You may have always had a problem with the size or shape of your breasts, or perhaps it’s a more recent development caused by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, aging, or genetics. Regardless of the cause, feeling self-conscious and unhappy with your breast appearance can affect your confidence and quality of life. While traditional breast augmentation procedures involve the use of implants, there is a new technique available: fat transfer breast augmentation.
A safe alternative to breast implants, our Houston fat transfer breast augmentation is a two-part procedure, harvesting fat tissue via liposuction from stubborn fat pockets on the body, and then transferring the purified fat to add volume to the breasts. With this technique, there is no risk of rejection, leak, or rippling, and the look is and feel is natural.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure offered by Dr. Sam Sukkar at his practice. A board-certified Houston plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing cosmetic surgeries, he has helped numerous patients achieve their desired look. His practice is well-known for its patient-centered approach, using the latest technology, and providing exceptional results.
The procedure begins with liposuction, where fat is removed from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The harvested fat is then purified and injected into the breasts to increase their size and improve their shape. The amount of fat transferred depends on your desired outcome and how much fat can be safely harvested.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Procedure
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Fat Transfer vs. Implants
- 5 Considerations
- 6 Ideal Candidate
- 7 Consultation & Preparation
- 8 Results & Aftercare
- 9 Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
- 10 Contact
- 11 FAQ
- 11.1 Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation common?
- 11.2 Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation painful?
- 11.3 Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation safe?
- 11.4 Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation permanent?
- 11.5 Does Liposuction cause weight loss?
- 11.6 Will there be considerable scarring following Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
- 11.7 Will I have to wear compression garments after Liposuction?
- 11.8 Will I have to wear support garments after Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
- 11.9 What can I expect for scarring from the Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation procedure?
- 11.10 Will breast surgery affect my nipple sensitivity?
- 11.11 Will Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation increase my risk of breast cancer or other complications?
- 11.12 Can I get Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation while pregnant or breastfeeding?
- 11.13 Will I need to have someone drive me home following Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation?
- 11.14 How long will I have to wait to exercise after Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
- 11.15 Can I combine Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation with other aesthetic treatments?
- 11.16 What is the cost of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Before and After Photos
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.
The procedure typically takes about one to two hours to complete and is performed with general anesthesia. There are two main methods for performing breast augmentation: subglandular (above the muscle) or submuscular (below the muscle).
Liposuction is performed prior to the breast augmentation procedure to remove excess fat from the areas of the body to be used for fat grafting. This step involves making small incisions in the targeted area, inserting a thin tube called a cannula, and suctioning out the unwanted fat.
During the fat transfer procedure, the surgeon first makes very small incisions around the breasts. They then insert the excess fat from the liposuction, carefully creating a natural enhancement to the breasts. The incisions are small enough that they can heal by themselves without needing stitches.
The most noticeable benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation include increasing breast size, boosting confidence, and sculpting the body. Other benefits include:
- Little to no scarring
- Natural results
- Avoid risks of rupture or allergy that come with implants
- Typically easier recovery than implants
- Remove unwanted fat simultaneously
Fat Transfer vs. Implants
A key difference between fat transfer breast augmentation and breast implants is that the former uses a patient’s own body tissue instead of synthetic materials.
This means that there are no risks associated with implant rupture or leakage. This procedure tends to produce minimal scarring, and recovery time is generally shorter than for traditional implants.
However, it’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation. Patients who desire a significant increase in breast size may not have enough excess body fat to achieve their desired outcome. In these cases, traditional implants may be a better option.
There are many benefits to fat transfer breast augmentation, including:
- Results that look natural
- No risk of implant rupture or leakage
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter recovery time compared to traditional implants
- Dual benefit of removing unwanted body fat from other areas
In addition to increasing breast size and improving shape, this treatment can also address asymmetry or irregularities in the breasts. Since it uses a patient’s own tissue, there is minimal risk of allergic reaction or rejection.
Patients seeking to enhance their breasts with fat transfer breast augmentation should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about what this treatment can achieve.
Patients who smoke or have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, may not be eligible for this treatment. It’s important to discuss any health concerns with your plastic surgeon before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. If you’d like to find out if you’d make a good candidate for our fat transfer breast augmentation Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar, can address that and answer any other questions you have during a consultation. Call us today!
Problems Breast Augmentation Solves:
- Imbalanced breast size
- Lack of fullness in the breasts
- Irregularities or asymmetry in the breasts
- Sagging or deflation due to age, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
- Loss of volume due to weight loss
Consultation & Preparation
Before undergoing your breast enhancement, it is important to have a consultation with our team.
During the consultation, we will evaluate your medical history, current health status, and desired outcome. We will also discuss the different types of breast implants available and help you choose the best option for your body type and aesthetic goals.
Before you undergo breast augmentation, it’s best to quit smoking at least two weeks prior. Additionally, make sure to avoid any medicines, dietary supplements, or herbal remedies that may raise your risk of bleeding complications.
Combining Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift
Combining a fat transfer breast augmentation and breast lift can provide the exact result patients are looking for, with increased volume and improved breast shape, producing a more youthful and perkier breast profile. The added benefit of combining these procedures is a shorter recovery time and less overall downtime compared to having them done separately. That makes it truly a win-win situation!
Results & Aftercare
After fat transfer breast augmentation, patients can typically see initial results immediately, but the full results may not be visible until a few weeks later when swelling has subsided. Recovery time varies depending on the individual patient and the specific technique used during the procedure.
You should expect to take it easy for the first week following the surgery and avoid strenuous activities for the first few weeks. During this time, they may experience some discomfort and swelling, but pain medication can be prescribed to help manage these symptoms.
To maintain the results of your breast enhancement, follow a healthy lifestyle and avoid smoking, which can cause complications and impact the appearance of the breasts. Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon will also help to ensure that the healing process is progressing as expected and any potential issues are addressed promptly.
Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
Dr. Sam Sukkar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been recognized for his excellence in the field. He has been awarded the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including ABC News, NBC News, and Houston Chronicle. Dr. Sukkar’s commitment to providing personalized care and natural-looking results sets him apart from other plastic surgeons.
Contact us today to schedule your fat transfer breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Sam Sukkar and find out if fat transfer breast augmentation is right for you. Experience the skill and expertise Dr. Sukkar brings to each of his patient’s procedures.
Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation common?
Yes, fat transfer breast augmentation is becoming increasingly popular as a safe and effective way to enhance the shape and size of the breasts.
Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation painful?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is typically not painful because the procedure is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. You may experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, but you will receive pain medication to help manage this.
Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation safe?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a safe and effective procedure when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.
Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation permanent?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is long-lasting but not completely permanent as the body changes as you age.
Does Liposuction cause weight loss?
No, liposuction does not directly cause weight loss, nor is it a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is a procedure used to remove stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction removes fat cells, which can give the appearance of weight loss without major changes in your overall body weight.
Will there be considerable scarring following Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
The incisions used in fat transfer breast augmentation are typically small and well-hidden, resulting in minimal scarring.
Will I have to wear compression garments after Liposuction?
You may be required to wear compression garments for the first few days, followed by wearing a sports bra for about a month after the procedure.
Will I have to wear support garments after Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Yes, you will likely be required to wear a supportive bra for up to six weeks after fat transfer breast augmentation in order to help the breasts heal properly and reduce swelling.
What can I expect for scarring from the Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation procedure?
This method usually involves only very small incisions or injections, so typically, scarring is minimal (if not completely invisible!).
Will breast surgery affect my nipple sensitivity?
Breast surgery can occasionally cause temporary changes in nipple sensitivity, and it is very rarely permanent.
Will Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation increase my risk of breast cancer or other complications?
While surgical complications, such as infection, can occur with any procedure, including breast surgery, there is no evidence that fat transfer breast surgeries increase the risk of breast cancer.
Can I get Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, like all cosmetic surgical procedures, fat transfer breast augmentation is not an option while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Will I need to have someone drive me home following Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation?
Yes, since you will be recovering from sedation, you will need someone to take you home and stay with you for about 24 hours.
How long will I have to wait to exercise after Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Rest is important for healing, and vigorous exercise can impact incisions and swelling. We recommend waiting about three weeks at minimum to resume working out.
Can I combine Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation with other aesthetic treatments?
Fat grafting breast augmentation is often combined with other procedures such as breast lift, liposuction, and mommy makeover.
What is the cost of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
The cost of fat transfer breast augmentation varies based on several factors that will all be covered in detail during a consultation. Ask about our convenient financing options.