Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

If you are looking for a natural way to subtly enhance your breasts, consider fat transfer breast augmentation in Coeur d’Alene with Dr. Kevin Johnson. With this effective alternative to breast implants, Dr. Johnson helps women from Spokane, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, and Kennewick, WA, and beyond remove fat from problem areas and use it to fill out and reshape their breasts.

If you are interested in fat transfer to the breasts, request a consultation online or call us at (208) 676-8346. Dr. Johnson and the rest of the team at Advanced Aesthetics serve people from throughout Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana.

Good Candidates for Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Good candidates for this breast augmentation technique need to have enough excess fat to be used for the procedure. Women who have naturally small breasts or have lost some volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss may enjoy any of the following benefits:

  • Peace of mind from choosing a natural, minimally invasive alternative to breast implants
  • A modest increase in breast size (about 1 cup size)
  • Enhanced cleavage and fullness of the upper breasts
  • Freedom from the need to eventually replace their breast implants
  • Slimming of trouble spots where fat builds up

During your personal consultation, Dr. Johnson will ask you about the improvements you’d like to attain and perform a physical exam to see if fat transfer is an appropriate option for you. It’s important to have realistic expectations about your results because they won’t be as dramatic as with implants.

Dr. Kevin Johnson

Dr. Kevin Johnson

Welcome to Advanced Aesthetics. Throughout my years serving the body contouring and facial rejuvenation needs of people in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, I’ve learned a lot—including how to meet my patients where they are. If you’re like most of our guests, you’re busy, you want to address a specific concern, but you might not know where to begin. We’re ready to help.

Meet Dr. Kevin Johnson

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure

Dr. Johnson performs fat transfer breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic with oral sedation to avoid the risks and side-effects of general anesthesia. This breast augmentation technique does not involve breast implants. Instead, Dr. Johnson collects excess fat from areas such as the belly, hips, or thighs using liposuction. He uses a gentle technique to avoid damaging the fat cells as he suctions them out of the body.

After he has collected enough fat, Dr. Johnson purifies it to ensure he transfers only pure living fat into your breasts. This process optimizes the percentage of fat cells that develop new blood supplies and survive in their new locations. Once the fat is prepared, Dr. Johnson carefully places it where it’s needed through tiny incisions. He takes care to ensure the results are beautiful, smooth, and natural-looking.

Recovery & Results

Recovery after breast augmentation with fat transfer is usually quicker and less demanding than when implants are used. Individual experiences vary and primarily depend on the areas treated with liposuction. Here’s what you can expect during the healing process:

  • Bruising and swelling: Typically, the treated areas are mildly bruised and swollen for 2 to 3 weeks. It may take several weeks for the last of the swelling to dissipate.
  • Compression bra: You will need to wear a surgical compression bra in the weeks following your surgery. This garment helps reduce swelling, provides support, and aids in shaping the breasts.
  • Resume daily activities: We encourage you to start taking regular short walks as soon as you can to promote circulation and minimize the risk of complications.
  • Strenuous exercise: Most patients are able to resume strenuous activities within a few weeks of their procedure. Your surgeon can advise you on your particular case.
  • Time to results: While you may notice some immediate changes, the initial swelling can mask your final results. As swelling subsides (over 3 to 6 months), your breast enhancements will become more apparent as the transferred fat becomes integrated.

It’s important to follow all recovery directions provided by Dr. Johnson, including avoiding pressure on your breasts as you heal. While your breasts will be fuller and have more shape right away, expect them to get a little smaller as swelling diminishes and some of the fat is absorbed. You can be expected to reach your final results after about 6 months and may enjoy your beautiful shape for many years. Future pregnancies and weight changes will likely impact your improvements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is fat transfer breast augmentation better than breast implants?

The better breast augmentation option for you (i.e., fat transfer or implants) will depend on your personal preferences and aesthetic goals. Fat transfer provides a natural, subtle result using your body’s own tissue, while synthetic implants offer a more dramatic and precise volume increase.

How many cup sizes can I go up?

Most patients can generally expect to increase their breasts by 1 to 2 cup sizes, depending on their body’s available fat and their desired cosmetic outcome.

Can fat transfer refine the shape of my breasts?

Yes. Fat transfer can help improve breast shape by strategically adding volume where needed. It can enhance symmetry, correct mild sagging, and provide a natural contour to the breasts.

Will my breasts feel natural after?

Yes. The procedure uses the patient’s own fat and integrates it with their existing breast tissue, so results look and feel natural.

How painful is the procedure?

While there may be some soreness and discomfort afterward, patients usually find that the entire surgical process (from sedation through recovery) is much less painful than they had anticipated.

What is the success rate?

Fat transfer breast augmentation has a high success and patient satisfaction rate. Factors influencing the success rate include the experience and skill of the plastic surgeon, realistic expectations from the patient, and adherence to all postoperative care instructions.

Are breast augmentation with transfer results permanent?

The results of a fat transfer breast augmentation tend to be long-lasting, though volume loss can occur over time due to weight fluctuations and aging.

Dr. Johnson and his team are excited to help you reveal your most beautiful breasts. Request your complimentary consultation using our online form or call us at (208) 676-8346 to schedule your visit.

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