Breast Fat Grafting in Santa Barbara, CA
Women may use their own fat to enhance the appearance and size of their breasts. In Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, and nearby neighborhoods in California, Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, performs breast fat grafting on women who want to change the appearance of their breasts but maintain their natural look and feel.
What is Breast Fat Grafting?
Breast fat grafting is a breast enhancement procedure that increases the volume of a woman’s breasts using her own body tissue. Breast fat grafting alters the shape and position of the breasts and is often considered after significant weight loss or surgery that altered the appearance of their breasts. However, many women choose breast fat grafting as a form of breast augmentation to enhance the look of their chest.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Fat Grafting?
The ideal candidates for breast fat grafting have enough excess fat in areas of their bodies to use for fat grafting. They do not smoke and are in good health with no history of breast cancer. Breast fat grafting is done to create larger, fuller breasts and may restore or create more natural looking breasts.
How is Breast Fat Grafting Performed?
With a breast fat grafting procedure, local anesthesia with sedation is used to relax the patient. Fat is harvested from an area of the body where there is excess fat, typically the stomach, hips, thighs or buttocks via liposuction. It is treated then injected into the breasts to make them larger, fuller and rounder. Breast fat grafting may enlarge the breasts one to two sizes and maintain a natural look.
The procedure takes one to two hours after which the breasts are wrapped in a protective dressing for extra support. At the same time, the area where the liposuction was performed is wrapped in a compression garment.
How Long is the Recovery from Breast Fat Grafting?
Most recoveries from breast fat grafting take up to two weeks. Patients may be able to return to work one week after the procedure if it is light work with no heavy lifting. There may be some bruising and swelling in the areas where the procedure is performed, but it diminishes as the body heals. Normal activities may be resumed within a few weeks.
When Will I See the Results from Breast Fat Grafting?
The results from breast fat grafting are immediate and get better as the healing process takes place. There is little to no scarring with this procedure, and it provides very natural looking results.
How Much Does Breast Fat Grafting Cost in Santa Barbara?
The cost of breast fat grafting depends on the extent of the procedure and whether other procedures are performed at the same time. During your consultation we discuss the costs as well as payment options including financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.
If you live in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, and nearby neighborhoods in California and are looking for a triple board-certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic surgery, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to schedule your complimentary consultation.