It’s the ideal solution for women who would like to have pockets of stubborn fat removed and used for breast augmentation purposes. It is a popular alternative to implants to revolumise the breast after breast feeding and regain some shape and cleavage.
The treatment involves part liposuction and then fat transfer. It is performed as a day case under local anaesthetic and IV sedation.
Most women see this as a 2 for 1 procedure where you get liposuction and a breast augmentation at the same time.
As there is certain unpredictability with the fat transfer to the breast, it is important to bear in mind that there is no guarantee the fat transfer will survive. As it is living tissue we rely on the body to integrate the fat once it is transferred.
We have no control over whether this will occur or not. There are no common denominators that we know of that could help us improve the outcome. It either works or it does not.
In the majority of cases the retention is about 50-60%. In 15-20% of cases all the fat disappears.
If you are looking for a substantial increase in size then we would recommend implants.
For more history on fat transfer please look at our blog
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If you have had your implants removed and there is not too much loose skin you can have the breasts revolumised with fat. This may have to be combined with a breast lift.
Yes you can. As the breast naturally contains fat tissue the procedure will not mask or hide anything untoward.
Answer: The tissue feels exactly like the surrounding tissue and thus is the most natural form of augmentation.
Answer: As with all medical procedures there are risks and complications involved. Important are infection, bruising, asymmetry, bleeding and volume loss.
Answer: You will be consulted and examined as in any other situation and referred down the appropriate pathways for effective investigation and management.