What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting also known, as fat transfer is a procedure done on patients wanting to increase their breast or buttock size or change the shape of their buttocks. It helps them achieve desired volume on their breast and buttock. Fat used in fat grafting procedure is taken out from any area of the patient’s body that has excess fat. This fat is then treated and transferred to breast or buttocks.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
- Those seeking for breast or buttock enlargement
- Those seeking to restore the breast to pre-pregnancy size and shape
- Those who have unwanted fat in other parts of the body
- Healthy women
- Women with a normal mammography
- Preferably a non smoker
Fat Grafting Procedure:
Fat grafting procedure is performed under a local anesthesia and may take between 3- 6 hours. First the surgeon extracts the unwanted fat from the patient’s body from areas like abdomen, thighs or flanks etc. This is done with a minimally invasive surgery called liposuction. Liposuction is done using a special cannula to limit the damage to fat cells while performing the procedure.
This fat is then treated and purified. Once the fat cells are purified, they are injected in the desired area, either breast or buttocks.
Dr. Rajat Gupta, a board certified plastic surgeon prefers to extract the fat from flanks if the patient has while doing buttock augmentation to give an hour glass figure. With reduced flanks and back fat, one can appreciate the results of buttock augmentation even more.
Recovery after fat grafting procedure:
Fat grafting is an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient can go home the same day of the surgery. One can resume normal daily routine from the next day. The surgeon will advice you to avoid putting pressure or weight on the fat grafted area for at least 1 week post op. You will be advised to lie prone or with pillow beneath your chest or thighs to avoid any pressure on breasts or hips.
The swelling with subside in the next few weeks. One can resume office work within 1 week, and should prefer sitting on their thighs not putting too much pressure on the buttocks. One can resume light exercise regime after 4 weeks after consulting the surgeon.
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