Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation San Francisco
Not every woman wants to have breast implants if they are unhappy with the size and/or shape of their breasts. Newer techniques have helped to refine a process called fat grafting where fat is removed from one part of the body and placed into another. It is used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts and buttocks and is also commonly used for facial rejuvenation in place of fillers.
Breast Fat transfer can also be used to help correct subtle breast asymmetry and may be used as an adjunct to breast augmentation. An additional benefit is that liposuction needs to be performed to harvest the fat, allowing you to remove fat from stubborn areas.
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 procedure, 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.
Best decision I made was choosing Dr. Sieber for my breast augmentation! I spent years considering this decision and researched countless doctors and I’m so glad I chose him. He is honestly the best medical professional I’ve ever worked with. Impeccable bedside manner, extremely responsive, always professional and truly cares about giving you the results YOU want.
I had my surgery 1 month ago and my scars are already fading. My results look much better than the 3D imaging machine estimated.Dr. Sieber is truly the best is the Bay!!!
I was looking for a surgeon who could do a fat transfer and implant combination and found Dr. Sieber. I couldn’t be happier with my results.
Dr. Sieber is amazing. From the initial consultation to after care, the experience has been great. His support staff is super nice and professional. Their way of interacting with me made me feel comfortable and confident with my surgery decision.
Mid July I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Sieber. I honestly can’t say enough on how quick,easy and painless the procedure was.
(I may or may not have been outside gardening the day after my procedure) may not have been the sternest thing to do but it really shows how painless it really was.
I asked for a very natural look. I went with 485 CCs. My scars is no bigger then maybe an inch.
So thin you can barely see them. I will no doubt recommend Dr. Sieber to anyone in need of any sort of plastic surgery.
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 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.
San Francisco Liposuction Cost Breakdown
- Surgeon fees: Surgeons dictate their own fees. This usually depends on their experience, training, and expertise with the particular procedure.
- Anesthesia: General anesthesia typically costs more than local or regional anesthesia.
- Location of surgery: The hospital or accredited facility will charge its own fees for using their space, time, equipment, tools, materials, and servicepeople.
- Location of liposuction: Your fat transfer breast augmentation cost includes the cost of liposuction. The location (and extent) of the liposuction portion of your procedure will vary from patient to patient and will ultimately influence the cost.
- Additional out-of-pocket fees: You will also be expected to pay for pre-surgery tests and post-surgery compression garments, recovery necessities, medications, etc.
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.
Fat Transfer Frequently Asked Questions
View our before-and-after photo galleries to see the results our fat transfer patients have achieved.
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.