Fat Transfer Breast and Buttock

Fat transfer to the breast and buttocks requires obtaining liquid fat and subsequent injection of this liquid fat into the appropriate areas.* The necessary fat is obtained by liposuction through several very short incisions.* It is often taken from the abdomen or inner thigh but can be taken from any area in which there is excess fatty tissue present.* The aspirated fat is processed gently by centrifuging, filtering or rinsing, to prepare for injection. The fat is then injected where needed.* The fat is evenly distributed into the area by injecting small amounts into the tissues in many different areas so that the injected fat is well surrounded by healthy tissue.* This ensures that the transplanted fat remains in contact with the surrounding tissues that must supply it with oxygen and nutrients.*

Fat transfer can be used to enhance breast size for a conservative augmentation that uses the patient’s own tissues instead of an implant.* Injectable fat grafting has been used successfully for breast reconstruction after mastectomy in appropriately selected patients*. Fat transfer can be used for buttocks augmentation by injecting the fat into the substance of the gluteus maximus muscle.* This location provides the maximum amount of blood supply and nourishment to the transferred fat, and the correction can be natural in texture and long lasting.*

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