Fat Transfer to the breast by Dr. Carlos Mata aka Dr. Scottsdale® is a procedure where fat is harvested from one or multiple donor areas and transferred to your breast. The goal is to increase your breast’s size, add fullness without an artificial implant. In this procedure, our fat transfer to the breast specialist, Dr. Scottsdale will harvest fat via liposuction from thighs, flank, abdomen, etc. and reinjected via small syringes into the breasts.
Fat transfer to the breast is a surgical procedure combining liposuction and fat grafting.
Fat transfer to the breast
Once the fat is harvested, it needs to placed into the breast. Depending on your starting point and goals, Dr. Carlos Mata will determine how to place to fat to give you the look you desire. The fat cells are carefully placed under the skin by the creation of small tunnels. This fat grafting technique results in the growth and increase of the breast volume over time. Usually, you can expect a gain of one cup size per session. If you want to achieve a bigger look, multiple surgeries will be needed.
It is important to expect that up to 20% of the fat tissue will not survive after the injections. 80% of visible results occur after two months, and little changes occur after six months. Fat transfer to the breast will increase your breast size by one cup size per surgery. If you want more volume, multiples surgeries will be needed. Fat cells are living cells, meaning if you lose or gain weight the appearance of your breast may change.
The ideal candidates for fat transfer to the breast are healthy (if you have any health condition, you will need clearance from your doctor) and have enough fatty tissue for liposuction. Candidate needs to also understand that achieving the look of an implant may not be possible or will require multiple surgeries. Patients with asymmetric, small breasts and/or other irregularities can benefit from fat grafting to the breast
After surgery, you will be able to go home. Follow-ups appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Scottsdale® to assure your recovery. The intensity and duration of pain vary with individuals. Initial recovery time is 1 to 3 days and any swellings, bruising and soreness resolves after a few weeks. Exercising should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. It takes approximately 6 months for the breasts to look, feel, and function normally in regards to softness, and sensation.