Surgical Procedures

Breast Augmentation

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast enlargement is one of the most popular Cosmetic Surgery procedures. Small breasts or breasts that have decreased in size following childbirth and breast feeding can be a source of concern or embarrassment to a woman. But breast enlargement surgery is one way to make you feel more confident and feminine again.

Breast enlargement surgery involves surgically inserting an implant behind the natural breast tissue to increase the size of the breast. Breast augmentation is a similar procedure to breast enlargement surgery but is usually conducted to create better symmetry.

You can choose the size and shape of your implant to suit your body shape.

The Procedure For Breast Enlargement Surgery

The Implant is usually inserted through an incision made in the natural crease beneath the breast. It is also possible to make the incision in the armpit or around the edge of the areola.The procedure generally requires an overnight stay in hospital.

A breast enlargement operation will be performed under a general anaesthetic and will take approximately 1-1 ½ hours. A small incision will be made in the crease of the underside of the breast, the armpit or lower edge of the areola. The doctor will advise you on the most appropriate procedure for you.

Once the incision is made, the doctor will create a pocket for the implant to lie in. This may be either beneath the muscle or beneath the breast tissue. Your size and shape will determine the outcome of the position of the implant and will be discussed fully at consultation . Following the surgery you will have stitches (these may be dissolvable) in place, covered with a dressing and a sports bra. You will be advised to have your stitches removed, if applicable, at seven days after your operation, and to continue to wear the sports bra 24 hours a day for up to three months.

Types of Breast Augmentation Implants

There are currently two different types of implant available – silicone and saline. Silicone implants are widely used as they give a more natural shape and feel. The doctor will advise you on the most appropriate implant for yourself and discuss issues specific to the implants such as capsular contracture and when you need to change the implants. Recovery From Breast Enlargement Surgery Following the surgery, you will need to keep your breasts well supported. Your stitches and/or dressings will be removed after seven days, at which time you can return to work.

You may also have drainage tubes in your breasts – these will be removed the day after your surgery, before you go home. Your breasts will be firm and swollen at first, and will take several weeks to settle and adapt a more natural position and feel. By wearing your sports bra, you will feel more comfortable and have the necessary support.

Breast Enhancement with Fat

Breast augmentation or enhancement is a procedure that increases the size of the breasts. Traditionally these procedures are done by using an implant, which may be silicone, or saline implants. Though these procedures are safe and have been around for many decades, there is a lot of fear and anxiety associated with the use of these implants.

“Boost your Breasts and Zap your Fat”



A fat transfer breast augmentation may be the solution you’ve been looking for. The fat transfer breast augmentation method of breast augmentation utilizes liposuction to remove fat from unwanted parts of the body. The fat is then inserted into the breasts, creating larger breasts that look and feel natural.

Unlike breast implants, fat transfers do not involve inserting foreign materials into your body. Because a fat transfer uses your body’s own fat cells, you can have the peace of mind that you’re treating yourself well while improving your appearance.

Many women are choosing fat transfer breast augmentation for breast augmentation as an alternative to breast implants because they desire a more natural procedure that does not involve implanting foreign materials into the body. Although breast implant technology is improving, many women still feel that implants do not create the most natural result. Because a fat transfer breast augmentations use the body’s own fat cells, the procedure develops full, attractive breasts that look and feel natural. But what are the other benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation over breast implants?

Other reasons to choose a fat transfer breast augmentation include:

  • Only miniscule incisions are required, resulting in very minimal scarring
  • No risk of rejection by the body because no foreign materials are injected
  • Less downtime after fat transfer breast augmentation surgery
  • Quicker healing
  • No need to replace the breast implants after several years

Breast implants also carry the risk of leaking, rupture, and deflation. In fact, many breast implants need to be replaced at some point and there is a risk that your body might reject the breast implants after surgery. You can avoid these risks with a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. Once the fat attaches to the breast tissue, the results can be long lasting.

Another benefit of a fat transfer breast augmentation is the liposuction procedure used to harvest the fat. Liposuction is a quick and easy procedure that removes unsightly fat from a part of the body that has not responded well to diet and exercise. For example, liposuction is commonly used to improve the appearance of the neck, arms, calves, thighs, abdomen, inner knees and buttocks. Our surgeons are highly skilled in liposuction techniques and you will be thrilled with the slimming effects of liposuction.

You are likely a candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation if you have a medical condition that has affected the size or shape of your breasts or if you are simply dissatisfied with your breasts and would like to create a fuller, more shapely chest

Women choose to have fat transfer breast augmentations for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Reconstruction of the breast due to mastectomy or the removal of lumps from the breast
  • Reconstruction of a collapsed breast implant
  • Correcting the breasts due to genetic problems, such as tuberous breasts or Polands Syndrome, conditions that cause misshapen or underdeveloped breasts
  • Increasing self-confidence by increasing cup size
  • Improving the look of the breast after the effects of motherhood
  • Improving the look of the breast due to the effects of aging
  • Previous rejection of breast implants

The best candidate for a fat transfer breast augmentation is a person with overall good health and realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved with this procedure. Fat transfer breast augmentation is an option for women who desire moderate to medium improvement of their breast or just wish to lose volume back after weight loss, pregnancy, aging, other factors.

Only a doctor can determine for certain if a fat transfer breast augmentation is right for you.

A fat transfer breast augmentation is generally performed by a plastic surgeon. A fat transfer breast augmentation takes from two to five hours, depending on the fat transfer breast augmentation technique used and how much fat is being grafted. Local or general anesthesia is used. Talk to your doctor about your sedation options.

The fat transfer breast augmentation procedure takes longer than breast implant surgery because the surgeon injects the fat in several steps, inserting it into different layers in the breast. This way, the fat transfer breast augmentation surgeon controls where the fat rests and can contour the breast to develop an attractive shape.

Fat transfer procedures and techniques vary, and there is no industry standard. Make sure you thoroughly discuss the fat transfer breast augmentation procedures and techniques your doctor uses so you can be comfortable with your decision.

The fat transfer breast augmentation procedure involves three steps:

  • Removing the fat using liposuction
  • Processing the fat for optimal survival
  • Injecting the fat into the breast

The fat cells are first removed from the area decided upon by the patient and the doctor. Often this is the buttocks, abdomen, or thighs-common areas that contain excess fat and can be slimmed and toned by removing some of that fat. To remove the fat, the doctor uses liposuction. A cannula, or thin tube, is used to suck out the fat. Next, the doctor processes the fat, using techniques designed to preserve the fat and ensure a high percentage of fat survives the injection.

Finally, the doctor injects the fat into the breast through very small incisions. After the fat is injected, it may take several months before the final results are visible.

Fat Grafting Procedure



After your fat transfer breast augmentation, your doctor will go over instructions for your recovery. You may be able to return to work in as soon as 48 hours and resume most of your normal activities right away. You may experience some bruising and discomfort from the incisions where the fat was injected and from the liposuction site. Exercise and lifting heavy objects may be restricted for 1 to 2 weeks after a fat transfer breast augmentation.

Additionally, you will need to wear a special garment for 1 or 2 weeks after your fat transfer breast augmentation. This is to make sure that the fat adheres to the breast and that the help mold the new shape of the breast after a fat transfer breast augmentation

Doctors have had success using fat transfer to the breast in patients who have had breast reconstructions after mastectomies. Breast reconstruction surgery can leave dimples and wrinkles. Fat injections used in fat transfer breast augmentation can smooth out these imperfections, creating a breast that looks and feels more natural.

The fat transfer breast augmentation procedure proved safe, and patients were happy with the results of the fat transfer breast augmentation. Because the fat is not injected into any living body tissue, some of the normal risks of fat transfers are eliminated.

You should talk to your doctor about the possible risks and complications of a fat transfer breast augmentation. As with any medical procedure, fat transfer breast augmentations are not risk free. However, the risk of complications for fat transfer breast augmentations is not high Risks and complications of fat transfer breast augmentation may include:

  • Lumps or ripples resulting from some fat being reabsorbed into the body
  • Calcification or hardening of the inserted fat
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fat embolism, which is when a bit of fat comes loose, is carried through the body and causes a blockage in a blood vessel

A major challenge of a fat transfer breast augmentation is that a portion of the fat will not survive the process, so the patient may lose some volume shortly after the procedure. However, fat cell survival rates are increasing due to advancements in technology.

Sometimes a second fat transfer breast augmentation is needed to achieve the desired result. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have about fat transfer breast augmentation.

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