Fat Transfer to the Breast
Fat transfer to the breast is a good treatment option for patients who have mild asymmetry between breasts, or want to add a small amount of volume to their breasts. Also, it is a good option for patients who have a small breast deformity following lumpectomy. In this procedure, fat is removed from areas of your body that have excess fat deposits by liposuction. Typically, liposuction is performed on one or more areas such as abdomen, flanks, thighs, and back. The fat is processed and then carefully injected into the breasts. The fat cells in the breasts will take to the new area, eventually establishing a blood supply. However, not all of the fat cells will survive and some will be naturally eliminated through the body. To be able to achieve lasting volume, the procedure may need to be repeated 2-3 times to increase the fat take. The final results may take six months to a year to develop.
The procedure is performed under general or local anaesthesia as an outpatient surgery. You may experience some discomfort for few days after surgery which can be managed with pain medication. You can expect to return to work after few weeks of recovery, as you should feel more like yourself. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks.
To achieve the best results of Fat Transfer to the Breasts, women need to meet the following criteria:
• Be at or near your ideal goal weight.
• Having realistic expectations
• Be a non-smoker, as smoking can complicate both the procedure and your recovery time.
• Be in good physical and psychological health.
Dr. Menesi will discuss the risks and benefits of Fat Transfer to the Breasts at your consultation to confirm that this is the best course of action for your particular needs.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Menesi, contact our office today at (506) 455-1188.