Fat Injection to the Buttocks & Breasts
Breast Augmentation with BRAVA BRA & Fat Grafting
Augmentation mammoplasty or breast augmentation using implants is appropriate for women who want to significantly increase breast size. Augmentation mammaplasty using fat implantation is appropriate for women who are not looking for a dramatic increase in breast size, and want breasts that look and feel as natural as possible. Adding the BRAVA BRA system and fat transfer to the breast can result in breast augmentation with 1-2 cup size of enhancement. In some cases, implants and fat transplantation are used together.
Fat Transfer For Buttock Augmentation
The fat used for buttock augmentation is usually taken from the patient’s abdomen, hips, thighs or lower back. Fat is removed using liposuction, in which a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted through small incisions, and then moved back and forth to loosen excess fat, which is suctioned out using a vacuum or cannula-attached syringe. The fat is then purified, and injected into the buttocks at different depths for maximum absorption.
It can take up to a year to see the final results of fat-transfer buttock augmentation, because the fat needs time to be completely absorbed. The results of buttock augmentation using fat transfer are often more natural-looking than those from implants, but a downside of the fat-transfer method is that the body reabsorbs part of the fat over time, so some of the initial fullness is lost. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients tend to retain 60 to 80 percent of fat that has been transferred.