast Augmentation: A Systematic Review of Primary Composite Augmentation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019;7(7):e2340. Published 2019 Jul 24. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000002340
- Simonacci F, Bertozzi N, Grieco MP, Grignaffini E, Raposio E. Procedure, applications, and outcomes of platelet fat grafting. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2017;20:49-60. Published 2017 Jun 27. doi:10.1016/j.amsu.2017.06.059