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What does fat transfer to breast involve and how long does it take?

Fat transfer to breast, also known as fat grafting or fat injections to breast, is an advanced surgical treatment that involves harvesting and filtering unwanted fat cells through liposuction techniques. It is a safe and minimally invasive procedure that is commonly used to reshape breasts.

Fat transfer to the breast occurs in two consecutive procedures. In the first procedure, fat issue is harvested using a small syringe from other areas of the body, such as the thighs, stomach, or buttocks, through liposuction. In the second procedure, the extracted fat tissue is refined into pure fat and injected into the breasts to increase the patient’s natural contours and enhance their size and shape. In order to ensure the survival of the tissue, fat injections to the breast are executed in small rather than large quantities. 

The fat transfer to breast procedure is longer than the procedure for inserting implants, and can take around three hours. This is because the fat harvesting and grafting procedure is a meticulous process, and the fat injections to the breast are done carefully to ensure a natural appearance.

Fat injections to the breast are done through multiple 2 to 3mm incisions, leaving very small scars that are nearly invisible. Depending on the patient and surgeons’ preferences and suitability, it is usually performed under local or general anaesthesia. It takes around one week for the pain to subside. Within one month after the procedure, the patient will have recovered fully and back to their normal routine.

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Recovery & Aftercare

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.

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How long will fat transfer results last?

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How long will fat transfer results last?

Fat transfer to the facial areas is also a long-term solution which will last for many years as your consultant will discuss with you in your consultation.

Is the fat transfer procedure painful?

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Is the fat transfer procedure painful?

Fat transfer is not a painful procedure. You will be under the influence of anaesthetic or fully sedated during the procedure and will not feel anything.

Fat Transfer Before & After Gallery

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Fat Transfer Before & After Gallery

For some examples of our Fat Transfer before and after results, please take a look at our gallery.

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