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Breast Fat Injections

Women who desire fuller, more voluptuous breasts may want to consider undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. While most women are aware of breast augmentation surgery using implants, breast fat injections are quickly gaining popularity. This revolutionary procedure utilizes the patient’s own unwanted body fat to enlarge the breasts, producing natural enhancement and stunning body contouring results.

Do you...

  • Want naturally larger and fuller breasts?
  • Struggle with localized pockets of stubborn body fat?
  • Desire moderate breast augmentation?
  • Want to avoid implant upkeep?

What Can Breast Fat Injections Achieve?

Natural Enhancement

Breast fat injections offer women the most natural alternative for breast enhancement. By utilizing fat harvested from the patient’s problem areas, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction during the grafting process. Women who opt for breast fat injections can enjoy beautiful and proportionate breast augmentation.

Sculpted Body Contours

Patients who are concerned with excess body fat as well as small or deflated breasts can benefit from this procedure. Dr. Agullo can remove stubborn fat from various areas of the body to create sculpted contours in addition to enlarging the breasts. Breast fat injections provide overall improvement and produce a voluptuous physique.

Minimal Scarring

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

Procedure

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.

Step 1: Liposuction

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 the virtually anywhere, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back.

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Step 2: 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.

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Step 3: Fat Injection

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.

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Preparing for Your Surgery

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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 for how to plan and prepare for your surgery so that your recovery is as fast and comfortable as possible. Some of his recommendations include:
  • Ask a relative or friend to take you to and from the surgical facility.
  • Have all required documents and identification ready.
  • Avoid eating or drinking after midnight on the day of your surgery.
  • Quit smoking for at least six weeks before and after your scheduled procedure.
  • Stop taking blood-thinning medication or supplements for two weeks before your surgery.

Breast Fat Injections FAQ

How much fat can be injected into the breasts?

The amount of fat that can be injected will vary from patient to patient. Most patients can be augmented one to two cup sizes. Dr. Agullo tends to overfill the breasts, taking into consideration that 30 to 40 percent of the volume will go away. Patients wanting larger increases in breast size may require more than one session of fat injections or might consider implants.

Will there be scars?

The scars used for liposuction are smaller than 5 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.

How long will it take to recover from my breast fat injections procedure?

Some patients can return to work one week after their breast fat injections procedure, but others may feel more comfortable staying home for two weeks. You may be advised to wear a compression garment over the donor sites for several weeks to help minimize postoperative swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

When will I see the final outcome of my breast 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 graft successfully and reveal the final results. Residual swelling may persist for several weeks. Some women need follow-up treatments to obtain their desired bustline.

How long will my breast fat injections results last?

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 the appearance of the breasts.

How much does a breast fat injections procedure cost?

Please refer to our current fee schedule for breast procedure price estimates. These estimates do not incorporate the cost of prescription medications. The exact cost of every cosmetic surgery varies depending on the extent of correction required, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, geographical location, necessary recovery garments, and other factors. Dr. Agullo charges a $100 consultation fee, which is applied to the final cost of your selected treatment. Generally, cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance because they are considered “elective” procedures.

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