Breast augmentation fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer or natural breast augmentation, is a sophisticated procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts using your body’s own fat cells. This innovative technique involves two key steps: liposuction to harvest excess fat from donor sites, such as the abdomen or thighs, and subsequent injection of this purified fat into the breasts for augmentation.
At the heart of this procedure lies the concept of achieving natural-looking results. By utilising your own fat cells, we can create subtle enhancements, adding volume and contour to the breasts while maintaining a harmonious balance with your overall physique. Breast augmentation fat transfer is particularly suitable for individuals seeking a modest increase in breast size or those looking to refine the shape and symmetry of their breasts.
Pre-procedure Preparation: Before undergoing fat transfer breast augmentation with Dr Veerle Rotsaert, it’s important to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations. During this consultation, Dr V will evaluate your individual situation, assess your body’s donor sites for fat harvesting, and determine the feasibility of fat transfer for breast augmentation. She will explain the process in detail, addressing any concerns you may have. Additionally, Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide guidance on pre-procedure preparations, such as maintaining a stable weight, avoiding certain medications, and following a healthy lifestyle to optimize the fat transfer procedure.
Risks and Potential Complications: Fat transfer breast augmentation, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. Dr Veerle Rotsaert believes in providing her patients with transparent and accurate information. During your consultation, she will explain the potential risks and complications associated with fat transfer breast augmentation, such as infection, fat necrosis, asymmetry, and changes in breast volume over time. However, with her expertise and meticulous techniques, Dr V aims to minimize these risks and ensure a safe and successful procedure.
Pre-procedure Instructions: Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with detailed pre-procedure instructions to follow before your fat transfer breast augmentation. These instructions may include guidelines on medication management, dietary restrictions, and lifestyle modifications to optimize your safety and surgical outcome. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully and address any questions or concerns you may have with Dr V’s team to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.
Preparing for Recovery: Recovery after fat transfer breast augmentation is an essential phase in achieving optimal results. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with personalized guidance on how to prepare for your recovery period. This may involve arranging for assistance with daily activities, ensuring you have comfortable post-operative garments, and understanding the healing process. Dr V will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care, including guidelines for managing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Throughout your recovery, Dr Veerle Rotsaert and her team will be available to support you and monitor your progress.
7. Combined Treatments: Dr. V often recommends combining breast augmentation fat transfer with Onda Coolwaves treatment at Tempus Belgravia. This revolutionary technology utilises painless microwave technology to melt away fat, tightening the skin and improving irregularities. By combining these procedures, we enhance the overall outcome for both the donor and receptor areas.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is typically performed under general anaesthesia. This ensures your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Our team of experienced anaesthesiologists will closely monitor you during surgery, providing a pain-free and stress-free experience. Dr Rotsaert will discuss the anaesthesia process and address any concerns you may have during your consultation.
The duration of breast augmentation fat transfer surgery varies depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the amount of fat being transferred. On average, the surgery may take approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, it is important to note that Dr. V prioritises meticulous planning and delicate tissue handling to achieve imperceptible scars and optimal results. This may extend the overall duration of the procedure.
Following breast augmentation fat transfer, you can expect to see immediate improvements in the size and shape of your breasts. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the final results will gradually become apparent as the swelling subsides and the fat cells settle into their new location. The transferred fat cells develop a blood supply, ensuring their long-term survival and providing lasting enhancement.
To facilitate a smooth recovery and optimise your results, Dr V provides comprehensive aftercare instructions. These guidelines may include wearing a supportive bra, avoiding strenuous activities, and following a balanced diet to support the healing process. Regular follow-up appointments will allow me to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and ensure that your recovery is progressing as expected.
The recovery time following fat transfer breast augmentation varies among individuals. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few weeks. However, it is important to avoid strenuous exercises and activities that may put pressure on the breasts during the initial stages of recovery. Dr Rotsaert will provide you with specific guidelines tailored to your case, ensuring a smooth recovery and optimal healing.
One of Dr V’s primary goals as a plastic surgeon is to minimise visible scarring and achieve the most natural-looking results possible. For breast augmentation fat transfer, I employ meticulous techniques and delicate tissue handling to ensure imperceptible scars. Incisions for liposuction and fat injection are typically small and strategically placed to minimise their visibility. Over time, these scars fade and become less noticeable, allowing you to enjoy the transformative results without the worry of conspicuous marks.
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After fat transfer breast augmentation, Dr Rotsaert may recommend wearing a supportive bra or compression garment to provide proper support to the breasts and aid in the healing process. This helps minimise swelling and ensures the best possible results. Dr Rotsaert will provide specific recommendations tailored to your needs during your consultation.
Dr. Veerle is known for her meticulous approach and personalised treatment plans. She understands that each patient is unique, and takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals. With a deep understanding of the latest advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Veerle utilises innovative techniques to achieve natural-looking and harmonious results.
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