One of the most increasingly popular procedures in contemporary times is fat grafting. The growing popularity of this procedure can be directly related to its versatility and low-risk factors. It is best for people who want a more contoured body and flaunt hourglass silhouette. The process of fat grafting is all about taking out fat from areas of the body where it is not needed and injecting it into a body part like breasts, the face, or the buttocks for both contouring and correction.

The surgical procedure of transferring fat from different parts of the body to contour the breasts into the desired shape and size is known as fat transfer breast augmentation. It is also termed autologous breast augmentation. The innovative surgical technique harvest fat from different body parts like love handles, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. The fat cells are purified once harvested and injected into the breast to enhance the shape and volume. The results are surprisingly natural and soft as the procedure displays a very subtle overall increase, unlike traditional breast implants. It looks as normal as your natural body fat. This procedure is also known to be less invasive than traditional saline or silicone breast implants. Thanks to the advancement in medical and surgical advancements, people can have their desired bodies at completely low risk and with less invasive surgery. 

What is the success rate of fat transfer breast augmentation?

There are many people who think that fat grafting is too good to be true and start doubting the success rate of this procedure. The truth is a variety of circumstances determines that fat grafting’s success. The transplanted fat must survive in the chosen place for the process to be effective. It’s crucial to remember that not all of the fat cells and tissue injected will survive. When fat is handled carefully during liposuction or the harvesting part of the process, it is more likely to flourish in its new body part. On average, 75 to 80 percent of fat injected during a fat transfer treatment will survive, while the remainder will be digested by the body safely and organically. This happens just a few weeks after the breast augmentation process when the freshly injected fat cells have not yet settled or started to create their own blood supply. The surgery’s success is influenced by the surgical method employed, the surgeon’s expertise in conducting the procedure, the patient’s smoking status, and the amount of fat injected. Over the course of six months following the original treatment, a little percentage of adipose tissue may be reabsorbed by the body, although this change is usually unnoticeable.

Benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation:

Fat transfer breast augmentation can give a more subtle boost to women who don’t desire the larger-than-life effects that breast implants might bring. One of the most significant advantages of a fat grafting treatment is that, unlike breast implants, you won’t have to remove or replace the fat. Here are some of the benefits of fat grafting breast augmentation: 

  • Reduction of body fat: The removal of fat from other parts of the body is perhaps the finest and most visible benefit of breast augmentation with fat transfer. Pretty much any major part of the body, whether we talk about thighs, hips, or abdomen with extra, undesired fat, can be used as the donor area. People can feel more confident in all kinds of clothing after losing a few inches in a certain area.
  • Lower risk than traditional implants: Malpositioning, capsular contracture, rippling, and rupture are all risks associated with breast implants. The patient avoids all implant-related concerns with fat transfer to the breasts. The fat transfer procedure will not cause the body to reject the patient’s own fat.
  • Less invasive: Depending on how much fat is removed during the liposuction segment of the process, fat transfer breast augmentation is less invasive than implant breast augmentation. Although liposuction only requires a few minor incisions at the donor area, it can produce swelling and bruising, which can be uncomfortable during recovery. Injecting fat into the breasts is a significantly less intrusive procedure than surgically implanting implants. In general, fat grafting has a quicker and simpler healing time than implant augmentation.
  • More natural-looking: When compared to silicone or saline breast implants, the breasts will appear and feel more natural because the patient’s own fat is utilized. Breast implants may be a preferable alternative for people who want more pronounced roundness and cleavage at the upper pole of the breasts.

Results are permanent: Only roughly 50 to 70% of the fat injected into the breasts is expected to survive, resulting in less dramatic outcomes than with breast implants. The size of the breasts stabilizes after four to six weeks. The breast size will remain constant as long as you maintain your weight. The breasts will grow in size as you acquire weight. If you lose weight, they will shrink in size.