Thanks to advancements in plastic surgery, women interested in enhancing the appearance of their breasts without the use of breast implants now have the opportunity to do so. Natural Breast Enhancement with fat transfer is an advanced technique designed to increase the size and improve the overall shape of the breasts using your own fat tissues. At our practice, Stafford Broumand, MD performs this innovative procedure by extracting fat cells from one region of your body via liposuction and transferring them to the breasts until the desired outcome is achieved. For qualified patients, the end results can be larger, beautifully shaped breasts that both look and feel extremely natural.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on your unique concerns and cosmetic goals, Natural Breast Enhancement with fat transfer may be able to help:
-Increase the size and volume of the breasts
-Rebuild the breasts following mastectomy -Improve the contour and curvature of the breasts
-Restore breast volume loss
-Correct asymmetries in breast shape
-Produce a more youthful overall appearance -Enable bras, bathing suits, and various articles of clothing to fit better
The initial consultation for Natural Breast Enhancement is roughly 45 minutes to an hour in length. Our surgeon’s goal during this time is to listen attentively to your concerns so they can fully understand your motivation and goals for treatment. If having someone else present will help you better retain the information, ask the pertinent questions, and provide overall moral support, we encourage inviting a close friend or family member to attend the consultation with you.
During this in-depth appointment, Dr. Broumand will conduct a physical exam and discuss medical history to better determine if Natural Breast Enhancement is the right procedure for you. Following the examination, we will discuss the expected surgical outcome with the help of VECTRA® XT technology—an advanced imaging system that allows a 3D image of your body to be taken and modified based on the proposed procedural strategy. This innovative tool can help you establish realistic expectations for surgery, potentially leading to higher postoperative satisfaction.
Once a treatment plan has been decided and agreed upon by both you and your surgeon, our friendly staff will assist you schedule your procedure at your convenience.
Prior to your procedure, our team will provide a comprehensive pre-operative list to ensure you have the best experience possible. Some of the things you can do leading up to treatment procedure is refrain from aspirin products, stop certain medications, avoid particular vitamins, and add Arnica herbal supplements to your regimen.
In order for fat tissues to be safely and effectively transferred, patients who have tight skin may need to develop more room in the breast pocket. The BRAVA® tissue expansion system is an innovative technique that can help make it possible to transfer larger amounts of fat cells, effectively enabling greater volume and fullness to be added to the breasts.
Prior to your procedure, one of our board certified plastic surgeons will provide you with a series of BRAVA® suction cups designed to create ample space for large volumes of fat to be transferred. Comprised of a pair of silicone gel-rimmed domes, the BRAVA® device can be positioned over the breasts and secured in place by a bra-like support system. Once in place, the system exerts varied degrees of gentle suction to promote the flow of blood and encourage several growth elements, ultimately enabling the breasts to more reliably accommodate transferred fat cells with lasting results.
When the day of surgery arrives, you will be greeted by our office staff and taken back for prep. Once settled, you will meet with the surgical nurse and anesthesiologist individually. Your surgeon will visit to review any final questions before treatment.
When the tissue expansion process has been successfully completed, your plastic surgeon can proceed with the Natural Breast Enhancement treatment. During the procedure, fat cells will first be removed via liposuction from regions of the body that have an adequate accumulation of fatty tissue. Some of the most common areas from which fat is harvested include the abdomen, love handles, and/or thighs, often providing the added benefit of body contouring in these specific regions. Once extracted, the fat is then filtered, purified, and injected in small amounts into each breast until the ideal size and contour is achieved.
After Natural Breast Enhancement with fat transfer, you can generally expect some minor bruising and/or swelling in the breasts and donor areas, but these symptoms should dissipate shortly. Often described as mild, any potential discomfort experienced can typically be reduced or relieved with medication. Most patients feel well enough to return to non-strenuous work and normal daily routines after approximately ten days, though Dr. Broumand generally advises that you avoid any rigorous physical activity for several weeks. It is normal for the breasts to initially appear slightly larger than expected, but this should subside over time to reveal beautiful, natural-looking results.