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Breast Augmentation with Fat Injection

Most of plastic surgeons did not recommend fat injection into breast for augmentation several years ago.  They concerned that it would be difficult to differentiate with breast cancer if masses were palpable or calcified spots were noted in mammography after fat injection into breast.  In recent years, fat injection becomes kind of fashion in Taiwan and the other countries.  Many medical studies of the pros and cons of fat injection were reported.  Many studies also focus on the usage of stem cells from liposuction fat. 

The pros of fat injection are:

  1. No foreign body is implanted.  No risk of capsular contracture which is associated with silicone bag implantation.  When capsular contracture occurs, breasts are hard and look ball shape. 
  2. Scar is minimal.
  3. Body sculpture can be achieved at the same time.

The cons are:

  1. Some proportion of injected fat will be absorbed.  To avoid complication after fat injection, it is recommended not to inject too much fat in one section.  So that ,several section of fat injection is needed to achieve two cups of breast enlargement.
  2. Complications associated with fat injection are: palpable mass, cysts noted under ultrasound, calcified spots in mammography.  By advanced image study, calcified spots associated with fat injection can be differentiated from calcified spots caused by breast cancer. 

For safety, 100 -200 cc of fat can be injected into one side of breasts in one section depending on preoperative thickness of breast tissue.

The lower pictures showed the sequence change of fat injection into breasts.  Upper left is before picture.  Upper right is picture of fat injection (240cc in total) on two months after surgery.  Lower left is picture of second section of fat injection (350 cc in total) on one week after surgery.  Lower right is picture taken two years after second section.  Her cups are up to C-cups.



Lower pictures showed the difference in shape of breasts after implantation and fat injection.  She underwent silicone bag (250 cc bag) implantation before.  She dislikes the foreign body in her body although the result is optimal.  She decided to have the implanted removed and shifted to fat injection procedure.  Upper rows are the pictures after implantation.  Lower rows are pictures after implant removal and several sections of fat injection.

Breasts are more projected after implantation.  The curvature after fat injection is smoother.  Most of result after implantation is not so good as her, but most of result after fat injection can be as good as her.

Upper : after silicone bag implantation.

Upper: after implant removal and fat injection.

To harvest fat, her body is slimmer than before.

Left: Before liposuction.  Right: Afte liposuction.

  • Q: I heard that fat is good or bad, and the fat taken from thighs will survive higher than fat from the other parts. Is it true? Is there a way to change my breasts from small B to small C by one section of fat transfer? When I touch my post-operation breasts, the feeling is the same as real breasts ?
    A: There was no study to show the better places to harvest fat. In order to have a better survival and prevent complication, the amount of fat injected on the side of breast is about 100-200cc at one section of treatment Because part of the fat will be absorbed, one section of fat injection may upgrade about half a cup. The breasts after fat transfer feel natural as real breasts.

    Q: My breasts is not small but sagged after delivery. Do fat transfer improve my sagging? Presently my breasts is big D. I want to use the fat from thighs and abdomen. 
    A: One of the treatment methods for sagging breasts is breast augmentation, which can be done with fat transfer. The advantage is that small incisions are made. But if the sagging is severe, excision of breast skin and then associated scar is unavoidable. 

    Q: Will I get obese when the fat is absorbed?
    A: In histology, it should be said that the fat cells placed on the breasts become smaller or not survive. The fat cells will not go to the other places on your body. You will not get obese due to fat transfer. 
  • 1. Only take painkillers (white pills, acetaminophen 500mg, which does not hurt the stomach), one capsule at a time, one capsule at intervals of 4-6 hours.

    2 Wipe the bath on the day of the operation. If there is a blood-stained medicine on the day of the operation, see the pad. Don't be nervous, please replace it with a clean physiological pad. The next morning, remove the gauze, nursing pad (fat-removing site) and cosmetic gel (fat-replenishing site). The tape at the grease removal site is very sticky, and the removal should be gentle (otherwise, the fragile epidermis will be removed). Liposuction wounds can be coated with the advantages of OK bandage or waterproof stickers. Try to keep the wounds in the liposuction area dry, and change the OK band after taking a shower. The wounds are all tightly closed, you can stick cosmetic glue to take care of scars.

    3 The first three days after the operation, you can use the ice pack to reduce the swelling and relieve the pain. The third day after the operation, you can use hot compress to improve the swelling and bruising (the time of ice and hot compress is 30 minutes and rest 30 minutes)

    4 There is no need to massage the chest (may affect the survival of fat), and wear steel bras less than half a year.

    5 Wearing tights at the fat removal site can reduce edema and bruising.

    6 part of the fat will be absorbed, and it will take three months to stabilize at the fastest. Please return to the clinic for inspection three months after the operation.

    7 If you have any questions about post-operative care, please contact us as soon as possible.


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