As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today, breast augmentation is a wonderful way to enhance your bustline and increase your confidence. Today, there are more breast enlargement options than ever. If you are not interested in traditional silicone or saline implants, Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery offers fat transfer to breast surgery. This advanced procedure involves harvesting fat from other parts of the body and carefully re-injecting it into the breasts.
Before considering a fat transfer, it is important to weigh your options and see if this is right for you. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao uses a specialized technique to take excess fat from the abdomen, thighs, or other areas to achieve natural breast enlargement. To learn how to contour your breasts or to schedule a consultation, reach out to our clinic in Tucson, AZ. We will listen to your aesthetic concerns and explain the available options.
What about breast implants?
Silicone or saline implants are the most common options to improve breast shape and size. However, not everyone is a good candidate for implants. Some patients are concerned about complications, such as capsular contracture, in which the resulting scar tissue squeezes the implant and causes pain or discomfort. This condition is not a possibility for patients who receive a fat transfer. Additionally, there is no risk of rupture or rippling, which is usually associated with breast implants. Instead, fat transfer surgery uses your own body fat to augment and uplift the breast. This means the outcome will look and feel more natural.
Candidates for fat transfer to breast surgery
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your bustline, breast enlargement options like fat transfer surgery could be a welcomed solution. While Dr. Rao has the skill and training required to give you successful outcomes, it is best for you to meet certain criteria first. For example, women with sagging or drooping breasts due to pregnancy or breastfeeding may be better suited for breast lift surgery instead. Patients should also have enough body fat in the abdomen, hips, thighs, or other areas before getting a fat transfer. We can determine if you meet this standard with a simple examination in Tucson, AZ.
Ultimately, the right candidates can benefit from natural breast enlargement in the following ways:
Improve breast shape or symmetry
Slim down other problem areas, such as love handles
Low risk for complications or an allergic reaction
No noticeable scars on the breasts
How breast enhancement works
Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery usually performs natural breast enhancement as an outpatient procedure at our clinic. A fat transfer surgery involves several basic steps. First, liposuction is used to take unwanted fat from one area to create a smoother and more aesthetically pleasing shape. The fat is then put into a filtration system and centrifuge so it can be purified. Dr. Rao takes the fat and places it into small needles. We carefully administer the fat in precise locations for a fuller and rounder breast contour. Based on your desired results, we may inject a larger amount with the knowledge that your body will naturally metabolize some of it.
Following your surgery
After fat transfer to breast surgery, it is normal to experience some redness or swelling in the area. You may need a compression garment to minimize inflammation and facilitate healing. The staff at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can give you information about making the recovery process easier, such as prescription or over-the-counter medications. It is important to avoid strenuous exercise until you have completely recovered. Patients can return to work after several weeks and resume activities as usual with permission from Dr. Rao. Once the initial swelling goes down, your natural breast enlargement results should become more apparent.
Learn about your breast enlargement options
You may feel frustrated or embarrassed if your breasts are not the right shape or size. While breast augmentation with implants has always been considered the standard, a fat transfer to breast surgery could give you the natural breast enhancement you are looking for with little risk for complications. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao has extensive experience in the latest techniques in the industry and can achieve your cosmetic goals.
Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery is excited to provide this safe and effective procedure for you in Tucson, AZ. Reach out to our office to schedule your first appointment and learn more about the fat transfer process. Our facility is known for our welcoming, compassionate atmosphere, and knowledgeable team. We also employ English and Spanish speaking staff who can give you all the information you need to make informed decisions.