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Introduction to Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

While one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the world, Breast Augmentation with implants may not be for everyone. Although most results will LOOK natural, not all breast implants FEEL natural. This is completely ok if you are comfortable with the results, but for women who are just looking for slightly larger breasts, without implants, the best option available is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.

Dr. Deepa Bhat provides this breast contouring surgery for her Tampa, FL patients as a way to not only naturally improve their breast size and shape, but also slim down other areas of their bodies through liposuction for a more shapely aesthetic. To learn more about this procedure and decide if you’re a good candidate, please read the information below.

What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that enhances the size of your bust, commonly performed using silicone gel or saline implants. Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation utilizes liposuction to remove fat from other parts of your body (like your abdomen, love handles, and thighs) and this fat is injected into your breasts for a subtle increase in volume and natural feel.


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What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

At  Ravive Plastic Surgery, we have seen our Fat transfer Breast Augmentation patients enjoy benefits from their procedure. In addition to being a natural way to enhance breast shape and size, additional benefits include:

  • Breasts have  a natural look and feel
  • Enhanced cleavage in the areas that you want the most (we can place fat in customized locations)
  • Fat is removed from your belly, hips, back, legs, or arms, giving your body a leaner appearance
  • Clothing fits better
  • No risk of an implant hardening or rupturing
  • Will not require revision surgery every 10 – 15 years, unlike implants
  • Fat integrates into your native tissue, whereas implants will always be a foreign body

Who are the Best Candidates for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer more natural-looking and feeling results. We believe the best candidates for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation have the following characteristics:

  • Close to their ideal body weight
  • Have enough body fat for the procedure
  • In overall good health
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • Nonsmoker

It’s important to make sure that you have enough “donor” fat so that you can transfer enough fat to see a noticeable result. While most patients have adequate fat for the procedure, patients with extremely low body fat may need breast implants instead.

What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting a breast augmentation with fat transfer is to contact Ravive Plastic Surgery and request a consultation with Dr. Deepa Bhat. When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to address any concerns you have about the procedure, express your aesthetic goals, and learn all of your options to increase the size of your breasts.

Dr. Bhat will examine your breasts and the areas of your body from which she may harvest fat. After discussing the choices that your body provides, she will craft your surgical plan. You will also be provided with the necessary information needed for your surgery and some instructions you should follow to achieve the best possible results for your surgery.

What to Expect on the Day of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

On the day of your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, you will receive general anesthesia to help you sleep through the surgery, providing you with a more comfortable experience. Dr. Bhat will begin by performing liposuction to harvest fat deposits from the pre-determined areas of the body. The fat that is harvested is then prepared for injection into the breasts.

Once the “clean” fat is ready, Dr. Bhat uses special syringes to inject the purified fat cells into different tissue layers inside of your breasts to increase breast volume. She will suture any incisions made and cover them with bandages for added protection.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Recovery

Since this is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to go home the same day. You will be held in our recovery room as you awaken from sedation, and once you have appropriately recovered from the effects of anesthesia, your friend or family member can take you home.

You will be expected to wear a surgical bra to give your breasts some additional support. Most patients will need to wear them for at least two weeks, but you should continue to wear them until Dr. Bhat says it’s no longer necessary. You should plan to take a week off from work and other physical activities.

Pain, bruising, swelling, and discomfort in your breasts and liposuctioned areas should be expected for up to three weeks, with swelling possibly persisting for up to six months. In addition to taking the antibiotics and pain medications that Dr. Bhat will temporarily prescribe to you, you should also sleep on your back and wear loose-fitting clothing to keep pressure off of your breasts for an easier recovery.

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How Much Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost in Tampa, FL?

The cost of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Tampa is determined by multiple factors, including anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, the area from which your fat is harvested, and a few other factors. The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to come in for your consultation and have Dr. Bhat create your surgical plan. Once this information is provided, our Patient Coordinator can show you a complete cost breakdown for your procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

Ravive Plastic Surgery aims to provide our patients in Tampa, FL the best care for a natural breast augmentation, as Dr. Deepa Bhat is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery. During her fellowship year, she performed a significant number of these procedures with her mentors and learned special techniques to get the maximum amount of fat graft survival or “take.” You can achieve beautiful, natural breasts and a slimmer body in the same surgery with breast augmentation with fat transfer- contact us today!

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Tampa, we encourage you to contact Ravive Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bhat. You can call our office or use our website to request an appointment by filling out an online application. You can achieve beautiful, natural breasts and a slimmer body in the same surgery with breast augmentation with fat transfer! Contact us today!

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQs

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.