Breast augmentation with fat grafting is an elegant procedure to add small to moderate volumes to the breast. Your own tissue is used and foreign material such as an implant is avoided. Fat is removed with liposuction and injected in the subcutaneous regions of the breast, not within the breast gland. Specific aesthetic areas of the breast can be treated.
HOW IT WORKS
BEFORE & AFTER
RISKS & SAFETY
The surgeon will examine the breasts before surgery. A history of breast cancer should be mentioned as well as any incidence of breast cancer within the family. A preop mammogram will be performed and acts as a reference exam. In selected cases a MRI could be asked. After the operation a lipopanthy is advised for three weeks and a sports bra during two weeks. Skin care before and after the operation is advised.
RISKS & SAFETY
WHAT IS RESORPTION?
Risks include cyst formation, micro calcification, infection, death of fat cells (resorption) or need for touch-up injections to retain the volume and shape. Fat injection does not induce the formation of breast cancer.
Resorption is a natural biological phenomenon. Injected cells need to survive. They survive because new young vessels will start to grow towards the injected or transplanted cells. Cells that are revascularized in time will die (necrosis or cell death). Those cells will disappear (resorption) or multiple death cells will stick together and will form (oil) cysts.