Fat Grafting (Breasts) in Charleston, SC
Fat grafting of the breasts is a multiple-step procedure in which unwanted fat is removed from one area of the body and injected into the breasts. If you are considering liposuction and/or breast augmentation, fat transfer breast augmentation can be an effective procedure. If you reside in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, or any of the surrounding South Carolina communities, Heidi Williams, M.D., is a board-certified, ASPS Plastic Surgeon, who specializes in fat grafting on of the breasts, and in helping her patients achieve their body contouring goals.
What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting, sometimes just called, “fat transfer,” refers to removing the fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another area of the body. Fat grafting is growing in popularity and is very often used to accentuate the waist-to-hip or waist-to-bust ratio by using fat from the waist elsewhere. Fat grafting is a safe procedure and considered less risky than traditional breast implants because the augmentation is done with material from one’s natural body. Fat transfer by Heidi Williams, M.D. is performed with the VASER®Lipo device which produces the best transferable fat of any technique.
What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a combination procedure using VASER® liposuction and fat injections. VASER® liposuction is performed on an area of the body with excess fat using the traditional suctioning method combined with the VASER®Lipo system. The liposuction incision is closed, as usual, but the fat is then re-used in the body again. The patient will receive the removed fat back into the body via injection where increased volume is desired, typically the breasts. A common example of fat grafting or fat transfer breast augmentation is a patient undergoing liposuction in the abdominal region to gain a slimmer waist. Then, the fat is injected into the breasts resulting in a complete body shape change in the torso.
Who Can Benefit from Fat Grafting of the Breasts?
If an individual is considering a modest breast augmentation procedure using implants, considering the alternative of undergoing a fat grafting procedure utilizing your own natural body fat, while reshaping your overall contour, is highly recommended. Because fat grafting can result in the same enhanced shape and size of the breasts as implants, it is definitely a viable alternative. Additionally, there are many, many benefits to fat grafting when contrasted with traditional breast augmentation:
- The fat is natural to the body, so there is significantly less possibility of “rejection,” pain, and/or infection.
- The feel of the breasts is completely natural as opposed to the feel of implants.
- The procedure is less invasive, so scarring and unnatural shapes are not a concern.
- Many people have areas of excess fat they don’t desire, so the liposuction step of the process is an added benefit to the procedure.
Additional Body Contouring Problem Areas
- Stomach (Abdomen, Tummy) Contouring
- Buttocks Contouring
- Flank Contouring
- Back Contouring
- Arm Contouring
- Chest Contouring
- Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
Additional Problem Areas
If you’ve considered traditional liposuction and/or breast augmentation, fat grafting may be the most natural, safe way to get the results you want. Enhancing the femininity of your body, fat grafting breast augmentation is an effective procedure with long-term benefits. Contact board-certified, ASPS plastic surgeon Dr. Heidi Williams, M.D., who offers fat grafting of the breast to residents of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities.