Commonly used in the plastic surgery world, fat transferring or fat grafting is almost like you are fixing two parts of your body in one go. Essentially, it is taking fat from one part of your body and placing it in another. So, for example, you will get bigger breasts and smaller hips! What’s not to love?
Fat transfer is now being used as part of breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. The fat is being used to fill in minor differences in the breasts after reconstruction surgery. Now, doctors have even tried to recreate an entire breast using the fat transfer method.
One of the best things about fat transfer is that it is more or less completely natural! There are no foreign substances entering your body. It all came directly from you. This means that there will be fewer negative reactions from your body complaining about outside substances, and the results look more natural!
One of the downsides of this is that the fat is often reabsorbed into the body. This means that while your new, large breasts might gradually shrink back down. This problem is easily solved; some surgeons simply add more fat than you need during the initial procedure. However, that has its downsides in and of itself.
There is also a special device called the Brava device that can help stop this natural volume decrease. Essentially, it uses suction to stretch out the tissue, creating space for the newly-injected fat to stay. If you don’t want to wear this device for the few weeks leading into your fat grafting procedure, you can simply have multiple fat grafting procedures done over the course of a few months.
For More Than Just Breasts
Although we have focused mostly on how fat transfer can be used to fill up those bra cups, fat transfer can be used in many different parts of the body, including:
- Sunken cheeks and face
- Tweaking already-existing curves
Fat transfer is especially effective in small areas, often being used to correct and fill in minor irregularities after major plastic surgeries.