The Safer, Natural Solution For Volume Loss
Have you ever wished you could transfer the fat from your thighs, hips or tummy to your breasts? Now you can.
Advances in fat harvesting and grafting techniques now make it possible to transfer fat from unwanted areas of your body, to your face, buttocks and breasts. Transfer of fat to the breasts is often referred to as “Natural Breast Augmentation”.
Where can I transfer fat to?
Transferred fat can be used to:
- Replace lost facial volume and fill hollow cheeks, smile/frown lines, sunken temples, scars, skin depressions and more;
- Replace lost volume in the back of the hands, minimising the appearance of tendons and veins;
- Enhance buttock shape and volume; and
- Enhance breast shape and volume.
How is fat moved from one area to another?
A fat transfer procedure involves taking unwanted fat from one part of the body and transferring it to another requiring enhancement.
Fat in unwanted areas is harvested in a procedure similar to liposuction. Fat, most commonly from the waist, buttocks or thighs, is suctioned out through a cannula. The harvested fat cells are then purified and combined with PRP or protein rich plasma from your own blood. Protein rich plasma and its growth factors aid in rejuvenation, collagen formation, and fat survival.
Once treated, your harvested fat is injected into the areas requiring enhancement.
Why transfer fat?
There are advantages to using your own fat tissue to enhance and increase volume in other areas of your body. Some include:
- Enhancement without the use of foreign material;
- The procedure uses your own natural fat, eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction;
- Provides smooth, natural looking results;
- Results are long-lasting or permanent;
- There is little, to no down time;
- It can be cheaper than using large volumes of synthetic material; and
- You can safely freeze and store your harvested fat for later fat transfer treatments.
What are the benefits of Natural Breast Augmentation?
Natural breast augmentation with transferred fat is ideal for women who would like to go up a cup size but do not want breast implants. It is also used by women seeking correction of breast asymmetry, and reconstruction following breast cancer.
The benefits include:
- Ability to shape and sculpt the breasts
- Minimal incisions
- Reduced scarring
- No risk of capsular contracture
This procedure is ideal for women considering breast augmentation, but who do not want to use saline or silicone implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?
Your individual circumstances will determine your suitability for a fat transfer procedure, but a good candidate for fat transfer is someone with sufficient fat to harvest, is over the age of 18, is of good health (no infections) and is not pregnant or breast feeding. It is important to discuss any previous health conditions, medication use and whether you are a smoker with your surgeon.
How long is the recovery time?
Recovery after fat transfer is important for both your health and the results of your surgery. Everyone’s recovery time is different, but most people typically return to work around 3-7 days post surgery and are exercising again in 3-4 weeks.
How long does the surgery take?
Most fat transfer surgery is completed in as little as 1-2 hours. You will be placed under a general anesthetic for your surgery, which means you’ll be asleep throughout the procedure.
Are there risks involved in having fat transfer surgery?
Whilst considered a generally safe surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure. These include; bleeding, infection, scarring, fat atrophy, reaction to the anesthetic or medications and pain. The risks of surgery will be explained to you during your consultation.
Are the results of fat transfer immediate?
The results of a fat transfer are immediately apparent and will continue to improve in the weeks following surgery.
How long do the results of a fat transfer last?
The results of fat transfer are generally long lasting. Most patients can expect to retain anywhere from 50-80% of the fat transferred. The fat that does successfully take is permanent. If more volume is required, stored fat can be used for further volume enhancement.
Are there visible scars of a fat transfer?
For most people, the small (no longer than 3mm) scars from the fat removal process heal very well, with minimal scarring. The small injection sites in the area of transfer heal in approximately one week.
Why choose Endless Solutions?
We want you to focus solely on your recovery, so at Endless Solutions you’ll have friendly and caring staff and highly qualified surgeons.
Highly Skilled Team
Our team of Nurses and Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons have years of experience. At Endless Solutions we take pride in the quality of our work and our exceptional service.
Natural Looking Results
Our highly skilled and accredited breast augmentation surgeons seek to create natural looking results that enhance your natural beauty.
All Inclusive Pricing
We understand that both cost and concern for safety can hold people back from cosmetic procedures. At Endless Solutions we provide affordable treatment options without compromising on our quality of care or results.
Our Surgeons and Practitioners are accredited leaders in their field, complying with all regulatory standards for the provision of cosmetic treatments. Before any treatment, we conduct a thorough consultation, detailing the nature of your procedure, its risks, and the procedure that’s best for you.
The cost of your procedure will depend on the method and extent of your surgery, but at Endless Solutions the cost of your procedure will be quoted as an all-inclusive package.
Endless Solutions offers all-inclusive surgery packages that include your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital day-stay and post-surgical reviews.
Designed to allow you to prepare and recover from your procedure without the worry of numerous incoming hospital and anesthetist fees, our all-inclusive procedure packages fix the cost of your planned surgery. Any additional costs incurred in theatre (which can fluctuate dependent on the time taken in surgery) are covered by Endless Solutions.
Surgeons You Can Trust
Our team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons understand that making the decision to undergo fat transfer surgery requires a great deal of consideration. It’s important to us that you feel confident that the surgeon you choose is both highly skilled and capable of answering all the questions you may have. For this reason, we allow up to an hour for each initial consultation and encourage a second consultation at no further cost to you.
Contact Us Today
We understand the importance of feeling safe and confident when it comes to fat transfer surgery. The information contained above is designed to answer any general questions about fat transfer procedures and highlight the experience and expertise of our surgical team.
We encourage you to contact one of our friendly staff on (03) 9681 7311, or make an enquiry should you have any further questions.