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Exploring How Long A Fat Transfer to the Breasts Lasts

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Breast augmentations using natural fat continue to sit atop the top of the list of the most demanded cosmetic procedures yearly. The possibility of restoring or achieving a more curvy, feminine contour from a single treatment has given this alternative to breast implants a surge in popularity.

If you're considering this procedure, it's essential to understand how long the results will last and what factors may affect their durability. In this guide, we'll explore the intricacies of fat transfer to breasts and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

About Fat Transfers To The Breasts

A fat transfer to the breast, also known as fat grafting, is a surgical procedure designed to extract fat from one part of a patient's body and insert it into the breasts to enhance the shape and volume.

The primary process consists of liposuction, the time-tested method for suctioning pockets of fat from areas of the body. Incisions are placed around a 'harvest area,' and a cannula removes the excess fat.

Incisions are then placed strategically around the breast for the cannula to inject the fat then back into the chest to begin contouring.

The Advantages of Breast Augmentation Fat Transfers

A fat transfer to the breasts is ideal for patients that want to enhance their appearance without using an artificial substance such as silicone or saline to serve as a filler. Synthetic fillers have been linked to severe medical complications.

Using your fat as a natural filler allows for a less risky process while providing a more natural-looking and feeling breast.

It is important to note that breast implant surgery is prone to forming more noticeable scarring than natural fat transfers.

All in all, patients undergoing any form of breast augmentation should commit to the process with realistic expectations. Breast fat transfers are unable to provide results as dramatic as implants, given that your body weight determines the amount of filler available.

If you have little to no excess fat but are looking for dramatic changes to your breasts, a natural fat transfer may not be suitable for you. 

How Long Will Your Fat Transfer to Breasts Last?

The longevity of fat transfer results varies from person to person and depends on several factors. Generally, once the fat has settled in the breasts and established a new blood supply, results are permanent with a few caveats. However, it's important to note that individual experiences may differ.

Factors Affecting Longevity

Most patients want to know how long their fat transfer to breast results will last. Various factors can influence how long your fat transfer to breasts will last. Here are some key considerations:

  1. Lifestyle: Leading a healthy lifestyle can significantly impact the longevity of your fat transfer results. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and avoiding habits like smoking can help maintain the transferred fat in your breasts.

  2. Weight fluctuations: Significant weight changes can affect the appearance of your breasts or buttocks following a fat transfer. It is essential to maintain a consistent weight to maximize the longevity of the results.

  3. Post-operative care: Following your surgeon's post-operative instructions diligently can contribute to the longevity of your fat transfer results. This includes avoiding strenuous activities, wearing compression garments as recommended, and attending follow-up appointments.

  4. Natural aging process: As we age, our bodies go through natural processes that can affect the appearance of our breasts. While fat transfer can provide long-lasting results, it is essential to have realistic expectations about the effects of aging.

  5. Individual factors: Each person's body is unique, and individual elements such as metabolism and genetics can influence how long the transferred fat will last. Discussing these factors with your surgeon during the consultation process is crucial.

Given that fat cells expand when a patient gains weight, the remaining fat cells from the 'harvest' area' can still grow, but the concentration of fat in that region will remain lower for good.

In terms of the fat injected into the breasts, the process is the same. If you gain weight, the breasts will grow; if you lose weight, the breasts become smaller. That said, the concentration of fat cells in the breasts will remain permanently higher than before.

As the famed cosmetic surgeon and inventor of AirSculpt, Dr. Aaron Rollins, describes in the video above, once newly transferred fat cells establish a blood supply, they will remain permanently. This fact remains even if you exercise routinely, but know that weight fluctuations can still impact result longevity. 

Skilled surgeons purposely overfill the breasts to account for the natural reabsorption following a graft. Then, after six months, about 70 percent of the transferred material will remain and be susceptible to expansion with weight gain like any other body area.

How Can I Ensure The Best Fat Transfer Results?

Opt for a patented AirSculpt® Fat Transfer, available exclusively at Elite Body Sculpture. This next-generation fat removal technique uses no needles, scalpels, or stitches to transfer fat delicately yet precisely in one wide-awake session.

Patients in Orlando considering breast augmentation can comfortably turn away from traditional liposuction-based fat grafts or breast implants for the Up A Cup™ Breast Enhancement. This technique injects fat cell-by-cell through tiny freckle-sized openings. Not only does this patented method reduce scarring, bruising, and discomfort, but enhancing accuracy at the same time.

Call us at our Orlando body sculpting office or one of our 25+ centers across the United States and Canada to start a free consultation.

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