Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation San Francisco
Meet Dr. David Sieber
A graduate of Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine and a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sieber completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center before going on to complete an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Sieber went on to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has done thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeries over the last 6 years of practice.
What is fat transfer breast augmentation?
In a fat transfer breast augmentation vs breast implants, your own body fat is utilized to enhance the size of your breasts. The surgeon extracts fat cells from multiple areas of your body via suction and subsequently injects these cells into your breasts. As a result, your breasts become more voluminous, while the areas from which the fat cells were taken experience a reduction in size.
Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Technique
Dr. Sieber will see you in the preoperative area and will mark the areas on your body from which you want the fat removed. The areas typically harvested are the arms, abdomen, flank, back, and/or thighs. A small incision is made in the marked areas and a saline solution is injected into the area to help with bruising and to make harvest of the fat easier.
Once the fat has been removed and the area has a smooth contour, the fat is then reinjected into the breast through a small incision using a small metal tube. Dr. Sieber will have told you prior to surgery about how much fat he thinks will fit into your breasts. Once the ideal size and shape has been achieved, the small incisions are closed.
Depending on the final desired size, some women may require multiple sessions in order to achieve their ideal results.
Breast Fat Transfer Before & After Photos
Breast Fat Transfer Recovery
Swelling and bruising are very common after surgery and will slowly resolve over the first 2-3 weeks. You will also experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around where the fat was harvested. Most patients take 3 to 5 days off from work to recover after surgery.
You will be required to wear a compression garment over the areas which had liposuction for the first 2 weeks after surgery. For the next 10 weeks after that Dr. Sieber Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will have you wear compressive clothing such as Spanx to help reduce the swelling and to maximize your result.
After surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 lbs. After that point, you may gradually increase your activity level.
Listen to your body and if it feels like you are overdoing it, then scale your activity back some.
Breast Fat Transfer Cost San Francisco
The cost of breast fat transfer procedures in San Francisco will be somewhat higher than in other parts of the state and country. This is due to the fact that the cost of living in San Francisco is higher overall. For all types of surgery, including plastic surgery, this means surgical expenses and doctor’s fees will be higher.
Let’s break down the factors that influence the cost of liposuction in San Francisco.
How much is the fat transfer to breast cost near me?
Want to know what the breast fat transfer cost is in your area of San Francisco? The best way to find out is to make consultation appointments with several surgeons in San Francisco. You should receive a cost breakdown at each of these appointments.
Breast Fat Transfer Frequently Asked Questions
I want to increase 2 cup sizes but don’t want implants, is fat transfer a good option for me?
The increases in breast size with fat transfer tend to be subtler. There is a limitation with how much fat can be transferred depending on how tight your breast tissue is and how much fat you have available for the procedure.
I have saggy breasts, will fat transfer help lift my breasts?
Fat transfer will not help lift your breast tissue. Dr. Sieber will be able to tell you during the consultation whether or not fat transfer is able to meet your goals for surgery.
How much of the fat transferred stays?
Typically after any fat transfer procedure 50-75% of the fat remains in the long term. Some patients who desire a larger increase in breast size may require multiple procedures to obtain their goals.
What Does a Breast Fat Transfer Cost?
Most breast fat transfer cost ranges go from around $6,000 to $10,000. However, this is only an estimate and may change based on the specific goals of the patient and other factors.
How long does breast fat transfer last?
The results from a fat transfer breast augmentation are lifelong. It can take up to six months to see the final results.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.