Fat Grafting of the Breast 2020-03-22T22:02:33+00:00
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Fat Grafting of the Breast

PROCEDURE:
Using one’s own fat to enhance the appearance of the breasts

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE:

  • Any patient who requests a breast augmentation however prefers their own tissue over a silicone implant
  • Breasts should not be ptotic (droopy)
  • A small breast size increase preference
  • Donor fat available for harvesting

DESCRIPTION:

Breast augmentation with the use of fat is growing in popularity.  More patients prefer the use of their own fat to enhance their breasts.  This is not possible for everyone though.

Fat is harvested from the tummy, thighs or love handles through small (< 5mm) incisions.   This fat is processed and then injected into the breasts (again via small incisions).   This procedure may need to be repeated several times depending on the volume desired.  Up to 40% of the fat injected may be absorbed by the body.

There is minimal scarring with this procedure, and is hardly noticeable (except for the breasts of course!)

Dr Liakos is extensively involved in breast reconstruction and has extensive knowledge of the breast anatomy required to achieve consistent and excellent long-term results.


SOME FAQs:

  • Is there any increased risk of breast cancer with the use of fat grafting?
    There have been extensive, long-tern studies showing no increased risk of breast cancer with the use of fat grafting.

DURATION:

1-2 hours
General anaesthesia.
Day case.

ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES:

Liposuction

Abdominoplasty  (mommy make over procedure)

I use fat grafting in almost all patients requiring breast reconstruction.

 

POST-OPERATIVE RECOVERY:

  • Within 3-5 days patients will be able to return to work.
  • No compressive dressings over the breasts for at least 2 weeks.
  • Compressive dressings over the fat donor sites to be worn for at least 6 weeks.

Contact us to arrange a consultation for a full assessment by Dr Liakos.  We are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

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Dr Dimitri Liakos is a member of the College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and a member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA).

He is a member of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (WSRM) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).