Many women look down and do not feel as feminine as they would like. Yet, not everyone likes the look or feel of breast implants. If you want more curves with no silicone, then you should consider fat transfer breast augmentation.
What is a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
A fat transfer for breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure where fat cells are transferred to the breasts in order to give them more volume. For people with a little weight, extra fat can be removed from the hips, stomach, thighs, butt, arms, back, or chess via liposuction. When these fat cells are injected into another area of the body, such as the breasts or butt, it creates a natural-looking volume.
This procedure is ideal for overall body contouring because it can slim the waist and accentuate the breasts in a single procedure. Because this type of breast augmentation does not need implants, it is far more natural in terms of look and feel.
Is Fat Grafting a Good Option for Breast Augmentation?
Fat grafting is an effective way to add volume to the breasts. The procedure is especially desirable for patients because the results look far more natural than the results of breast implants. Not only does a fat grafting procedure make your breasts larger, but it can also shrink the size of your stomach or hips.
Women have 2 options for breast augmentation: fat grafting or breast implants. Both procedures can safely and effectively improve the size of the breasts.
There are a few factors that make fat grafting more desirable than implants.
Fat Transfers Can Last Longer Than Implants
The biggest benefit of fat grafting for breast augmentation is longevity. Unlike implants, the results of a fat transfer can be permanent as long as the patient does not become pregnant, breastfeed, gain weight, or lose weight. For comparison, implants usually only last 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced or removed. In some cases, implants can have an even shorter lifespan if they rupture, become infected, or calcify.
Breast Augmentation From a Fat Transfer Looks Natural
Another reason why women frequently choose fat grafting is that it can deliver natural looking results.
A fat transfer can produce results that look so natural that you’ll never guess that a procedure was involved. It can add volume to the breasts while still allowing them to obey the laws of gravity.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Produces No Scarring
A fat transfer will result in no scarring. The reason is that the only incisions needed for fat grafting are the ones for liposuction. These liposuction incisions are small, shallow, and strategic, so they will heal quickly and completely. The process of injecting the fat into the breasts does not require an incision, therefore there is no scarring on the breasts themselves.
6 Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Got questions? Dr. Nadir Qazi and his team have answers. If this comprehensive FAQ does not answer your question about fat grafting, please feel free to contact Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. Dr. Qazi offers no-obligation consultations for anyone who is considering a procedure, wondering what their options are, or in need of more information before they take the plunge.
1. Does a Fat Transfer Lift the Breasts?
No, a fat transfer does not lift the breasts. The purpose of a fat transfer is to add volume to the breasts by adding fat cells. The only procedure that can lift sagging breasts is a breast lift. Dr. Qazi’s team of cosmetic surgeons is experienced in performing breast lifts. If you have sagging breasts then you have the option to combine your fat transfer with a breast lift.
2. Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Suitable for MTF and Transfeminine People?
Yes! Breast implants are the more common method for top surgery for trans women, but a fat transfer to the chest can also be effective. A fat transfer can give women more natural-looking breasts that can help create a more feminine figure.
If you are seeking gender-affirming care in the form of breast augmentation, schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to learn about all your options.
3. How Much Fat is Absorbed During a Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation?
Fat grafting can be a little tricky; not all the fat survives the process and is absorbed into the breasts. It varies by person, but generally, only 50% to 70% of the fat cells are absorbed. For this reason, cosmetic physicians and plastic surgeons will normally over-inject to get the right amount of volume. However, it can be hit or miss. In some cases, patients may want a secondary procedure if they want more volume.
4. How Can I Maximize Fat Absorption After a Fat Grafting Procedure?
It can take up to a year for the results to be final; this is because around 30% of the injected fat cells are absorbed within 6 months to a year. How you get the best results will not only depend on how you care for your body immediately after the procedure but how healthy you are a year later.
It can be hard to predict how grafted fat cells will behave, but there are a few ways to maximize the amount of fat that is absorbed:
- Do not crush the treatment area. Wear loose-fitting clothes, don’t lay on your stomach, and avoid restrictive bras.
- Stay hydrated.
- Do not drink alcohol or consume nicotine in any form.
- No squishing, squeezing, or playing with your boobs. Tell this to your partner as well; the boobs are temporarily off-limits.
- Provide the fat cells with energy. Eat more than you normally would; focus on nutrient-dense foods that have fat, like avocados. This is the time to enjoy your avocado toast judgment free.
- Avoid exercise until 2 months after the procedure. If you exercise too soon, you risk burning the fat cells that you want to stick around. By week 8, you no longer risk burning off the extra fat. Exercise can also be beneficial for getting the blood flowing to the new fat.
5. Can I Go From an A Cup to a C Cup With a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer breast augmentation is ideal for small boosts and subtly volume increases. A fat transfer can take you from an A cup to a B cup; however, it is difficult for a fat transfer to sustain a C cup.
When fat cells are absorbed into the body, they latch on to the existing cells and use them as scaffolding. By attaching to other cells, the grafted cells can access the blood supply and stay alive. The number of cells that the breasts can support is limited by what is already there.
No matter how well you care for the treatment area, it is not possible for A cup breasts to sustain the amount of grafted fat cells necessary to achieve a C cup or higher. If you are determined to get up to a C cup, then you should consider breast implants instead.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
When you choose fat transfer breast augmentation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic, you are under the care of Dr. Nadir Qazi and his entire team of experienced plastic surgeons. Dr. Qazi’s team specializes in natural-looking, beautiful results. If you want to embrace your beautiful, feminine self, schedule a consultation today to learn more about fat transfers!