Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Performed as a two part procedure, fat is extracted by liposuction from areas such as the hips and abdomen, which is then refined and injected back into the breast/buttock. As the procedure involves the use of the clients own body fat, which knits into the existing tissue, no surgery or synthetic implants are required.
Quick and minimally invasive, the procedure boasts instant, natural and long lasting results.
Mr Sheikh Ahmad
Mr. Sheikh Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery.
He’s performed more than 3,000 cosmetic procedures, and developed a unique breast augmentation package for clients in the South West and all over the country. One that offers extensive surgical experience, a bespoke pre-op consultation process and carefully crafted aftercare.
Weekly clinics are held in Harley Street London, Truro Cornwall, Birmingham and Cardiff. To find out more and book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or ring her on 01872 248325.
Summary of Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT FAT TRANSFER FOR BREAST & BUTTOCK ENLARGEMENT & ENHANCEMENT
What Is A Fat Transfer For Breast/Buttock Enlargement & Enhancement?
How Is A Fat Transfer Performed?
How Much Does A Fat Transfer Cost?
Can A Fat Transfer Lift Breasts?
A fat transfer to the breast will increase volume and enhance shape, which can, in some cases, make it appear as though the breast has been elevated. However, a true breast lift involves the repositioning of the nipple and this is performed via a surgical mastopexy, often combined with implants.
Can I Have A Fat Transfer After A Mastectomy?
Can It Help With Breast Asymmetry?
What Are The Benefits Of A Fat Transfer Over Implants?
A fat transfer doesn’t require surgery and it uses the body’s own natural materials. As such, implants aren’t required, recovery time is relatively quick and the result is a soft, natural looking enhancement that matches the consistency of the clients existing breast or buttock. It is however only suitable for people who have enough excess fat deposits and for those who are looking for a relatively modest enhancement i.e. within the existing breast pocket. For those looking for enlargements beyond one cup size, surgical enlargement and implants are the the most effective solution.
Who Is The Procedure Suitable For?
Women with smaller breasts and minimal ptosis (breast droop) are ideal candidates for this procedure. A fat transfer is only suitable for people who have enough excess fat deposits and for those who are looking for a relatively modest enhancement i.e. within the existing breast pocket. For those looking for enlargements beyond one cup size, surgical enlargement and implants are the the most effective solution.
What Happens At My First Consultation?
What Size Can My Breasts Be Increased To?
A fat transfer involves providing volume to the existing breast pocket, which means that generally speaking the procedure can only increase the size of your breasts up to to one cup size. For those looking for bigger enlargements, surgical enlargement and implants are the the most effective solution.
How Long Does A Fat Transfer Take?
How Will I Feel After The Procedure?
What Happens At My First Consultation?
What Size Can My Breasts Be Increased To?
AFTER CARE, RECOVERY & THE FUTURE
Will I Have A Follow Up Appointment?
Whatu2019s The Recovery Time For A Fat Transfer For Breast Enlargement?
What Bra/Garment Should I Wear Following Surgery?
Can You Breastfeed After A Fat Transfer Procedure?
How Long Does A Fat Transfer For Breast/Buttock Enlargement Last?
...While almost every woman and man may have some differences in the size of their natural breasts, people with tubular breasts may experience more significant differences - Medical News Today
What is the Success Rate of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Typically, the success rate for fat transfer breast augmentation is measured by how much fat remains after the injection, as cell necrosis and fat reabsorption during recovery can influence the amount of fat that remains at the end of the six-month mark (1)
To increase the likelihood of graft survival, a good cosmetic surgeon will reduce the amount of time the graft remains outside of the body, transferring material to the breast as soon as possible.
A combination of recovery activities, lifestyle habits, the location of the injection, and the patient's own body chemistry can influence the amount of fat re-absorbed post-surgery.
For the average fat transfer breast augmentation, 50-90% of the injected tissue remains part of the permanent results seen at the 6-month mark post-surgery.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Type of Breast Augmentation?
Depending on your body type and goals, you may be a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation. There is a natural limit to how much fat can be injected into the breasts, as it must come from the natural fat stores elsewhere on the body.
Previous implants have been rejected, burst, or collapsed, and you want to fill the expanded breast tissue.
You have had previous breast implants removed and want to fill the expanded breast tissue.
You have had multiple capsular contractures – where the scar tissue tightens around the implant and potentially ruptures it – and want to try a more natural alternative.
You have prominent hips and small breasts, providing good distribution of available fat from common donor regions, and want to improve the appearance of your breasts.
You have lost volume in your breasts, and breast tissue has expanded due to breastfeeding, pregnancy, or age.
If you identify with any of the above criteria. You may be a good candidate for this type of breast augmentation and should discuss your options with your cosmetic surgeon, including your goals and any potential risks that come with this procedure.
Is Breast Fat Transfer Painful?
No, breast fat transfer is not painful, though you may experience some tenderness or soreness in the breasts and donor region from the area fat was taken. This soreness is a natural part of the recovery process and should subside within a few weeks after the surgery.
Most women choose to use over-the-counter pain medications to mitigate the discomfort caused by soreness and help bring any inflammation down in the weeks after the surgery. While this is enough for most patients, others may be able to opt for prescribed medications that help alleviate their symptoms.
If you experience hot, burning sensations or pain during the recovery process, it's possibly a sign of infection that should be addressed with your cosmetic surgeon immediately. Infections need treatment with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.
Can Your Body Reject Fat Transfer?
No, your body cannot reject fat from your own body, which is a considerable benefit in utilising your fat cells as your body recognises it.
While maintenance of the breasts' fat tissue is not necessary, additional injections can help upkeep the shape of the breasts as lifestyle habits change – such as increased level of muscle building or lower caloric intake – in a way that would affect natural fat within the body. (2)
However, a risk factor in this type of surgery is the necrosis of fat cells after they're injected into the breasts. While the body accepts these fat cells, they may not receive enough oxygen during the transfer process and recovery period to stay alive. When this happens, the cells die within the breast in concentrated areas, leading to lumps, bubbles, and other formations caused by dead fat cells.
The risk of cell necrosis is mitigated based on the surgeon's skill, the care given to post-surgery recovery, and any pre-existing health conditions and habits such as smoking.
"From the initial consultation, to follow up appointments and surgery, I felt 100% comfortable and trusted what Mr Ahmad thought would be best for me"
"Mr Ahmad did an exceptional job. He listened to me and respect my wishes as I only wanted a tiny enhancement. My augmentation went perfectly, my healing process has been so easy and my scars are very minimal...his team are very friendly...which made me feel so comfortable.
I was recommended by a friend and would highly recommend him to others."
"Mr Ahmad and his team were amazing throughout my experience.
I had a breast reduction, my previous implants were replaced with smaller ones and I had an internal mesh bra fitted. From start to finish they were informative, professional, friendly and welcoming.
My surgery and stay in the hospital were comfortable and I was very well looked after. I am very pleased with my results and cannot recommend Mr Ahmad enough, I am loving my new body shape and enjoying the compliments"
"Thank you for the amazing experience to all staff, especially a big thank you to Sheikh Ahmad, Asta and Caroline.
Highly recommend and I’m really pleased and happy with my results 😊"
"This is my second procedure with Mr Sheikh Ahmad aesthetic surgeon. Through your surgical expertise, I now have restored confidence in myself and my body....
Mr Ahmad, you demonstrate the highest quality of care and the greatest level of skill and the kindest empathy of any health professional I have ever seen..."
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Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation through Fat Transfer
Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation through Fat Transfer, like any other medical or cosmetic procedure, fat transfer has pros and cons. More aptly, some benefits and risks come with the procedure, and you should discuss which option is right for you with your cosmetic surgeon before committing to either one.
- Stabilised results last for the rest of your life without additional intervention.
- No foreign materials, as the fat for the procedure is extracted from your body.
- Fat transfer augmentations have not identified long-term side effects, such as cognitive distress, have not been identified.
- Relatively low risk of infection during the recovery period
- Fat from the donor area cannot be regenerated, and the potential for necrosis during the healing stage can cause further complications.
- Over the first six months, the fat reabsorption rate can increase to 50% of the injected tissue.
For a complete overview of the benefits and risks of individual procedures, it's important to discuss your concerns with your cosmetic surgeon during your initial consultation. This can help them better assess your goals and provide a better patient experience as you take this step into a new, healthier, and more confident version of yourself.
How Long Does it Take For a Fat Transfer to Look Good?
The weeks after a breast augmentation surgery, the breasts will not look their best as they need time to heal. This means that they may need to be compressed to the chest gently to ensure the fat tissue heals correctly and that the breasts may be tender to the touch, swollen, and bruised around the incision site.
It can take up to 6 months for your breasts to look their best after a fat transfer breast augmentation, which means it takes a little longer than it might with breast implants, but there is little future maintenance required with this type of procedure.
After 2-4 weeks of proper recovery and attention to healing, the swelling and bruising should subside as the body adjusts to the new tissue.
After about a month, the breasts should begin to recover more thoroughly, and you can resume all normal and strenuous activities after your cosmetic surgeon has cleared you to do so.
The breasts should be supported during heavy workouts, cardio, and other physical activity. Your breasts will be larger and heavier than before, and you should still ensure that the area is not overly stressed and follow your prescribed recovery regimen.
After about six months, the amount of fat within the breast settles, and all recovery steps should be complete. It is around this time that the permanent results will become apparent. Check out our guide on Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Results where we cover aspects of the procedure in more detail.
Do you have Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Questions? Or would you like to book a consultation?
Mr Sheikh Ahmad, with the conveniently located clinics in Truro, Exeter, Birmingham and London, is one of Britain's leading experts in breast augmentation surgery with a focus on patient care.
Whether you are looking for cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of your natural breasts or for reconstructive surgery to repair the shape and size of the breasts after a damaging medical procedure or accident, you'll find everything you need here.
For questions or concerns about fat transfer breast augmentation, contact the clinic to book your first consultation and discuss your options with Mr Ahmad. With over 30 years of experience specialising in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, you can take the first step into body confidence with ease.
Few clinics can match the expertise offered at Sheikh Ahmad Cosmetic Clinics.
A better life full of body confidence and better self-image is waiting for you. Contact our clinic today and start on the path to a new and happier you.
Healthline.com, What are the risks of fat transfer breast augmentation? https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/fat-transfer-breast-augmentation-risks
PlasticSurgery.org, What are the risks of fat transfer breast augmentation? https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/fat-transfer-breast-augmentation/safety