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Lipofilling can restore the lost volume in your breasts with beautiful, natural-looking results.
Lipofilling Breast augmentation with fat transfer is an alternative to traditional breast augmentation procedures, in which a silicone or saline breast implant is used. Quite literally, fat transfer breast augmentation is exactly that. Through a series of intricate steps, I can take fat from an area of excess and transfer it into the breasts, giving them a fuller, more voluminous appearance.
I have developed the procedure of Stem Cell Breast Augmentation, meaning that I use the patients’s own fat tissue, which is a rich source of stem cells and regenerative cells, to provide women the option of enlarging their breast. Stem cells enable the transplanted fat tissue to grow its own blood supply, thus becoming an integral part of the breast rather than a foreign lump.
How is the procedure?
First, fat is removed from your body, either from your buttocks, waist, thighs or other location. In removing this fat, I perform a water-assisted liposuction (WAL), which utilizes streaming water to gently harvest the fat. It’s important for patients to understand this is not simply for the purpose of harvesting fat. I also use this liposuction as an opportunity to perform beautiful body contouring on the targeted area. The fat is then processed to extract and activate the stem cells. The stem cells are then concentrated with the fat and injected in the breast. I precisely and delicately inject the fat into the breasts, always considering their shape and integrity.
What results can I expect?
The end result is enlarged breasts that are very natural in appearance and feel without the complications associated with implants. Unlike traditional implants, this procedure will not interfere with future Mammograms or breastfeeding. The technique does not require general anesthesia, typically requires only 48 hour recovery period and leaves lasting results.
Once injected, the stem cells may the help to:
– Grow new blood vessels to feed the fat
– Releasing anti-inflammatory substances to aid in healing
– Release growth factors to tighten the skin over the breast.
How much can I increase the size of my breast with this method?
Through advancements in the field of Lipofilling, patients can increase their breast size by half a cup size to a full cup size. In many cases this will depend upon how each patient’s body reacts to the reinjected fat. There is some resorption of the fat that can be expected, and the remaining fat should enhance the breasts permanently.
I read most of the fat doesn’t survive so more than one surgery is needed?
New techniques have proven a longer fat survival than in the past. Stem cell techniques in Europe and Japan have shown fat survival to reach sometimes 85%. But indeed it can be that a bigger amount of fat is reabsorbed by your body. In that case and if you are not happy with the final result, we may need to repeat the procedure.
What are the benefits of a breast augmentation with using fat transfer instead of implants?
Because I am using your own tissue, there is no chance of an adverse reaction to a foreign body, as there can be with traditional silicone or saline implants. What that means for you is zero chance of implants complications, like capsular contracture (hard breast implants) and there is no danger of leakage. Any other complication associated with artificial implants is rendered null and void through fat transfer breast augmentation.
This increasingly popular method of Lipofilling has the additional benefit of leaving no scarring in the chest and a virtually invisible scar where the liposuction was performed.
Is it the right procedure for me?
Yes, if you desire an increase in breast size, that is natural in appearance. Lipofilling is ideal for the person who has lost fullness in her breast due to age, weight fluctuations, and breast feeding. Also in the case you have had a medical condition that has affected the shape or size of your breast, then you might be a good candidate for fat grafting breast reconstruction. Whether you have just received a mastectomy, lumpectomy or other procedure, natural breast reconstruction could be an option for you to restore your breast to its original state. Because you are using your own tissue, there is no risk of running into the usual implant-related problems that some run into.
I heard calcifications caused by the surgery can interfere with mammograms?
Studies have proven that newer digital mammograms can easily evaluate if the calcifications in the breast are a suspicious sign or connected to the surgery.
Is this similar to the Stem Cell Breast Augmentations being used in Japan and Korea?
Yes, we offer stem cell enhanced fat transfer which has been proven in Korea and Japan to improve fat survival.
How do I know if Lipofilling is the right procedure for me and not the traditional augmentation with implants?
There are benefits to be gained from each of the various breast augmentation procedures. Overall, the Lipofilling fat transfer method is more natural, has less potential problems, and can increase breasts up to one full cup size in a single treatment.
When deciding which method is best for you, the most important step is a good consultation. In our first consultation I will work with you to establish what your ideal figure is, what concerns you may have, and what you want out of this procedure. If you are first looking to improve your body figure through a liposuction and at the same time interested in improving your breast form, then a breast augmentation with fat transfer is the right choice for you.
However if you have been thinking to increase your breast size and you would not be happy with anything less that a 2-3 cup size increase, then you should definitely consider a breast augmentation with implants.
A picture says more than a million words
In order to protect the privacy of my patients, I deliberately refrain from showing before and after pictures on my website. However, several patients have agreed that their photos can be viewed by potential patients in the practice. During your consultation you will have the opportunity to view images of real patients and the results of my procedures. Some patients have also agreed to talk to potential patients if you want to learn more about the procedure from a patient’s perspective.
- Outpatient with inpatient monitoring in the recovery room after the operation.
- Duration of the procedure:
- approx. 1.5 - 2 hours
- Required downtime:
- 5 – 7 days
- local anaesthesia or sedation
- Additional treatments:
- Liposuction, Breast augmentation, Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- from 8,600 CHF, including operation fee and aftercare, technical service operating theater, medication, possible diagnostics (laboratory, EKG, etc.), postop compression garment