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How Long Will Fat Last After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

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If you have ever wished for a natural way to achieve larger breasts, plumper lips, or a fuller butt, you may be excited to learn about fat grafting. With a fat grafting procedure, also known as a fat transfer, patients can enhance the size or shape of deflated features, reverse age-related volume loss, and more. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang is proud to perform advanced fat transfer procedures to help men and women achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results they can feel confident about. Read on to learn more about what to expect after fat transfer to the breast, including how long your results may last.

Should I get breast implants or a fat transfer?

The choice between fat transfer vs. breast implants is ultimately a personal one, but there are a number of important factors to consider when deciding which procedure is most appropriate for you. Generally speaking, women who are hoping for a significant breast size increase and/or those who have little excess fat on their bodies may benefit most by breast augmentation with implants, while patients who prefer more subtle, natural-looking enhancements to the breast shape and size may be better suited to a fat transfer. During your initial consultation for breast augmentation in Tampa, FL, Dr. Mang will evaluate your breasts, discuss your personal goals and concerns, and recommend the best course of treatment for you.

How does a fat transfer to the breast work?

Breast augmentation with a fat transfer is becoming more and more popular, particularly for women who prefer a more natural alternative to breast implants. Because fat transfer to the breasts utilizes a patient’s own fat, there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction or rejection.

During a fat transfer to the breast, patients will be placed under general anesthesia. Dr. Mang will begin by removing excess fat from another area of the patient’s body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, via liposuction. The harvested fat is then separated, purified, and prepared for transfer in syringes. Using skill, precision, and artistry, Dr. Mang will then strategically inject the fat cells into the breasts in thin layers for a natural look and feel.

How long does fat transfer to the breast last?

Unlike breast implants, which retain their volume and shape indefinitely, fat cells transferred to the breast can change over time. Almost Immediately after a fat transfer to the breast, a small portion of fat cells will be resorbed by the body. However, Dr. Mang takes this into account when determining how much fat to initially transfer, ensuring patients still achieve their desired outcomes. The fat cells that remain after the transfer can survive indefinitely, though aging, weight fluctuation, and other factors can cause the cells to shrink or swell, ultimately impacting the patient’s cosmetic outcome. To preserve your breast augmentation fat transfer results as long as possible, use these helpful tips:

  • Choose a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon
  • Follow postoperative guidelines carefully, including avoiding pressure to the breasts
  • Wear supportive undergarments, especially when exercising
  • Do not smoke
  • Maintain a healthy, stable weight with regular diet and exercise

Get long-lasting results the natural way with a fat transfer to the breast in Tampa, FL

Women who want larger breasts without breast implants may be excellent candidates for breast augmentation with fat transfer. If you are interested in learning more about the popular and natural alternative to breast implants, call Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring expert Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.