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 significant increase in breast size, the best option is breast augmentation with implants.
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.
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.