BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH FAT
Breast augmentation is an operation in which body fat is taken from a donor area of the body (abdomen, waist, thighs, etc.) and injected into the breast. This type of breast augmentation is especially relevant for those who want to perform liposuction at the same time, because in one operation a double result is obtained: the body lines are decorated and the breast is adjusted.
Breast augmentation is appropriate when:
You want to enlarge your breasts;
Asymmetrical breasts (of different size or shape) should be smoothed;
It is desired to restore the former shape of the breasts after pregnancy or lactation, weight loss or aging processes;
Breast augmentation allows you to get a very natural result, although it is more suitable in cases where a small breast augmentation is desired - it will not be suitable for women who want to enlarge it to two or more sizes. Also, breast augmentation with fat is not possible for lean women as there may not be enough adipose tissue.
Sometimes breast augmentation is done using a hybrid technique: smaller implants are placed and the breasts are filled with fat.
What is worth knowing about breast surgery?
Before your surgery
Breast augmentation is an operation that requires good preparation in advance. The risks associated with breast plastic surgery are increased by smoking, obesity, chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine system diseases, and some other chronic diseases.
Breast ultrasound is recommended before surgery.
You should tell your doctor before the operation if you have arterial hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergies, blood clotting disorders or other chronic diseases, you smoke, you are taking medicines or food supplements, slimming medicines.
We suggest you visit our preoperative memo page for more information.
The course of the operation
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts for about 3 hours.
Breast augmentation with fat consists of several stages. Fat (liposuction) is first extracted from the donor body. During liposuction, body fat is taken in such a way that live cells are not injured and they successfully attach to another part of the body. The aspirated fat is specially treated and then the surgeon, using a special instrument - a cannula - injects the fat into the desired area of the face in extremely small amounts.
It is important to know that some of the body cells of transplanted fat usually do not adhere (on average, about 30-50% of the fat is absorbed), therefore hypercorrection is often performed - more fat is transplanted. For the same reason, it may sometimes be necessary for several surgeries to achieve maximum aesthetic results.
Patients are discharged the next day after the operation, and return to work a few days later.
Unlike surgery where breast augmentation is performed with implants, the postoperative period after breast augmentation involves not only healing of the breast but also healing of the donor part of the body from which the fat was aspirated. Liposuction is usually a well-tolerated procedure, after which bruising and swelling may occur for about a week or two. Healing is also directly related to the amount of fat absorbed: the more fat is absorbed, the greater the bruising and swelling that can occur, and the longer it takes to heal.
During breast healing after fat augmentation, bruising, swelling, mild pain and tenderness are also common - these sensations should disappear after a few weeks.
Return to physical activity is allowed after a few weeks, it is not recommended to sleep on your stomach or raise your arms suddenly during healing.
Breast augmentation is inevitably associated with a risk of rejection because cells from the same patient are transplanted. However, as with any other interventional procedure, bleeding, infection, pain, fluid retention, and chest hypersensitivity may occur after this operation. All of these complications are usually avoided by following the surgeon's recommendations after surgery.
The risks associated with nasal plastic surgery are increased by smoking, obesity, chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine system diseases, and some other chronic diseases.
The initial result is seen immediately after surgery, but the final result is seen after 3-4 months, when the fat finally heals and creates the final shape of the breasts.
You will find out the exact cost of
the operation during the consultation, when the surgeon will assess the
complexity of the operation.