Breast fat injection is the transferring of fat from one area of your body into your breasts. This procedure is ideal for women who have excess fat on their body that they would like to remove and also wish to increase breast fullness using natural tissue rather than implants. It’s an opportunity to actually reduce fat where there is too much and increase it where you want more – i.e., the breasts.
This procedure reduces the risk of implant rupture or leak, leaves less bruising and swelling then breast augmentation, and the breasts look and feel 100% natural after the procedure.
Dr. Kevin Tehrani is considered an expert plastic surgeon, particularly with regard to breast procedures. This minimally invasive technique is a way of increasing breast size without the need for implants.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Fat Injection?
Breast fat injection is recommended for women who want a moderate increase in breast size, up to one cup size. It is also an opportunity to reduce pockets of fat on other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks.
Women who want to increase their breast size beyond one cup size should consider breast augmentation with implants.
The Breast Fat Injection Procedure
The typical procedure for breast fat injections is the removal of excess fat cells from other areas of the body using a cannula and a vacuum machine, similar to a simple procedure in Liposuction. The excess fat is specially treated and then injected into three areas of the breast – above the muscle, in the muscle itself, and under the muscle. Read more about liposuction.
In order to properly define the breast and make it appear larger and perfectly shaped, Dr. Tehrani also removes fat from other specific and targeted areas of the breast. This allows him to contour your breasts so that the result is pleasing and symmetrical.
Recovery from Breast Fat Injection
Breast fat injection is usually a one-day procedure, and the recovery time is relatively short. Most patients find that they can return to their daily routines within a week. Of course, it is highly recommended that you avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.
You can expect some soreness, bruising, and swelling in the areas that have had liposuction, and perhaps some tenderness in the breast area as well. We will provide you with complete post-operative instructions, and we can give you pain medication, if needed. But many patients find that the discomfort is minimal and resolves quickly.