Putting the Body's Own Reservoir to Good Use
Women desiring a fuller breast and thinking about a breast implant often shy back from the idea of carrying foreign substances – i.e. implants – inside their body. At the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we also offer you a different method: using the body’s own fat cells from other body regions for replenishing the breasts. Breast augmentation by fat transfer has greatly improved methodologically over the past few years – both in terms of fat cell preparation and in terms of cell injection techniques.
Your Benefits from a Breast Enlargement by Fat Transfer carried out at Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at a Glance:
- Minimally invasive
- At least two comprehensive before/after consultations
- Further education provider for breast surgery
- Two experienced medical specialists for aesthetic plastic surgery attending during the operation
- Continuous contact person, since clinic is owner-operated
- Intensive aftercare process desired
- Professional care on our own ward
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FAQ on Breast Enlargement by Fat Transfer
Who may benefit from a breast enlargement by fat transfer?
For women desiring a moderate breast augmentation without implants, breast augmentation by fat transfer offers a real alternative. Of course, being able to extract fat cells from other body regions is a prerequisite. But this is usually possible even for slim patients. Only for extremely skinny women, this may be no viable method. This restriction at the same time puts the focus on one advantage of this method: In order to make the breast fuller using the body’s own fat cells, the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery extracts cells from those areas where they are felt to be quite superfluous. So we’re actually treating two problem zones at once.
How do we conduct a breast enlargement by fat transfer?
The operation lasts about two hours and is usually conducted under general anaesthesia at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The breast enlargement operation starts by extracting a certain amount of the body’s own fat cells via a hollow needle (cannula) from an appropriate body part, often the hips, the tummy, or the buttocks. These cells are being processed in several steps, i.e. purified, cleansed of blood, and uniformly emulgated. The fat cells thus obtained will then be injected directly underneath the breast’s skin in front of the mammary gland. Since the fat cells will be reabsorbed by the body to a certain degree, at first a larger volume will be injected than is necessary for the desired final result.
The body region where the fat cells were taken from also requires some aftercare: At the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we advise on wearing a special type of bodice for six weeks. Possible adverse effects after the operation may comprise swelling and reddening or a temporary numbness. Nodes that sometimes used to build up as a side effect of older methods of breast enlargement by fat transfer are now extremely rare.
As mentioned above, it has to be taken into account that the breast volume achieved directly after the operation will be reduced somewhat over time, since a certain part of the injected fat cells gets reabsorbed by the body.
What is important following a breast enlargement by fat transfer?
After the operation, the team of Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will apply a light compression dressing in order to hold the breasts in place. Already on the next day, you may wear a sports bra. The dot-like injection points will be healed after about one week as a rule. However, you should go easy for about three to four weeks after the breast enlargement, so that the fat cells can heal and connect well with the mammary tissue. You should refrain from doing sports or exercising for six weeks.
At the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we will inform you comprehensively in a detailed personal consultation about any potential risks as well as how we will proceed with our treatment in your individual case. Please feel free to contact us about this.
Will there be visible scars after a breast enlargement by fat transfer?
Following a breast enlargement by fat transfer, as a rule there will only remain hardly visible scars or no scars at all, since with this method, the body’s own fat cells are taken from the respective body regions and later injected into the breasts by means of a particularly thin hollow needle (cannula).
What is important before a breast enlargement by fat transfer?
For two weeks before a breast enlargement by fat transfer, no nutritional supplements and no blood-thinning medication such as aspirin should be ingested. In a personal consultation at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we provide our patients with additional detailed information about what to take into account prior to a breast enlargement by fat transfer.
Can the breast enlargement by fat transfer be combined with other treatments?
Yes, the breast enlargement by fat transfer can be combined with other treatments. At the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we often combine it with a liposuction or labia reduction / labia enlargement. We will be happy to advise you in a detailed conversation about the options for a combination operation in your individual case.
By how many cup sizes may the breasts be enlarged by means of a breast augmentation by fat transfer?
A breast enlargement by fat transfer can enlarge the breast by one half to one whole cup size. This means that this treatment method is geared to women who only desire a slight enlargement of their breasts.
Does a breast enlargement by fat transfer hurt?
As a rule, a breast enlargement by fat transfer is not painful. If, however, slight pain should occur after the operation, it can be countered effectively by means of current anti-pain medication.
When will I be presentable again after a breast enlargement by fat transfer and will be able to do sports?
About two weeks after a breast enlargement by fat transfer, our patients will be presentable again and may take up their normal everyday activities. However, sports, exercise, and physical exertion should not be started any earlier than six weeks after the operation, and this start should be very gentle and easy at first.
What are the risks connected with a breast enlargement by fat transfer?
Like with any other operation, a breast enlargement by fat transfer also comes with the usual operation risks. These comprise e.g. infections, bleeding, or wound healing issues. After the operation, there commonly is some swelling, bruising, and a feeling of tension. However, these symptoms are to be considered as normal during the first two subsequent months. Our patients will be informed in detail about potential risks in connection with a breast enlargement by fat transfer in a personal consultation.
How much does a breast enlargement by fat transfer cost?
The costs for a breast enlargement by fat transfer at our Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery start at 7,500 €. We will be happy to prepare an individual cost calculation for you during a personal consultation.
Feel free to pay for your treatment in instalments. Here you can find further information about Financing.
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