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What is the technique of breast augmentation with fat?

Written by: Dra. Carmen Iglesias Urraca
Published: | Updated: 18/02/2020
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

This technique also known as lipofilling, liposuction or lipotransference fat, and involves the injection of fat grafts in the breast. That fat is obtained from other parts of the body of the patient.

To perform the increase, the plastic surgeon gets fat donor sites, such as the hips, legs or abdomen. That fat is processed to remove fat cells and purified to leave them as possible. Finally, they injected into the breast, and several planes with a very small cannula.

However, it notes that this technique does not work for large breasts increases, but only moderate. It is also used to correct asymmetries and in those patients who wish to retire prostheses but want a moderate filling.

Sometimes it used as a technique to improve the filling with implants, correct small deformities, scars, depressed, the rippling, to improve the quality of skin, patients who have been under the influence of radiotherapy ...

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What differences exist in breast augmentation with fat compared to other techniques?

The main difference is that no prosthesis are placed, thus avoiding complications arising from the procedure. In addition, it increased breast fat aging naturally without future interventions. Scars are very small, and remain invisible, in the area where the fat is obtained as in the breast. In addition, they improve other body parts, to reduce localized fat deposits.

Surgery on the breast is achieved painlessly and feel natural.


How is the result of breast augmentation with fat? How long its effects?

The result is simple and straightforward, very natural breasts normally feel.

Once the fat has set, and the result is stable, breast change according to fluctuations in weight of the patient proportionally.

Until eight months after surgery, the result is not definitive. It is assumed that a variable percentage of the injected fat will not turn, so it is sometimes necessary to intervene again to fill the breasts again.


What are the risks? Are all women can undergo breast augmentation with fat?

With this technique, the associated risks are avoided implants.

The main disadvantage is that you have to re-fill because more fat is reabsorbed from which the patient wants. To perform this technique, you must have enough fat in other locations.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Carmen Iglesias Urraca
Plastic surgery

Dr. Iglesias Magpie is a leading specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Expert in microsurgical reconstruction of traumatic aftermath, burns or oncological. Lymphedema is one of its core areas of interest, devoted to surgical treatment of mismo.Además has extensive training in cosmetic surgery body contouring, breast and facial. He combines his care professional work with teaching and research. He has made about 70 presentations at national and international courses, more than 20 publications in refereed journals and several book chapters. It belongs to the research group of the Hospital La Paz, and collaborates with the Institute for Metallurgical Research (CENIM) of the CSIC as a collaborating researcher of some projects. It is Section Head of Plastic Surgery in the Plastic and Burns Hospital Universitario La Paz Surgery, and a member of various associations.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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