Breast Enhancement with Fat Transfer Newport Beach & Orange County
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.
Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer to Breasts
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.
Preparing for Fat Transfer to Breasts
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.
The Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure
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.
Dr. Florin made me feel extremely comfortable. She is a very competent surgeon and even called to check follow up with me the day of my surgery. The best thing about my surgery other than the results is the follow up care that I have received from Dr. Florin."
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.
Fat Grafting Procedure In Newport Beach, CA
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Florin specializes in breast, body, and facial cosmetic surgery. She strives to provide you with natural results that compliment your body and your goals. She understands that when you look your best, you feel your best and she is dedicated to help you on that journey. She feels blessed to have patients put their trust in her and she takes this honor very seriously. Patients are put at ease by Dr. Florin’s warmth and honesty. In the operating room, Dr. Florin is meticulous and artful with your surgery. It is through careful planning and outstanding skills, that you will end up with beautiful and natural results.
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.
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Dr. Kevin Sadati is a world-renowned cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgeon specializing in
facial and nasal procedures including facelift, neck lift, facial fat transfer, and rhinoplasty among many more. Known best for the natural results he provides his patients, Dr. Sadati is not just a plastic surgeon but also an artist. He uses this natural talent to create an individualized treatment
plan to address each patient’s unique concerns. If you are interested in learning about your treatment
options, we invite you to contact our office and speak with a member of our staff to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati, today. A new and refreshed you is only a phone call