About Fat Transfer Augmentation
Many women are unaware that an alternative to increasing breast size with implants even exists. Yet, while Dr. Placik’s Chicago fat transfer augmentation may not be as well-known as breast implants, the right candidates can see beautiful results. Because the process uses fat cells from your own body, breast augmentation through fat grafting is truly all-natural, allowing you to enjoy larger breasts that are comprised of organic fatty tissue, just like your existing breasts.
Fat transfer augmentation may require preparation of the breasts with special external expansion devices such as the BRAVA® or Noogleberry® in order to optimize survival of the fat. These are not always necessary particularly in instances where implants are currently in place. Fat transfer can be used to treat patients with breast asymmetry, such as Poland’s syndrome, Pectus excavatum, chest wall irregularities or constricted or tuberous (tubular) breast deformity.
Fat transfer augmentation is a two-step process that first begins with liposuction to collect living fat cells. Typically, the fat is removed from selected donor sites such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, arms and more. The slimming effect of liposuction in the donor area is an added benefit for women who pursue fat transfer augmentation. Once enough fat cells are collected, Dr. Placik will strategically inject the fat into your breasts in order to add volume and create soft, even contours. In patients with sufficient donor sites or in those desiring additional augmentation, additional procedures may be accomplished at a later date (typically 6 months) in order to achieve even greater volume.