Fat transfer breast augmentation is a plastic surgery technique in which fat is harvested from other parts of the body through the process of liposuction and re-injected into the breasts to achieve the desired size and volume. You may be an ideal candidate for this cosmetic procedure if:
You are in good emotional and physical health
You intend to restore minor breast volume that was lost due to pregnancy, aging, or weight fluctuations
You desire to correct breast asymmetry or improve the appearance of your breasts
You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure
During your initial Phoenix fat transfer breast augmentation consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, he will listen to your concerns, examine your breasts and other body areas, then let you know whether this treatment is ideal for you. If you lack enough fat in other parts of your body to perform a successful fat grafting augmentation, Dr. LaBarbera may recommend that you go with implant-based augmentation instead. The same goes for patients who desire a significant increase in size, a cleavage, or profound roundness at the top of the breasts.
Scarring is an inevitable consequence after any surgical procedure where incisions are made into the skin. However, natural fat transfer entails very tiny incisions that are required in the treatment areas. These usually are hidden within the natural folds of the body and are not a concern after full recovery. Dr. LaBarbara utilizes advanced surgical methods that minimize the risk of scarring and other adverse effects in order to deliver a satisfactory outcome.
The amount of breast size increase that can be achieved depends on the amount of fat that can be harvested, as well as the amount of space available within each breast. Since some of the fat that is transferred will be re-absorbed by the body, an artistic eye is needed in order to achieve the desired outcome. During your initial consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, will use a variety of tools to give you a decent impression of what to expect from this procedure.