Longwood Plastic Surgery | Michael Tantillo, M.D.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

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Many women pursue plastic surgery to achieve full, shapely breasts and slim body contours. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a procedure that could help you achieve both these goals? Now there is – with fat transfer – a procedure that uses your own fat to increase the size of your breasts. Women visit Dr. Michael Tantillo from Rhode Island and Boston for breast augmentation with fat grafting achieve natural breast enhancement.

Are you ready to learn more about this innovative technique for breast enhancement? To visit with Dr. Tantillo in person, request a consultation with him. Dr. Tantillo's Massachusetts and Rhode Island breast enlargement patients each receive an in-depth consultation where expectations are discussed, a brief physical examination is performed, and before-and-after photos from past patients are reviewed.

What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

To achieve fat transfer breast augmentation for Boston and Rhode Island patients, Dr. Tantillo uses Body-Jet® liposuction to gently remove fat from areas such as the abdomen, love handles, or thighs. The harvested fat is carefully purified before being placed through micro injections into the breast tissue.

Preparation for fat transfer breast augmentation is a little different than for implant-based augmentation. For several weeks before surgery, patients will need to wear a suction cup bra. This device will help prepare the breast tissue to accept the transferred fat. To ensure optimal results, the device should also be worn for several weeks after surgery.

While this method can achieve noticeable enhancement, keep in mind that fat transfer will not achieve the same results as traditional breast augmentation with implants. Fat transfer is ideal for women looking for a more subtle enhancement, and who like the idea of a more "natural" result. Because your own cells (not an implant) are used for augmentation, you won't need to worry about rupture, deflation, or capsular contracture.

Who Is a Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Not everyone is a good candidate for fat transfer. Dr. Tantillo will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if fat transfer can achieve your breast augmentation goals or if breast implants may be a better option. You may be a good candidate if you:

  • Have good skin quality and breast position (elastic skin and minimal sagging). Women with a great deal of breast drooping or sagging may want to consider a breast lift combined with augmentation using breast implants.
  • Do not plan to lose a significant amount of weight after the procedure. If you lose weight, you will see decreased breast volume.
  • Desire only subtle enhancement, not a dramatic increase in size.
  • Would like to reduce areas of unwanted fat with liposuction.

Recovery & Results

By following Dr. Tantillo's guidelines for your recovery, you are ensuring that you get the most from your fat transfer breast augmentation. Wear the special bra for the indicated amount of time and allow yourself to rest while your body heals.

Your body will naturally absorb some of the fat that is transferred to your breasts. However, the remaining fat should achieve an improved shape as well as a subtle size increase. Your enhanced breasts will be complemented by body contours refined through liposuction.

Getting Started

To find out how fat transfer breast augmentation can renew the shape of your breasts, request your consultation online or call our office at (617) 973-9700. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Tantillo sees patients from Boston, Brookline, and throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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