Fat Transfer (Breast)
A Fat Transfer to the breast can be done to enhance volume or correct a contour deformity. Fat transfer is the process of removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another area by harvesting fat using a liposuction technique. The transfer of fat is done using small cannulas to the designated site. With any fat transfer, a patient needs to be well educated on the possibility of fat reabsorption and the chance they would need a touch up procedure to achieve their desired results.
How do I prepare for a Fat Transfer to the Breast?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Antimarino, make sure to discuss your expectations for the procedure. This is the time to discuss your concerns and your goals as he will design a surgical plan specifically for you.
You may want to come in with a list of questions that you want answered before the procedure. This will eliminate any confusion, and will provide you with the most comfortable experience at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa.
The use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other supplements that may increase bruising should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
Lastly, you will also want to read through our patient resources, such as our note of privacy policies and surgeon checklist, to better educate yourself about the entire surgical process.
Surgery: This procedure can be done under local, sedation or general anesthesia depending on the amount of fat to be transferred. Fat transfers are done as an outpatient procedure and surgical time is approximately 1-1 ½ hours.
After Surgery: Patients are discharged home with a light dressing and post-op compression bra. The bra will be worn for approximately 2-3 weeks. Most patients may return to work in 3-5 days and resume exercise in 3 weeks.
For a more detailed discussion and to answer all your surgical questions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.