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Breast Augmentation (Fat Transfer)

Procedure
If you desire breast enlargement, however prefer to avoid synthetic implants, two other options are available.

At the Center for Plastic Surgery we have performed fat transfer to various areas of the face and body since 1997. As technology has greatly improved over the last decade, we have recently introduced fat transfer for breast enhancement. Fat is harvested from unwanted areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs using technology similar to liposuction, purified, and subsequently via small needle holes transferred into the breast. Advantages include a faster recovery and absence of a synthetic implant. Disadvantages include limitations in volume gained (usually 1/2 to 1 1/2 cup) and the possible need for more than one procedure to achieve the desired final breast size.

Anesthesia
Local with IV sedation or general anesthesia.

Operative Time
Generally one and a half to two and a half hours.

Risks
Although rare, infection, bleeding, fat cysts and asymmetry can occur.  Fat may be totally or partially reabsorbed.  More than one procedure may be required to achieve the desired size.

Recovery
Generally 2 weeks to resume aerobic type activities.