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Melbourne Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Specialists
Women in and around Melbourne, Australia, are having fat transfer procedures to increase the size of their breasts. A fat transfer breast augmentation includes the harvesting of fat from areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise (e.g., thighs, abdomen, hips) for transfer into the breast. Other names that refer to a fat transfer breast augmentation include a natural breast augmentation, autologous fat grafting breast injections and fat transplant breast augmentation. During a natural breast augmentation procedure, the surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics can increase the size of a woman’s breasts by up to one cup. However, if a patient has multiple fat transplant procedures, the surgeons can increase her breast size by up to two cups. During a fat transplant breast augmentation, Chelsea Cosmetics’ surgeons can also use harvested fat to enhance a patient’s breasts in other ways (e.g., to address contour deformities and enhance her cleavage).
What Are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Melbourne, Australia?
Autologous fat grafting is ideal for a woman who would like a modest breast size increase (i.e., up to one cup). Women who would like to increase their breasts more than a single cup may be able to do so without implants if they have multiple fat grafting breast augmentation procedures.
During an autologous fat transfer, besides providing the patient with an implant-free, breast-size increase that looks and feels natural, the surgeon can address other breast issues.
Changes surgeons can make to the breasts during a natural breast augmentation include:
- Increasing the volume in the upper pole of the breast. Loss of volume in this area of the breast is common. Volume loss frequently results from weight loss, breastfeeding or implant removal.
- Improving the shape of the patient’s breast.
- Visibly increasing the size of the breast with minimal scarring. As long as the patient avoids exposing her surgical incisions to UV light during the healing process, as time passes, these scars fade, becoming nearly invisible.
- Removing excess fat in areas of the body that the surgeon uses for fat harvesting. Common fat harvesting areas include the thighs, hips and abdomen.
- Rejuvenating the breast tissue and skin for women having breast reconstruction surgery. The transfer of natural stem cells helps with the healing of a reconstructed breast.
- Improving contour deformities or reducing the visibility of a rippling breast implant.
- Balancing slightly uneven breasts.
- Reshaping and contouring a patient’s cleavage during her breast reduction procedure or lift.
In addition, surgeons can improve the results of a patient’s breast implant surgery by strategically transferring fat around the implant.
A Customised Breast Enhancement Procedure Using Autologous Fat at Chelsea Cosmetics
To provide every patient with amazing results, the surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics create personalised treatment plans.
Some of the reasons women decide to have fat transferred to their breasts include, they:
- Are interested in a slight breast increase (one or two cups) without the use of implants. These women may be good candidates for a breast augmentation at Chelsea Cosmetics using only autologous fat.
- Would like substantially larger breasts and enhanced cleavage. These women may want to consider having the surgeon place an implant for volume and then transfer fat to increase the amount of cleavage they have.
- Already have breast implants, but would like to remove and replace them with one of the newer, more innovative breast prostheses that are available.
- Have implants, but are experiencing complications related to implant visibility. These women may request that the surgeon perform a fat transfer to reduce the visibility of their wrinkling or rippling breast implant.
- Have a visible implant due to a lack of breast tissue and would like to use their own fat to add volume above the implants, thus, reducing their visibility.
At Chelsea Cosmetics, the Adavive Machine Produces Superior Breast Enhancement Results
To provide autologous fat breast injection patients with beautiful, natural-looking results, Chelsea Cosmetics frequently uses the revolutionary Adavive machine. This machine segregates the pure fat cells from the blood and tumescent fluid that is collected during the harvesting process.
The Adavive process concentrates the pure fat cells, so they can be added to other fat cells prior to injection. When compared with the traditional fat transfer breast augmentation procedure and previous fat cell concentration methods, the Adavive segregation process provides Chelsea Cosmetics’ natural breast augmentation patients with exceptional breast enhancement results.
Following the harvesting process, Chelsea Cosmetics’ expert team prepares, concentrates and splits the cells before arranging them for reintroduction into the patient’s body. Once the surgeon receives the purified cells, he or she strategically injects them into targeted areas of the breasts. The areas the surgeon targets depends on the patient’s desired results (e.g., enhanced cleavage, shapelier breasts).
Reasons Chelsea Cosmetics’ Surgeons Prefer to Perform Fat Transplants Using the Adavive Process
The surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics prefer to perform fat transfers using the Adavive process because the patient’s end result looks and feels even more natural than the results they can achieve with the traditional fat transplant breast augmentation procedure or breast implant surgery.
When comparing the results of traditional fat transplant techniques with the Adavive process, patient results are at least 50% more significant when Chelsea Cosmetics’ surgeons use the revolutionary Adavive process.
Furthermore, risks and complications (e.g., an allergy to anaesthesia, the development of an infection) are greatly decreased with the Adavive fat transplant process, especially when compared to the risks associated with breast implant surgery (e.g., skin necrosis).
Anticipating Fat Resorption, Experienced Surgeons Frequently Transfer More Fat than the Patient Needs
An experienced surgeon knows that within the first three months of surgery, the body reabsorbs the fat that was unable to establish a blood supply. For this reason, Chelsea Cosmetics’ surgeons frequently harvest and transfer more fat to the breasts than is necessary. This practice helps the patient attain the results she desires, despite the resorption process.
Typical fat survival rates based on type of fat transfer:
- The traditional autologous fat grafting breast injection procedure has a fat survival rate that is approximately 30%. That is why the procedure has to be repeated two to three times to get acceptable results.
- When Chelsea Cosmetics’ surgeons use the revolutionary Adavive machine to prepare the harvested fat for transfer, the survival rate is 40%-50% higher than can be achieved with the traditional method.
Once the three months pass, the viable fat remaining in the breasts is permanent.
A Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Melbourne, Australia
Patients need to bring a driver with them on the day of their procedure.
A fat transplant breast augmentation takes from two to six hours. The length of a patient’s procedure depends on the amount of fat the surgeon is removing for transfer.
The Fat Transplant Breast Augmentation Procedure Has Four Stages
Three days before fat transplant the breast injected by PRP (plasma rich platelets) to prepare the area for the transplanted fat and to have more circulation in the area.
Before the liposuction procedure begins, patients who are having their fat transplant breast augmentation at Chelsea Cosmetics in Melbourne, Australia, receive local anaesthesia in the areas where the surgeon is removing excess fat.
Stage One: Using Liposuction, the Surgeon Harvests the Fat for Transfer
The surgeon creates small incisions in the fat harvesting areas. After creating these incisions, the surgeon injects tumescent fluid into the subcutaneous fat.
What is tumescent fluid?
Tumescent fluid helps break up the fat, making removal via suction easier. This fluid consists of epinephrine and lidocaine. Epinephrine shrinks the capillaries, reducing the likelihood that the patient will experience bleeding. Lidocaine is an anaesthetic that numbs the harvesting areas during fat collection. This anaesthetic effect lasts for some time following surgery.
Fat deposit removal
Using a blunt-tipped cannula (i.e., thin tube) that is attached to the collection compartment of a liposuction machine, the surgeon strategically removes fat and tumescent fluid, contouring the area during the process.
During the fat removal process, the surgeon must be very careful to ensure that the fat cells remain viable. Fat cells that sustain damage during collection are inadequate for transfer.
The surgeon closes the incisions. In some cases we keep the wound opened to drain the fluids.
Choosing an experienced surgeon to perform liposuction is crucial:
It is essential that the surgeon performing the liposuction procedure have experience contouring the areas of the body being used for harvesting. Otherwise, too much fat may be removed from one area and not enough from another, thus, causing the patient’s contouring results to be uneven.
The surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics are highly experienced in the liposuction body contouring process.
Stage Two: Preparing the Fat Cells for Injection
After collection, Chelsea Cosmetics’ expert team separates the fat cells using a centrifuge (for the traditional fat transfer method) or the Adavive machine.
Following the separation process, but before being transferred into syringes for injection, the system is a closed technique and that minimizes the chance of contamination and infection in the same time it gets rid of all the unwanted old fat cells and triglycerides. Once the purification process is complete, the team carefully transfers the fat cells into syringes.
Stage Three: Creating the Incisions on the Breast for Transfer
The surgeon makes small incisions in specific areas of the patient’s breasts. Incision location depends on the changes the patient wants the surgeon to make.
Once the surgeon creates the incisions and receives the syringes, the injection process begins.
Stage Four: Transferring the Fat
Each syringe has a small hollow tube that the surgeon uses to inject the cells into the patient’s breasts. Familiarity with this injection process is the key to attaining optimal fat transfer breast augmentation results. An inexperienced surgeon may unintentionally damage fat cells during injection.
The surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics in Melbourne, Australia, use their experience with the transfer process to give the fat cells the best possible chance for survival.
Directly Following a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Melbourne, Australia
Directly following an autologous fat transplant, the surgeon closes the incisions. Then the surgeon provides the patient with a post-surgical bra, as well as a compression garment.
This compression garment supports the fat harvesting areas, allowing them to adjust to their new contours as the patient’s body heals. Patients may need to wear this compression garment for up to six weeks.
The surgical bra provides support for the transferred fat cells as they begin building themselves a new blood supply. For a week or two after surgery, the patient wears her post-surgical bra day and night. Once she no longer has to wear the post-surgical bra, surgeons usually recommend that the patient begin wearing a sports bra. This type of bra provides some support, while allowing the breast area to receive adequate blood flow, which is vital to the healing process.
The Benefits of Choosing Multiple Fat Transfer Sessions
Women, who do not want breast implants but would like to increase the size of their breasts by more than a cup, may be good candidates for a series of fat grafting sessions.
Due to the benefits of having smaller volumes of fat injected (e.g., prevent the need for overfilled or compressed breast tissue), some women choose multiple sessions even if they are only interested in a slight breast increase.
Recovering from a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Melbourne, Australia
For several days after surgery, patients should expect to feel mildly sore. Some patients experience a dull pain in their breasts or in the harvesting areas. To help reduce this discomfort, the surgeon either prescribes pain medication or recommends over-the-counter pain medication.
Expect to Experience Inflammation and Bruising
Bruising and inflammation in the breasts, as well as in the fat harvesting areas are common. The bruises resulting from the liposuction procedure should diminish in about two weeks. However, the bruising on the breasts lasts a bit longer, subsiding about a month after surgery.
Moderate Activity Is Acceptable the Day After a Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer in Melbourne, Australia
The day after surgery, the patient can return to moderate activity.
To optimise the amount of fat that remains viable and allow the body to heal, for a few weeks after surgery patients need to refrain from participating in strenuous activities (e.g., heavy lifting, playing sports).
After about six weeks, the surgeon releases the patient to return to her normal activities (e.g., yoga). At this point, patients can usually see some of the contouring results in the harvesting areas.
For at least 12 weeks after having fat transplant surgery to the breasts, patients need to refrain from manipulating their breast tissue.
The One-week Follow-up Visit
During this follow-up appointment, the surgeon examines the patient’s breasts, ensuring they are healing as expected.
At this point, the patient’s breasts may seem larger than she expected them to be, but this is a temporary side effect. This increase in size occurs due to inflammation and any extra fat the surgeon injects to replace those that will not survive the transfer.
Returning to Work
Following a fat transfer breast augmentation, most women return to work within a week of surgery.
What to Expect Six Months After a Fat Transplant Breast Enhancement Procedure
At the six-month mark, patients can expect their breasts to feel relatively normal because the majority of the inflammation has now subsided.
The Final Fat Transplant Breast Augmentation Results
Once the patient reaches the 12-month mark, her breasts have settled. At this point, she can see the final size and shape of her breasts.
How Long Do the Results of a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Last?
The results of a fat transplant into the breasts are permanent; however, the patient should expect her breasts to continue ageing with the rest of the body.
A Consultation at Chelsea Cosmetics in Melbourne, Australia, for a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
The first step a woman needs to take to attain the larger, shapelier breasts with the enhanced cleavage she desires is booking a consultation with one of the surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics.
At this consultation, the surgeon reviews the patient’s medical history and asks the patient what she would like to achieve with a fat transfer to her breasts. The surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics encourage patients to be candid about what they would like to achieve. Knowing the patient’s desires is the only way the surgeon can provide her with optimal results.
Some patients find it helpful to create a list of questions to ask the surgeon during the consultation. In addition, if a patient takes medications or has a lengthy medical history, creating a list with this information can make the registration process quicker and easier.
The Physical Examination
The surgeon examines the patient’s breasts as well as the areas that may be used to harvest fat.
During this examination, the surgeon may take measurements of the patient’s breasts and potential harvesting areas. If the patient decides to move forward with a breast enhancement procedure using autologous fat, the surgeon may take photos of her breasts, as well as the potential harvesting sites. The surgeon uses all of this information to create the patient’s personalised treatment plan. In Chelsea Cosmetics we use 3D simulation program to show the shape of the breasts after fat transfer as well as the volume of fat transferred to the breast to give the desired breast shape.
Preparing for a Breast Augmentation Using Autologous Fat
For the 10 days leading up to surgery, patients need to discontinue taking medications that could cause unnecessary bleeding (e.g., blood thinners and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Individuals who use products that contain nicotine must stop using them for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after. Discontinuing the use of these products is important because one of the side effects associated with nicotine is constricting the blood vessels. These constrictions slow blood flow, which negatively affects the healing process. This lack of blood flow could result in open wounds and increase the likelihood of infection.
Avoid alcoholic beverages for at least a week before surgery and a week after. Alcohol tends to increase inflammation, which is why avoiding it is recommended.
To ensure the patient is comfortable following surgery, she needs to have oversized tops that open in the front. The patient should wear one of these oversized tops to Chelsea Cosmetics on the day of her procedure.
The patient has to ask someone she trusts to serve as her chauffeur on the day of her augmentation fat transfer. As long as the patient can wear her seat belt, she can return to driving 24 hours after surgery.
Risks Associated with a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Melbourne, Australia
For decades, fat transfer procedures have allowed surgeons to augment numerous areas of the body. Although the likelihood of a complication is low, patients still need to know the potential complications.
General surgical risks that are possible with any surgical procedure include:
- A reaction to the anaesthetic or medications the surgeon uses during surgery.
- The onset of an infection.
- Visible scarring.
- Open wounds.
Risks associated with the fat grafting procedure include:
- Contouring defects to the breasts or harvesting areas.
- Fat loss in the breasts due to reabsorption.
- Fat necrosis.
- Not injecting enough fat.
- Injecting too much fat.
- An asymmetrical result due to variances in the amount of transferred fat that survives.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Cost?
Due to the addition of liposuction to a breast enhancement procedure with fat grafting, this procedure is usually more expensive than an augmentation that only uses breast implants. A woman who is interested in having a fat grafting procedure to increase the size of her breasts should book an appointment at Chelsea Cosmetics. After her initial consultation, the surgeon can provide the patient with important information, including how much her breast enhancement procedure will cost.
Reasons Women Choose Chelsea Cosmetics in Melbourne, Australia, to Perform Their Breast Augmentations
The surgeons at Chelsea Cosmetics prefer to perform fat transfers using the Adavive method. With Adavive, the patient’s result looks and feels even more natural than the results that can be achieved with the traditional fat transfer breast enhancement procedure or breast implant surgery.
Since a fat transfer breast augmentation includes liposuction of targeted areas, a woman who has an autologous fat transfer to her breasts can attain the body contours as well as the breasts she desires, without the need for an implant. If you would like to learn more about this revolutionary breast enhancement procedure, contact Chelsea Cosmetics at +61 3 8822 3472 to book your appointment today. Chelsea Cosmetics address is 2/114 James Street, Templestowe, VIC 3106, Australia.
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