If you’ve ever wished you could transfer fat from one area of your body to your breasts, now you can with fat grafting. Fat grafting, also commonly referred to as fat transfer, is a surgical procedure that enables us to harvest excess unwanted fat from one area of your body, like the stomach, hips or outer thighs, and use it to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Fat grafting is also a good alternative for those who do not feel comfortable using silicone gel or saline breast implants.
Dr. Chandler commonly uses this procedure for both breast reconstruction and augmentation. It is used when a moderate increase in breast size is desired, or to improve the shape of breasts and to correct imperfections in shape and contour. Fat grafting is typically performed by removing fat from one area of the body through liposuction. After this, the harvested fat tissue is purified and then injected into the breasts. This surgical technique often results in a more natural look and feel than alternative breast implants.
Here are some of the most common reasons women may consider fat grafting for their breasts:
A single fat transfer procedure can usually increase breasts by approximately one-half cup size.