Augmenting breasts that are excessively small or have lost volume after ageing or breastfeeding is possible without artificial implants. Today, more women than ever are turning to a natural alternative known as fat transfer breast augmentation. This revolutionary procedure adds one to two cup sizes using the patient’s existing body fat.
If you are considering enhancing your bust with a fat transfer breast augmentation Manchester plastic surgeon, Dr. Abel Mounir, can guide you through the process so you can make a decision that is right for you. As a premier board-certified surgeon sought by patients across the globe, he is known for his refined aesthetic sensibility and patient-focused care.
Fat transfer breast augmentation, also called autologous fat grafting, is an elective surgical procedure that adds a tasteful amount of volume to enhance the breasts’ size and shape. It entails removing excess subcutaneous fat from areas such as the tummy, hips, or thighs, which is purified and injected into the breasts. As living tissue, the grafted fat feels supremely soft and natural compared to breast implants and lasts a lifetime so long as the patient maintains a stable weight.
Most patients considering surgical breast enhancement are interested in the most natural-looking look and feel possible. While breast implants resemble the texture and weight of natural breasts, they are no match for using your body’s own natural tissues.
The advantage of breast fat transfer is that it accomplishes a realistic outcome, and no one should be able to tell that you’ve had anything done. This technique is ideal for women that want to accentuate their bust and gain fullness without relying on a foreign material. Since the fat comes from your body, there is absolutely no risk of rejection. Breast fat grafting also allows the patient to reduce fat deposits in stubborn areas like the thighs, buttocks, or mid-section.
Although breast implants are unlikely to cause serious health issues, there is a risk of implant rejection, capsular contracture, or BIA-ALCL. Breast fat transfer presents none of these risks. However, transferring fat to the breasts cannot achieve as great of a size increase as breast implants. Despite this, using natural fat to augment the breasts offers a more realistic look and feel than saline or silicone implants can offer.
Patient selection is the most crucial step in the process. Your candidacy will depend on whether you are physically and mentally healthy. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, patients who smoke, and those under age 18 are unsuitable candidates.
You will also need enough excess body fat to harvest with liposuction while still falling within a normal BMI range. Finally, it is critical to understand that our Manchester fat transfer breast augmentation typically results in a modest increase in bust size. If your goal is gaining more than one or two bra cup sizes or if you lack adequate fat for harvesting, a traditional breast augmentation with implants is likely the preferred approach.
During your consultations, Dr. Mounir will ask about your goals, review your medical history, and examine your breasts. Prospective patients must sign a consent form and prepare for surgery by avoiding nicotine, alcohol, and blood thinners and planning time off work to recover. Lab work may be a requirement depending on your age and whether you have pre-existing health conditions.
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) elevates breasts that have sagged due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or ageing. The procedure focuses on tightening lax skin, leaving much of the fatty and glandular breast tissue intact. While the bust appears perkier after a breast lift, mastopexy will not address volume loss. Therefore, breast fat transfer or implants often accompany a breast lift.
Breast enlargement via fat transfer is a multi-step surgery. After administering general anaesthesia or IV sedation, Dr. Mounir will gently macerate the fat cells in the target site (usually the abdomen or thighs) and then introduce a cannula to extract the unwanted adipose tissue.
Rather than disposing of the fat, he will place it into a centrifuge that spins rapidly to remove impurities from the fat contents. After purification, he will load the fat into a syringe and inject the fat into the breasts.
Swelling, soreness, bruising, and numbness are common side effects after any aesthetic surgical procedure. The liposuction areas may sting or tingle. These worst of the side effects largely resolve after two weeks, at which point you may return to work. Vigorous exercise is off-limits for a period of four to six weeks on average. You may find it more comfortable to sleep on your back during the first month or two post-op. Remember to take all medications only as prescribed, wear your compression garment, and attend all your follow-up appointments with Dr. Mounir so he can monitor for complications.
The breasts will look excessively full and swollen initially. Over the next several months, residual swelling diminishes and the breasts will settle. Not all the fat grafted will survive, so please allow six to 12 months to judge your final results. The fat graft is living tissue and will remain in place for years ahead so long you avoid weight fluctuations.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manchester, Dr. Abel Mounir brings decades of experience in breast, face, and body contouring procedures. His patient-centric philosophy and highly personalized approach to surgical planning cultivate exquisite, one-of-a-kind results.
Learn more about your options for breast augmentation and breast fat grafting in Manchester and Liverpool by calling Dr. Abel Mounir’s office on 0800 228 9227.
Serious complications are unlikely for healthy patients that choose a qualified surgeon and follow all pre- and post-operative instructions. Possible risks can include haematoma, irregular scarring, asymmetry, organ or nerve damage, infection, seroma, tissue necrosis, blood clots, and cardiovascular or respiratory events from anaesthesia. Dr. Mounir takes every precaution to ensure a safe, successful surgery.
The results of breast fat transfer can last indefinitely so long as the patient doesn’t lose weight. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and ageing may impact the results.
Breast fat grafting boasts an extremely natural look and feel, considering it uses the patient’s own fat tissues.
The current medical literature has found no link between breast fat transfer and cancer.
The cost of breast fat grafting is approximately £5995 or more, depending on the extent of liposuction, the type of anaesthetic, length of the hospital stay, and the surgeon’s expertise.
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If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
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