What Is Breast Fat Grafting?
Many people have wished they could move fat from one part of the body to another when looking in the mirror. The day has finally come when you can transfer fat from a place where you don’t want it to a place where it can create natural-looking curves. Everyone seeking non-surgical breast augmentation needs to know about breast fat grafting.
Breast fat grafting is a procedure that uses fat from your own body to enlarge and lift the breasts. An alternative to traditional breast implants, breast fat grafting does not use silicone or saline implants to increase breast size and fullness. Patients are instead able to harvest their own fat using liposuction.
Boutinic Aesthetics is proud to offer breast fat grafting in Miami as one of the many cutting-edge procedures we provide to patients. Also known as a breast fat transfer, this natural procedure provides many of the aesthetic benefits of breast implants without the unwanted drawbacks.
Like many cosmetic procedures involving fat transfers, breast fat grafting gives patients more freedom to create a custom, physique-compatible shape compared to surgical enhancements. Breast fat grafting procedures can be customized to serve your desire for sizes, shape, fullness, and “perkiness.” There are three applications for breast fat transfers.
Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation
Fat grafting breast augmentation is essentially an implant-free alternative to the classic breast augmentation that traditionally uses silicone or saline implants to create either rounded or teardrop-shaped implants.
The standard procedure for fat grafting breast augmentation involves harvesting fat cells from an area of the body. While fat is typically transferred from a single location, it is possible to harvest fat from several locations on the body if you don’t have enough fat in one spot to support the procedure.
The typical harvesting spots are the abdomen, hips, flanks, arms, or love handles. Fat that is harvested for a fat grafting breast augmentation is gathered using standard liposuction. Once the fat has been removed, it is sterilized before being injected into the breast tissue.
Breast fat grafting cost
The breast lift with fat grafting procedure is used by patients who are noticing “drooping” or “deflating” due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or age. A breast lift graft uses the same process as a standard fat grafting breast augmentation. However, the difference is that the surgeon will focus on making structural fat injections that help to lift the breasts. Of course, many patients choose to combine lifting with a volume increase to help recreate the original look of their breasts.
Fat Grafting Breast Reconstruction
Fat grafting breast reconstruction procedures are emerging as popular alternatives to restorative implants. In addition to restoring the natural shape of the breasts, this procedure can also help to fix scarring caused by other procedures. Fat grafting can also be a good option for restoring symmetry when only one breast requires reconstruction.
Pros and Cons of Breast Fat Grafting
At Boutinic Aesthetics, we believe that it’s important for patients to have as much information as possible when making decisions about cosmetic procedures. While you’ll be given detailed information about everything that can be expected when having a breast fat grafting procedure done in Miami during your consultation, it’s helpful to have an idea of the pros and cons early on. Breast fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that generally results in a quick, comfortable recovery. Patients can expect to have virtually no scarring.
Many patients are drawn to breast fat grafting because they like the idea of using their own tissue instead of placing foreign objects in their bodies. In addition to eliminating the possibility of the tissue being rejected, a natural fat transfer also allows patients to enjoy the feel of natural tissue.
While patients sometimes experience stiffness after implants are placed, grafting tends to create a soft, flexible sensation that causes less pain and stiffness. Patients also don’t need to worry about implant ruptures when selecting natural fat injections. Another benefit is that you’re able to “kill two birds with one stone” by removing unwanted fat from another part of the body.
Grafting is great for patients who don’t want cookie-cutter implants. Breast fat grafting provides better shaping than implants because the surgeon is able to meticulously place tiny, precise amounts of fat into the breast to create a symmetrical look based on the specific shape of each breast. The overall result is a natural-looking breast augmentation with very low risks for complications.
Breast fat grafting does come with some downsides. Fat injections have limitations when it comes to how much you can increase breast size. Generally, this procedure is ideal for someone looking to increase breast size by about one full cup size. Someone wishing to create a more dramatic increase in breast volume may not be satisfied with this option.
Next, breast fat grafting can be difficult for patients who are on the lean side because there simply may not be enough excess fat available in harvesting spots. While it is often possible to harvest fat from several areas around the body, some patients are simply too thin for this procedure to be an ideal option.
Finally, fat grafting does not come with a guaranteed survival rate for transferred fat. Survival rate refers to the amount of fat that stays where it’s injected instead of being reabsorbed by the body. While the survival rate can be 70% or higher when this procedure is performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s impossible to predict how the body will react once fat is transferred. Patients with low fat survival rates may need to have several repeat injections done to achieve their desired results.
Fat Grafting Breast Cost
A fat grafting breast augmentation can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000. However, most patients are paying between $6,000 and $9,000 for these natural breast implants. The only way to get an accurate fat grafting breast estimate is to book a consultation with a local breast implant surgeon in Miami. Boutinic Aesthetics is a highly rated cosmetic surgery clinic in Miami offering breast fat grafting for augmentation, lifts, and reconstruction. Our experienced board-certified surgeons can help you determine if a natural breast augmentation using your own fat is the right option for you.
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