What is Breast fat transfer Augmentation
A Plastic surgeon can increase the size of your breasts by using fat transferred from another region of your body during a procedure called fat transfer breast augmentation. After using liposuction to remove the fat, the surgeon will inject it into your breasts. A fat transfer breast augmentation normally results in a smaller increase in breast size than what most people would think of as typical breast augmentation. However, the outcomes are praised for looking extremely natural and are a desirable choice for some.
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Why do individuals get breast augmentation with fat transfer?
There are several reasons why a breast fat transfer augmentation is a common surgery, despite the fact that it is less well recognised than standard breast augmentation. Among the causes for this practice are:
- They prefer a natural look and feel.
- Overall, the treatment is regarded as safe.
- An individual’s own fat tissue is used in the surgery.
- Due to the reduction of fat to make room for the augmentation, the surgery is slimming.
- When compared to other augmentation surgeries, there is very little scarring.
- The likelihood of rippling or thinning is decreased.
Indications for a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
You may be an ideal candidate for breast fat fill if:
- You are dissatisfied with your breast size and wish to add volume
- You desire to improve fullness and projection of your breasts
- You desire to improve breast contours (like upper pole emptiness)
- You desire natural alternatives to synthetic implants
- You have breasts that appear creased and sunken
The most vital criterion to undergo a fat fill is that you should have spare fat in a suitable location on your body for it to be harvested.
What to expect before breast fat fill?
You will be advised to stop smoking at least four weeks before surgery. Besides, the surgeon shall advice you to avoid certain medications such as Aspirin (blood thinning agents).
What to expect during breast fat transfer?
The fat fill is done at Sushrutha Plastic Surgery under General anaesthesia. Depending on how much fat needed to be removed and grafted, the surgery might take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.
Liposuction- The donor area receives a tiny 4 mm incision. With the aid of blunt canulas and a specialised aspirator, the fat is extracted. With a thin suture, incisions are sealed, then plastered.
Filtration- This procedure makes it easier to separate the fat cells from the blood and other process fluids.
Injection- This entails employing the micro droplet technique to inject the purified fat into the breast tissue that was marked before surgery. For the transfer, blunt canulas with holes at the side of the tips are used. Though a single incision, the cannula is inserted and hundreds of tunnels or channels are created. The fat is deposited in very small amounts in each tunnel as the surgeon withdraws the cannula. The incision is then sutured and plastered.
What to expect after breast fat transfer?
At Sushrutha Plastic Surgery, patients undergoing Breast Fat Transfer are encouraged to walk around for a short while following a brief bed rest, but also advised to limit any type of strenuous activity to avoid swelling or bleeding. You are free to go home on the same day as the surgery.
It is advisable to sleep on ones back during the recovery to avoid pressure on the treated areas. You can resume mild exercise after the first couple of weeks. You will be advised to compulsorily wear customized compression garments for the first few weeks to help minimize swelling, decrease hematoma formation and significantly decrease post operative pain. Suture are removed a week after the surgery. In areas where fat is injected, you will experience tenderness and mild pain, which will settle gradually.
Atfer breast fat transfer, breasts most often starts appearing completely natural immediately following the surgery but you can expect it to assume a much more pleasing shape over time.
Liposuction is usually associated with some bruising, swelling and mild pain or discomfort in the region of harvest. Though none of the issues interfere with any of your daily activities, the swelling and bruising after breast fat transfer will take anywhere between 7 to 15 days to go away completely. Sutures in this area are removed at the end of 7 days as well.
Advantages of breast fat fill
- As one’s own fat is used, these is no concern about reaction with foreign body as in case of breast implants
- Breast fat transfer is almost scar free as the fat is injected through syringes and small needles.
- The postoperative pain & recovery time is less than an implant surgery.
- One almost gets a complimentary liposuction done to another part of the body in the process of sourcing out the fat.
- It is very economical in comparison to a breast implant procedure.
Disadvantages of breast fat fill
Fat has a tendency to get absorbed partially. Hence the final result can be evaluated only after a period of six months to one year only. The breasts may have a few size, symmetry and shape differences that might require a touch up or correction procedure.
Fat as a source for volume augmentation is popular for low volume areas like cheek, chin, malar areas, forehead and depressed scars for more than 30 years now. The latest in the field of fat grafting is the use of one’s own fat in larger volumes to fill and increase size and change shape in areas like breast & buttock. The fat is taken from the areas of fat excess like tummy, thigh or buttock, processed and re-injected using syringes into the breast.
Cost of Breast fat transfer in Thrissur
cost of fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in thrissur, Kerala by Dr prince depends on the amount of fat to be transfered and liposuction technique used for harvesting fat. Still on an averge cost will be 60000 – 100000 INR.