As a leading plastic surgeon serving Scottsdale, Mesa and the surrounding areas, Dr. Genaro Valladolid believes in offering safe, innovative treatment solutions to meet his patients’ needs. A groundbreaking development in the area of breast enhancement is fat transfer breast augmentation. This process uses the patient’s own fat to add volume and shape to the breasts.
Fat transfer, otherwise known as fat grafting, has other applications in plastic surgery. It is an excellent way to augment the size of the buttocks (in the Brazilian Butt Lift), and it can also be used to rejuvenate an aging face with outstanding results.
When added to the breasts, the transplanted fat is virtually indistinguishable from natural breast tissue. The breasts look, feel and move very naturally after fat transfer. There is no risk of implant-related complications such as leaking, rupture or capsular contracture. Furthermore, the “donor” area looks slimmer and more contoured after fat transfer.
The first important decision any breast augmentation candidate makes is her choice of surgeon. Since fat transfer breast augmentation is a newer procedure (compared to traditional augmentation with implants), patients want the assurance that their surgeon is highly qualified and experienced.
As a well-rounded plastic surgeon, Dr. Valladolid has a deep understanding of a woman’s anatomy and how to create pleasing contours for a natural appearance. He has performed many fat transfer procedures and consistently achieves gorgeous results.
Women who want a natural alternative to breast augmentation may be well suited to fat grafting to the breasts. Candidates should be in good health, desire a modest boost in breast size and have adequate “donor” fat to transplant to the breasts.
Fat grafting to the breasts involves three steps.
First, Dr. Valladolid harvests the unwanted fat from an area where it naturally accumulates. For many women, this is usually the abdomen, thighs or hips. Dr. Valladolid uses liposuction techniques to precisely extract the unwanted fat that will later be used to augment the breasts.
Next, he purifies the fat, separating it from unwanted fluid and ensuring the healthy fat is properly prepped for injection.
Finally, Dr. Valladolid injects the fat into the breasts. The amount of fat and number of injections largely depends on the patient’s unique anatomy and treatment goals. Dr. Valladolid works carefully to ensure the transferred fat thrives in its new location and provides long-lasting results.
Patients usually have mild swelling and/or bruising of the breasts and donor area, and minimal discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication can help to alleviate any pain or discomfort.
Most patients can resume work and other moderate activities within a few days of the procedure. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise is not permitted for several weeks after fat transfer.
For more information about fat grafting to the breasts, please request a consultation with Dr. Valladolid today. Contact one of his offices, in Scottsdale or Mesa, by calling (480) 770-5015 today.