Breast reconstruction often serves as the important final step in the road to recovery after a mastectomy. If you’re feeling as though your bust is slightly asymmetrical, fat grafting enables Dr. Srinivasa and her team at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction to make precise adjustments so you can see the results you deserve.
How Fat Grafting Works for You
Just like autologous tissue-flap reconstruction, fat grafting is what we refer to as a "two-in-one" procedure. Not only will your natural fat cells be used to augment the size and proportion of your breasts, but the "donor site" will be visibly slimmed down thanks to the liposuction used to remove the fat cells for the procedure.
Most patients have no trouble isolating a donor site, and typically choose an area that has ample extra fat cells to be donated. These areas tend to be the buttocks, tummy, flanks, hips, or thighs. Liposuction will be used to remove an ideal amount of fat cells from the donor site, which will then be purified and prepared.
Finally, Dr. Srinivasa will carefully inject the purified fat cells into the donor site, according to a specific pattern that will add volume and size to the treatment area. The result will be even and symmetrical breasts that were augmented using your body's own tissues for a look and feel that is completely natural.