BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH BODY FAT
Breast augmentation is generally an option when patients want to change the size and shape of their breasts and thus improve their own self-esteem. To achieve a reshaping and enlargement of the breasts, many women opt for breast augmentation with implants. However, in many cases, body fat transfer is also suitable for breast enlargement. For breast augmentation, the patient’s own fat is suctioned from the abdomen or thighs and injected into the breasts.
Who Is Body Fat Treatment Suitable For?
Breast augmentation with body fat is recommended to patients who desire moderate breast enlargement and a natural breast shape, and who have sufficient fat tissue for removal from the abdomen or thighs.
The treatment is not recommended to women with a high risk of breast cancer and women with increased breast sagging.
The length of stay in the clinic is 1 day. There is no overnight stay. The average stay in Turkey is about 1 week. The surgeon usually recommends waiting at least 7 days before returning home.
Before Breast Augmentation With Own Fat
Patients discuss the possible surgical options with the attending surgeon in advance. The surgeon will explain in detail whether the desired results can be achieved with fat transfer or whether breast augmentation with breast implants would be better considered instead.
How Is The Treatment Carried Out?
Breast augmentation with body fat begins with fat cells being removed from suitable areas of the body (such as the abdomen) by liposuction. This form of treatment has the positive side effect that liposuction can simultaneously remove troublesome fat deposits in any problem areas of the patient.
The removed fat is prepared by cleaning and isolating the pure fat. A slightly larger volume of fat is then injected into the breast through small punctures using fine cannulas, as not all of the fat will remain in the breast. Therefore, unlike breast augmentation with implants, augmentation by fat transfer can make it difficult to determine the final size and shape of the breast. However, compared to the placement of breast implants, fat transfer is less invasive and creates softer and more natural breasts.
In addition to injecting fat tissue for breast augmentation, some clinics now offer fat and stem cell transfer for breast augmentation. This new procedure is based on the assumption that by introducing both fat and stem cells, the fat tissue is less likely to break down after the transfer. A larger part of the transferred breast volume is thus permanently preserved as a result.
Duration of treatment and sedation: The procedure is performed with local anesthesia of the body areas and sedation of the patient. The duration of the treatment is between 2 and 3 hours.
After Breast Augmentation With Body Fat
For aftercare, patients are given a post-operative bra corset to wear permanently to provide additional support and positioning of the breast during the healing process. However, in some cases, wearing a corset may not be necessary.
Swelling and mild pain in the breast area are normal. However, the discomfort usually subsides completely within 2 to 3 weeks.
Possible risks include calcified adipose tissue necrosis, clumping of the tissue, cyst formation, infection, bleeding.
Costs For Breast Augmentation With Body Fat In Istanbul
The price of breast augmentation with autologous fat in our clinic in Istanbul varies between 2800 euros and 3,800 euros depending on the extent of treatment.
For all questions regarding costs and treatment options, please feel free to contact our Care Team at any time.