Fat Transfer is now available for Breast Augmentation in selected and suitable patients who only require a modest enhancement of their breast size. It is also suitable for patients who have one breast smaller than the other and require an augmentation of the small breast only.
Fat Transfer is a process of harvesting fat with liposuction from one part of the body and grafting it in another part, to improve on shape, size or the contour of the treated area.
There is currently misleading publicity surrounding 'Stem Cell Injection' for Breast Enlargement. A Fat Graft contains stem cells naturally, however enriching the fat with a concentrated number of stem cells is controversial and not recommended for Breast Enlargement.
A fat graft to the breast involves harvesting fat from areas of the body where there is an excess of fat which would benefit from liposculpture. The harvested fat is refined and grafted around the breast gland (not in the actual breast) using a special technique that involves depositing tiny droplets of fat in multiple tracts and planes to ensure the successful take of the fat graft.
At any given time, only a specific amount of fat can be grafted in the breast, which varies between individuals. Therefore the procedure is suitable for a modest enhancement of the breast shape and size. If a larger augmentation is required, the procedure may have to be repeated.
Careful assessment of the patient and their family history of breast disease is essential before embarking on this method of breast augmentation. The procedure takes significantly longer than conventional breast augmentation, which reflects the cost of the treatment. The attraction of fat grafting is that in the long term, there is no maintenance involved.
Fazel Fatah, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Westbourne Centre, is one of the UK's leading experts in fat grafting and is qualified to advice you on your suitability for this particular procedure.
Please call us on 0121 456 0880 to make an appointment today.