Breast Augmentation with Autologous Fat in Slim Patients?

A patient who shows interest for breast augmentation with autologous fat (lipofilling) asks us:

I am now 45 years old and have given birth to three children. My figure was always on the slim side. Do I have enough fat for a breast augmentation with autologous fat?

By using microcannulas for the liposuction it is almost always possible to harvest enough fat for a breast augmentation, also in very slim patients. However, there is the precondition that the patient accepts to get slimmer at hips, butt, and legs, or to have liposuction performed on many body regions as an alternative.

In breast augmentation with autologous fat transfer the fat obtained by liposuction from the patient’s fat deposits is injected into the breast afterwards either “untreated” or in stem cell-enriched form. The results is a natural bigger breast, which consists in its entirety of the body’s own tissue. The procedure takes place on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Thus the patient doesn’t have to stay in the hospital overnight and can return to everyday life very quickly.

If breast augmentation with autologous fat is possible or rather if there is enough autologous fat available can be best determined during a consultation appointment.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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