Natural Breast Augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation is the most natural form of breast enhancement because it doesn’t introduce any foreign substances into the body; it simply moves fat from one area of the body to the breasts. Using liposuction, the fat is typically harvested from the stomach, thighs, or buttocks, providing the secondary benefit of slimming the donor regions. It is then processed and purified, placed into a syringe, and injected strategically into the breasts. Although breast implants offer excellent structure for augmentation, fat transfer achieves a more refined appearance.

Key Advantages of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons why fat transfer breast augmentation might be a better option for some women than implants, including the following:

  • No risk of the body rejecting the substance
  • Adds the softest, most natural type of volume 
  • Very minimal scarring 
  • No need to replace implants in the future
  • Added benefit of removing fat from another area of the body
  • Recovery is typically easy 
  • No worry about implant complications

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure Details

Your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure will consist of three steps: the consultation with Dr. Shuster, liposuction, and fat injections. 

Liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Shuster will create very small incisions in the area where healthy fat will be removed (usually the stomach, thighs, or buttocks). Using these small incisions, a cannula will be inserted. A cannula is a long, thin tube that is connected to a high-suction machine that vacuums the fat out of the body

Liposuction itself isn’t painful, but you may experience mild discomfort during your recovery.

Once the fat has been removed, it will be processed and purified to prepare it for injection. It will then be placed into a syringe. Dr. Shuster will expertly inject the fat into your breasts to create the shape and size that you desire. The entire fat transfer breast augmentation procedure usually takes 4-6 hours.

Dr. Shuster’s reputation as an excellent surgeon is well deserved! Everything from the first call to the office, my consultation, post-op appointment, and to the final follow-up was above and beyond. Dr Shuster’s surgical skills, his dedication to his patients and the care and attention he and his staff give is nothing short of remarkable. I am very pleased with the results and highly recommend Dr. Shuster!

Bianca J.

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Recovery After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

If your procedure was performed under general anesthesia, you will need to arrange for a ride home. 

Recovery from fat transfer breast augmentation is minimal, with only about one week off work usually needed. You may need to wear a compression garment over your chest during this time and avoid submerging your breasts in water. Expect some swelling and tenderness, which will subside within a few weeks. 

Please avoid strenuous exercise, constrictive bras, and sleeping on your stomach until we advise you that these activities are permissible.

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Results: What to Expect

Some improvement can be seen immediately, but final results from fat transfer breast augmentation won’t become completely apparent for 3-6 months.

Two things to be aware of are that your body may re-absorb some of the fat that was injected, so you may need multiple treatments to achieve the results you want. About 50%-70% of the fat usually survives.  

As your body fully heals, you will discover the soft fullness of your breasts. Your results will be long-lasting, and if you want to enhance them even more, you can undergo additional fat transfer breast augmentation treatments.

Ideal Candidates for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Shuster Plastic Surgery serves the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, FL areas. If you’re considering fat transfer breast augmentation with Dr. Shuster, it may be exactly the right procedure for you, provided that you are a non-smoker of sound mind and body. Those who make excellent patients for this procedure…

  • Are unhappy with the size, shape, or asymmetry of their breasts
  • Are only interested in a small increase in their bust of one cup size or less
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Have a sufficient amount of body fat to harvest
  • Are not pregnant or nursing 
  • Have realistic expectations for what fat transfer breast augmentation can accomplish

Why Choose Dr. Shuster?

Dr. Bernard A. Shuster, MD, PA, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Hollywood, Florida, who has been in practice for over two decades. Named Best Plastic Surgeon by Newsweek 2021, Dr. Shuster is an excellent choice for those seeking a natural-looking result. He avoids the overdone “Miami look” by delivering subtle, elegant outcomes, catering to patients who are appearance-conscious but not too ostentatious. Dr. Shuster is warm, honest, and friendly and will set you at ease immediately. He and his exceptional staff will take great care of you every step of the way, especially during your recovery. If you’re in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami areas and you’re interested in fat transfer for the breasts, take some time to research Dr. Shuster. If you feel he is the right surgeon for you, we would love to hear from you.

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