Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Natural breast enhancement without the use of implants is performed by micro fat transfer. Fat transfer to the breast results in a natural look and feel that is long lasting, using minimally invasive techniques. You have the added benefit of fat removal at unwanted areas and improved contour of the tummy and thighs.


Who is a candidate?

Healthy women desiring natural increase in breast volume. Patients with breast implants in place and would like removal are also good candidates.


Expected Results

Fat transfer to the breast is a natural breast enhancement with long lasting results.


Procedure Details

Dr. Carpin using the technique pioneered by Dr. Roger Khouri of the Miami Breast Center, which uses micro fat transfer to insure maximal survival of the fat and beautiful long lasting results. The process for fat transfer begins a few weeks before surgery. Patients are first screened for breast cancer with an MRI. Next, patients will be required to wear an expanding device, called the BRAVA, for several weeks during the night. The BRAVA is a bra like device that gently suctions the breast, providing space for the newly transferred fat by expanding the breast tissue. Once the breast is expanded, the patient is then ready for surgery. Surgery is performed in the operating room under heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Using tiny incisions, fat is then collected from the abdomen, hips or thighs, using small cannulas and prepared for fat transfer. The fat is gently cleansed and the carefully transferred to the breasts as micro fat grafts, without incisions, only small punctures. The patient is placed in garments after surgery and can return home after surgery.


Recovery

After surgery, patients will experience bruising, swelling and pain. Patients can typically return to work in 7 to 14 days. Garments are worn for 4 to 6 weeks. Patients can return to heavy exercise at 4 to 6 weeks.


Cost

The average cost for breast augmentation with fat transfer ranges from $6,000 to $10,000. A personalized quote with be given to you after consultation with Dr. Carpin.

Risks

Fat transfer risks include cysts, microcalcifications which may obscure mammographic findings, and fat transfer loss. Additional risks of liposuction will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Carpin.


FAQ

Where is the fat taken from for fat transfer to the breast?
Fat is usually taken from the abdomen, waist, or thighs. Some patients may require removal from the arms or back, if additional fat is needed.
How long does the fat transfer to breast surgery take?
The procedure length varies from patient to patient, but on average lasts about 3 hours.
What cup size increase can I get with breast augmentation by fat transfer and BRAVO expansion?

Patients can achieve one half to one cup size increase with each session. Patients may require an additional surgery for more volume.

A key factor of breast fat transfer success is dependent on the amount of expansion you achieve with the BRAVO device. In general, the final augmentation result is about 2/3 of your maximal BRAVA expansion. Thus, to double your current breast size, you would need to expand it with BRAVA 3 times its original size.

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