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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Miami, Florida

Daniel Careaga, MD
Paul Durand, MD
Karl William Schwarz, MD

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
in Miami, Florida

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a great addition or potential alternative to silicone or saline breast implants that offer subtle and natural-looking results. Careaga Plastic Surgery is proud to offer fat transfer to the breast using Viality™ by Sientra.

This breast enhancement method uses liposuction to remove fat from elsewhere in your body to augment the size and shape of your breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation is ideal for women who want a small to moderate breast size increase and have pinchable unwanted fat in their abdomen, hips, thighs, back, or buttocks.

Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand are board-certified plastic surgeons providing fat transfer breast augmentation in the Miami, Florida, area. Our doctors are committed to improving patients’ lives with state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery techniques.

Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?

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Careaga Plastic Surgery is equipped with advanced technology in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Our professional team members are well-informed, friendly, and dedicated to helping our patients throughout their plastic surgery journeys.

Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand are skilled, experienced plastic surgeons who stay current with emerging science to ensure the safety and best cosmetic outcome for our Miami cosmetic breast surgery patients.

At Careaga Plastic Surgery, you can rely on our surgeons’ expertise, attention to detail, and safety protocols, to help you achieve the excellent results you deserve.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Is Designed To:

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Add Natural-Looking and Feeling Volume to Small Breasts

Fat transfer breast augmentation offers a subtle to moderate increase in breast size, without implants or incisions, for a more feminine, naturally enhanced bustline. With Viality™, patients can expect more predictable results with better retention of fat volume than previous methods.

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Reduce Stubborn, Unwanted Fat Almost Anywhere on Your Body

Because our surgeons use advanced liposuction techniques to harvest the fat to be transferred to your breasts, they can suction away stubborn pockets of fat for smoother contours almost anywhere on your body.

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Increase Breast Volume for Patients Who Don’t Want Implants

Fat transfer breast augmentation is beneficial for women who do not want implants or are considering removing their current implants but still want some additional volume. Fat can be added to any part of the breast to enhance shape.

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How Much Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Miami?

The cost of your fat transfer breast augmentation using Viality™ from Sientra depends on several factors, including the skill and experience of your surgeon, the amount of fat you’d like removed from other areas, and desired size increase.

After you consult with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand, you will receive an inclusive quote for your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure from our patient care coordinator.

What Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Involve?

Before your procedure, you will be scheduled to meet with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand for an in-depth consultation. This is when you can explain your breast concerns and your ultimate goals.

Our surgeon will review your medical history, examine your breasts, evaluate your frame, and explain all your best options before creating a custom surgical treatment plan.

Patients seeking cosmetic surgery should not smoke or expect drastic weight fluctuations and should be in good health, with realistic expectations.

Fat transfer to the breast using Viality™ by Sientra is the only system with AuraClens™, a cleansing mechanism that retains viable fat for better and more predictable results. It also has a unique design that protects viable fat cells and maximizes fat concentration.

Fat transfer breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure. To ensure your comfort, general anesthesia or a local anesthetic with oral sedation will be administered before the following three steps are performed:

  1. The fat is removed from the desired area(s) with liposuction: A thin cannula is attached to a medical vacuum device and inserted under the skin into the fatty tissues. The fat is loosened and then suctioned into a sterile container.
  2. The fat is processed to remove unwanted components. Viality™uses AuraClens™, which allows for better removal of free oils, blood, and cellular debris.
  3. The concentrated, purified fat is methodically injected into the breasts to enhance their size and shape. Viality™ can process from 50 to more than 1000cc in a single run.

Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand might inject more fat than needed to produce your desired results, as some of it will be absorbed back into the body. By using the innovative Sientra purifying process, less of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed than with other fat transfer methods.

Combining Your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation With Other Procedures

Fat transfer breast augmentation can be performed by itself or combined with other cosmetic surgeries, just like any other breast augmentation procedure. Some procedures commonly combined with fat transfer breast augmentation include:

Combining cosmetic breast surgery with comprehensive abdominal liposuction or a tummy tuck is often called a Mommy Makeover. Mommy Makeover surgery is best when performed after you have experienced your final pregnancy to restore your pre-pregnancy body.

After Your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure

What Can I Expect With Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Recovery?

After your fat transfer breast augmentation, you can expect minor bruising and swelling for the first week or two. The discomfort associated with this procedure can be relieved with prescribed medication, but many patients find that over-the-counter medicines are sufficient.

After this procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment, elastic bandage, or surgical bra to reduce swelling and help the injected fat settle properly.

Follow these steps to ease discomfort during your recovery:

  • Sleep on your back
  • Take any prescribed antibiotics and pain relievers as directed
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes

Most fat transfer patients can return to non-physically demanding jobs or their regular daily routine after about one week of downtime. Avoid strenuous exercise and activities, such as reaching and lifting, for up to six weeks after this procedure or until our surgeon clears you.

What Results Can I Expect After My Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

You can help ensure your best outcome by following your surgeon’s instructions closely. After a couple of weeks, when most of the swelling and bruising subside, you’ll be able to see your early results, but some of the transferred fat will continue to be absorbed. Your results will take about two months to become final.

Studies have shown that Viality™ produces an average of 94% cell viability and 89% average fat concentration. This means that patients can have an even better fat transfer experience with more natural-looking results.

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Plastic Surgery Financing

At Careaga Plastic Surgery, we do our best to make our services affordable and provide financing options to help with this part of your plastic surgery experience.

These programs can be customized to meet your needs. Learn more by visiting our financing options page.

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQ

  • This type of breast augmentation offers permanent results once the body has reabsorbed an initial portion of the fat. Although, time, gravity, weight fluctuations, and any future pregnancies affect your breasts’ appearance.

  • Candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation are non-smokers in good physical health who desire a mild to moderate increase in breast size.

  • Before this procedure, you must complete preoperative lab tests and stop using aspirin, NSAIDs, or other medicines and supplements that may increase bleeding.

  • Risks associated with this procedure are rare but may include:

    • Bruising and bleeding
    • Fat cell necrosis
    • Infection
    • Noncancerous (benign) breast calcifications or cysts
  • Call our office immediately if you experience:

    • Increased bleeding, bruising, or swelling
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Increasing pain
    • A yellow discharge or fever
  • Fat transfer breast augmentation will not increase the risk of breast cancer and doesn’t typically interfere with mammogram screenings.

    However, fat transfer breast augmentation can sometimes cause microcalcifications, which are calcium deposits that appear as small white spots on a mammogram.

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Are you seeking fat transfer breast augmentation in Miami, Florida? Choose a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon by calling (305) 960-7511. Dr. Daniel Careaga, Dr. Paul Durand, and the entire team at our Coral Gables, Florida, plastic surgery office are eager to be part of your journey to a new you.

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