Is a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement Right for Me?
A fat transfer breast enlargement is one of the most popular ways of enhancing your breasts. The procedure is also known as lipofilling and has seen a 12% increase in popularity since 2017. Now, it is highly popular in the UK as a breast enlargement without the use of implants.
But how do you know if a fat transfer breast enlargement is right for you? We’re here to help you decide.
What is a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement?
A fat transfer breast enlargement takes fat from elsewhere in the body to reshape and sculpt your breasts. It takes fat from the belly or thighs, tackling two areas at once.
Fat is removed from unwanted areas and used to enhance your breasts, creating a new silhouette entirely.
How Does Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement Work?
A fat transfer breast enlargement takes place under general anaesthetic and lasts around 2 hours. Incisions are made, and liposuction removes unwanted fat from the chosen area. Then, the cells are processed and injected into your breast, where the body naturally absorbs them.
This process creates a fuller look and transforms your body’s silhouette.
What are the Pros and Cons of Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement?
The procedure, like any cosmetic surgery, has its pros and cons. You can use these to decide whether or not it will suit you.
Pros of Fat Transfer:
- Dual benefits: the removal of fat and the enlargement of breasts
- Minimal invasive surgery
- Fewer risks of complications
- Natural and fuller look
Cons of Fat Transfer:
- The procedure is not suitable for everyone
- Limited size choices
- Fat survival is unpredictable
- Higher costs
How to Decide if a Fat Transfer is Right for You
Having any cosmetic procedure takes a lot of thought. You need to carefully weigh up your options and talk them over with a professional. They will advise you on what’s right for your body, and what will achieve your desired results.
Want to learn more about breast enlargement in general? Take a look at our in-depth article covering everything you need to know about breast enlargements.
But what are the factors to consider for fat transfer breast enlargement?
When having a breast enlargement in England, you can easily check the Care Quality Commission website, to see if a hospital or clinic is registered.
All independent clinics and hospitals that provide cosmetic surgery in England must be registered with the CQC. Additionally, you can check that your surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council.
We always recommend you book to meet your surgeon before your procedure. This gives you a chance to be familiar with them, and have any of your questions about a fat transfer answered.
The typical recovery time for a fat transfer breast enlargement is up to three weeks. In this time, you may experience:
- Discomfort in your breasts and liposuctioned areas
The swelling of these areas may last up to six months.
For a smooth recovery, we strongly advise against any strenuous physical activity after surgery. Rest is essential, and it’s advised that you sleep in an upright position supported with pillows.
Medication can be prescribed to ease any pain and to make your recovery more comfortable.
If You’re Suitable for the Procedure
Not everyone can have a transfer breast enlargement. Candidates that have a lean figure often are not suitable for liposuction, because there isn’t enough adipose tissue for the procedure.
Again, this is something that your surgeon will be able to help you with.
Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement with Suffolk Breast
Our team of surgeons prioritise your health, helping you to decide which procedure is right for you.
Discuss your options in a personal consultation with one of our surgeons here at Suffolk Breast.