An increasingly used method to enlarge breasts is the so-called fat transfer.
In this procedure, unwanted fat is removed by means of liposuction, for example in the abdomen or thighs. The doctor then injects this reduced fat into the breasts. This process is called lipofilling. Depending on the amount of fat that is taken, this procedure takes between three and a half hours and two hours.
By means of lipofilling the breasts increase in size in a relatively subtle way. A big advantage of breast augmentation with lipofilling is that no major scars remain after the procedure. The fat will be injected with a needle that only leaves holes of a few millimeters.
Lipofilling is generally performed under local anesthesia.
A major drawback of the lipofilling method is that the volume increase that can be achieved is only limited. A breast augmentation with implants still offers better results in this respect.
Lipofilling and the Brava® system
The Brava® system can be used to enlarge the breasts without surgery.
The limiting factor in breast augmentation with lipofilling is the capacity of the breast to absorb adipose tissue.
This capacity can be increased by means of the Brava® system. This is a kind of pump that enlarges the tissue of the breast through slight suction.
During one month before the operation and one month after the procedure, you will wear the Brava system over your breasts. This is only necessary during the weekends and during the night.
The system ensures that your breasts increase in size and that the injected fat is better absorbed.
A recent study shows that the use of a Brava system in combination with lipofilling provides better results than treatment with lipofilling alone. ( 1 )
Larger breasts without surgery
The Brava system can also be used to achieve a fuller bosom without lipofilling.
In this case, therefore, there is a complete natural breast enlargement without surgery. Results will be less convincing if the Brava method is applied without lipofilling. In the Netherlands it is not possible to undergo this treatment as far as we know.
Recovery after the operation
After breast augmentation with implants, the breasts will be connected in a supportive relationship.
Drains (snakes) are usually also applied with which wound fluid can be drained.
The post-operative recovery period is about 1 to 2 days, after this period the drains are removed.
With the passage of time, the breasts become less painful, but it may be advisable to provide home care in the first week after discharge from the hospital because you will not be very mobile.
Furthermore, it is not recommended to make too much effort in the first six weeks after the operation, such as exercising or heavy lifting.
Recovery after lipofilling (larger breasts with own fat)
A breast augmentation through lipofilling is a relatively small procedure. The recovery period is therefore shorter than with a breast augmentation with implants.
Often you can go home the same day of the procedure, the doctor decides whether a compression bandage will be applied around the chest.
Most patients experience slight pain in the areas where fat has been reduced and injected. For this you get painkillers.
It is important to take it easy in the weeks after the operation and give your body the chance to recover from the procedure. Follow the instructions of the attending physician, even if you have little trouble.
Result at a magnification by means of lipofilling
The result of a breast augmentation through lipofilling is visible immediately after the procedure.
However, the fat that is injected into the breast during lipofilling will not all be absorbed by the breast tissue. There is always a part that is resorbed and therefore disappears from the chest. This resorption process normally takes place within a few months.
The amount of fat left in the chest depends on many factors, including the surgeon’s skill and the quality of blood circulation in the breast. Normally about 20-60% of the injected fat disappears. This may make it necessary to repeat the operation again after a few months. If you want to know more about breast augmentation then you can visit Curves n More website for complete information.