Ask the Experts: Fat Transfer for the Breasts

hypos-and-other-surgical-toolsOne of the main reasons that fat transfer injections have become so popular among patients in recent years is their ability to rejuvenate areas all over the face and body. This is certainly true for the breasts, which are consistently one of the most common fat transfer areas. This fat, which we remove using liposuction and then purify, can be a source of much-needed volume and shapeliness to the breasts. To help our patients better learn more about what this procedure can offer, our board-certified plastic surgeons have answered a few commonly asked questions about fat transfer for the breasts.

How Will My Fat Transfer to the Breasts Be Performed?

Fat transfer injections are a multi-step treatment. We begin by removing fat from the patient’s body using liposuction. Although this depends on where the patient has excess fat to be safely removed, the fat is often taken from the abdomen, back, upper arms, or thighs. We then purify the fat to make sure that it can be safely used for fat transfer. Once this is done, the fat is then injected into the breasts, adding natural volume and improved shape to the breasts.

Can I Get Fat Transfer Injections Instead Breast Implants?

While it’s true that we can use fat transfer injections to enhance the breasts, we do not recommend considering them as a one-for-one substitute unless you are seeking a more subtle result. Fat transfer injections may be a great alternative for women who only want this modest increase in breast size. Traditional breast augmentation surgery with implants can provide a far greater increase in breast volume. Ultimately, choosing between the two depends on each patient’s unique needs and preferences. In some cases, both procedures can be performed in tandem to help provide the most optimal breast shape and volume level.

Will I Know My Exact New Cup Size Before My Procedure.

No. It can be difficult to pin down an exact cup size prior to undergoing fat transfer injections. Cup sizes are not standard units of measurement and cup sizes can actually differ depending on the bra manufacturer. It’s also important to remember that as time goes by, some of the fat that is used during fat transfer may naturally dissipate, leading to a minor decrease in breast volume.

The results we are able to produce with fat transfer are typically exceptional and patient satisfaction following this procedure is extremely high. For more information or to schedule your consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton area locations. Don’t forget that you can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.