Sometimes our decisions change over time based on our needs and wants, and that is okay. You may have had your implants for a long time, and now you think it is time to go implants free.
There can be several reasons you are considering explant surgery. Maybe it is time to remove the implants due to complications such as rupture or capsular contracture. Or perhaps it is because you are ready for a lifestyle change and want to be more natural. Still, the thought of having saggy and droopy breasts is quite daunting for you. Don’t worry. You can even have full, volumized, and perky breasts with fat transfer surgery.
Thanks to modern science, every woman now has more options than ever before to have the shape and size of breasts they want, even if you are going implant-free. So, let’s learn more about fat transfer.
What does the fat transfer procedure involve?
Before choosing to have a fat transfer procedure after the explant surgery, it is essential to understand what the fat transfer procedure involves. Dr. Barrett is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He will reposition your natural fat from the body part you prefer to contour and shape, such as the hips or waist, and transfer it to your breasts.
The first step involves the fat extraction procedure called liposuction. It uses the removal of fat via a manual suction. Then the fat is processed to make it sterile for insertion. Lastly, the processed fat is injected into the breasts.
What are the benefits of fat transfer after the explant surgery?
The explant surgery may leave your breasts droopy, empty, or deflated because it reduces your breast volume. Luckily, there’s no need to worry about losing volume and curves. After the explant surgery, the fat transfer is the best option for achieving natural aesthetic boobs and regain volume, curves, and cleavage.
The other benefits of fat transfer besides natural breast enhancement are:
- No incision and scars are involved.
- More support around glands (improves natural look).
- Significant fullness is achievable with the fat grafting procedure.
Is fat transfer a permanent solution after the explant surgery?
Yes, fat transfer may be a permanent solution for your breasts. After the fat transfer, eventually, the blood supply will innervate the donor fat. Soon, the implanted fat will have its blood supply to nourish and maintain fat cells. Once the blood supply is developed, the results are permanent.
How many fat cells survive after fat transfer?
Almost 50-70% of the fat survives long-term while the rest is removed from the body’s natural metabolic clearance system over 1-3 months.
However, you may need additional sessions to fill the voids and achieve greater volume.
How will my breasts look like after fat transfer?
Please consider the following circumstances after fat transfer:
- Your breasts will not have the same size and shape as you had with implants.
- After the surgery, your breasts’ swelling will give you a feeling of extra volume. Still, once the inflammation settles down, you can expect a slight loss in overall perkiness.
- Not all donor fat cells survive after the implantation; hence, this can also decrease breast volume in the initial months.
What are the exceptional conditions involved in a fat transfer that Dr. Barrett will consider?
Every woman’s body responds differently. There are some points to consider and discuss during your consultation.
- The usual procedure involves both the explant and fat transfer simultaneously. Still, sometimes you need a recovery time after the implant removal.
- You might need multiple fat transfer procedures if you desire a substantial increase in the volume.
- You may need a breast lift (removal of extra skin or tissue to improve elasticity and sagging).
What makes you the right candidate for fat transfer?
The right candidate for fat transfer possesses:
- Good overall general health before the procedure.
- Forthright about any bleeding problems and smoking habits.
- Good donor fat present in the body.
How much fat is required for fat transfer?
It depends on the size you want. Dr. Barrett will analyze how much fat is required for the transfer, and what part of your body is optimal. You might be the right candidate depending on the amount of fat present. Dr. Barrett will decide what is in your best interest.
How long does the recovery take?
Recovery periods vary from patient to patient. Dr. Barrett, a board-certified surgeon, will thoroughly guide you during your consultation.
After the procedure, you will observe bruising where the fat was injected. The bruising may heal within 7-10 days. Within two weeks, the dressing can be removed, and you may go back to a regular working routine. You are also able to go back to your fitness routine within 1-3 months.
Make the right decision today!
Fat transfer is the most reliable way to compensate for the fat loss after the explant surgery. Restore fullness and enjoy natural breasts. A board-certified surgeon in Los Angeles has all the relevant skills that may guarantee you the lasting successful fat transfer results after your explant surgery.