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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation: Questions Answered

How many times have you looked at your thighs, buttocks, or tummy and thought how nice it would be if you could pull fat from there and stick it in other places, such as your breasts? Thanks to modern evolutions and advancements in cosmetic surgery, what once sounded like a dream come true is now a possibility. Fat transfer breast augmentation involves using fatty tissue from one part of the body to enhance the shape or fullness of the breasts. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, there are a few things you will want to know. 

How exactly does fat transfer breast augmentation work?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is just what it sounds like. During the procedure, the surgeon will harvest fatty tissue from one part of the body through liposuction, and then they will inject that fatty tissue into the breast in specific areas. Once the fatty tissue is in place, the surgeon will arrange it to a natural and smooth-looking shape to make the breast look fuller and rounder. 

Is the recovery different for fat transfer breast augmentation?

The recovery time with fat transfer breast augmentation can definitely be different than your typical breast implant surgery. The incision to insert the harvested fatty tissue does not have to be that large in comparison to the incision that would have to be made with a breast implant. The implant is also typically placed in the breast tissue, which can mean considerable healing time. With a fat transfer breast augmentation surgery, you are probably going to see a faster recovery, less soreness, and fewer stitches to contend with. 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of fat transfer breast augmentation?

The primary advantage of this form of breast augmentation is the less intrusive methods used and the shorter recovery time. Beyond that, fat transfer surgery is also going to provide you with a more natural breast enlargement solution without the implant material being involved. There are limitations with this surgery, however. For one, you will not see a drastic change in cup sizes with fat transfer to your breasts; only a change in fullness overall or an improvement in the breast's shape. Additionally, fat tissue can change shape and fullness over time or with bodyweight changes, so you are more likely to see the fullness dissipate over time than what you would if you had regular implant surgery.