If you find yourself wishing for larger breasts, but aren’t completely comfortable with the idea of introducing foreign materials into your body, a fat transfer breast augmentation may be the correct procedure for you. While this is not the most popular option for breast augmentation, it does pose fewer risks than that of silicone or saline implants. You do not have to worry about the potentiality for ruptures or leaks with a fat transfer breast augmentation. Below are a few of the benefits to having a fat transfer breast augmentation:
- Gain a more natural looking breast enhancement
- No concerns of possible ruptures or leakage
- Fat can be harvested from areas requiring liposuction, lending a secondary benefit to the procedure
- A fat transfer breast augmentation can bestow symmetry to uneven breasts, due to breast cancer or congenital abnormality
All this being said, not everyone is an ideal candidate for a fat transfer. Dr. Prichard will be able to determine whether or not you are an acceptable applicant, during your consultation. Dr. Prichard seeks to deliver nothing but some of the best fat transfer breast augmentations Scottsdale can provide.
About the procedure
As this procedure requires two surgical sites--the location in which the fat is being collected, and the breasts--it is a slightly longer process than a typical breast augmentation surgery. The procedure begins with liposuction, which involves injecting tumescent solution into the sections of unwanted fat, causing the fat to firm. Then through minor incisions--only about a centimeter in length--Dr. Prichard suctions the fat out with a cannula. The tumescent technique helps to reduce bruising and swelling, and allows for accurate fat removal.
Once the fat is harvested, it is purified and refined so it is fit for reinjection. Using a specialized needle, Dr. Prichard then injects the purified fat directly into the breasts in a precise fashion, allowing them to fill out in a natural shape. With his intimate understanding of breast anatomy, Dr. Prichard delivers among the best fat transfer breast augmentation Phoenix has available.
Once out of surgery, you will return home with the treated areas carefully wrapped in bandages, along with a surgical bra. This surgical bra must be worn consistently for the first several weeks at all times, with the exception of when showering or bathing. It is normal to experience some bruising and swelling, as well as an overall tight sensation in the chest area. During the first few weeks you should avoid any heavy lifting, or strenuous activity. Generally, patients feel ready to return to their daily routines within 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities, such as intense exercise, may be taken up again within 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery. Any initial numbness you may be experiencing due to the liposuction tends to diminish within a few weeks.
During your consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Prichard will go over the specific goals you wish to reach with plastic surgery. From there, Dr. Prichard will examine your body in order to give his professional opinion, as to whether or not you are an ideal candidate for fat transfer. The two of you will work together to come up with a surgical plan that suits your needs.
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If you’re interested in finding out more about fat transfer breast augmentations in Phoenix or Scottsdale, request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you are more than welcome to call the office directly to schedule your appointment.Schedule now