One of the most popular ways patients can reshape their breasts is by getting breast implants. For some, implants may sound intimidating leading them to look at other breast alteration surgeries such as breast fat transfer surgery.
The surgery involves the surgeon removing fat from the body. The fat is then injected into the breasts resulting in reshaped breasts that are more firm and youthful-looking. Because this combination surgery reshapes the breasts and gets rid of unwanted fat, it may sound too good to be true and patients may have questions. Here are answers.
How big will my breasts be?
The size of your breasts after surgery is dependent on many factors such as age, natural breast size, or medical history. However, a breast fat transfer surgery is ideal for patients who want a small increase in their breast size. Because the surgery uses fat, patients can go up a full-size cup. This leaves patients with natural-looking yet modest results. For patients who want a bigger enlargement, breast implants may be the better option.
Can I breastfeed after surgery?
Most breast augmentation surgeries allow mothers to breastfeed their children. Mothers who can’t breastfeed due to breast surgery have had their nipples impacted. This is due to incisions being made around the areola. For most breast fat transfer surgeries, the surgeon makes tiny incisions around the perimeter of the breasts. This doesn’t affect the ducts that are connected to the nipples which means the procedure will not affect the patient’s breastfeeding ability.
How long is recovery?
Patients may experience swelling and bruising but most patients can go back to normal activities after just a few days after their procedure. However, patients are encouraged to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise or heavy lifting, for a few weeks.
The recovery time is short because the procedure involves tiny incisions which results in no scarring. Because it takes the body time to get accustomed to the new fat, the final results can take a couple of months to show but the results are long-lasting.
A breast fat transfer surgery does not pose any long-term effects that are related to breast cancer. Because it doesn’t involve implants, they can be easier to maintain and don’t require MRI checkups.
If you have more questions about Miami breast fat transfer surgery, speak to one of the many expert surgeons at the at Seduction Cosmetic Center.