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Dr. Chang's DC fat transfer breast augmentation is accomplished by transferring fat harvested from another area of your body. This is an excellent adjunct procedure paired with breast augmentation to help achieve more natural, realistic-looking results. By using your own fat cells, Dr. Chang is able to seamlessly modify your breast enhancement surgery to suit your existing anatomy, giving your breasts the look and feel of authenticity.


Benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation

One of the greatest benefits of a fat transfer breast augmentation is that it utilizes your own fat to add volume to your breasts. Some of the other benefits are as follows:

  • Natural looking and feeling breasts
  • Minimal scarring
  • Simultaneously reduces fat in other areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, or buttocks
  • Long-lasting results
  • Slimmed figure with larger breasts

Am I a candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation?

You may be a candidate for Dr. Chang's fat transfer breast augmentation in Washington DC if you are seeking to increase the volume of your breasts with a natural, soft, result. Fat transfer can be combined with any breast augmentation surgery to help improve aesthetic outcomes.

Candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation should also:

  • Be in good overall health, mentally and physically
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be non-smokers
  • Have no ongoing infections
  • Have excess fat that can be harvested, purified, and transferred

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Chang to see if fat transfer breast augmentation is a good option for you.

What can I expect from a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure?

The administration of an anesthetic is the first step, followed by liposuction in the donor area.

With liposuction, lidocaine is first used in the treatment area to reduce discomfort. Once the fat has been harvested from the donor area, it is then purified and sterilized for use. Dr. Chang will then strategically inject the new fat into your breasts. This procedure does not require incisions, only small, round punctures for the gentle fat extraction.

After your surgery you will wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and to support your enhanced breasts. You should plan on having someone drive you home after the procedure.

What is the recovery time?

During the first 48 hours following your DC fat transfer breast augmentation procedure, you will feel some discomfort in the treatment areas, and you may feel tired. It is best to have minimally one week off from work to recover, although some people take up to two, especially if their work is quite physically demanding or strenuous.

What should I expect during the recovery period?

There will be some bruising and swelling, and your breasts may feel tight and swollen. Ice packs or cold compresses can help to alleviate swelling during this time. You will continue to heal, and your results will develop over the following months.

The fat that has been transferred to your breasts will take time to settle and become stable and healthy. You can expect about forty to fifty percent of the transferred fat to begin to flourish in the new location, becoming a natural part of your body. The rest of the fat cells are merely absorbed by your body.

When will I see the results?

You will begin to see the results of the procedure immediately. You will notice a slimmer contour: if the fat was harvested from your waist, you’ll see a slimmer waistline. You will also notice the increased size in your breasts right away. As you recover, you will continue to see those initial results get better, especially as the swelling subsides and your body heals.

Why choose Dr. Christopher Chang for a breast augmentation with fat transfer?

Dr. Christopher Chang is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who excels in breast augmentation in all of its forms. He has developed the technique and skill necessary to create aesthetic results that are subtle, balanced, and look and feel natural. His state-of-the-art clinic is a beautiful and calming setting that helps to make your breast augmentation journey easy, discreet, and relaxing. He and his team provide world-class service at Dr. Chang's clinic in Washington, D.C., and they hold each patient’s trust and care as their highest priority.

FAQ

How do I prepare for a fat transfer breast augmentation?

Preparation for the procedure is easy as Dr. Chang will give you instructions to follow leading up to your fat transfer procedure. These may include stopping smoking and/or taking certain blood-thinning medications for a period of time leading up to the procedure.

How much does fat transfer breast augmentation cost?

The cost is generally higher than breast augmentation with implants, as it requires several steps, including fat cell harvest, fat cell cleansing and purification, and a delicate injection into several layers of the natural breast tissue. An exact quote can be given to you in a private consultation, as every patient is different.

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