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About Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation - Fat Transfer Surgery

A procedure involving breast augmentation through fat transfer is commonly referred to as lipofilling, lipo + augmentation, or fat grafting. This surgical technique aims to improve the shape and fullness of the breasts.
Notably, fat transfer surgery offers a safe and natural alternative to more invasive procedures. Patients opt for this surgery for various reasons, such as achieving breast symmetry, restoring lost volume due to factors like aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations, refining breast contours, and boosting self-confidence.

How long until the final results of surgery are visible?
12 months after the surgery
How long will the surgery last?
2-3 hours
What is the recovery time? When can I return to work/exercise?
4-6 weeks
Do I stay in hospital after surgery?
Might be needed to stay for 1 night
Will I be awake or asleep during the surgery?
Local or general anesthesia can be used, depending on the extent of surgery

Commencing with breast augmentation through fat transfer surgery offers a less invasive alternative with minimal incisions, thereby reducing the likelihood of noticeable scarring for the patient. This method results in a more natural aesthetic outcome. The procedure allows for enhancement in two areas simultaneously; the plastic surgeon extracts fat through liposuction from one area of the body and transfers it to the breasts to augment their size and enhance their contours. This dual-benefit approach provides the patient with comprehensive improvements in a single surgical intervention.

What are the benefits of fat transfer surgery?
Benefits Of Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Surgery
  • The surgical procedure offers significant benefits to women seeking a subtle and natural enhancement of their breasts, rather than a drastic transformation. Through fat grafting, it is possible to augment breast size, address asymmetry, and achieve enlargement with minimal scarring.

  • Patients visiting GHB Clinic for this procedure can typically expect to increase their breast size by one full cup. The outcome is characterized by natural-looking and soft breasts. Following a stringent post-operative regimen, patients can promptly resume their daily activities, revealing in newfound self-assurance.

  • While breast augmentation via fat transfer yields a modest increase in breast size, it can profoundly impact patients' self-esteem, fostering contentment with their enhanced body contours.

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Who would benefit from this treatment?

For individuals seeking to enhance their breast size without the use of implants, this surgery offers a viable solution. By utilizing fat from areas such as the stomach, buttocks, or thighs, patients can achieve their desired results without the need for artificial materials. However, this procedure is best suited for patients with ample fat reserves available for transfer and may not be suitable for those who are very slim.

The individuals who stand to gain significantly from this surgical procedure include those who:

  • Are dissatisfied with the contour of their breasts

  • Possess naturally smaller breast size

  • Experience breast asymmetry

  • Desire breast augmentation without implants

  • Express discontent with their breast volume

  • Have undergone breast size reduction due to pregnancy or weight loss

  • Are both physically and emotionally ready for the surgery

  • Seek fat reduction in areas such as hips, abdomen, or thighs.

All Your Questions Answered
  • What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
    Gastric sleeve surgery is a surgical procedure that reduces your stomach size. By limiting the amount, a person could eat, it is perfect for people who are extremely overweight and neither diet or training is not effective. A person should be extremely careful when deciding to take this procedure as it is irreversible and will greatly affect their lifestyle.
  • How does it work?
    The surgery removes a part of the stomach, reducing its size by 75% thus leaving the left side in a long sleeve shape. While three-quarters of the stomach is removed it retains all its previous functions resulting in a smaller efficient stomach that limits your food intake because of its size. Furthermore, the stomach produces hormones such as gastrin and ghrelin which are associated with the feeling of hunger, so removing a part of the stomach would decrease the level of these hormones as well as your appetite. The rest of the pouch is closed using medical staples and manual stitching to prevent any legates from occurring (doctors could perform a fluid test while operating to validate). During this period of time the patient will be under the effect of general aesthetics and the operation could last between 1-2 hours.
  • What are the benefits?
    30-60 % loss of excessive weight Patients are more energetic allowing for more physical activities which leads to improved fitness, strength, mood and stamina. An improvement in any weight related problem such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, back pain, arterial hypertension etc. Increased self-confidence Healthier lifestyle Improved BMI Increased mobility
  • Risks and Complications
    Risks are lowered considerably if a patient doesn’t smoke and sticks to a healthy lifestyle. Possible risks are : Acid reflux – gastric juice leaks into oesophagus damaging the mucosal layer ( to deal with this antacid medication must be taken up until 3 months after the surgery Blood clots – form due to a lower blood flow in the veins ( to prevent this there should be exercise wherever it is possible, smoking is also damaging and it creates blood clots) Vomiting and nausea – they get better with time Dumping syndrome – occurs when food enters the small intestine too quickly, causing diarrhoea, sweating and bloating (refrain from eating and drinking at the same time or rushing when having a meal) Infections
  • Recovery
    After your stay at the hospital (normally 2 days) it is normal to feel tired the first few days. When a week has passed, you may return to work, though it is recommended to rest 2-3 weeks until your body stabilises. Everyday activities should be comfortable to perform within 4-6 weeks but from 3-6 months some symptoms might develop for this short period of time such as mood changes, tiredness, thinning hair or dry skin (due to the excessive weight loss). However, the ongoing treatment will include our doctors continuously consulting with you helping in creating an exercise plan and a controlled diet. Blood tests might be required to check the progress of the individual. A healthy lifestyle maximises results and reduces risks to a great extent so a patient should exercise, stay hydrated and change their diet and eating habits

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