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Dr. Kalaaji has also published an article on this in the medical magazine “Surgeon” and in “Body Language journal”.
Who can be a candidate for breast augmentation with own fat:
Among our patients, the most common reason for choosing this procedure is to enlarge the breasts due to lack of volume, shape and to correct asymmetry (inequality). It may also be women who have small and empty breasts after undergoing pregnancy and breastfeeding or women who have little developed bust.
Many people do not want to insert foreign objects such as silicone implants, but want something that feels natural. Some have implants from before, but want to get more fullness in the breasts without having to change to larger implants. Some women, often those who are slim and have little fat layer under the skin, can form small folds in the dentures that can be seen and felt (so-called Rippling). An alternative might then be to transplant fat.
Some choose to undergo a so-called hybrid treatment for breast with both fat and implant. It may be to add fat to the breasts done while inserting implants or to insert fat at a later date to those who have an implant before to increase the volume, correct asymmetry or correct the ripple caused by the implant in thin patients or to those patients. which has prostheses just below the breast gland.
Other women have inserted breast implants that they now want to completely remove and rather insert fat to replace the missing volume. (Conversion treatment = switching dentures to fat transplant). Also, patients who experience capsule formation and who initially want to have the prosthesis removed can benefit from this surgery.
In addition, most people who want breast enlargement with their own fat tissue have an unfortunate distribution of fat where they want to correct the amount of fat, for example. stomach, outside or inside of thighs, seat or waist / sides so that it becomes a win-win situation. Another benefit these patients seek is to release the scars that an implant operation leaves behind.
Breast augmentation with own fatty tissue can be done as a combined procedure as in mommy makeover with eg a tummy tuck or butt enlargement with own fat.
Breast enlargement with its own adipose tissue gives only a few millimeters of small scars, and these are barely visible after the procedure.
You can now see the results of breast enlargement with your own adipose tissue via a simulation program already at consultation.
Our experience shows that not all patients who attend a breast augmentation consultation recommend breast augmentation with their own adipose tissue. First, the aforementioned attitude and motivation must be present, and in addition you must have enough fat to remove. It is worth noting here that figure formation (liposuction) performed in such an operation is not about merely “harvesting fat from one or more places”, but must be related to creating symmetry and shape adjustment to both affected areas and to the body as a whole.
Another requirement is that you have to have realistic expectations of getting a medium breast. With today’s experience, this technique is limited in that it cannot be created for large breasts, as can be achieved with a silicone breast implant. Implants will therefore be used for breast augmentation in those who are not candidates for breast fat enlargement with their own fat.
During the consultation, your wishes and needs are carefully considered with regard to the whole and the area from which to take the fat, so that, as mentioned, you combine two operations simultaneously, namely figure shaping (liposuction) and breast enlargement.
How to perform breast augmentation with own fat
For breast enlargement with own fatty tissue, small tunnels are prepared under the mammary gland, or alternatively in the breast muscle where the fat is built in layers without pressure. The fat is taken out and treated in a special way before it is injected with a special cannula into the breast area, so-called Coleman’s technique or which we have recently started; a vibration technique with Microair machine that creates more space for fat in the chest and stimulates healing that leads to better hold on the fat and thus better results. The amount of fat needed for the procedure depends on the desired volume in the breasts. With a standard fat injection you get small scars of about 3 mm where the needles are inserted.
Breast enlargement with own fatty tissue – Resorption of fat and long-lasting result:
The result of this type of surgical technique depends on the resorption of the injected fat, ie the degree to which the body itself absorbs the fat. Generally, the (grease) fat integrates well into the receiving area. You have to assume that your body absorbs up to 40% of the fat in the first few months, so you fill a little more than you need (over-correct) to compensate for this loss. There is also no guarantee that more than 40% will be absorbed by anyone.
Handling the fat is crucial for it to heal. There are several contradictory techniques for treating the fat that is removed so that only pure fat is injected. The fat must be treated with care without any major damage to the fat cells. A centrifugation process in which a single machine separates the fat is considered to fulfill these requirements. But here is the last word not said. We use a low degree of centrifugation to separate the fat, but retain the intimate fat fluid that supplies the fat cells with, among other things, the natural growth factors and stem cells that we find to provide an optimal result.
It is not uncommon for a new injection to be needed, and with a resorption of more than 40%, a new fat injection is offered within the warranty period; this assuming that there is sufficient fat for injection for any volume increase or in cases where asymmetry occurs. If the fatty tissue is not sucked away from the body, so that the volume is not satisfactory, this remains a natural and long-lasting result.
Breast enlargement with its own fatty tissue – Complications
Of complications, bleeding and infection are uncommon and in very few cases require reoperation and / or treatment of antibiotics. Asymmetry, fatty cysts and small calcifications may occur, these may be removed as needed. Anesthetic complications, such as Allergic reaction to anesthetics is extremely rare.
It is suspected that the injected fat may have a role in the development of breast cancer. However, it has not been proven that the injected fat has a contributing role in increasing breast cancer, or whether it could make it more difficult to detect in both new cancer and mammography / ultrasound cases in new cases. see the report from the USA and the report from France
Breast injection in the breasts should not prevent the detection of cancer in later MRI or ultrasound of the breasts. We recommend taking MRI or ultrasound / mammography of the breasts before breast enlargement and at the one-year check-up to rule out cancer. You get referral from us at consultation. Furthermore, regular follow-up routines apply.
Breast Enlargement with Own Adipose Tissue – When not recommending breast enlargement with own adipose tissue
Women with breast cancer in the family are advised against this type of surgery. Women who are expecting a large breast volume and who lack areas of the body with excess fat that are desired to be corrected will also not be recommended for this surgery.
Does breast enlargement with its own adipose tissue cause breast cancer? Is it difficult to detect breast cancer after breast transplantation?
There is no documented evidence that fat injections to the breast are harmful in any way nor does it cause breast cancer. This method is even used on patients who are breast cancer-operated to build the breasts with good results. * * Kaoutzanis C1, Xin M, Ballard TN, Welch KB, Momoh AO, Kozlow JH, Brown DL, Cederna PS, Wilkins EG. Autologous Fat Grafting After Breast Reconstruction in Postmastectomy Patients: Complications, Biopsy Rates, and Locoregional Cancer Recurrence Rates. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Mar; 76 (3): 270-5. doi: 10.1097 / SAP.0000000000000561.
It should not be difficult to detect cancer after fat transplant as we always refer to ultrasound before surgery to confirm the starting point so it is easier to detect cancer.