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Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

If you are looking for a natural way to enhance your breasts, consider fat transfer breast augmentation in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene with Dr. Kevin Johnson. With this effective alternative to breast implants, Dr. Johnson can take fat from your problem areas and use it to fill out and reshape your breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation is considered a more natural approach to breast augmentation since it uses a woman's own fat cells instead of unnatural materials such as silicone gel implants or saline breast implants.

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 saline or silicone breast implants with less scarring and preservation of nipple sensation
  • A modest increase in breast size (about 1 cup size)
  • Enhanced cleavage and fullness of the upper breasts also known as upper pole fullness
  • Freedom from the need to eventually replace their breast implants due to leaking, migration, erosion or capsular contracture
  • Correcting asymmetry and rippling around existing breast implants
  • Body contouring other areas while enhancing the breasts is a win/win with minimal downtime and recovery

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. There are times when breast implants or even a breast lift procedure are more appropriate.

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. Typically anywhere from 350 to 500cc's of fat are transferred to each breast. He takes care to ensure the results are beautiful, smooth, symmetric, and natural-looking. Commonly platelet rich plasma (PRP) is also injected into the breast with the fat which releases growth factors that assist in healing and promote better fat graft survival.

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Recovery & Results

Recovery after breast augmentation with fat transfer is usually quicker, less painful and less demanding than when implants are used. The lack of scarring in fat transfer breast augmentation is a compelling benefit of the procedure. Individual experiences vary and primarily depend on the areas treated with liposuction. Typically, the treated areas are mildly bruised and swollen for 2 to 3 weeks.

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.

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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