Over the last few years, the use of fat grafting to the breast has been investigated extensively across the world. The technique involves gentle liposuction to obtain fat from one area of the body, typically the tummy or thighs, processing of this fat and then reinjection into the breast. Our medical director Mr Sivarajan has been involved in some of the initial research on this technique as part of a European trial.
This exciting new technique takes fat from one area and uses it to enlarge, improve or even uplift your breasts. There are some great advantages to fat transfer breast enlargement; it is entirely natural, so there is no foreign material within the body, you don’t need a general anaesthetic, and treatment results in a very natural look and feel to the enlarged breast. You also receive gentle liposuction where the excess fat is removed from, typically the tummy or thighs, so that area is improved too.
Treatment can be used to:
- Moderately increase the cup size of the breasts
- Correct a size discrepancy between the breasts
- Replace lost breast tissue after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Restore and fill indentations and scars
Why Would You Choose a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement?
Fat transfer breast enlargement at Elanic is an option if you want to increase the size of your breasts by one or two cup sizes. A fat transfer breast enlargement is suitable for those patients who are looking for a natural result.
The procedure can be carried out under local anaesthetic (or general anaesthetic if you would prefer) and takes a little over an hour to complete. Unlike other artificial fillers, fat is entirely natural with nothing added and is your own tissue. Of the fat injected around, two-thirds survive, so a further top-up may be required as some of your fat will be naturally absorbed; it can take 3-6 months for customers to see their final results.
Once you are happy with your new breast size and shape it is highly unlikely that you would need future operations unless you change weight drastically as the fat injected into the breasts will remain in situ, unlike with breast implant surgery, where future surgery is eventually necessary for most people. The look and feel will be very natural and subtly enhanced as it is all your own tissue that has been used.
For those patients who are looking for a more enhanced look then a breast enlargement using implants may be more suitable.
What Is The Recovery Time for Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement?
The recovery time is very individual for each patient and will of course depend on how many areas of liposuction you had to collect the fat. As with all surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks post-op, we provide you with pain killers, 24/7 on-call nursing and the correct post-surgery garments to help reduce this as much as possible. It is recommended that you take up to two weeks off from work and have someone at home to help you postoperatively. It is recommended that you refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for six weeks after your operation.
As part of your consultation, your surgeon will have access to Elanic's state of the art 3D Vectra body scanning technology which enables you to see an impression of what your results will be like post-surgery. Helping you to make an informed choice.