Breast asymmetries, pronounced differences in size, and breast deformities (e.g., tubular breast) cause many women a great deal of suffering. The psychological strain due to the unease in one’s own body can have severe consequences ranging from limitations in everyday life (refraining from wearing swimwear) to psychological stress disorders. Breast shaping with autologous fat transfer can provide a remedy. Depending on the patient’s original breast shape one or more interventions might be necessary.
Procedure of Breast Correction
The procedure takes approx. 3 to 5 hours and is exclusively performed under local anesthesia in order to be as gentle to the body as possible. The body fat needed for breast shaping is harvested by liposuction, which is exclusively carried out in tissue-conserving manual work without the usage of suction devices or scalpels. This special liposuction method is called liposculpture. Depending on the patient’s desire we either use conventional regular cannulas or thin microcannulas for liposuction.
The harvested fat is used for breast shaping. There are different ways in which the fat can be prepared for the injection into the breast. Body fat can be injected either without further preparation (so-called standard lipotransfer) or after stem cell enrichment or stem cell concentration. Whether both breasts should be filled with autologous fat or only one of them depends on the individual breast deformity.
If there are considerable deviations in shape, one or several follow-up treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired result. In some cases pre-stretching of one or both breasts by wearing a mechanical suction bra or injection of saline solution into the breast may be recommended to reduce the tissue’s firmness.
The after photo shows the result actually achieved by the treatment. To protect the anonymity of the depicted person individual physical characteristics (e.g., moles, tattoos) might have been removed.
The body’s own fat as a natural filler is suitable for correction of asymmetries, unevenness, and other breast deformities. As this procedure is as gentle and as easy on the body as possible, not every desired change in shape can actually be achieved. We would be pleased to advise you accordingly.
The appeal of the results of breast correction with autologous fat is their naturalness. The corrected breast feels completely “real” and also looks like this, whether you are in a standing, lying, or sitting position, because no foreign body like silicone gets implanted. As skin incisions with the scalpel are waived, generally no scars visible to the naked eye develop.
Whether one surgery is sufficient or repeat treatments are required differs from patient to patient and depends on the breast shape.
The Period after the Procedure
The care was WONDERFUL. I felt “in the best hands” and very well looked after and cared for! Everybody was very friendly and helpful!
For breast correction the same recommendations apply as for breast augmentation: You have to wear compression garments for 1 week if the liposuction was carried out with microcannulas; if the liposuction was carried out with regular cannulas garments are required for 6 to 8 weeks. A sports bra should be worn for approx. 4 weeks.
You are normally able to work already 2 to 3 days after the procedure. Abrupt movements that put strain on the breast and lifting heavy items (e.g., carrying heavy bags, certain types of sports such as breaststroke, tennis, etc.) have to be omitted for several weeks. We take care of you during the healing process and provide you with individual recommendations on the aftercare.