Does Fat Transfer Work? The Results You Can Expect

As more of us pursue a well-balanced, healthful way of living, deciding how to get the perfect breasts without the use of traditional saline or silicone implants is on the rise. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Barrett offers a safe, practical way to have that fierce profile in one surgical procedure known as fat transfer. Virtually unknown ten years ago, it became more and more popular. The key is having it done right to get good reasonable natural-looking results.

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat Transfer (fat grafting) balances the amount of fat on your body by moving it from one place to another to enhance the figure while adding volume to the breasts, face, buttocks, or any place needing a little pick-me-up.

The Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Surgery

Dr. Barrett‘s procedure uses a superior safe technique that doesn’t burn your fat cells with a laser by not using energy-assisted liposuction. With a cannula, Dr. Barrett will extract the fat from a planned section of your body. Once the collected fat is divided and purified, it’s carefully transferred into your breasts. Fat transfer is a delicate operation requiring patience, meticulous attention to detail, and skill to maximize fat viability and even distribution to produce the most stunning results. There’s nothing else that beats the look and feel of your own body’s fat when it comes to augmentation.

Do Fat Transfer Results Last?

Yes, the results last permanently with the surviving transferred fat, roughly 50 to 75%. It’s common for about 30% of transfer fat to reabsorb into the body during the first 3-6 months after surgery.

What Are the Risks or Complications?

There’s always a downside to everything. Both implants and fat have their risks and complications. The most considerable complications happen from the first part of the procedure, the liposuction part.

  • The most significant risk is contour regularity from the lipo which happens a majority amount of the time where you get dipping and rippling. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen a lot with Dr. Barrett. It’s rare, but it’s from over resection or not doing liposuction properly, which is why Dr. Barrett uses a safe liposuction technique—breaking up the fat very carefully before removing it with small cannulas and taking his time.
  • You can also have an infection. When transferring fat, it is devascularized fat put into a breast that could potentially get an infection because there is no blood supply. It’s not common, but should it happen, antibiotics and a drain are given as an in-office treatment.
  • With any operation, there’s a chance for scarring. The scars are minimal with this type of procedure.
  • Not getting the results you expect because the breasts results are either too big or too small, typically your breasts end up small.

Is Fat Transfer Right for Me?

Fat transfer is a safe alternative to traditional breast augmentation for anyone wanting to upgrade their looks naturally and enhance the breasts while reshaping other body areas. Contact Barrett Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA today at 310-598-2648 to schedule a consultation and learn more about transferring fat to the breasts. It’s time to give you the hourglass shape you’ve always wanted.

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Apr, 07, 2021