Also know as Fat transfer breast augmentation, Breast augmentation by fat injection, Breast augmentation by autologous fat injection, BAMBI Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty By Injection or Lipofilling of Breast
What is Breast Augmentation by Fat Injection?
Fat transfer breast augmentation in Chicago is a surgical procedure that enlarges breasts by filling the breasts with your own natural fat cells. The fat transfer breast augmentation surgical method:
- Utilizes your excess and unwanted fat from areas where fat is undesirably bulging and grotesque
- Transfers and recycles your fat from one area into the breasts
- And is an ideal solution for patients who do not want breast implants, yet desire slightly larger breasts
Some patients have inadequate breast size, but do not want to implant foreign objects into their bodies (breast implants). Breast augmentation by fat injection in Chicago is also ideal for patients who also have an abundance of fat in other parts of the body and want this fat to be extracted. This fat can then be transferred into the breasts to enhance the breast naturally.
1) Surgical removal of excess fat by liposuction
2) Fat transfer breast augmentation in Chicago by injection after liposuction into both breasts
A thorough breast examination will be performed. In some cases a mammogram is necessary. Any associated medical problems, such as diabetes and hypertension must be under control. All blood thinning medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, should be stopped one week prior to the procedure. Abstaining from tobacco and alcohol at least two days, preferably longer, prior to procedure is advised.
Before breast augmentation by fat injection in Chicago several markings are placed on the skin where liposuction will be performed. The extracted fat is accumulated on the sterile condition in a special container. The stem-cell-rich fat cells are separated from the unwanted component of the extracted fat. It is this stem-cell-rich fat cells that are injected back into the patient’s breasts. There may be up to two tiny incisions on each breast. A compression bra is used as a bandage. After the patient rests for an hour or two in the recovery room, she will be discharged to rest at home for the remainder of the day.
Rest, no exertion for a few days. Aspirin and smoking not allowed. May shower 48 hours post surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES?
Breast augmentation by saline or silicone gel implants
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION BY FAT INJECTION?
In-,office, outpatient surgery center procedure
- Increases breast size to a more pleasing, larger breast size
- Provides patients with a boost in confidence and self esteem
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Those who desire increases self-esteem and feeling of well-being
HOW IS IT DONE?
This is a two step surgical procedure done simultaneously
- 1st stage is extracting fat from unwanted body parts via liposuction
- 2nd stage is injecting the patient’s extracted fat back into the same patient’s breasts to enlarge the breasts to the desirable larger size.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE TIME?
Typically one to two hours.
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED DURING THE PROCEDURE?
General anesthesia is the preferred anesthesia in this surgical procedure, but local sedation lidocaine can be used
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NECESSARY?
Usually surgical procedures are done only once, but the fat transfer can be repeated to enlarge the breast more if desired.
ARE THERE ANY INCISIONS MADE?
Yes, there are two sets of incisions
- The first set of incisions are placed on the liposuctioned body parts, i.e. the tummy when extracting fat from the tummy.
- The second set are on each breast, usually one or two inconspicuous incisions on each breast
HOW BIG ARE THE INCISIONS?
Usually the incision are very tiny, ¼ inch, 1-1.5 centimeters. They will fade with time.
WHERE ARE THE INCISIONS PLACED?
Incisions are generally placed inside the breast crease so that they are not seen when standing since the draping of the breast usually will conceal the breast creases. With passage of time the tiny ¼ inch incisions become inconspicuous when healed.
WHAT IS THE USUAL AMOUNT OF FAT THAT CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO THE BREASTS?
Ideally 300 milliliters, 10 ounces, is a sufficient amount of fat that can be safely transferred to each breast. The target is to increase breast size about one or two cup sizes.
HOW BIG CAN MY BREASTS BE AFTER FAT TRANSFER?
The answer depends how much breast enlargement you desire. In the past 30 years I have performed this procedure, the largest I have ever injected is 600 milliliters per breast, which is about 20 ounces.
HOW DO THE BREASTS FEEL TO TOUCH AFTER FAT TRANSFER TO THE BREASTS?
Because it is your natural fat, the feeling to the touch in the breasts is natural.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Surgical procedures produce a permanent change and should not require additional procedures. Office procedures such as fillers and skin care require periodic maintenance
WILL MY SAGGING BREASTS IMPROVE WITH SURGERY?
No, this is not a breast lift surgery. Please read about the breast lift.
WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY?
Those patients whose breasts are sagging, those who have breast lumps or abnormal mammograms. Additionally pregnant, breastfeeding or patients with other illnesses are excluded.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Two to three days for initial recovery, but seven to 10 days until bruising has cleared, but makeup can be used sooner than this.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF FAT TRANSFER BREAST AUGMENTATION CHICAGO?
This is a single, safe procedure that reshapes and enhances the size of the breast. It can also improve self-esteem and self-confidence.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS PROCEDURE?
To enlarge the size of the breast utilizing your own natural fat.
WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY?
All healthy patients qualify.
WHEN CAN I RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
You can return to normal activities after one to two days
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROCEDURE?
Temporary bruising, swelling and mild discomfort.
WHAT DOES THIS PROCEDURE COST?
Expect this procedure to cost between $2500 and $5000.