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Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections in El Paso, TX

You may have heard of breast lifts or breast augmentation (implants) as a method of improving the shape and firmness of breasts, but one of the newer techniques now available for consideration is fat injections. Fat injections are used for a wide array of plastic surgical procedures, and they can be used to increase volume and shape in the breast area.

El Paso breast enhancement surgeries can also combine fat injections with a breast lift to improve their breasts’ natural appearance, even without implants. Your breasts will have a softer, more natural feel and look compared to silicone or saline breast implants when fat injections are done as an alternative to breast augmentation.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections?

A breast augmentation using fat injections offers women the most natural alternative for breast enhancement by utilizing fat harvested from the patient’s problem areas. There is no risk of implant rejection or allergic reaction during the implant process, making it a safer procedure than traditional breast implants.Fat injections can also enhance the size and shape of the breasts while slimming and sculpting the surrounding areas. Dr. Agullo can remove stubborn fat from various areas of the body to create sculpted contours and enlarge the breasts. Breast fat injections provide overall improvement and produce a voluptuous physique, allowing women to enjoy beautiful and proportionate breast augmentation.
This procedure is ideal for women hoping to:
  • Add volume and shape to their breasts
  • Create natural curves in the upper chest and breast area
  • Achieve large, full, and natural-looking breasts
  • Maintain a conservative to moderate approach to breast augmentation
  • Avoid implant upkeep while still enjoying the benefits of breast enhancement

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections?

Breast augmentation using fat injections is an all-natural way to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. However, women interested in breast augmentation using fat injections are likely to be better candidates if:

  • They have adequate fat on their body to harvest
  • Are in good overall health and do not suffer from underlying health conditions
  • Do not smoke or are willing to stop smoking for a significant time before their surgery
  • Do not drink alcohol or are willing to stop drinking for a significant time before their surgery
  • Have clear goals and realistic expectations of their results

Are you a candidate for a breast augmentation using fat injections? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.

What Is Discussed During My Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will:

  • Discuss your goals and expectations
  • Evaluate your breasts and determine whether you have an adequate amount of fat to transfer from other areas of your body
  • Identify where the fat will be removed from
  • Take measurements and photos
  • Explain how to prepare for your breast augmentation using fat injections
  • Explain the procedure process for your breast augmentation with fat injections
  • Explain the recovery process

What Does Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections Include?

Breast augmentation with fat injections is performed using a three-step fat transfer process that involves harvesting unwanted fat, purifying it, and injecting it into the breasts. Fat transfer is an innovative procedure that provides natural and long-lasting body contouring effects.

Liposuction of the Body

Liposuction of the Body

After determining which parts of the body will be the designated donor sites, Dr. Agullo removes localized fat deposits with liposuction. Fat can be harvested from virtually anywhere, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. Skin tightening of the liposuction areas can be done simultaneously with Renuvion J-Plasma and/or BodyTite.

Fat Purification

Fat Purification

The collected fat is purified using a closed-system device to remove debris, excess fluid, and low-quality fat cells. Utilizing the healthiest fat cells ensures maximum retention and optimal results.

Fat Transfer to the Breast

Fat Transfer to the Breast

Once the fat is purified, it is carefully injected into the breast tissue using a thin cannula. Dr. Agullo injects the fat in thin, even layers to create smooth and natural-looking results.

How Should I Prepare for My Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections?

Some patients may be advised to wear an external expander, which boosts tissue and blood vessel generation, for several weeks before their breast fat injections procedure. Dr. Agullo will also provide thorough instructions on how to plan and prepare for your surgery so that your recovery is as fast and comfortable as possible. Planning and preparation are essential for a quicker and smoother recovery. Before having your breast augmentation using fat injections, you should:

  • Stop smoking for at least six weeks to decrease your risk of complications, blood thinning, and clotting.
  • Avoid taking medication and herbal supplements that thin your blood for at least two weeks before your procedure
  • Schedule a family member or friend to drive you home after your procedure
  • Fast from eating or drinking after midnight on your procedure date
  • Come fully prepared with the proper paperwork and identification

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What Can I Expect for My Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injection Recovery?

Because breast augmentation using fat injections utilizes fat grafting rather than breast implants, patients can return more quickly than if they had received a more invasive treatment. Most patients can return to work in roughly one week.

One of the biggest bonuses by having fat grafting is the rapid recovery time as compared to having traditional breast augmentation surgery. Many plastic surgeons do the fat transfers in many small injections, rather than in one large amount to enable precision reshaping of the breasts. This also helps to localize any deformities or asymmetrical breast shapes that existed before the procedure.

It is important to know that not all of the fat transferred will survive; hence it may take one to three treatments for a woman to achieve the desired effect. You can expect to gain one to to one and a half cup sizes with each fat transfer.

Is Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections Painful?

Breast augmentation using fat injections is performed with anesthesia to ensure that there is virtually no pain during or immediately after the procedure. Any residual discomfort or irritation produced from the bruising and swelling can be easily managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

Will Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections Leave Scars?

The scars used for liposuction are smaller than five millimeters or ¼ inch and are placed in areas that can easily be hidden. One or two even smaller incisions are made in the lower breast fold for the fat injections.

Unlike traditional breast augmentation surgery, breast enlargement with fat injections does not involve large incisions. Fat is removed from the body and injected into the breasts through minuscule incisions, creating inconspicuous scars with minimal recovery time.

When Will I See Results for My Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections?

You will notice an immediate improvement in the size and shape of your breasts following your breast fat injections procedure, but it can take a few months for the fat to reveal the final results. Residual swelling may persist for several weeks.

Some women need follow-up treatments to obtain their desired bustline.

What Does Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections Surgery Cost?

Dr. Agullo will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation. You can see a list of each procedure’s approximate prices on our current fee schedule, which lists Dr. Agullo’s price of $7,300 for breast augmentation using fat injections with two liposuction sites and $5,300 for one liposuction site.

Dr. Agullo charges a consultation fee of $100, which is applied to the cost of your treatment. Generally speaking, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective” and is not covered by most insurance plans. The prices listed on our fee schedule represent the minimum cost of the procedures, including anesthesia and surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products. The cost of prescription medications, however, is not included. All fees must be paid in full prior to the scheduled treatment.

Before & After

Fat Transfer to Breast before and after patient two

* Results may vary

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What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections?

What are the risks of breast augmentation using fat injections?

All surgical procedures carry risk. These risks include:

  • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Unfavorable scarring at the liposuction sites
  • Blood clots
  • Fat embolism

You can significantly decrease the possibility of you experiencing any complications by utilizing all of Dr. Agullo’s pre- and post-surgical advice.

Is breast augmentation using fat injections safe?

Breast augmentation of any kind can suffer from serious risk when the procedure is not performed correctly by a skilled surgeon. This includes breast augmentations that require fat injections as the donor site must be safely harvested, and the fat must be safely purified. These risks include embolism, which can be fatal. Dr. Agullo has years of expertise providing safe fat injections to both the breasts and other areas of the body, such as the butt. His knowledge and specialties in these areas are a testament to his passion for the highest quality in methodology and technique required of modern, safe medical practice.

Dr. Agullo (aka Dr. WorldWide) is a member of many associations dedicated to safe practices and a board-certified plastic surgeon who adheres to the safest guidelines in the aesthetic medicine industry. Dr. Agullo does not inject fat into the muscle; he uses a large blunt cannula with vibration and stays away from the important veins found in the chest. By following these guidelines, the likelihood of a fat embolism is minimized.

Should I choose breast augmentation using fat injections instead of breast implants?

For women looking for a mild to moderate increase in breast size, fat injections are an ideal alternative to breast implants for their enhancements that do not require large incisions or the risk of developing implant-based complications like capsular contracture or implant displacement. For women looking for a more natural feeling and appearance, fat injections are also ideal as they use a patient’s fat to create believable and real contours to the chest. Fat injections are also a perfect choice for women who have fat that they would like to be harvested and repurposed to their newfound voluptuousness.

Will my breast augmentation using fat injection results be permanent?

Once the body has absorbed excess fat that did not graft to the breast tissue, the remaining fat becomes a permanent part of the body. However, significant weight fluctuations, pregnancies, and breastfeeding after your procedure can alter their breasts’ appearance.

What procedures can be combined with my breast augmentation using fat injections?

Breast augmentation using fat injections is combined with liposuction of at least one area of the body to harvest and repurpose fat. El Paso breast enhancement surgeries can also combine fat injections to a breast lift to improve the natural appearance of their breasts, even without implants. Your breasts will have a softer, more natural feel and look as compared to silicone or saline breast implants when fat injections are done as an alternative to breast augmentation.

Is it a good idea to gain weight before breast augmentation using fat injections so that Dr. Agullo can have enough fat?

Whether a patient should gain or lose weight before a procedure is always a difficult question to answer. While gaining weight will enable Dr. Agullo to harvest more volume of fat and transfer it to the breasts, you must maintain your new, higher weight permanently. Losing weight and returning to your previous weight may cause you to lose breast volume. Nonetheless, the proper and ideal weight for each patient can only be determined during consultation. This allows you to remain at a healthy weight prior to and after your treatment.

Interested in Learning More About Breast Augmentation Using Fat Injections?

If you want to learn more about Dr. Agullo’s breast augmentation using fat injections, contact his office by calling (915) 590-7900. Dr. Agullo offers breast augmentation using fat injections for patients in El Paso, Texas, and the greater El Paso area.

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