Frequently Asked Questions About Natural Fat Breast Enhancements
Can I remove existing implants and replace them with my own fat?
Yes, Dr. Awada can help you replace your old implants with your own fat tissue. Dr. Awada has helped hundreds of women remove their old implants and replace them with their own body fat. Some patients choose to have new implants plus fat grafting to get the size they want and the natural feel and look with their own fat on top.
Is it possible for Dr. Awada to remove my hard implants and replace them with my own soft fat? I had breast implants put in several years ago and I'm not happy with the results. They look OK but are hard and unnatural feeling balls.
Yes, Dr. Awada can help you feel better about the look and feel of your breasts. She will remove your scar tissue, and your hardened implant then replace it with your own soft fat. Your fat can be obtained (harvested) from your abdomen, hips, thighs, or all the above - depending on the shape you want and the areas you want contoured with liposuction.
What is the recovery like?
You can expect a rapid 24-hour recovery for breast augmentation with or without fat/implants. Your recovery is minimal discomfort and limited recovery time since the same incision is used to remove your implant. Whether you use your fat or both implants and your fat, your recovery can be as fast as 24 hours, just like the breast augmentations with implants.
Can Dr. Awada get rid of rippling and wrinkling of the implant so my breasts feel and look more natural? I love my breast augmentation, but I now have a rippling and wrinkling that you can see and feel because I am so thin.
Absolutely. You are much like other women since most women were very small-chested before getting a breast augmentation. This is one of the most common reasons Dr. Awada’s patients come to her to improve the look and get rid of rippling. Also, they just don’t want to feel the implant. Breast implants often feel and look fake for women with flat chests. Dr. Awada can simply camouflage your implant with your own fat. The good thing is that you get to keep the implants which give you a lot more volume then fat alone. And you get your soft fat placed over the implant, so you feel your fat and look very natural even if you keep the implant in.
Can I keep my implants and just add fat on top to minimize rippling and wrinkling?
Definitely! That is the best approach for women who want to be very big but don’t want to have more than one surgery. Dr. Awada will add fat and contour your breast, so the fat lies over the implant and helps minimize the feel and look of the implant edges. Some women just want to add fat on top of the implant at the areas where rippling and wrinkling are felt or seen.
Can I take out the implant and use my fat only?
A few patients want breast implants completely removed and replaced with breast fat graft only. Depending on the size you want will determine if this can be done all in one or requires more than one fat transfer. It really depends on what you're starting with and how big you want to be. Just have Dr. Awada examine you and discuss what options are best to fit your goals.
If my skin has stretched with children, can I still get a breast fat transfer?
Absolutely. This actually sometimes makes you a better candidate and easier for breast fat transfer procedure.
Can I use fat transfer for a breast lift?
Yes! Sometimes you don’t need the scars from a breast lift and just need to add volume. Some patients just need fat refilled in their deflated breasts after pregnancy and weight loss. The fat will refill the volume of your loose breast skin and plump it back up. This typically improves and may correct and fill up the sagging. Other women need a little bit of both.
How big are the incisions used for fat grafting?
The fat grafting does not require any cutting. Dr. Awada strategically places undetectable infiltration points less than a few millimeters. You typically do not have bruising or swelling. Dr. Awada performs this surgery under local anesthesia with twilight IV sedation.
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