Did you know you can have fat removed from one part of your body where it is unwanted and used somewhere else that you felt needed more fullness? Are there parts of your body that you believe should be fuller or larger, such as your face, hands, breasts, or buttocks? If you’re looking for a way to naturally and subtly improve your figure with a two-in-one result, fat transfer breast augmentation may be right for you. A fat grafting procedure in Northern New Jersey transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the hips, thighs, or abdomen and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume.
WHAT IS FAT GRAFTING?
Also known as fat transfer or fat injection, this procedure uses liposuction to harvest fat from unwanted areas. The fat is then processed and injected back into your body where fullness and volume is desired. It is often utilized as a natural breast augmentation procedure, helping volumize or make the breasts symmetrical without the need for artificial breast implants.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE IN THE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AREA?
For people looking for subtle but significant breast enlargement without using traditional breast augmentation, a breast fat transfer procedure may be perfect for you. People who are generally healthy with no underlying health conditions are typically good candidates for this procedure, which uses liposuction techniques to harvest a patient’s own fat to be re-injected into the breasts for long-lasting breast size enhancement.
Because fat transfer does not allow as dramatic a size increase, those who are looking for a significant increase in breast volume are probably not good candidates for breast fat grafting, rather sticking with silicone or saline implants for breast augmentation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM FAT GRAFTING?
Fat grafting by Dr. Tutela can produce many pleasing results in NYC. It can produce a modest increase in breast size, as well as fill in hollows after a lumpectomy. You’ll see results from fat grafting immediately following your procedure, although not all the harvested fat cells will survive in the long term. Dr. Tutela tells patients to expect up to 50% of the transferred volume to remain with you permanently, although better outcomes have been known to occur.
Fat transfers are not limited to the breast. If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken, or desire more permanent correction than provided by temporary fillers, you are a good candidate. They can also change your body contour, revise scars, or rejuvenate your hands. Fat transfer techniques are the basis of Brazilian butt lift surgery.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY FROM FAT GRAFTING?
In the first week, there will be significant swelling, which will diminish within two to three weeks. By the third week, the results will be more apparent, although subtle swelling may persist for weeks. The fat cells will integrate as best they can to the breast tissue, re-connecting with the blood supply over the course of several weeks. Your full, permanent results may be visible at the end of this time as soon as swelling goes away.
Learn More About Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
The best source of information about fat transfer procedures is the expert himself, Dr. John Paul Tutela. To find out if you’re a good candidate for fat grafting, liposuction, or some other form of cosmetic surgery, schedule a consultation with him by calling our office or contacting us online today.