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Your Breast Augmentation Journey

Enhancing your figure with Breast augmentation offers a pathway to a more feminine and captivating silhouette. Whether you seek subtle refinement or a dramatic transformation, breast implants can address asymmetry and sculpt the appearance you envision.

Alternatively, fat transfer breast augmentation in Charlotte, NC utilizes liposuction to harvest fat from specific areas and strategically inject it into the breasts, offering a natural enhancement without implants. Dr. Pratt will expertly advise you on selecting the ideal breast augmentation method tailored to your physique, preferences, and lifestyle.

What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation uses liposuction to remove fat from other body parts and inject it into your breasts. This is an excellent augmentation option for people who want a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer more natural-looking results. The fat transfer gives an increase of up to one bra cup size, which is less than what most women want with breast augmentation.

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Are There Benefits to Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Implants have long been the most popular type of breast augmentation method. However, not every woman wants or needs the dramatic results that breast implants can offer. This is where fat transfer breast augmentation would be the solution.

Some of the benefits associated with fat-transfer breast augmentation include:

  • Subtle adjustment of minor breast asymmetry
  • More natural enlargement of your breasts, using the fat from your abdomen, hips, or thighs
  • Natural volume
  • Shorter recovery due to being less invasive than breast augmentation with implants
  • Little to no scarring around the breast
  • A more youthful physique
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved wardrobe choices
  • A more balanced and proportionate figure
  • Restoration of your upper body after childbirth and nursing

Another benefit is that you can have this procedure done simultaneously with implants without adding additional recovery time. You might choose this option to fine-tune your results to achieve a more even and natural look. When paired with breast implants, fat transfer breast augmentation can enhance results by:

  • Smoothing out volume irregularities for a more symmetrical appearance
  • Concealing implant edges and preventing or correcting rippling
  • Defining the shape and softness of the breast for a more natural look and feel
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Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

If you want an enhanced bust without implants and are in overall good health, you are likely a good candidate for fat-transfer breast augmentation. You should also be realistic in the expectations of your results based on a private consultation with Dr. Pratt.

You are a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation if:

  • You feel that your breasts look deflated
  • Your breasts are sagging and have lost their shape and projection
  • You feel that your breasts have become elongated
  • Your nipples droop below the breast crease
  • One breast hangs lower than the other
  • You want a more traditionally feminine silhouette
  • You want to restore your figure after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • You have sufficient fat cells to be transferred

Following treatment for breast cancer, many women want to restore the natural shape and size of their breasts subtly rather than gaining more volume. Fat transfer breast augmentation can be an excellent option for these women and can boost their self-confidence with natural and beautiful results.

What Should I Expect from the Procedure and Recovery?

First, liposuction collects a generous amount of viable fat cells from a donor area in your own body. Then, these fat cells are specially treated and prepared for injection into the breast. Forty to 50 percent of removed fat will typically survive, and your body will reabsorb the rest. Because of this, multiple liposuction sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired final result.

Soreness and swelling after breast augmentation surgery is natural and can last several weeks. Additionally, you may experience some soreness at the liposuction donor sites. As the swelling dissipates and the transferred fat cells thrive, your final results become more visible. Most women can return to work after a two-week recovery period.

Dr. Pratt will provide you with a thorough aftercare plan detailing how to take care of your surgery sites and instructions on:

  • Bathing
  • Sleeping
  • Exercising
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Bra choices
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Recovery Tips from Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer in Charlotte

  • Rest: Allow your body time to heal and avoid strenuous activities.
  • Compression garments: Wear recommended compression garments to reduce swelling.
  • Pain management: Take prescribed pain medication as directed.
  • Hydration and nutrition: Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to aid healing.
  • Follow post-op instructions: Adhere to your surgeon's guidelines for optimal recovery
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol: These can hinder the healing process.
  • Gentle massages: Follow your surgeon's advice on post-operative massage techniques.
  • Monitor incisions: Keep an eye on incisions for any signs of infection or complications.
  • Gradual return to normal activities: Slowly reintroduce physical activity as advised by your surgeon.
  • Follow-up appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon for evaluation and guidance.

    What results can I get with fat transfer breast augmentation?

    While you may notice an immediate change in your profile, it is vital to understand that fat transfer augmentation does not produce the same results as breast implants. The final shape of the breasts depends on how many fat cells were successfully transferred and your body’s response to surgery. As was previously mentioned, you may need follow-up treatment to achieve your desired volume.

    Breast augmentation using fat transfer offers permanent results that feel and look like natural breast tissue without the use of an implant. As a subtle enhancement, fat transfer breast augmentation helps your breasts naturally look rounder and more pronounced, with an unmistakable boost to your appearance.

    Why Choose Dr. Pratt for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

    Dr. Pratt, a renowned plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC, focuses on providing natural results specifically tailored to your body type, lifestyle, and expectations. With his heartfelt listening, he maps out a journey that focuses on your safety, aesthetic goals, and optimizing the longevity of your transformation. Thanks to his continued training with a prestigious plastic surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Pratt is the best choice for fat transfer breast augmentation.

    While his private practice is exclusively dedicated to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Pratt maintains plastic surgery hospital privileges with Atrium Health Care. He also regularly takes emergency room and facial trauma calls at Charlotte’s Level One Trauma Center in uptown Charlotte and has had the privilege of serving as a medical mission worker in West Africa and Haiti.

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