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 without using silicon breast implant.
There's growing interest in using a patient's own fat cells for breast augmentation or reconstruction, however, with conventional approaches, only relatively small amounts of fat can be transferred. That's because of the limited space available within the breast. Injecting larger volumes of would lead to excessive pressure, causing impaired blood flow and endangering the survival of transferred fat cells.
The technique-which includes using a special suction-pump bra device for a few weeks before surgery to "pre-expand" the breasts-provides extra room in the breast, along with a "fibro-vascular scaffold" which is "backfilled" using the liposuctioned fat.
Further research will be needed to assess the results of the pre-expansion and fat transplantation technique - including not only the long-term outcomes, but also important safety issues.
The drawback of fat grafting is that the ultimate size of the breast is unpredictable and you may need to undergo 2-3 sittings of fat grafting to get the desired result. The only advantage of using Fat Grafting is that no foreign material is inserted in your body.Photo Gallery FAQ