What is fat transfer
If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, then a fat transfer breast augmentation in Sydney may be the perfect solution for you. This procedure involves taking fat from one area of your body and injecting it into your breasts to increase their size and even out their shape.
Make an appointment at My Cosmetic Clinic to discuss if this is the right option for you.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer, also known as autologous fat grafting, is a procedure that involves taking fat from one area of your body and injecting it into your breasts to increase their size. This is an alternative to traditional breast implants and can be a great option for those who want to avoid having implants.
The fat that is used for this procedure is usually taken from problem areas like your abdomen or thighs. It is then purified and injected into the upper, outer part of your breasts to create a natural-looking augmentation.
Fat is harvested from other areas of your body and
injected into your bust to boost volume and shape.
What are the benefits of breast fat transfer?
There are several benefits to a fat grafting boob job in Sydney, including:
- Natural-looking results. The end results look and feel more natural than implants.
- No need for implants – less risk of rupturing or need for replacements.
- Reduced risk of rejection as the fat used is your own.
- Less invasive than traditional implant surgery.
- No surgical scarring.
- Fast recovery time.
Why would you choose breast fat grafting over breast implants?
Apart from the amazing benefits listed above, people choose fat grafting over breast implant surgery because of the additional liposculpting procedure. You can remove excess fat from one area of your body and use that to increase your bust size. This safely enhances your breasts naturally, whilst slimming and contouring the area fat is taken from.
Am I suitable for
breast fat grafting?
Most women who are considering enhancing their busts are suitable for fat grafting. Ideal candidates are those who:
- Want to correct irregularities in their breasts after cancer or trauma
- Improve the symmetry of their bust
- Naturally increase volume without adding foreign material
- Improve shape and size in the case of congenital or developmental changes.
- Have excess fat that can be harvested.
At your first appointment with My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney, you will have an assessment and discuss your expectations of surgery to determine if you are suitable for this procedure.
What is the process for breast fat grafting for augmentation?
The process of breast fat grafting is a relatively simple minimal surgical or invasive procedure. With three simple steps and a few hours, you will leave our clinic with a naturally enhanced bust!
Step 1: Liposuction to harvest your own body fat.
Fat is harvested through liposuction on an area of your body, usually your abdomen or thighs. Your surgeon will make small incisions to the area where fat will be harvested and insert a thin, hollow cannula that breaks up the fat and suctions it out.
Step 2: Preparation and purification of the fat.
Once harvested, the fat needs to be purified. This is done by spinning the fat in a centrifuge which will separate the pure fat cells from any blood or impurities. The purified fat cells are then ready to be used.
Step 3: Fat injection to your breasts.
The transferred fat cells are usually injected into the upper, outer part of your breast to create a natural-looking and bigger breast shape. Your surgeon uses special needs to inject the purified fat into your breast tissue in small amounts until the desired size and shape are achieved.
3 simple steps to enhance your bust naturally: harvest your
extra fat, purify the fat and then inject it into your breasts.
What recovery from a natural breast augmentation looks like.
This minimally invasive procedure means you recover a lot faster than traditional breast enhancement surgery. You are able to go home the same day as your surgery, with dressings and a compression garment on to promote healing.
You will have some swelling, bruising and tenderness to the donor area and your breasts. However, this is usually manageable with simple oral analgesics. You can resume your normal activities after a few days and return to work after the first week. However, you will need to avoid strenuous exercise and work that is physically demanding for at least six weeks.
You will be fully healed after 6 weeks and be able to see the
contoured, firm body and enhanced bust you always wanted.
How much does a fat transfer breast augmentation cost in Sydney?
As this is a combined cosmetic procedure (liposuction + bust enhancing) and you may need more than one treatment, our costs vary. At your initial appointment, your doctor will discuss the prices with you once an appropriate treatment plan has been determined.
Why choose My Cosmetic
Clinic to help you achieve
naturally larger breasts?
The decision to undergo a breast enhancement procedure is not one that should be taken lightly. You want the best results possible, which means relying on someone who has extensive experience and is an appropriately qualified health practitioner. My Cosmetic Clinic takes great pride in our experienced, highly skilled and friendly team. We are all about putting our patients first and providing them with the best possible experience and outcome.
We want to help you regain your confidence with natural-looking breasts and a sculpted appearance. Call us today and book in for a consultation with one of our friendly doctors.
If you have any lingering questions, read below for all the common questions we are asked.
What are the potential risks of breast augmentation through fat transfer?
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks and the potential for complications. This particular procedure can result in infection, bleeding, asymmetry, poor or delayed wound healing, and scarring.
Is fat transfer to the breast a safe procedure?
Yes, breast fat grafting is considered a relatively safe procedure. If you have any safety concerns you can talk to our friendly doctors and they can answer any questions and will inform you of all potential risks and complications.
What scarring can I expect following breast fat transfer?
As the fat is injected through very small incisions, there is minimal scarring following the procedure. The scars are tiny and fade over time.
Where is the grafted fat taken from?
The grafted fat is taken from areas of the body with higher fat content, such as the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. At your initial consultation with a doctor at My Cosmetic Clinic in Sydney, they will help you make an informed decision about the best place to harvest fat.
Do I need to wear a special garment following a fat transfer breast augmentation?
Yes, you will need to wear a special compression garment following the procedure to minimise swelling and support your breasts as you heal. Additionally, a compression garment will be recommended to be worn around the area where the fat was harvested from.
When will I be able to return to exercise and my normal activities?
Recovery from fat grafting breast surgery is typically fairly quick. You will likely be able to return to your normal activities within a few days. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks after the procedure.
Is fat transfer to the breast painful?
The procedure is typically done under local anaesthesia with sedation to minimise any pain or discomfort. You may experience some soreness and bruise to the treated area and the harvested area, but this will resolve within a few weeks.
How much fat will be transferred to my breasts?
The amount of fat that is transferred to your breasts will depend on the desired shape and size and how much is harvested from your donor sites. Most patients find they require 2-5 sessions to produce their desired look.
What size will I be?
The size you will be post-surgery will depend on your start size and the amount of fat that is transferred to your breasts. The size will not be drastically increased, like with implants, but you can increase your size by up to 2 cup sizes.
How long does a fat transfer breast augmentation last?
Breast fat transfer surgery is considered a permanent procedure as long as you maintain a stable weight and don’t have any major hormonal changes. My Cosmetic Clinic, Sydney recommends a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise to maintain your beautifully enhanced bust.
Am I too old or too young for a breast fat transfer procedure?
There is no age limit for breast fat transfer, except that you must be over 18 years old. However, it is important to note that the procedure may not be ideal for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can I get breast implants later if I want more fullness?
Yes, you can get fat transfer to the breast with implants in Sydney at a later date. This is usually performed if you want more fullness or to increase your bust size more dramatically.
Can I get implants and fat transfer at the same time?
Yes, you can get implants and fat grafting performed at the same time, especially if you wish to increase your size by more than two cup sizes or if you want to even out the shape of the implants.
Will breast fat transfer increase my risk of breast cancer?
No, breast fat transfer does not increase your risk of breast cancer. There have been no confirmed correlations between this procedure and incidents of breast cancer.
I don’t have much fat on my body - can I still have a breast fat transfer done?
It is preferable that you have some excess unwanted fat for optimal results. If you don’t have much fat, then we can’t harvest the amounts that may be needed for your surgery. When you have your initial appointment you can discuss this with your doctor.
Can I use someone else’s fat for breast augmentation?
No, you cannot use someone else’s fat for breast fat transfer augmentation. This is akin to a transplant and your body would reject the donor fat without lifelong anti-rejection medications.
Does fat transfer cause lumps?
No, a transfer of fat into your breasts does not cause lumps. Our skilled doctors inject the harvested cells with precision and care. Once the swelling and bruising have subsided you will have beautifully rounded and symmetrical breasts.
Can I breastfeed after fat transfers to the breasts?
There is no reason you can’t breastfeed after this procedure, however, it is best to discuss this with the My Cosmetic Clinic doctors so you can understand all the risks moving forwards.