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 with natural breast enhancement with fat transfer. At our NYC practice located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Stafford Broumand, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs this innovative natural breast augmentation procedure to achieve larger, beautifully shaped breasts that both look and feel extremely natural.
- What Is Natural Breast Enhancement?
- Benefits of Natural Breast Enhancement
- Candidates For Natural Breast Enhancement
- Preparing For Natural Breast Enhancement
- The Natural Breast Enhancement Procedure
- Natural Breast Enhancement Recovery & Results
- FAQs About Natural Breast Enhancement
What Is Natural Breast Enhancement?
Natural breast enhancement with fat transfer is an advanced technique designed to increase the cup size and improve the overall shape of the breasts using your own fat tissues. Natural breast enhancement with fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer or fat grafting, is a surgical procedure that involves extracting fat cells from one area of the body via liposuction and transferring them to the breasts to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.1 The fat transfer procedure is considered a more natural alternative to breast augmentation with silicone or saline implants.
Benefits of Natural Breast Enhancement
Natural breast augmentation with fat grafting offers several benefits, including:
- Achieves natural looking and feeling results
- Offers dual body contouring with liposuction2
- Is less invasive than breast augmentation with implants
- Has a reduced risk of implant-related complications
- Provides long-lasting results
- Improves breast symmetry
Candidates For Natural Breast Enhancement
Candidates for natural breast enhancement with fat transfer are typically individuals who desire a modest increase in breast size or seek to improve breast shape and contour. They may prefer a more natural alternative to breast implants and have sufficient donor fat in another part of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Ideal candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure. It is important for candidates to have stable body weight, as fluctuations in weight can affect the transferred fat cells’ long-term survival. A thorough consultation with Dr. Broumand is essential to determine if natural breast enhancement with fat transfer is suitable for your unique needs and goals.
Preparing For Natural Breast Enhancement
Preparing for natural breast enhancement with fat transfer involves several important steps to ensure a safe and successful procedure. Firstly, you’ll have an initial consultation with Dr. Broumand which will last approximately 45 minutes. During this in-depth appointment, Dr. Broumand will conduct a physical exam and review your medical history to better determine if you are a good candidate for natural breast enhancement. You may be advised to quit smoking and avoid certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding.
It’s important to arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you on the day of the procedure and assist with transportation afterward. It is also recommended to wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing any jewelry, makeup, or lotions on the day of the surgery. Lastly, you should plan for a designated recovery area at home and ensure they have any necessary post-operative supplies such as loose-fitting clothing, ice packs, and prescribed medications. Following Dr. Broumand’s pre-operative instructions diligently will help optimize the outcome and minimize any potential risks associated with the procedure.
The Natural Breast Enhancement Procedure
Natural breast enhancement with fat transfer is performed under general anesthesia and begins with Dr. Broumand marketing the predetermined areas of your body that have excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Liposuction is then performed to remove the fat cells from these areas. The harvested fat is subsequently processed to purify it and eliminate impurities and excess fluids, ensuring that only healthy fat cells remain for the transfer. Next, the purified fat is carefully injected into the breasts through small incisions. Dr. Broumand strategically places the fat cells to achieve the desired shape and volume, often using multiple layers of injections to enhance the survival of the transferred fat cells. This approach allows for a natural augmentation of the breasts using the patient’s own fat tissue.
Natural Breast Enhancement Recovery & Results
After undergoing natural breast enhancement with fat transfer, patients can expect a recovery period that includes roughly 1-2 weeks of downtime. Initially, there may be swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated areas, including the breasts and the donor sites where fat was harvested. Dr. Broumand may provide pain medication and recommend wearing a compression garment to aid in the healing process. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions, including any recommended restrictions on physical activity, avoiding pressure on the breasts, and keeping the incision sites clean and dry.
As the recovery progresses, the swelling and bruising will gradually subside, and the final results will become more apparent over time. Some of the transferred fat may be naturally absorbed by the body, so the initial volume may decrease slightly. However, the surviving fat cells will establish a blood supply and provide long-term augmentation of the breasts.
The final results of natural breast enhancement with fat transfer can offer a more natural-looking and enhanced breast appearance, with improved shape and contour. Regular follow-up visits with Dr. Broumand will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results.
Schedule A Consultation
Are you considering natural breast augmentation in NYC? Dr. Broumand has the expertise and experience to achieve your desired breast size and shape using your own body fat. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your goals and determine if natural breast augmentation is right for you. Take the first step towards a more beautiful you by calling our office in Manhattan, New York, and booking your appointment now.
FAQs About Natural Breast Enhancement
Is natural breast enhancement with fat transfer a permanent solution?
While the transferred fat cells can provide long-lasting results, it’s important to note that not all of the transferred fat cells may survive. Some fat cells may be naturally absorbed by the body over time. However, the surviving fat cells establish a blood supply and can offer a long-term augmentation of the breasts.
How much increase in breast size can I expect with fat transfer?
The increase in breast size can vary depending on factors such as the amount of fat available for transfer, individual anatomy, and desired outcome. Typically, a modest increase in breast size around a cup can be achieved. It’s important to discuss your expectations and goals with Dr. Broumand during the consultation to determine what is realistic and achievable for you.
Will the results of natural breast enhancement with fat transfer look and feel natural?
One of the advantages of fat transfer is that it uses your body’s own fat cells, which can result in a more natural-looking and feeling outcome compared to breast implants. The transferred fat cells can blend well with the existing breast tissue, providing a softer and more natural appearance.
Are there any risks or complications associated with natural breast enhancement with fat transfer?
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, asymmetry, changes in nipple sensation, and fat necrosis.3 Dr. Broumand will strive to minimize these risks and provide detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure a safe and successful outcome.
Can fat transfer be combined with other breast enhancement procedures?
Yes, fat transfer can be combined with other procedures such as breast lift or breast reduction to achieve the desired outcome. Combining procedures may require a more comprehensive surgical plan and should be discussed with Dr. Broumand during your consultation.
Are there any limitations or factors that may make me ineligible for natural breast enhancement with fat transfer?
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for fat transfer. Factors such as insufficient donor fat, previous breast surgeries, active smoking, or certain medical conditions may affect eligibility. It’s important to have a thorough consultation with Dr. Broumand to assess your individual circumstances and determine if fat transfer is a suitable option for you.
What is the cost of natural breast augmentation?
The cost of natural breast augmentation with fat transfer can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the procedure, and any additional treatments or services involved. A consultation with Dr. Broumand is essential for providing an accurate cost estimate based on your specific case. During the consultation, Dr. Broumand will consider factors such as the amount of fat to be transferred, the complexity of the procedure, and any associated fees for facility use, anesthesia, or post-operative care.
1 ASPS. Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/fat-transfer-breast-augmentation. Accessed May 30, 2023.
2 Archives of Plastic Surgery. The use of autologous fat grafts in breast surgery: A literature review. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6882697/. Accessed May 30, 2023.
3 Cleveland Clinic. Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/24033-fat-transfer-breast-augmentation. Accessed May 30, 2023.