Fat transferring is the process of removing unwanted fat from areas of the body, purifying the fat cells, and injecting them into another region of the body. This technique can also be referred to as fat grafting. It is used in many procedures, including fat transfer of the breast.
Women can now enhance their breast size by harvesting their own fat cells from their body while benefiting from larger breasts and a slimmer body shape.
Fat transfer of the breast achieves this dynamic enhancement by incorporating liposuction techniques, which means that the patient must have enough excess fat stores available to be utilized. Some of the most common donor sites for fat are the abdomen, thighs, and lower back. Once this unwanted fat is removed, patients can enjoy all the advantages that come with liposuction.
It’s important to note that this unique procedure option achieves a moderate increase in breast size and is not intended for patients seeking a more significant enhancement. Women considering this alternative to implants should not expect to increase more than one cup size.
In order to maximize the retention rate of the transferred fat cells, they must be injected in close proximity to tissue that has a rich blood supply. Fat that receives an adequate supply of blood will take hold and become permanent. On the other hand, fat that doesn’t receive proper circulation will be re-absorbed into the body. There is no way to preserve 100% of the transferred fat, but the goal is to get as close to that as possible.
To learn more about fat transfers, contact our New Jersey cosmetic surgery practice for a private consultation. Our dedicated team, including skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fodero, will be more than happy to help.