The cost depends on the number of donor sites and the amount of fat needed to achieve the desired results. However, the cost is comparable to cohesive gel augmentation together with multiple liposuction fat harvesting, which typically starts at $9,999.
While most people can return to light activities after several days, it can take 2-3 weeks to fully recover.
A fat transfer breast augmentation typically takes 2.5 hours. This includes harvesting the liposuction, body contouring fat harvesting and implanting it into the breasts.
A fat transfer breast augmentation takes fat cells from other areas of the body where you have an unwanted excess localized collection of fat and then transfers it to the breasts. Fat is normally taken from the hips, outer thighs, or abdomen, but it can also be transferred from the inner thighs, inner knees, and arms. Women who want to increase their breasts by one-half to one-third of a cup size opt for this procedure. Also, those who had breast augmentation and want to “over graft on top of the augment”, to appear more natural look can undergo fat transfer breast augmentation.
Do you wish your breasts were just a little bigger? Do you want a natural look that will make you feel more confident? Are you in good health and have realistic expectations? If so, you are ready for a fat transfer breast augmentation.
If you want to increase the volume and proportion of your breasts and want a modest change instead of a large augmentation, fat transfer breast augmentation may be right for you. You should also consider this procedure if you want or have had breast augmentation and want to cover up irregularities or inadequate soft tissue volume over your implants.
Candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation can use this as a standalone procedure or after having silicone or saline breast implants.
Candidates without implants:
● Have enough excess fat to use for breast augmentation.
● Understand that fat transfer breast augmentation does not provide the same projection, shape, or form as silicone or saline breast implants.
● Only want a modest increase in size.
● Want realistic-looking, natural-looking breasts.
● Have irregularities.
● Have realistic expectations.
Candidates with implants:
● Have visible irregularities they want to camouflage.
● Have enough fat to harvest.
● Want a more natural look while still enjoying the size of the breast implant.
Fat transfer breast augmentation isn’t for everyone. SpaMedica offers non-surgical procedures multiple permanent fat reduction technologies for those who want to make a change without surgery. Visit our nonsurgical procedure page to learn more about what we offer.
Many women prefer the benefits of a fat transfer breast augmentation to those of traditional implants.
This procedure provides natural results. Breasts maintain a natural size, shape and movement.
Since the fat comes from donor sites, women can remove unwanted fat from troublesome areas and get total body contouring along with their breast enhancement. Dr. Bell can increase the amount of liposuction for those who want a leaner silhouette.
Many women have breast irregularities that can be masked with this procedure. From natural irregularities to issues with breast implants, this procedure can camouflage implant and soft tissue problems.
Many women want to enhance their breasts without having to endure a long recovery. The recovery for fat transfer breast augmentation is relatively quick and is less painful than implant breast surgery.
Breast augmentation includes some risks. Dr. Bell will discuss the risks in greater detail during your consultation.
Some of the fat cells might not survive during the transplant. Dr. Bell’s extensive experience and placement techniques reduce the risk of any complications.
Breast augmentation, including fat transfer breast augmentation, can interfere with mammogram results. While many women with breast augmentation can get normal mammograms, it is possible that microcalcification could cause a false positive result and may make Breast MRI a more necessary screening test, which has become the gold standard in more other countries.
Infection is always a possibility with breast augmentation or any other type of procedure. SpaMedica’s sterile surgical suites, thorough attention to detail and prophylactic antibiotics reduce these risks, however, should infection occur SpaMedica’s team will treat the infection promptly.
Dr. Mulholland, the former lead surgeon of SpaMedica, is a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon. He uses innovative techniques for fat transfer breast augmentation that reduce the risks of complications. Also, as a leader in body contouring, he can combine breast augmentation with other successful procedures, such as tummy tuck, mini-tummy tuck, thigh and double chin contouring.
In May of 2021, after 25 years as Canada’s most recognized Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Mulholland retired from active Plastic Surgery Practice. He will continue to work with the two companies he co-founded, InMode MD Electrosurgical and BoomerangFX practice management software, and teach the importance of practice management through his BoomerangFX book, webinar series, and online course.
CoolSculpting, Evolve, TRIM, TITE and EMscculpt are some non-surgical, noninvasive devices for body touring, permanent fat destruction, skin tightening and muscle toning.
Dr. Bell will perform or oversee all fat transfer breast augmentation procedures at SpaMedica. The procedure begins by selecting a donor site or donor sites. The surgeon performs liposuction on the site to remove the fat. The fat cells are transferred to a canister and prepared for implantation.
Dr. Bell uses a blunt-nosed needle to inject the fat into multiple sections of the breast. The host tissue stabilizes the injected fat tissue and brings the blood supply to the fat cells.
Patients should adhere to the following steps before their procedure:
● Stop smoking.
● Discontinue blood-thinning medications.
● Undergo an examination.
● Decide if additional liposuction is desired.
It’s normal to feel moderate discomfort following a fat transfer breast augmentation. The discomfort is minimal compared to traditional breast augmentation with implants.
Day 1: women typically return to normal activities
(wearing a sports bra for two weeks can help with soreness and swelling.)
Weeks 2-4: Soreness and swelling typically goes away around this time.
Liposuction, Tummy Tuck and double chin surgery are commonly performed at the same time as fat transfer to the breasts.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about this procedure. Then, you will know if it is right for you.
While only moderate discomfort is normal, this procedure is not as painful as implant breast surgeon. In fact, many women return to normal activities the following day.
This procedure provides permanent results.
Yes. Many women with implants get a fat transfer to make implants look more natural.
This procedure can increase breast size from one-half to one-third of a cup.
Yes, massaging the breasts can reduce inflammation, after the fat has had a chance to settle and pick up a blood supply.