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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation has been gaining popularity in recent years as a more holistic or natural way to receive a breast augmentation. Mr. Sheikh Ahmad specialises in cosmetic breast surgery, providing top-quality patient care services with an unbeatable level of skill and expertise.

PROCEDURE TIME

3-4 hours

ANAESTHETIC

Variable

HOSPITAL STAY

Day Case

DURATION OF RESULTS

Long Term

COST

From £7800

TOP RATED Cosmetic Breast Surgeon - Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation has been gaining popularity in recent years as a more holistic or natural way to receive a breast augmentation. Mr. Sheikh Ahmad specialises in cosmetic breast surgery, providing top-quality patient care services with an unbeatable level of skill and expertise.

PROCEDURE TIME

3-5 hours

ANAESTHETIC

General

HOSPITAL STAY

Day Case

DURATION OF RESULTS

Long Term

COST

From £7800

What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is typically seen as an unnatural process, and there is a concern about the implant leaking or collapsing. (1) Because of this, another type of procedure has grown in popularity in recent years, which combines the benefits of liposuction with that of breast augmentation, helping reduce fat in select areas while adding fat in desired areas to enhance the appearance, size, and shape of the breasts.

This fat transfer is an authentic and less invasive alternative to traditional breast implants. While this technique has pros and cons, like any cosmetic surgery, it is considered a much more natural way to receive a breast augmentation, as the patient’s fat tissue is simply being relocated without the need for inserting foreign materials into the body.

During this process, the cosmetic surgeon harvests the fat from another region of your body, called the ‘donor region’, which contains the fat tissue used to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. These donor regions are areas that are typical targets for fat loss, combining the efforts of liposuction with the benefits of breast augmentation, giving the patient an ideal trade. This may be tissue from the abdomen, inner thigh, or buttocks.

Once this fat tissue is taken from the donor region, it is shaped and inserted into the breasts to make the tissue appear natural and plump. Once the surgery is finished, a typical recovery process can begin to ensure the breast and the donor region heal correctly.

Rather than using implants like traditional breast augmentation, this procedure involves taking fat from another area of your body and injecting it into your breasts.

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Fat Transfer Breast Surgeon - Mr Sheikh Ahmad

What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is typically seen as an unnatural process, and there is a concern about the implant leaking or collapsing. (1) Because of this, another type of procedure has grown in popularity in recent years, which combines the benefits of liposuction with that of breast augmentation, helping reduce fat in select areas while adding fat in desired areas to enhance the appearance, size, and shape of the breasts.

This fat transfer is an authentic and less invasive alternative to traditional breast implants. While this technique has pros and cons, like any cosmetic surgery, it is considered a much more natural way to receive a breast augmentation, as the patient’s fat tissue is simply being relocated without the need for inserting foreign materials into the body.

During this process, the cosmetic surgeon harvests the fat from another region of your body, called the ‘donor region’, which contains the fat tissue used to enhance the shape and size of the breasts.

These donor regions are areas that are typical targets for fat loss, combining the efforts of liposuction with the benefits of breast augmentation, giving the patient an ideal trade. This may be tissue from the abdomen, inner thigh, or buttocks.

Once this fat tissue is taken from the donor region, it is shaped and inserted into the breasts to make the tissue appear natural and plump. Once the surgery is finished, a typical recovery process can begin to ensure the breast and the donor region heal correctly.

 

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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. 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 body chemistry can influence the amount of fat re-absorbed post-surgery. For the average fat transfer breast augmentation, as much as 50-90% of the injected tissue remains as a part of the permanent results seen at the 6-month mark post-surgery.

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Who is a Good Candidate for This Type of Breast Augmentation?

You may be a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation, depending on your body type and goals. The nature of this procedure brings natural limitations to how much fat can be injected into the breasts, as it must come from the natural fat stored elsewhere in the body.

If you recognise any of the above statements, you may be a good candidate for this type of breast augmentation. You should discuss your options with your cosmetic surgeon, including your goals and potential risks with this procedure.

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Is Breast Fat Transfer painful?

Breast fat transfer is not painful, though you may experience some tenderness or soreness in the breasts and fat donor region. This soreness is a natural part of recovery and should subside within a few weeks after the surgery.

Most women 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. This may be a sign of infection that should be addressed with your cosmetic surgeon immediately with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.

You may have to have touch-up injections to retain your improved shape.

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How Long Does it Take For a Fat Transfer to Look Good?

In the weeks after a breast augmentation surgery, the breasts will not look their best as they need time to heal. This means 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 begin to 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 continue to be supported during heavy workouts, cardio, and other physical activity. However, your breasts will be larger and heavier than you are used to. You should still ensure that the area is not overly stressed and follow your prescribed recovery regimen. After about six months, the fat within the breast settles, and all recovery steps should be complete. It is around this time that the permanent results will become apparent.

Pros and Cons

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.

Benefits Of Breast Augmentation:

Risks Of Breast Augmentation:

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.

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Questions?

Mr. Sheikh Ahmad, with cosmetic surgery clinics based in Harley Street, London, Birmingham, Bristol , and Cardiff, 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 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 easily take the first step into body confidence.
Few clinics can match the expertise Mr Sheikh Ahmad Cosmetic Breast and Aesthetic Surgeon, offers.

A better life full of body confidence and a better self-image is waiting for you. Contact our Harley Street clinic and start on the path to a new and happier you.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

When the procedure is performed correctly by a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon, fat transfer to the breasts lasts a lifetime. During recovery, however, your body may reabsorb up to 50% of the fat within the first six months. This is a natural process that should be considered when having a fat transfer procedure done, no matter the cosmetic surgeon’s skill.

Once the amount of fat tissue has stabilised, these results will last without any further fat reabsorption. Lifestyle factors, such as concentrated weight loss and muscle building, may still alter the appearance of the breasts. However, this fat tissue can still change within the body based on your activity level.

No, your body cannot reject fat from your body, which is a considerable benefit in utilising your fat cells as your body recognises and accepts it. While maintenance of the breasts’ fat tissue is not necessary, additional injections can be done to 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.

However, a risk factor in this type of surgery is the necrosis of fat cells after they’ve been injected into the breasts. While the body accepts these fat cells, they may not receive enough oxygen during the transfer and recovery periods 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 during this procedure can be 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.​

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