Fat Grafting Breast Surgery In Gainesville

Fat grafting is a highly popular technique used in breast augmentation and reconstruction. The resulting breasts look, feel, and react more naturally than with silicone gel-filled or saline-filled breast implants. Even the natural aesthetic of cohesive gel-filled implants can’t compare with that of filling the breasts with fat from the patient’s body to amplify breast volume.

Opting for a fat grafting procedure, in which natural stem cells naturally exist, can be a beneficial option for many people. Our breast augmentation surgeons want to help you make an educated decision for choosing the ideal type of breast surgery. A comprehensive understanding of the fat transfer procedure is integral to choosing your ideal procedure.

What Is Fat Grafting Breast Surgery?

Fat grafting is often used to transfer a portion of fat from one area of the patient’s body to naturally increase the size and volume of fat in another area. The fat is harvested or extracted using a small liposuction cannula from the predetermined area of the body, and once prepared for injection, the fat is reintroduced to the desired location within the breast cavity and tissue. This popular form of breast surgery is minimally invasive in comparison with other breast enhancement procedures and there is an extremely low-risk factor associated with fat transfer surgery. The fat used is often readily accepted by the body as it is sourced from the patient. Dr. Poser has a successful track record in the fat transfer procedure for breast enhancement and will answer any questions you may have about the procedure during the consultation.

Common Fat Transfer Donor Sites

The most common donor areas, the term used to describe the area from which the fat is extracted during fat grafting, include the stomach, the thighs, and the waist. However, the ideal donor area is determined based upon the specific body type and shape of each patient with the overarching purpose of helping patients fulfill their aesthetic goals and maintain body health. Contact our Gainesville cosmetic surgeon today to schedule a consultation.

Advantages To Fat Transfer Surgery

The fat transfer procedure is an outpatient procedure, which appeals to many of our patients. Due to the few risks involved with this procedure and the exceedingly high success rate, fat transfer is regularly performed during breast augmentation procedures on patients who lack sufficient fatty tissue in the breast region as well as those who with a high content of body fat to warrant the transfer. The amount of fat removed depends on the desired outcome and it is possible that some patients may not have enough fat in one area to complete the procedure.

In order to avoid extracting a large quantity of fat from only one area of the patient’s body, Dr. Poser may extract fat from several regions in order to adequately fulfill the desired bust volume while maintaining balance to the rest of the body. Fat grafting combines liposuction and breast augmentation — two procedures desired by many patients. This procedure can produce a desired aesthetic more quickly than other forms of breast augmentation, as the liposuction can be completed in conjunction with the fat transfer for faster healing and immediate results.

Can Fat Transfer Be Performed With Breast Implant Surgery?

Many patients who undergo breast reconstruction surgery prefer fat grafting to implants, but fat grafting can also be utilized in conjunction with breast implants to help patients fulfill their aesthetic goals. This is most common for women who do not have adequate breast tissue to cover an implant and hold it in place. To accommodate larger breast implants, additional fat and tissue may be required through fat grafting. Fat transfer can also be an alternative to positioning implants below the chest muscle. Breast size irregularities can also be addressed through fat grafting to even the size of your breasts. In order to ensure that patients make the optimal decision for their breast enhancement procedure, it’s important to discuss all concerns and surgical goals with Dr. Poser.

Does Fat Grafting Cause Scarring?

Another advantage to fat grafting and fat transfer is the minimized occurrence of scarring following the procedure. The procedure is performed with a tiny cannula, or micro-cannula, which results in little-to-no visible scarring — this contrasts the moderate scarring associated with traditional breast enhancement surgery and the sometimes visible scarring from breast lift surgery, among other types and forms of breast surgery in Gainesville, FL.

What Are The Results Of Fat Grafting?

Because patients receive their own fat, and not synthetic or silicone-based materials, breast augmentations performed with fat grafting can produce a more natural breast aesthetic and feel. The fat content is real, so the breast feels real — patients can achieve the voluminous breasts they want without the risks of traditional breast augmentation. What’s more, fat grafting also helps patients retain sensation in all areas of the breast, which may otherwise be decreased through other types of breast augmentation. Silicone gel-filled and saline-filled breast implants often need to be replaced due to malfunctions, and even when the implants are perfect, it’s still recommended to replace them every 10 years. That puts the patient at a slightly higher risk for loss of sensation or nerve damage. But breast augmentation through fat grafting never has to be replaced and results are permanent. There is no risk of rupture or noticeable displacement. Results of any surgical procedure may vary from patient to patient. As such, it's important to discuss honestly your goals for cosmetic surgery with Dr. Poser.

What Is The Role Of Stem Cells In Fat Transfer Breast Surgery?

The medicinal and research uses of stem cells is a concern for many for both health and ethical reasons. However, the stem cells found in fat grafting procedures are different from the stem cells used within medical research. Minor quantities of stem cells can naturally be found within the tissue and fat removed during fat grafting. These cells may be transferred with the fat, but the procedure is not a stem cell transfer. Any stem cells that might be transferred are native to the fat and tissue removed through the very tiny needle used in the removal stage. There are absolutely no artificial stem cells, or stem cells that have been manipulated in any way, injected during the procedure. If you have reservations about whether fat grafting is right for you, we encourage you to consult with Dr. Poser so that he may address your concerns.