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Breast Fat Grafting

Breast fat grafting is an excellent surgical procedure for women seeking to enhance the size and shape of their breasts without implants. This procedure involves transferring excess fat cells from one part of the body to the breasts, so it’s a natural form of breast augmentation. The surgeon harvests excess fat from a region with a little extra fat, such as the tummy or thighs, and injects it into the breasts. This procedure ensures safe, consistent, and natural results that conform to your body.

Natural Breast Augmentation & Lift

Breast fat grafting is a completely natural procedure for breast augmentation and lift. Fat is an excellent material for breast augmentation because it’s completely natural (drawn from your body), soft, and malleable. Instead of inserting an implant underneath your breast, the surgeon will inject fat cells harvested from another part of your body. Since the fat cells are drawn from your body, there are no risks of infections or allergic reactions.

You can even boost the results of fat-based breast augmentation with a breast lift. Breast fat grafting enhances the volume, size, and shape of the breasts, but it doesn’t correct sagging breasts. If you have sagging breasts, injecting excess fat cells will exacerbate the problem, so a breast lift is necessary. A breast lift tightens the breasts, repositions the nipples and areolas higher on the chest mount, and improves the breast contours.

Goals of Breast Fat Grafting Include:

  • Enhance the volume or size of the breasts
  • Improve the symmetry and proportions of the breasts
  • Make the body look more curvaceous
  • Improve the shape of the breasts
  • Ensure natural-looking results that conform to your anatomy
  • Reverse the effects of volume loss caused by aging or childbirth

Benefits of Breast Fat Grafting:

  • Improves the overall volume and size of the breasts
  • Autologous treatment based on fat cells drawn from your body
  • No risk of infections, allergic reactions, or implant rejection
  • No scars under the breast crease or around the areola
  • Doesn’t require constant maintenance after the procedure
  • No risk of implant-related complications, such as capsular contracture
  • Ensures natural-looking results that conform to your body
  • Can be combined with a breast lift surgery
  • Bonus benefit: reduces excess fat cells from another body part

Candidates for Breast Fat Grafting:

  • Want to improve the volume and size of their breasts
  • Don’t want to use artificial implants
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • Can take a few days off work to recover

Dr. Chiodo’s Breast Fat Grafting Technique

Dr. Chiodo performs a highly personalized breast fat grafting surgery after a thorough evaluation. During your consultation, he actively listens to your goals and concerns, reviews your medical history, examines your breast and anatomy, and asks about your breast volume/ size expectations. He will also determine if you need a breast lift with your breast fat grafting procedure — a breast lift might be necessary if there’s considerable sagging.

Your breast fat grafting is performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Chiodo makes a small incision at the donor site, such as the tummy, lower back, or thighs. The incision serves as an entry point, through which the surgeon inserts a specialized hollow cannula that loosens and suctions away excess fat cells. The harvested fat cells are purified and drawn into a syringe.

Dr. Chiodo carefully administers the fat injections into targeted areas on your breasts. The number of injections depends on your specific goals. Each fat grafting procedure enhances the breasts by one cup size, so you may need multiple breast fat grafting sessions for optimal results. Furthermore, some of the fat cells may not survive in the new location, so the results will take a few months to settle and finalize.

Recovery After Breast Fat Grafting

Breast fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure and involves a limited recovery period. You will need to wear a compression garment or sports bra for one week, and you can expect swelling and tenderness for a few weeks. But you can resume most of your daily activities and work within three days, though you should avoid strenuous workouts for a few weeks. The results of the procedure will gradually improve over 5 to 6 months.

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Dr. Michael Chiodo is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in the latest and safest surgical techniques. He offers the personalized breast fat grafting option to patients seeking volume enhancements in the breasts without implants. Dr. Chiodo believes in listening to his patients and offering custom solutions that address their concerns and provide natural-looking results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your breast fat grafting options in Dallas.

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