How soon will I see the results of fat transfer and will they last?

You will see immediate results. The swelling associated with healing and the injection of local anaesthetic settles in a couple of weeks. There is also some loss of the graft itself. At end of the day 50-70% of the added volume remains. The appearance and feel of the breasts will continue to improve over the next few months. By 3-6 months the change is as permanent as normal breast tissue and we can look at photographs to make a final assessment.

At this point one might want to consider, if this is the result desired, or whether a further grafting session is indicated. The transferred fat is alive and behaves just as the normal breast fat. Most breast changes occur with pregnancies and rather less with age and weight. This is also the case with grafted fat. There are people who will want extra grafting to replace this further loss. It would be also be perfectly safe to carry out breast lift surgery(mastopexy).

We should not forget that the donor site also changes and will have a loss of fat cells and thus a permanent change of contour. A smart plastic surgeon will make this an added advantage.

After fat transfer to your breasts you will notice results immediately - more evidently within the first few weeks after your treatment when any swelling and bruising have subsided.  The results will continue to improve over the next few months’ as your fat re-distributes itself and settles.  

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