What is Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer?
Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that adds volume to breasts to result in a fuller look. It is often considered to be one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, offering women who are unhappy with their breast shape many options for improvement. Breast augmentation can be performed with either implants or autologous fat grafting. Breast augmentation helps to improve breast shape, size, and symmetry. Plano, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth is trained in executing this surgery. When you have your consultation at Beyond Beautiful, he will listen to your aesthetic desires and concerns and educate you on all of the choices available while also creating a treatment plan to exceed your personal goals.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Fat?
If you would like to enhance your bust, autologous fat grafting to the breasts performed at Beyond Beautiful is an outstanding option. Benefits of this procedure include:
- It is a natural option, with the tissues coming from your own body
- Eliminating the risks and complications associated with breast implants
- A more shapely figure
- Long-lasting results
- Reversing volume loss in the breasts
- Removes possibly unwanted fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
- You can return to normal activities after about a week
Breast Aug with Fat Transfer Reviews
"I had an awake breast augmentation a year ago and I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Caruth and his staff were very pleasant and professional. I have also had some Botox here and he was very honest to give me only what I needed. I definitely will be back. Just wanted to share my experience."- A.T. / Yelp / Dec 31, 2019
"The best! - I could not be happier with Dr. Jeff Caruth and his excellent staff. Over the last 5 years, I have experienced top notch professionalism, state of the art technology, meaningful discussions and outstanding results with all procedures. His skill and attention to detail are readily apparent with everything from Botox, all fillers, breast implants and Face Tight, all of which I have experienced. There are a multitude of other procedures he specializes in as well. When you aren't quite sure what you want, you can trust his honest perspective and insightful explanation of options and realistic outcomes. You are in excellent hands with this skilled surgeon!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 21, 2019
"patient - The times I have been to Dr. Caruth's office, the wait was never more than 10 minutes. I had breast augmentation. He was very professional, explained the procedure and asked if I had questions. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Caruth and his staff were very prompt, explained everything in detail and ask me periodically if I was ok. I went back several times for check ups to make sure everything was healing properly. I have recently had another minor procedure which Dr. Caruth preformed. Everything went well."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 09, 2016
"Satisfied - Dr.Caruth is very knowledgable and experience Doctor with a great personality. His staff is very friendly..I went in for a breast augmentation and another procedure. During the both surgeries they made me feel very comfortable. The outcome was great and I am healing Very Well .. I love my new size of my breast and everything else.. I feel like a model...Thanks to Dr. Caruth"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 25, 2016
"Dr. Caruth is the most patient doctor I've ever seen. I went in for two consults before finally doing breast augmentation surgery. I don't know why I waited so long. The awake surgery is definitely the way to go. That way you know what you are getting. It's a little uncomfortable, but those very few minutes of discomfort definitely outweigh the risks of anesthesia, being sick after, and the potential of not getting what you really want. It's hard to decide what size you want without knowing how much your body can comfortably accommodate. I thought i wanted slightly larger implants than I got, but had I been asleep for the procedure and the doctor put the 550 cc implants in that I selected during the fitting, I would have woke up in agony. I would have then been one of those women with a horrible experience to tell about, as I'm sure the pain would have lasted a good 4-5 days until the skin stretched a little and the swelling went down. I'm convinced the people who have those horrible experiences either had a doctor who was very rough while she was asleep, or they were trying to go with a larger implant than their body could comfortably accommodate on the first surgery. If you go with Dr. Caruth and his awake procedure, I'm sure neither of the above things could happen. He is very careful and since you are awake, he only fills you to your comfort level. And, you'll know when it's too much. You aren't so numb that you can't feel pressure. I went from a small C cup to a DD with just 450 cc's. We tried 500 and it just stretched me out so much it was painful. So, we backed it down and I'm thrilled with the results. If I decide to go bigger in the future, I certainly won't hesitate to go back in again. But, ladies, plan this in the winter months so you won't miss any bikini time because you can't swim or water ski for several weeks after. Not because of the pain, but because you need that time to heal properly. I really didn't have more than a day and a half of what I would call down time. And, the only reason I would call it down time is because I was on hydrocodone and probably wouldn't have been able to focus had I gone to work. I had my procedure on a Friday morning, took it easy Friday night (but not crashed. Still up and functioning.) Slept good Friday night on hydrocodone. Some soreness and one small black and blue mark in the morning. Had my follow up appointment on Saturday morning, which Dr. Caruth was kind enough to come in for because he wants to see everyone the day after surgery just to be sure everything is progressing ok and you don't have any questions. I stayed in Saturday night but was up and around and enjoying the good meds. Tylenol Sunday and Monday and feeling almost normal. Could have gone into my office, but just worked from home. Just a little tenderness. I also can't say enough about how friendly and knowledgeable all the girls in the office are. From the time you first walk in the door, you are treated like family. Dr. Caruth has well-trained, professional staff members who are friendly and very knowledgeable in their respective jobs. And, they all obviously care very much about each patients care and comfort."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 17, 2014
Am I a Candidate for Autologous FAT Breast Augmentation?
The decision regarding whether or not to have breast enlargement surgery is personal. If you are thinking about having this surgery, it is important you do it for yourself. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are fully developed and be the appropriate age to have implants. If you are unhappy with the size of your chest because they look flat, you may benefit from this cosmetic breast treatment. In addition, if your breasts have changed due to aging, nursing, or weight loss, this surgical procedure can bring them back to life with increased volume. You may also need a breast lift. It is a welcomed answer if you work out with weights or have an overall lack of natural breast mass.
How is Autologous fat grafting to the breast performed?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Caruth, we will decide on the target area(s) for fat removal. The procedure will be performed in a certified facility under general anesthesia. Tumescent fluid for liposuction will be infiltrated into the subcutaneous tissues of the fat donor site through a small incision. Then we will utilize a cannula to remove the unwanted fat, which will then be purified and transferred to the breasts. In this way, fat from the thighs, stomach, or buttocks can be used to improve your chest. Depending on the size and number of targeted areas, the procedure can typically last anywhere from 2 – 4 hours.
What Results Can I Expect?
Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient surgery with the patient under general anesthesia. Each patient will be taken into recovery and monitored before being released. You will be sent home wearing an Ace wrap or surgical bra. Several days after surgery, the swelling and bruising will start to decrease, and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they fall into their new position. Most patients can return to normal activities within several days; however, physical exertion, such as exercise, should be delayed for about 6 – 8 weeks. In most cases, this procedure can be a life-changer for many patients, allowing them the opportunity to feel more confident.
Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer FAQ
How much does a breast augmentation with fat transfer cost?
Your cost for a breast augmentation with fat transfer will vary based on a number of factors. Fat transfers to the breasts require a higher volume of fat, thus surgical liposuction is used, which means a longer process is performed to purify the fat and inject it accordingly. The amount of volume needed to reach your goals will be explained during your initial consultation with Dr. Caruth, along with pricing estimates and payment options for you to consider.
How long will the results of a breast augmentation with fat transfer last?
A fat transfer offers beautiful, effective results that can be long-lasting with proper care. Dr. Caruth employs the latest techniques to graft fat, which limits reabsorption. However, there is usually still a certain amount of the transferred fat that doesn't attach to the new location, so Dr. Caruth often transfers slightly more fat. If you would like to enhance or touch up your results after a few years, another fat transfer may be discussed.
Does a breast augmentation with fat transfer look natural?
Yes, it does. Because your body's own fat is used to enhance your breasts, the results will both look and feel more natural.
What if I don't have enough fat for a transfer?
In your first appointment with Dr. Caruth, he will discuss the amount of fat that is required to achieve your goals. You might not have enough fat to transfer; however, this is usually only a problem if you have a very low body fat percentage or you want a large volume of fat added. Fat can be removed from several areas, if needed, or combined with donor fat. Dr. Caruth will discuss your options in your appointment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $7,000
Get the Look You Want
Aesthetic breast surgery with fat transfer is popular for so many reasons. This procedure is considered safe and produces exciting results. Beyond Beautiful is proud to offer this proven procedure, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact our cosmetic surgery facility in Plano, TX to plan your first office visit with Dr. Jeffrey Caruth.