Augment Breasts the Natural Way with Fat Transfer Breast Enhancement
Achieve your ideal breast silhouette without the hassle of implants. This fat grafting technique offers superior, long-lasting results when it comes to natural feel and appearance. With advanced liposuction techniques, you can both slim down where you need it and put the fat where you want it.
Dr. Whitney Florin is a top, cosmetic surgeon in the Newport Beach area with over a decade of experience in crafting excellent results and a reputation for expert, compassionate care.
Fat transfer to the breasts is a cosmetic procedure for breast augmentation that uses your own liposuctioned fat to modify the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. Unlike augmentation with breast implants, breast fat transfer can offer permanent results with a minimally invasive procedure. This procedure is an excellent option for women who are hesitant about getting implants or are looking to make only a subtle change to their breast size and fullness.
Like most other cosmetic procedures, not everyone is a good candidate for fat transfer, or fat grafting, breast enhancement. The best candidates for this procedure usually include:
- People who wish to enhance the size of their breasts
- People who are unable or do not wish to undergo implant surgery
- People who would also benefit from liposuction to get rid of excess fat deposits
To find out for sure if you’d be a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Whitney Florin, who will take your medical history and current body shape into account when determining your eligibility.
The shape of your breasts typically does not change dramatically with a fat transfer procedure. If you have significant sagging, or ptosis, you may want to consider a breast lift to reshape your breast tissue along with fat transfer to enhance your breasts. And for a significant increase in breast size, the best option is breast augmentation with implants.
The first important step in your breast enhancement treatment plan is having a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Florin. Along with having a clear idea of your goals, Dr. Florin also encourages patients to bring in pictures of other fat transfer patients that show the results you want to help further illustrate your expectations for the procedure.
During a consultation, Dr. Florin will also discuss your physical health and medical history in preparation for your procedure and make note of your aesthetic goals. This can include the size you would like to accomplish, as well as shape and projection. She will also examine the best areas from which to draw fatty tissue for transferring.
Proper preparation is key for ensuring the best results and easiest healing process after a breast fat transfer procedure. Dr. Florin will provide detailed instructions for how to prepare for fat grafting, including quitting smoking, adjusting or stopping certain medications, and ensuring you have the care you need for recovery.
Your surgery can range from 2 to 4 hours and may vary depending on the amount of fat needed and the number of areas getting liposuction. Dr. Florin has developed a gentle technique to liposuction the fat using specialized equipment designed to not traumatize the fat being removed. Although there will be incisions at both at the donor site and in the breasts, they are tiny incisions that usually are barely visible once healed.
This procedure requires IV sedation, which leaves you breathing on your own as you take a deep nap.
As an artistic plastic surgeon, Dr. Florin brings an eye for beauty and form to your personalized procedure. Each donor area (if more than one) is injected with Lidocaine to numb the area, then pinhole incisions are made, and fat cells are liposuctioned using a small cannula.
Common donor areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks (these areas usually have the most excess fat, known as primary fat, that has metabolic resistance to diet and exercise).
Before fat can be re-injected into the breasts, it must first be separated from other bodily fluids that can be taken up along with fat cells during liposuction. A centrifuge spins the fluid and fat very quickly to separate out the various components according to density. Then the fat is removed and prepared for injection.
This is the most important part of breast enhancement, as the transferred fat needs to be carefully re-injected to craft a larger, natural breast shape. Dr. Florin makes incisions in precise areas of each breast, using a cannula to inject the harvested fat in a gentle, proportional, and symmetrical way.
Not all the fat that we inject will survive. Fat cells are living cells that rely on obtaining a blood supply after being transferred in order to survive. However, the fat that does survive will be there forever! These fat cells will get bigger and smaller with weight gain and weight loss, respectively.
Immediately after your procedure, you will be monitored by our expert medical staff to ensure your procedure is successful and you don’t suffer any ill effects. After 30 minutes, you will be able to return home with care steps to follow during your recovery period. This usually lasts about one or two days, after which you can return to normal, easy tasks. You will need to avoid more strenuous activity, such as engaging your arms and chest for a week or two, according to Dr. Florin’s instructions.
Final Results of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Your breasts will initially be swollen and may look “over-filled.” following this procedure. As the swelling goes down, the fat tissue will settle into a more natural look. Your results will be visible immediately after your procedure, but you can expect some minor loss of volume because some fat cells do not survive the transfer process. Typically at the three-month mark, you’ll have an idea of how much fat has survived and you’ll know your final look. The results may continue to soften and settle for up to a year.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge excels at providing natural results for breast enhancement with a variety of treatment options to meet your unique goals, no matter your concerns. Find out your options for enlarging breast volume with or without the need for invasive plastic surgery by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Florin. Call us at (949) 979-7392 or contact us online to get started today.
Are breast implants under warranty?
Breast implants do have a warranty so that the implant can be replaced in case of rupture. Most breast implants are under warranty for about 10 years after your initial surgery.
Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?
After your breast augmentation, it is best to avoid lifting your arms above the shoulder during the initial healing period. Dr. Sadati will advise when you can safely return to a full range of motion.
Can breast implants cause pain years later?
If you experience pain years after your breast augmentation, this can be a sign of capsular contracture. You should see a plastic surgeon as soon as possible, as a breast revision or breast implant removal may be necessary.
Can you breast feed after breast augmentation
Yes, you can breastfeed after a breast augmentation. Breast implants do not interfere with breastfeeding.
Can breast implants last 30 years?
It is possible for breast implants to last 30 years, but they are typically not considered lifetime devices. On average, breast implants last about 10-20 years.
Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?
In rare cases, breast implants are associated with autoimmune disorders. Before your surgery, you should discuss your health history with Dr. Sadati to ensure that implants are a suitable option for you.
Can fat be transferred to breasts?
It is possible to transfer fat to the breasts. This procedure is sometimes referred to as a natural breast augmentation.
Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?
Eventually, the natural aging process can cause the breasts to sag, even if you have had a breast augmentation in the past. However, some women who face sagging choose a breast augmentation or lift to create a more youthful look. During your consultation, Dr. Sadati will review all of your options for your best possible long-term results.
Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?
It is not always necessary to replace breast implants every 10 years. You should have your breast implants evaluated regularly according to your doctors suggestion, but if breast implants are not ruptured, leaking, or recalled, they can remain in place.
How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?
Some signs of breast implants leaking include changes in shape or size, pain, swelling, or firmness in the breasts. In some cases, leaking will also lead to capsular contracture. If you notice these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sadati to evaluate your implants.
Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?
It is common to gain up to five pounds immediately after your breast augmentation due to swelling and the weight of the implants. On average, implants should not weigh more than about 1-2 pounds.
How do I prepare for breast implants?
Before your breast augmentation, you should follow Dr. Sadatis advice to prepare your health, purchase any necessary supplies such as comfortable clothing or nutritious meals for recovery, and have any medical screening tests completed as necessary. Dr. Sadati will explain what you need to know during your consultation.
Does insurance cover breast implants?
Breast implants are not covered by insurance because breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure. The exception would be implants used for a breast reconstruction procedure.
How do you know if you have capsular contracture?
Some signs of capsular contracture include pain, asymmetry, and a sensation of tightness or increasing firmness in the breasts.
How long are breast augmentation incisions sore?
Most patients will experience soreness for about 2-3 weeks after their breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Whitney Florin
Dr. Whitney Florin is a third-generation physician specializing in maxillofacial surgery. She is dual board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and is lauded for her excellence in transformative mommy makeover results and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. She has published peer-reviewed works on the use of BOTOX® and managing capsular contracture after breast augmentation - she also engages in ongoing research on cosmetic, maxillofacial, and general surgery. As one of the leading breast and body plastic surgeons in the Orange County area, Dr. Florin can provide an exceptional experience at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge.
Dr. Whitney Florin is a highly esteemed surgeon who received her medical degree from Columbia University before practicing during her full-body procedures fellowship. She specializes in the “mommy makeover” helping women feel confident and empowered after doing the miraculous work of bringing a child into the world. She is well-known for her incredible skills as a surgeon and leader, as well as for her honest and warm attitude toward patients. Dr. Florin services the Newport Beach, CA, area but is sought out by patients all over the world. Dr. Florin welcomes patients who wish to fly in for their procedure, and the team at Gallery of Cosmetic Procedure & Aesthetic Lounge is happy to help you find the best accommodation for your recovery. Interested in seeing how Dr. Whitney Florin can make you feel like the best version of you yet? Schedule a virtual consultation today.
Dr. Whitney Florin is a top body and breast surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with experience. A maxillofacial surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, she is particularly known for her incredible, natural-looking results. Dr. Whitney Florin is a bilingual cosmetic surgeon, speaking both English and Spanish. After years of studying under some of the cosmetic surgery worlds’ top minds, she has helped thousands of men and women love the way they look in the mirror. Dr. Whitney Florin specializes in Mommy Makeovers, Breast and Body Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. She is a true artist that will help you love what you see in the mirror.
Call (949) 706-7776 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with us. Conveniently located near Fashion Island, the airport and the beach. Please visit us while you are out in the beautiful area of Newport Beach.