The lumpectomy procedure is an important medical procedure, but it can leave the treated breast looking somewhat deflated, or smaller than the other. When this is the case, fat grafting is a great way to correct the issue safely, using fatty tissues that are harvested from your very own body.
How Fat Grafting Works for You
Fat grafting is a less extensive procedure than either implant-based or autologous tissue flap breast reconstruction and Dr. Srinivasa is often able to perform fat grafting on an outpatient basis. General anesthesia is typically not needed for a fat grafting procedure, which makes the recovery process relatively easy.
A donor site will first be established. This is typically an area that has fat cells to spare, and many patients pick a site like the buttocks, the tummy, the flanks, or the thighs. Liposuction performed on the donor area essentially makes this a "two-in-one" procedure, and our patients tend to enjoy the slimming effects.
After liposuction has been used to extract extra fat cells from the donor site, they'll be purified and prepared for injection into the treatment area. Dr. Srinivasa will then carefully perform a series of fat transfer injections. You'll be able to return home after your procedure, and Dr. Srinivasa will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.