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What aftercare do I need after fat transfer to breasts?

The immediate concern is to support the breasts and avoid significant exercise, while the grafted fat is developing a new blood supply. This will take about 3 weeks, but it is highly recommended to wear the sports bra your surgeon suggested during both day and night for a month and in the day time for 3 months following the procedure.

There will be some swelling and bruising, accompanied by the expected discomfort, which will settle in 3 weeks. Paracetamol should be sufficient analgesia. Any stitches are removed at 7-10 days.

Some areas of the breast may feel firm or even tender for many months. This is deep bruising and fat, which is slower to incorporate.

You will be able to work from home in a couple of days and travel to work in 3-7 days. Moderate exercise is possible in 3 weeks and severe exercise in 3 months.

Your breasts have conformed to their final shape in 6 months. One of the most significant advantages of this kind of breast augmentation is that the results are permanent. Once the transferred fat cells are completely incorporated into the breast tissue, they are there for life and there's often no need for any additional fat transfer. The breasts may change shape over the patient's lifetime, of course, just as anyone's breasts will change due to the effects of age and gravity. However, the fat that was transferred and fully incorporated won't need to be removed or replaced, as is required with breast implants.

Another major advantage of the breast augmentation with fat transfer is that liposuction from the donor site also improves the body's overall silhouette permanently. It's important to note that while a significant amount of fat can be removed from the treated areas of the body during liposuction, some fat cells will be left behind. Weight gain will continue to be a possibility, just as it always is, so maintaining a healthy diet and exercise habits is important for preventing weight gain and preserving your new sleek figure.

How long does it take to recover from fat transfer to breast?

In most instances, it takes around two weeks to fully recover from a fat transfer procedure to the breast. After this time you can return to your normal routine, such as beginning work again or doing household chores. However, the recovery time is often personal and depends on many factors.

At the Cadogan Clinic, we offer comprehensive advice to individuals regarding the fat transfer procedure and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. For more information, get in touch with us via the contact form on our website.

Can you use belly fat to transfer fat to the breasts?

Yes, you can transfer fat from the belly to the breasts through a fat transfer breast augmentation surgery. This provides women with a natural result as opposed to having an implant placed in the breasts, although this surgery type is not suitable for every woman.

The belly fat is harvested via liposuction techniques in the first instance.

What does a fat transfer procedure involve?

The fat transfer procedure begins with the surgeon selecting a donor site, which is the area from which the fat is extracted. After this, the fat is extracted using a liposuction method that prevents any destruction to the living fat cells. After processing the suctioned fat and fluid into pure fat the surgeon is able to carefully inject the fat droplets into the breast using a specialized piece of equipment called a cannula.

Through this process the fat is naturally incorporated into the fat tissue inside of the breasts, resulting in larger breasts.

Does fat transfer affect breastfeeding?

Fat transfer to the breast should not affect breastfeeding, the plastic surgeon makes only a small incision in the inframammary fold where the fat is injected, this means the nipple and milk won’t be affected.

However there are some things that must be considered, natural breast enhancement is a newer procedure than implant insertion, therefore there is less evidence surrounding the implications this technique has on breastfeeding.

It’s advised to discuss any questions or concerns you may have surrounding the procedure with your plastic surgeon, at the Cadogan Clinic we are able to offer comprehensive advice surrounding the procedure and are happy to help patients with any concerns they may have. To find out more, get in touch with us via the contact form on our website.

How can the Cadogan Clinic help with fat transfer procedures

At the Cadogan Clinic, we offer comprehensive advice around both the fat transfer procedure and breast augmentation procedure. For more information or to address any queries or concerns, get in touch with us via the contact form on our website where a specialist will be able to assist you.

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