FAT TRANSFER BREAST AUGMENTATION

…. enlarge your breasts naturally using your own tissue!

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation uses fat taken by liposuction from other parts of your body and which is then injected into your breasts. It is a great alternative for women looking to enhance their breast size without implants and who would be content with a moderate increase in breast size by using their own tissue.

The Advantages of Breast Augmentation
by Fat Transfer

  • It uses your own tissue, so your breasts will have a very natural feel and shape.
  • Using your own tissue means your body will accept the fat and not reject it.
  • The procedure has a twofold benefit: it increases breast size while slimming down another body area with excess fat such as the abdomen, thighs, hips or buttocks.
  • The fat is transferred by small injections so you will have no large conspicuous scars as occur with breast implants.
  • It avoids the potential problems associated with breast implants.
  • There is minimal downtime compared to breast implant surgery.
  • The procedure can even be used to enhance the breast appearance in those who already have implants.
  • Fat Transfer can also be used to improve cleavage, correct shape deformities and reduce size differences whether naturally-occurring or after implants.

The Disadvantages of Breast Augmentation
by Fat Transfer

  • Patients must have enough excess fat available for harvesting and transfer as not all the fat harvested will be available for transfer after processing.
  • Lean women are not good candidates for this procedure.
  • Current techniques should increase your breast size by about 1-1½ cups.  If you desire a larger increase by Fat Transfer, more than one Fat Transfer procedure would be required until you reach your desired breast size.

Who are suitable candidates for
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

  • Women with adequate fat stores available for harvesting by liposuction.
  • Those who are content to have a moderate increase in breast size of 1-1½ cups.
  • Women seeking a natural and subtle increase of breast size without scars.
  • Those who do not wish to have breast implants or are unsuitable for them.
  • Partial restoration of breast volume after permanent removal of breast implants.
  • Patients wishing to improve various breast appearances, be they naturally-occurring or following implants, such as:
    • Size differences.
    • Shape deformities or asymmetry.
    • Poor cleavage.
    • ‘Double Bubble’ deformities after breast implants.
    • Insufficient upper breast fullness after breast reduction or breast lift surgery.

How is it done?

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia. However, hospital stay is not required and you can go home shortly after your procedure. However, you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can also be with you for the first 24 hours after General Anaesthesia.

Fat Transfer to the breasts involves three steps:

1. Fat Harvesting

Fat is first extracted by Tumescent Liposuction under low pressure to avoid damaging the donor fat cells. Please note that we do not recommend Vaser Liposuction for Fat Harvesting as the ultrasonic energy involved could injure the fat cells and decrease their chances of survival.

Donor sites can essentially be any areas of excess fat but commonly the abdomen, outer thighs, hips and flanks are used. Very importantly, the fat removal needs to be done very gently and under low suction pressure in order to avoid injuring the fat cells and decreasing their chances of survival after transfer.

2. Processing The Harvested Fat

The extracted fat is first treated to remove unwanted oils and fluids, and then put into multiple small syringes ready for injection. The fat so prepared is rich in stem cells which have a higher rate of survival than the mature fat cells and even have the ability to differentiate into fat cells in the future.

3. Fat Injection

Using small syringes, the fat is injected very methodically through the breast in a planned pattern of ‘lines’ in order to avoid depositing the cells in clumps. This technique allows each ‘line’ of fat cells the best chances of survival by establishing a connection to an adjacent blood supply to keep them alive.

Realistically, not all the transferred fat cells will survive. How many will, depends on a number of factors all of which can affect the viability of the fat cells, and these include:

  • How gently the fat is harvested to avoid damaging the individual fat cells.
  • How the harvested fat is processed.
  • How the fat is injected.

By carefully optimising each of these three steps, one can expect around 80% of the injected fat to survive.

Post-Operative Recovery

Hospital stay is not necessary. You can go home shortly after your procedure but you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can also be with you for the first 24 hours after General Anaesthesia.

Your breasts will be swollen and they may even show some minor superficial bruising from the injections. Breast discomfort should be minimal. Expect some mild discomfort in the liposuctioned area but this can be easily relieved with simple pain-relievers.

Your breast swelling will decrease over the ensuing 2-3 weeks following which it should remain fairly stable. A high carbohydrate diet during the first 3 weeks is said to increase fat cell survival by raising blood insulin levels.

You should be able to drive after 2-3 days but avoid strenuous exercise in the first 4 weeks.

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Cost of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Surgical Fee: Can only be determined at an Initial Consultation.

Our Surgeon will provide an itemised quotation at your Initial Consultation once the amount of Liposuction involved, the amount of Fat Transfer required, and the duration of your procedure have all been determined.

Additional costs include Hospital Fee, Anaesthetist Fee & Post-Operative Compression Garment.

Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

Payment Plans 

We accept payments from independent finance providers  

EconFinance & Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC

If you need to finance all or part of your procedure, National Regulations require that you must source your own funding through a bank or any number of Medical Loan Providers such as the above easily found by searching on Google.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does the Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer last?

    If your weight remains stable, you should keep your size increase indefinitely. Just remember that the injected fat will behave the same as the fat in other parts of your body. In other words, if you gain weight, your breast size will increase. If, on the other hand, you lose weight, your breast size will decrease.

    What percentage of the transferred fat will survive?

    This will largely depend on how the entire procedure is done and, in particular:
    How gently the fat is harvested to avoid damaging the individual fat cells.
    How the harvested fat is processed.
    How the fat is injected. Using small syringes, the fat is injected carefully through the breast in a pattern of multiple ‘lines’ in order to avoid depositing the cells in clumps. This allows each ‘line’ of fat cells the best chance of establishing a connection to an adjacent blood supply and surviving.
    Using these techniques, one can expect around 80% of the injected fat to survive.

    Is it a safe procedure?

    Yes. There has never been a case of breast cancer attributed to Fat Grafting and accordingly you may rest assured that the procedure does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

    What are the advantages of Fat Transfer Augmentation over Breast Implants?

    • A natural ‘look and feel’ to the breasts. 
    • All the potential complications associated with breast implants are avoided. 
    • No scars anywhere on the breast and only very small, inconspicuous liposuction scars in the donor area. 
    • A quicker recovery and return to normal activities than after breast implants. 
    • Minimal post-operative discomfort and essentially confined to the liposuctioned donor area. 
    • None of the specific restrictions during recovery as with breast implants. 
    • The added bonus of slimming down your preferred donor area. 

    Where is it done?

    Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia. However, hospital stay is not required and you can go home shortly after your procedure. However, you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can also be with you for the first 24 hours after General Anaesthesia.

    Do I need a Special Bra or Compression Garment?

    A special bra is not required. However, a Post-Operative Compression Garment for the liposuctioned area is recommended for 6 weeks to give the donor area the best chances of slimming down.

    What is the Recovery?

    Hospital stay is not necessary. You can go home shortly after your procedure but you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can also be with you for the first 24 hours after General Anaesthesia.
    Your breasts will be swollen and may even show some minor superficial bruising from the injections but discomfort should be minimal. Expect some mild discomfort in the liposuctioned area but this can be easily relieved with simple pain-relievers. Your breast swelling will decrease over the first 2-3 weeks following which it should remain fairly stable. A high carbohydrate diet during the first 3 weeks is said to increase fat cell survival by raising blood insulin levels.
    You should be able to drive after 2-3 days but avoid strenuous exercise for 4 weeks.

    How many times can the procedure be performed?

    Most women are happy with their result after one Fat Transfer. However, the procedure can always be repeated if a further increase in breast size is desired.

    What are the costs?

    The cost of a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation largely depends on how much Liposuction is involved. Our Surgeon will give you an itemised Total Cost once they have assessed your specific requirements at your Initial Consultation.

    Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.