Augmentation with fat transfer uses liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body and uses it to enlarge the breasts or define the cleavage lines.
This type of procedure might be right for you if you've ever said:
“I’ve always wanted to be bigger, but not BIGGER.”
“I prefer a natural look and don’t want something foreign in my body.”
“I have always hated the around my hips/legs/tummy/upper arms and just wish you could take it out and put it somewhere else!”
Augmentation with fat transfer is a double whammy of cosmetic goodness as it uses liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body and transfers it to enlarge the breasts or define the cleavage lines.
A secondary benefit of this procedure since it removes fat from an area where you DON’T want it to an area where you DO want it is that not only do your breasts increase in size, but you also end up with a more snatched waist, sleek legs, or sharp jawline.
A natural solution
Fat transfer can be an excellent option for subtly increasing breast volume or cleavage lines. This isn’t the surgery for someone that comes in asking for a massive change; most patients will have an amount injected that’s smaller than a typical implant uses. The amount of fat that can be injected depends on two factors: the amount of fat available and how big your breasts are, to begin with. In a general sense, if you’re really skinny you probably won’t have a lot of fat to inject. In addition, if you have smaller breasts, to begin with, you don’t have as much tissue to accept the transferred fat so less can be injected.
Breast augmentation with implants, more commonly known as a “boob job”, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed, however, due to more natural and lasting solutions being available, Dr. Elston does not offer augmentation mammaplasty with breast implants.
Breast implants require ongoing annual surveillance, ultrasound or MRI imaging, and implantation of a foreign device in the body. Breast implants can lead to secondary problems that require revision and are not a permanent solution for the above problems. Common issues from breast implants can be related to sagging of the breasts over time from the weight of the implant, painful scar tissue around the implant called “capsular contracture”, or vague symptoms of illness that may or may not be related to the silicone used to construct implants. For these reasons, the Elston Clinic chooses to offer Breast Augmentation with fat transfer, Breast Lifts, and other natural solutions.
Procedure and recovery
This procedure can be performed in either the clinic or in the operating room. Dr. Elston prefers to perform this in the clinic so you don’t have to undergo general anesthesia when the amount of fat removed is on the smaller end of the spectrum. Numbing medicine is first used to prepare the fat for removal and then the fat is prepared (washed and cleaned) for transfer to the desired area. This type of surgery only requires small incisions and the downtime and restrictions are typically less than larger breast surgeries.