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What are the benefits of fat transfer surgery?

Fat may be moved from an undesirable spot in the body to add volume to an area that can use it, like the breast. We have learned that fat not only adds volume and fullness but also a stem cell effect, where tissues actually rejuvenate. Skin looks better. Trauma from radiation or scars improves.

What is fat transfer surgery like?

How ideal—moving fat from a “bad” area to enhance another area that needs it! Liposuction is performed on an area that would benefit, like the abdomen, thighs or back. This fat is then purified and injected into the face, breast or buttocks to enhance its contours and provide a fuller aesthetic.

Particularly when thinking about the breasts, a slimmer abdomen will make the chest look that much better when enhanced with fat. Inconspicuous, tiny incisions are all that is necessary, and recovery only takes about a week.

Who is a good candidate for breast fat transfer surgery?

Good candidates are women interested in the improvement of visible edges around reconstructive or cosmetic implants, or women who desire a minimal to moderate increase in bust size without resorting to traditional breast implants. This is breast enhancement with your own tissue.

What are reasonable expectations with augmentation of the breast with fat?

Breast size may increase up to 1 cup size, but no more. Fat transfer particularly improves the upper part of the breast, creating better harmony between the breast and chest. Some women undergo 2 or 3 treatments to get larger size outcomes.

What is the recovery like for fat transfer surgery?

Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. One may experience temporary discomfort, swelling, or numbness. Most women resume regular activity within a week. You may require a binder or a girdle with some foam padding to assure a nice, smooth result. As time passes, some fat does get absorbed, possibly up to 50%. Liposuction results are unaffected and permanent with proper diet and exercise.

Undergoing additional treatments

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore breast fat transfer patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore abdominoplasty, body lift, and facial plastic surgery patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other cosmetic procedures offered.

Moving forward with your Baltimore breast fat transfer

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Maryland plastic surgery office at 410-324-6592 to schedule your personal, complimentary consultation today. In the meantime, please visit our online library of before and after photography to better anticipate your breast fat transfer results.