What is breast fat grafting?

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Every woman strives to look perfect. This is the reason more women are seeking help from plastic surgery, which today has become something completely normal. One of the most popular interventions in plastic surgery is breast augmentation.

Increasingly, today there is a new method of breast augmentation, namely breast fat grafting . It is preferred and often done in women who have suffered from breast cancer and have had to undergo a mastectomy. Thanks to procedures such as breast fat grafting, women can boost their confidence and improve their emotional health.

If you have decided to undergo breast fat grafting, it is good to learn more about the procedure and everything related to it. For this purpose, we have prepared brief information that we hope will be useful to you. 

What is breast fat grafting?

Breast fat grafting is a method, thanks to which the breast is reconstructed and enlarged. For this purpose, fat cells are taken by liposuction. The most common donor sites from which these fat cells are removed could be the belly, thighs, and buttocks. It goes through a special filtration, then implanted in the breast so that it enlarges and forms a beautiful bust.

Who is the procedure suitable for?

Breast fat grafting is widely used among women. There are no age restrictions, as long as the health allows such surgical interventions. This procedure is perfect for women who want to achieve natural-looking breasts.

The breast fat grafting is done mostly to women who have a very small bust, birth defect, or no symmetry, the breasts are deformed, especially after pregnancy, as well as in cases where a mastectomy is done. One of the most important things is that the patient is not very thin, as she must have enough fat to be used for breast reconstruction.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of breast fat grafting?

One of the biggest benefits of breast fat grafting is that it uses only your fat. This type of intervention does not use any synthetic materials, which in turn reduces the risk of the body rejecting the injected fat. As a bonus of the procedure is that the fat will disappear from the places you do not want to be.

In addition, after the breast fat grafting procedure, the breasts look natural, and many patients say they are soft to the touch, which is often lacking in implants. Another advantage is the fact that the result is long-lasting. If the placement of implants required their replacement after a certain period, this intervention does not require such a thing.

As the procedure is relatively new, there are still not enough studies to prove the effectiveness of this type of intervention and how lasting the result will be. At this stage of the few studies, the results are good, but there is still not much detail.

One of the major disadvantages of breast fat grafting is that it is often necessary to perform several procedures to achieve the desired breast size. This means that you may need to do 4-6 procedures.

Another disadvantage is that there is a risk of reabsorption of some of the injected fat, which would lead to breast reduction. Also, fatty cysts or necrosis may appear. Symptoms include fever, bleeding, or pus.

How does the procedure work?

Before undergoing the procedure, a consultation with a plastic surgeon of your choice is performed. Your doctor will ask you what you expect, discuss which areas will be donor sites, how much your breasts will increase, and show you the results of patients who have had breast fat grafting.

They will do the necessary tests and gather detailed information about your health so that the medical team can make sure that you can undergo such surgery. 

The intervention lasts about 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery after it depends mainly on your health condition, as well as whether fat cells have been removed from one or more donor sites. You may have swelling and pain within 2-3 weeks.

What we recommend is to research potential doctors well and trust only highly qualified plastic surgeons to make sure you get the best for you.

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