Breast fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a cosmetic surgery that involves transferring fat from one part of the body to the breasts. Dr. Lalezar recommends breast fat grafting in NYC to women who want fuller breasts without breast implants.
Augment Your Breasts With Natural Fat
Breast fat grafting naturally enhances the size and shape of the breasts without using breast implants. During breast fat grafting, excess fat is taken from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, using liposuction. The fat is then purified and injected into the breasts to add volume and shape. Since the procedure is based on natural fat cells drawn from your body, the results look natural.
The Goals of Breast Fat Grafting:
- Increasing the size of the breasts
- Improving the shape of the breasts
- Correcting asymmetry of the breasts
- Restoring the volume lost due to age, weight loss, or childbirth
- Enhancing the overall shape and size of breasts without implants
- Achieving a fuller, more feminine appearance
Your Recovery Journey
You can expect mild swelling and bruising in the treated areas, which should resolve within a few weeks. Dr. Lalezar may prescribe pain medication to manage discomfort. You must wear a surgical bra or support garment to minimize swelling and improve healing after your breast fat grafting in NYC. Most patients return to work and light activities within a week, but please avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks. Dr. Lalezar provides specific post-operative instructions to ensure the best possible outcome.
How long does breast fat grafting last?
The longevity of breast fat grafting varies from person to person. Generally, most transferred fat cells survive and become a permanent part of the breast tissue. However, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and aging can influence the long-term results.
What is the success rate of breast fat grafting?
The success rate of breast fat grafting is generally high, approximately 80%. The procedure can achieve satisfactory results regarding volume enhancement and overall satisfaction. However, individual results may vary, depending on various factors like technique, the surgeon’s skill, and patient characteristics.
What are the risks of fat transfer to breasts?
Like any surgical procedure, fat transfer to the breasts carries certain risks. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, contour irregularities, and changes in nipple sensation.
Does fat grafting to breasts hurt?
During the fat grafting procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area so patients don’t experience pain during the surgery. However, some discomfort, swelling, and bruising may occur postoperatively. Pain medication and proper post-operative care can help manage any discomfort.
How many times can you do a breast fat transfer?
The number of times a person can undergo breast fat transfer depends on various factors, including the amount of donor fat available, the desired outcome, and the individual’s overall health. However, there’s no specific limit — it depends on the patient.
Should I wear a compression bra after fat grafting?
Wearing a compression bra after fat grafting is typically recommended. The compression garment helps reduce swelling, supports the newly transferred fat cells, and promotes proper healing. Your plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions on when and how long to wear the compression bra.
What is the age limit for breast fat grafting?
There isn’t a specific age limit for breast fat grafting, though ideal candidates usually range from 18 to 70 years old. The candidacy for the procedure is determined on an individual basis, considering factors such as overall health, breast tissue quality, and patient goals.
Who is a good candidate for breast fat grafting?
Good candidates for breast fat grafting are typically individuals who desire a moderate increase in breast size or enhancement of breast shape using their body fat. They should have enough donor fat and be in good overall health for optimal results.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation with natural fat grafts. He discusses your goals and expectations and curates personalized treatment plans to elevate and reshape your breasts. He ensures your breast fat grafting journey is safe and you feel supported. Please schedule your consultation to learn more about breast fat grafting in NYC.