Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Breast augmentation is performed to increase the size, shape or fullness of a woman’s breasts. Today, many women choose to use their own fat to augment their breasts, instead of breast implants.
With this breast enhancement procedure, Dr. Hopping removes fat from one part of your body and transfers it to your breast in a single procedure–without any incisions, visible scars or breast implants.
Dr. Hopping is experienced and highly skilled in harvesting, handling and transferring fat, which is extremely important in fat-grafting procedures.
Benefits of breast augmentation with fat transfer include:
- Naturally augmented breasts with the added benefit of liposuction
- Minimal incisions
- No implants or foreign materials added to the body
- Soft and natural looking results
- Minimally invasive with a quick recovery
- Eliminates risks associated with breast implants
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. Dr. Hopping uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into the breasts. The procedure is simple and less stressful on your body than traditional breast enhancement techniques. The procedure is typically about two to three hours, but this varies depending on the number of fat harvesting areas and the patient’s desired outcome.
The procedure requires little downtime. After your surgery, expect mild to moderate swelling and bruising of your breasts and the fat-harvest area. There is usually minimal discomfort of the breast after fat grafting and mild to moderate discomfort to the fat harvest site from the liposuction. Patients usually return to their normal activities in about one to two weeks.
Fat-transfer breast augmentation results give you a natural look and feeling breast. Your results are immediately. However, the shape, firmness and fullness of your breasts will improve over the next few weeks, as the implanted fat becomes a natural part of your breasts during the weeks and months after treatment. Secondary procedures can also be performed to adjust size and asymmetry.