Breast Reconstruction Options with Autologous Fat Grafting

The fat grafting technique—sometimes also referred to as a “fat transfer” procedure—can help with breast reconstruction in a number of ways, giving Dr. Srinivasa the ability to create results that fall perfectly in line with your cosmetic goals and aesthetic aspirations. When used alongside an implant, this technique can give Dr. Srinivasa an increased level of control over the final result and enables her to create a breast mound that feels natural to the touch while still increasing the size of your bust. To learn more about how fat grafting with implants can help you, reach out to our Los Angeles or Thousand Oaks locations and set up your consultation today.

When Should I Consider Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is ideal for patients who are interested in adjusting or augmenting the size of their breasts, or who are interested in restoring their bust after a mastectomy but would prefer to do this without the sole use of an artificial implant. Fat grafting is an impressively versatile technique and can be used in a number of different scenarios.

  • Fat grafting can be combined with implant placement to create a much more natural and softer breast mound, while still increasing the cup size (which is not an option with purely autologous reconstruction).
  • If a patient wishes to avoid the placement of an implant altogether, fat grafting is a great option.
  • The risks of complications are severely limited, as this procedure utilizes your very own fat cells, making it completely safe.
  • Patients especially love the fact that this procedure tightens and tones the donor site, making it a “two-for-one” treatment that creates impressively high patient satisfaction rates.

How Fat Grafting Works for You

The fat grafting procedure is relatively simple and can be performed on an outpatient procedure by itself. If you’re going to have fat grafting performed alongside another breast reconstruction procedure, Dr. Srinivasa will talk you through the specifics of your surgery and will help you anticipate exactly what you should expect.

The procedure begins with liposuction being used to remove extra fat cells from the donor site. Most patients opt to use an area like the buttocks, tummy, flanks, or thighs as their donor site. These areas typically have fat cells to spare, and patients frequently enjoy seeing the donor area toned and tightened as a result.

Once the fat cells have been extracted, they’ll be purified and made safe to be injected into the treatment area. Dr. Srinivasa will then carefully inject the extracted fat according to a predetermined pattern, enabling her to create your ideal results. You’ll be able to return home the same day.

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Recovering and Enjoying Your Results

In most cases, fat grafting only takes between an hour and two hours to perform. After your fat grafting procedure, you’ll have to rest and recover for a short period of time. You’ll have relatively small incisions where liposuction was performed on the donor site, and Dr. Srinivasa will give you detailed aftercare instructions. You will also schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that you’re healing properly. Given that this procedure is relatively minimally invasive, your recovery period won’t be too extensive, and most patients are back to their normal routines within two to three weeks of their fat grafting procedure.

When you’re ready to learn more about how fat grafting can help you by restoring your bust and enabling you to once more enjoy your ideal silhouette, the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction is here to help. We offer a number of exciting breast reconstruction procedures alongside fat grafting and are excited to guide you on the important final steps of your journey to true wellness. To get started, reach out and set up your consultation at our Los Angeles or Thousand Oaks locations today.

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