Breast Fat Transfer

Definition - What does Breast Fat Transfer mean?

A breast fat transfer is an alternative procedure to breast implants. It is a surgical procedure that uses a process similar to liposuction to take fat cells from other areas of the body to be placed in the breasts. Breast fat transfers may also be referred to as a natural breast augmentation, fat grafting, fat injection and lipotransfer.


TheConsultation explains Breast Fat Transfer

When a surgeon performs a breast fat transfer, they will make an incision at the site where the fat cells are to be removed. It is most commonly done on the stomach, thighs and buttocks. Breast fat transfer a type of breast augmentation designed for women who only want a small increase in breast size. The fat cells are turned into liquid before they are injected into the breast.

This is a natural alternative, but the fat may be absorbed back into the body over the time, which could cause the breast to lose volume. In some cases, the surgeon may add extra fat cells to help the results last longer. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired results. Patients may have to wear a special device called the Brava device to prepare the breast for fat transfer. It expands the external tissue. It may be required before and after surgery for several weeks.

One of the benefits of this type of surgery is that fat is taken from an area where a patient may want to have it removed anyway. Women who have had the surgery also say that their breasts feel soft and more natural than with implants.

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