Fat transfer involves two steps: harvesting the fat and the fat injecting procedures.
The fat cells are obtained via a syringe using a liposuction technique and are then processed for transplantation. The process includes purification, which involves eliminating anesthetics, lipids and medical fluids apart from the fat so as to obtain healthy fat cells.
Using this technique lessons the chances of transfer of unwanted material with the fat while increasing the chance of a successful fat transfer because the purer the injected substances, the better the yield of fat cells.
Once the fat cells are processed, they are meticulously injected in dozens of small injections into the breast tissue, between the chest wall and skin of the breasts and in some instances the muscle.
In the weeks to come you will continue to see improvements, as the implanted fat gradually becomes part of your breasts. It can take six months or more for you to see the full results. You can expect your new breast size and volume is permanent as long as you keep your weight stable.
In some cases there will be a need for a second lipotransfer procedure. Patients can expects 1-1 ½ cup size per fat transfer procedure. If you desire to be larger than what one fat transfer can yield you will need two or more procedures.
When doing fat transfer Dr. Urzola uses PRP for all procedures. Patients also have the option of adding stem cells to their fat transfer procedure.
Other cases where fat transfer to breast can be performed:
-Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
Other cases where fat transfer can be used:
-Fat transfer to hollow under eyes
-Fat transfer to lips
-Fat transfer to cheeks
-Fat transfer to smile lines