Breast Fat Transfer in Mountain View
Serving San Jose, Palo Alto & Bay Area patients
Would you like bigger, fuller breasts and softer cleavage that looks natural? If so, San Jose breast surgeons Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso would like to share an innovative technique with you: autologous fat grafting for breast enhancement. Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is perfect for women seeking a relatively modest increase in breast size, as well as a less-invasive approach. While this is not a new technique, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, as more women desire natural breast enlargement results.
Breast Transfer Procedure
Fat transfer is a multi-step process. First, Dr. Pearl will use liposuction techniques to harvest donor fat from another area of the body (e.g., the abdomen or thighs). The fat will be purified and prepared for re-injection. Then, Dr. Pearl will inject small amounts of fat into the breasts to add volume and shape. The fat will be strategically placed so it develops its own blood supply needed for survival.
Why Fat Grafting Is a More Attractive Alternative
There are a few reasons why fat grafting is becoming a popular alternative to traditional breast augmentation. As mentioned, it produces more natural-looking results, as opposed to a dramatic transformation. Fat grafting uses injections — not incisions — to add volume to the breasts, so it is a less-invasive approach. Also, the area of the body from which the fat is harvested will look slimmer and more toned after treatment. Finally, some women feel more comfortable using autologous fat to enhance their breasts, as opposed to having a foreign medical device implanted.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting?
Generally, breast augmentation candidates have naturally small or asymmetrical breasts, or have lost breast volume with pregnancy, nursing or age. Candidates should be in good physical and psychological health and be free of any medical conditions that could compromise the safety of the surgery. Also, candidates for breast augmentation should have reasonable expectations of the surgery and understand the possible (rare) complications.
Breast Fat Transfer Recovery
As with any plastic surgery procedure, recovery after breast fat transfer depends on a variety of factors that are specific to the patient. Some patients may experience some swelling and bruising after their procedure that should subside within a few weeks. A majority of patients are able to return to work within a week. During your consultation, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will go over specific post-operative advice with you and provide you with instructions on how to take care of your body while you are healing.
If you wish to pursue breast augmentation with autologous fat grafting, there is an additional element to consider. You must have excess unwanted fat in another area of your body that Dr. Pearl can use. Usually Dr. Pearl takes the donor fat from the abdomen or thighs.
Contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center
If you would like to schedule a fat transfer consultation in Mountain View with Drs. Pearl and Ereso, please contact our office at 650-964-6600. Our highly regarded plastic surgeons would be more than happy to help you determine if breast augmentation with fat grafting is right for you.