Fat transfer breast enhancement, medically described as “enhancement mammoplasty utilizing autologous fat transfer,” uses liposuction to remove fat from one part of your body, most commonly the tummy, upper legs, or flanks (love handles), and infuses it instead into your breasts.
Can you move fat from your stomach to your breast?
Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.
How much is a fat transfer from stomach to breast?
According to RealSelf.com, the national average cost of a breast fat transfer is $6,525, while the national average cost of a buttock fat transfer is $8,625. The average cost of a traditional implant breast augmentation is $6,300, according to RealSelf.com.
Does fat transfer to breast last?
The results from a fat transfer breast augmentation are permanent… with several caveats. Although a fat transfer breast augmentation is a natural and safe procedure, several things can affect how the surgery comes out.
What are the side effects of fat transfer?
What are the risks of fat transfer breast augmentation?
- Necrosis (death) of fat cells.
- Possibility that some of the transferred fat cells will leave the breast area.
Is breast fat transfer safe?
No specific recommendations about fat grafts for the breast can be made because of a lack of strong data. Reported complications (such as tissue death) suggest the technique has associated risks. No reports about increased risk of malignancy associated with fat grafts could be found.
Is breast fat transfer painful?
Pain after breast fat transfer is largely related to the liposuction areas. The pain is moderate but usually controlled with arm motion, Tylenol and Ibuprofen.
Does insurance cover fat transfer?
Fat transfer performed for purely cosmetic reasons will not be covered by insurance. However, if the procedure is a medical necessity, as when performed to repair scars or treat the affects of lipoatrophy after an injury, some or all of the cost may be covered under an insurance plan.
Are fat transfers permanent?
The suctioned fat can then be transferred to the face, as a graft. The grafted fat then has to redevelop a blood supply in order to survive. About 50% of the fat injected will survive, and the surviving fat will last forever.
Can your body reject fat transfer?
The fat that is injected is your own fat; your body cannot reject this fat, and it is rare to cause an infection.
Does fat transfer cause lumps?
Patients who experience fat necrosis after fat grafting breast augmentation may experience a combination of oil cysts and hardened lumps, both caused by fat necrosis. Common fat necrosis symptoms are: A firm or pliable lump in the breast after fat transfer. Redness surrounding the lump.
What happens after breast fat transfer?
Recovery and Results
Once your breast augmentation with fat transfer is complete, your initial recovery time will be approximately 1-3 days. Over the next few weeks, any swelling and soreness will resolve. The complete healing process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.