What happens during Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

During Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, Dr. Hernandez uses liposuction to obtain fat from your own body. The exact location chosen to remove the fat will be determined by Dr. Hernandez; however, patients may have input on the specific location depending on their specific goals. This fat typically comes from your thighs, buttocks, stomach, or other areas where there is some to spare. These fat cells are injected into your breast tissue, and ultimately they obtain their own blood supply.

How do I prepare for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

If you smoke, you will need to stop smoking at least six (6) weeks prior to your surgery so that your body will be in optimum condition to heal from the procedure. For at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery, avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like Advil, Motrin, and Aleve, and other vitamins or supplements that may increase bleeding.

Be sure to eat healthy foods and hydrate your body leading up to your surgery so that it is primed for excellent healing. Also, you’ll need someone to drive you home following your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.

What can I expect after Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Hernandez recommends that patients take two to three days to rest and recover after Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. Dr. Hernandez will prescribe you pain medication to help with post-procedure pain.

You may have mild bruising or swelling at the liposuction site, as well as around your breasts for several weeks following your procedure. Dr. Hernandez recommends wearing soft, cotton bras that cover the breasts, but do not compress them for six weeks.

Once you return to work and most normal activity, you’ll want to avoid pressure on your breasts and strenuous exercise for another 6 weeks. Dr. Hernandez also recommends patients wear a compression garment on areas treated with liposuction for 6 weeks.