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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Houston, TX
One of the most exciting developments in breast augmentation is the option to increase breast size with your own natural fat. If you are considering breast augmentation, Dr. Basu offers fat transfer breast augmentation as an option. This procedure involves harvesting fat from another area of your body that has an excess, such as thighs, buttocks, or love handles, purifying the fat cells, and injecting them into your breasts to add subtle, soft volume.
What are the benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation?
There are many benefits to consider of undergoing fat transfer for breast augmentation rather than placing implants. Benefits include:
- A very natural, soft result – it is your own natural fat
- Minimal scarring as only minor incisions are needed
- Shorter recovery time
- No fear of reaction or rejection of synthetic materials
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Am I a candidate for a breast augmentation with fat transfer?
The best candidates are those who are looking to increase their breast volume by about one cup size or those who need to create greater symmetry between breasts. The procedure cannot increase breast size as dramatically as can be achieved with implants but is an effective treatment for women who want a subtle lift and increase in breast volume that is completely natural in look and feel.
Candidates for breast augmentation with natural fat transfer should:
- Have a BMI or 40 or less
- Be in good overall health
- Have enough excess fat to harvest from donor areas for use in the fat transfer
- Have realistic goals about outcome
- Want a minor increase in breast size
What should I expect during the procedure?
Breast augmentation with natural fat transfer is a two-part process. The first step involves harvesting the fat cells from another area of your body.
The procedure is performed under twilight sedation. The fat cells are harvested with gentle liposuction. Once harvested, the cells are purified, after which they are carefully injected into the upper portion of the breasts to bring volume and lift.
Once the fat cells have been injected, compression bandages will be applied to provide support during healing. After the treatment, you are free to return home to rest and heal.
How long is the recovery process and what should I expect?
The recovery period after breast augmentation with fat transfer is far shorter than other types of breast augmentation surgeries. You should be feeling well enough to return to many of your usual activities within several days. It is normal to experience some soreness, swelling, and bruising. The bruising should fade through the first week and the swelling will diminish.
Initially, your treated breasts will be larger than they will once the fat cells have naturally integrated, due to swelling and the need to inject a sufficient quantity of fat to ensure the maximum number of cells settle and grow in the new location.
It is important to minimize your physical activities so the fat cells are not damaged, and your body can heal properly. You should sleep on your back, and avoid any pressure being applied to the area.
You will need to wear a surgical bra or support bra rather than underwire bra for several weeks so the area heals as it should.
How can I speed my recovery?
To ensure that you heal well and that your recovery goes smoothly, follow some of these tips:
- Follow all post-op instructions provided by Dr. Basu
- Avoid activities such as yoga or weight training for up to six weeks
- Take all prescribed medications
- Stay hydrated
- Eat healthy foods
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid sexual activity for two weeks
- Wear compression garments as directed, both on breasts and liposuction sites
Are there any potential risks with fat transfer breast augmentation?
The risks associated with this natural breast enhancement treatment can be significantly reduced when your procedure is performed by our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Basu.
We carefully monitor our patients and focus on ensuring patient health and safety at our state-of-the-art, accredited surgical center in Cypress, with easy access from all areas of Houston and beyond. The common side effects from the procedure include:
- Sensitivity and soreness during healing
Why should I choose Dr. Basu for my breast augmentation?
Dr. Basu is a highly-respected, accomplished board-certified plastic surgeon who has gained a reputation for surgical excellence. He and his team are highly professional and experienced, and committed to providing superior patient care – and results that exceed your expectations.
His accredited, state-of-the-art onsite surgical center provides a truly world-class experience, and employs hospital-level patient safety procedures.
For a subtle, soft increase in breast size: natural fat transfer
One of the benefits our patients appreciate is that natural fat transfer not only subtly increases breast size but trims excess fat from another body area. Not only will your breasts increase in volume, but your figure will appear more sculpted, with areas such as thighs, buttocks, or love handles slimmed.
For results that look fresh, beautiful, and natural, ensure your enhancement is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Basu is one of Houston’s most accomplished plastic surgeons for breast enhancement and is proud to offer his patients the option of natural fat transfer breast augmentation.