Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a stellar choice and a natural breast augmentation alternative for Westchester, Long Island, and New York City patients who seek a minor increase in breast size without the use of breast implants. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman performs this procedure by using liposuction to harvest fat from areas it’s not wanted, purifying the fat, and transplanting it to the breasts. Dr. Newman is highly trained in performing fat transfer breast augmentation procedures, so you will be in good hands.
How Fat Transfer to the Breasts Works
When a patient desires to undergo fat transfer breast augmentation, the surgeon will choose a viable donor site such as the patient’s love handles (flanks), thighs, or tummy. The fat is then harvested via a special liposuction technique, as it is needed to prevent fat necrosis. Pure fat is then processed from the suction fluid and used to develop enriched stem cell concentrations, which offer better results and enhance the healing process.
Next, hundreds of tiny individual fat droplets are meticulously and skillfully injected into the breast site with a cannula. After the harvested fat is deposited into the new site, it will be incorporated within the existing matrix of adipose tissue, allowing the patient’s breasts to enlarge naturally.
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Expertise and innovation attract attention. Dr. Newman has performed thousands of cosmetic breast, body, face, and skin procedures over his decades in practice. He has earned awards from The Aesthetic Society® (ASAPS) for his innovative techniques and has spoken about emerging technologies to respected colleagues at national meetings. Both the New York and national media trust Dr. Newman for his specialized expertise in both surgical and nonsurgical aesthetics.
What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
- No incisions on the breast
- Retain up to 80% of the fat transferred
- Able to heal with little to no scar
- Slimming other areas of the body (where fat was harvested)
- Incisions at fat donor site can be easily hidden (usually less than 3mm)
So professional, and kind. Very efficient, and I didn’t feel nearly as uncomfortable as I thought I would talking with him. I was scared to have surgery but he put me at ease and I have never regretted my decision. Great doctor.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for Fat Transfer?
The best candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation meet the following criteria:
- Are dissatisfied with their current breast size and shape
- Want a fuller, shapelier chest
- Have realistic expectations about the results
- Are in good physical and emotional health
Should You Consider Breast Implant Surgery or Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is more suited to patients who are looking to shape and slightly enhance their breasts, whereas breast implants can be utilized for maximum breast augmentation. If you hope to achieve a ¼ to ½ cup-size increase or more, breast implant surgery is recommended.
Other Uses for Fat Transfer
Aside from increasing one’s breast size, fat transfer can also be used in breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. This breast augmentation procedure has also been proven to be an effective treatment for correcting the shape and size of underdeveloped or misshaped breasts.
Recovery After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
After surgery, the patient may experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling of the breasts and the areas from which the fat was harvested. You will need to wear compression garments on liposuctioned areas to minimize swelling and discomfort. Because live fat cells were transferred to the breasts, you will need to avoid any breast compression for at least 2 weeks. In addition, you must avoid sleeping on your stomach and avoid other activities that put direct pressure on your breasts.
When Can I Return To Work?
Most patients will be able to return to sedentary jobs within 5 days and a week for work that requires more active movement.
Ready to Schedule Your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Consultation in New York?
If you wish to know more about fat transfer breast augmentation and how it can improve the appearance of your breasts, request a consultation with Dr. Scott Newman, who is our board-certified plastic surgeon, using our online form or call (914) 423-9000 to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Scott Newman
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman is a nationally recognized specialist in breast and body surgery. His refined expertise extends to reconstructive and facial plastic surgery, as well as nonsurgical aesthetics. The innovator of the technology that became VECTRA® 3-D imaging, Dr. Newman is always looking for ways to improve his patients’ safety, comfort, and results. This drive has made Newman Plastic Surgery one of the most technologically advanced practices in the country.Meet Dr. Newman Request Your Consultation