San Francisco Breast Fat Transfer
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.
Fat Transfer Improvements
Fat transfer is ideal for improving:
Preparing for Fat Transfer Surgery
As with any major surgery, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.
Fat Transfer Before & Afters
These Fat Transfer before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome.
Recovery from Fat Transfer Surgery
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.
San Francisco 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.
*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.