A breast fat transfer is a type of breast augmentation that can improve the shape and contour of the breast by using fat injections. It could be the perfect option when you are looking to add volume and contour to your breasts but are concerned about having implants in your body. A breast fat transfer in Houston performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olivier Deigni uses your own tissues in a natural way to give you the ideal shape.

The fat is often harvested via liposuction from the belly area or thighs, so you could leave our surgical facility with a curvier waist, a flatter belly, or smaller thighs in tandem with breast surgery.

Pairing Implants With Fat Transfer

A combination of implants and fat transfer is often done in breast reconstruction, where a patient has a mastectomy or a removal of the breast tissue and is now undergoing reconstruction of the breast using an implant. The final look of the reconstructed breast can improve with some fat transfer to specific areas that may be thin and reveal the shape of the implants.

Patients who do not need cancer reconstruction could still benefit from a combination of fat transfer and implants if they have thinner tissues, which could make the implant visible. When implants are placed underneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoralis major muscle, a breast fat transfer in Houston adds some fat around the edges of the implant, which helps to contour and make them look more natural.

Benefits and Considerations

Because the process of fat harvesting is done by liposuction, Dr. Deigni has the opportunity to sculpt the body and produce results that go beyond breast augmentation. This procedure could also be the best choice for those who are looking for a more subtle enhancement, especially for women who may not have enough fat to significantly increase the volume of the breasts in one procedure.

There are a few disadvantages compared to implants. First, the amount of volume that can be added is limited. Other factors to consider when choosing a breast fat transfer include:

  • The fat cells must be able to survive in their new environment
  • The final shape and contour of the breast is not always consistently predictable
  • Adding more cup sizes will likely take two or more rounds of fat transfer to accomplish
  • Some of the fat may get reabsorbed by the body.

Ideal candidates for breast fat transfer in Houston are healthy and able to undergo general anesthesia safely. They have an adequate amount of fat that is available for harvesting and have realistic expectations regarding the increase in breast volume that can be achieved and the aesthetic outcome.

What to Expect During Your Procedure and Recovery

During the consultation and preoperative preparation, Dr. Deigni will determine which areas of the body will be shaped with the liposuction used to harvest the fat. Breast fat transfer is performed while the patient is asleep under general anesthesia. This allows Dr. Deigni to safely harvest the fat from multiple areas as needed, process the fats, and then inject it into the breast.

The majority of patients who have a breast fat transfer in Houston usually go back to a normal routine within five to seven days, resume light aerobic activity and exercise after two weeks, and gradually return to full activity over the following two or three weeks.

Schedule Your Houston Breast Fat Transfer Consultation

A breast fat transfer in Houston could be exactly what you need to achieve more shapely breasts and a contoured midsection. This procedure uses your own natural fat, which means there is no chance of your body rejecting it.

Call and schedule your consultation with us at 281-721-4373.

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