Natural Breast Revision
Breast Revision with Fat Transfer
Breast revision with fat transfer can be a great option for patients who are dissatisfied with their current breast implants, or for those who have had a history of revision surgeries using a number of different implant options without success. Often times, the need for revision breast surgery is created by inadequate soft tissue coverage overtop an implant, which presents an excellent opportunity for fat to be injected to help improve problems such as wrinkling, rippling, or asymmetry.
Fat transfer for breast revision needs to be performed by someone who is an expert and has a long experience using fat for revision purposes. Dr. Louis Bucky, our board-certified plastic surgeon, has been performing large-volume fat grafting procedures for many years, and he is highly-skilled in innovative techniques proven to optimize the safety and reliability of fat transfer for long-term success. Utilizing a revolutionary presurgical tissue expansion device, he can help ensure an ideal breast pocket environment is created to either add fat on top of your existing implants or replace your implants with fat for beautiful, natural-looking results.
BRAVA® Prior to Breast Revision
Before breast revision with fat transfer can be performed, a skin and tissue expansion system called BRAVA® will need to be worn preoperatively for about three weeks. During this period, the BRAVA® device will apply varying degrees of external suction to the breasts in order to slowly create enough space and a hospitable environment for harvested fat to be injected. In addition to expanding skin and tissues to enable larger volumes of fat to be transferred, the BRAVA® system also increases blood supply to the breasts and stimulates various other growth factors, both of which help the transferred fat to be accommodated and sustained more reliably for optimal results.
Breast Revision with Fat Transfer Procedure
Following your three-week BRAVA® regimen, your breast skin and tissues will typically be ready for a the right amount of fat to be accommodated. During your breast revision procedure, Dr. Bucky will employ liposuction to harvest fat from areas of excess accumulation on your body, providing you with the added benefit of body contouring for those specific regions. Once obtained, the fat will be precisely processed and then carefully injected into the breasts based on your unique needs.
For revision patients who want to keep or replace their breast implants but need more soft tissue coverage, fat will be injected overtop of the implants to provide a more natural look and feel. For those who are not satisfied with implants, or those who have tried numerous implant options with no success, Dr. Bucky will often perform a Simultaneous Implant Exchange with Fat (SIEF) operation. With this advanced technique, the breast implants will be removed and replaced entirely with fat.
Both procedures have excellent success rates and can dramatically improve the results of an unsatisfactory previous breast surgery.
Recovery from Breast Revision with Fat Transfer
The recovery and healing processes for breast revision with fat transfer can often be enhanced and even expedited by adhering to a customized postsurgical recovery program designed by Dr. Bucky. Typical recovery regimens include a combination of pre and postsurgical vitamins, lymphatic massage sessions, and around-the-clock care from our dedicated nursing staff.
In the end, combining fat transfer with your breast revision surgery can provide better shape, coverage, and natural-looking results with or without implants.
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