Natural Breast Lift
Breast Lift with Fat Transfer
Breast lift (mastopexy) with fat transfer offers an alternative to traditional breast lift surgery and can be an excellent option for patients who wish to rejuvenate the contour and aesthetics of their breasts. In addition to lifting the breasts, this innovative technique can also provide subtle enhancement for the patient who desires to add volume to the upper region of their breasts without the use and/or maintenance of implants.
With extensive experience in large-volume fat grafting to the breasts, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Louis Bucky, is well-versed in techniques proven to increase the safety, reliability, and long-term success rates of fat transfer. Using an innovative skin and tissue expansion device prior to surgery, he can create an ideal breast pocket environment to better accommodate newly-transferred fat harvested from your own body via liposuction. Ultimately, a breast lift with fat transfer can lift and reshape your breasts for a natural, more youthful-looking contour and projection without the need for implants.
BRAVA® Prior to Fat Transfer
Prior to breast lift surgery with fat transfer, a presurgical skin and tissue expansion device known as BRAVA® will need to be worn for about three weeks. During this time, the BRAVA® system uses various degrees of external suction to gradually create space in which harvested fat will be injected during the breast lift procedure. Not only does BRAVA® expand breast skin and tissues to allow for a greater volume of fat to be transferred, but it also helps increase blood supply and stimulate other growth factors in the breasts that can help support the transferred fat more reliably for long-term results.
Breast Lift with Fat Transfer Procedure
After wearing the BRAVA® device for three weeks prior to surgery, your breasts will generally be ready to accommodate the amount of fat necessary for optimal results. During the breast lift with fat grafting procedure, Dr. Bucky will utilize liposuction to harvest fat from areas of your body that have an excess accumulation, which also provides the added benefit of an improved contour for these targeted areas. Once harvested, the fat is gently processed and then injected carefully into the breast in front of the muscle. This helps to lift the breast as well as provide an improved projection and shape, which can be a significant advantage over an implant placed behind the muscle.
Incisions used for a breast lift with fat transfer are typically the same as a traditional mastopexy, although injecting fat into the space created can often provide a much better lift. Additionally, because both the harvesting and transfer of fat are performed during the same surgical session, only one dose of anesthesia is typically necessary.
Recovery from Breast Lift with Fat Transfer
Recovery from breast lift surgery with fat transfer is similar to that of liposuction, and the healing process can often be facilitated by complying to the postoperative recovery program Dr. Bucky can customize for you based on your unique needs. Most recovery programs consist of presurgical vitamin regimens, lymphatic massage, and personalized care from our team of experienced nurses.
Ultimately, you can receive the benefits of body contouring in addition to breast lifting and shaping, all without significantly increasing your recovery period.
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