Fat transfer breast augmentation is an alternative to breast implant cosmetic surgery. Results with fat transfer technique are more sustainable and natural looking, but the procedure will also involve a significant recovery component. Unlike implants, in this procedure, liposuction in one or more areas is required to harvest fat tissue.
The overall recovery will vary from one patient to another, depending on how much fat has been harvested and re-injected in the breast area. The surgeon will discuss all aspects of the recovery during the initial consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides breast augmentation to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities and other neighborhoods in The Constitution State.
Estimated Recovery Time
Once the fat transfer breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure is completed, the estimated downtime will be about three to seven days. Soreness and swelling in the treated areas will gradually resolve over the next few weeks.
The complete healing process will take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the extent of fat transfer performed, the number of liposuction sites, and the patient’s natural healing ability.
The surgeon will monitor the patient’s progress of healing until complete recovery is achieved. Although the results will be visible almost immediately after the surgery, full results will establish gradually over six to eight months.
Early Recovery Experience
Immediately after the surgery, the incision sites in the breasts and liposuction areas will be covered with dressing, which may have to be worn for a few days. The surgeon may prescribe a course of antibiotics to minimize infection risks. Mild pain and discomfort in the first week can be addressed with prescription pain medications.
The donor sites where liposuction is performed will be supported by a compression garment. The patient will be required to wear this garment all the time for a few weeks. Vigorous exercises and lifting of heavy weights should be avoided for about one month, and a supportive sports bra should be used during this phase.
The surgeon will encourage the patient to perform short walks at home and perform light activities in the first week itself in order to improve blood flow in the incision sites. Drain tubes and sutures may be removed around the end of first week. Most patients will be ready to resume their normal routine or go back to work at this stage.
One of the advantages with fat transfer breast augmentation procedure is that the scarring will be minimal. A skilled surgeon will be able to perform liposuction for fat harvesting with multiple incisions of a very tiny length, thus leaving scars that are less conspicuous. However, it will take about six months for the scars to fade. The fat will be re-injected into the breast areas, which will not cause any significant scarring.
Final results with fat transfer breast augmentation will provide a soft and natural look of the breasts because implants have not been used. Experienced, amazing, and sagacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for fat transfer breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, New York City, other surrounding communities, as as well as international patients.