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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation


Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Whether you’re looking to restore lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss, improve breast symmetry, or even achieve a more proportionate figure, fat grafting breast augmentation may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Henderson performs this innovative procedure from his New York City practice to alter the size and volume of our patients’ breasts with natural-looking results. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, we are giving our patients in Manhattan and the greater New York City area a safer and more natural option for their augmentation.

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What is a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation, medically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is an FDA-approved cosmetic surgery that helps women increase the size and volume of their breasts or even tackles asymmetry. Unlike the more common breast implants, in this type of breast augmentation, Dr. Henderson will use liposuction to harvest fat cells from other areas of your body. This fat is then purified and reinjected into your breasts.

It is thought that a fat transfer breast augmentation is less risky than other types of breast augmentations since you are reinjecting the body’s natural cells. However, given the limit of how much usable fat is available in the body, your upgrade size can be limited in this procedure, and you might need repeat procedures to get to the size you want.

What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Our patients who have received fat transfer breast augmentation in New York City have enjoyed the following benefits from their procedure:

  • Better fit of clothing
  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Fuller breasts
  • Immediate and stunning results
  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Increased breast volume
  • Fewer risks of implant hardening or rupturing
  • Less recovery downtime
  • No scarring
  • Natural cell insertion into the breasts
  • Provides lift after pregnancy and weight loss
  • Quick recovery
  • Restoration of breasts after a mastectomy
  • Weight loss in areas targeted with liposuction

Who are the Best Candidates for the Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure?

If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation, you should have at least some of these characteristics:

  • Breasts are asymmetrical
  • Fully formed breasts
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have excess fat available for liposuction
  • Have had a mastectomy
  • Loss of breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Smaller breasts than you’d like

What’s the first step?

If you’re interested in getting fat transfer breast augmentation surgery in the New York area, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson. When you come to our practice for your appointment, Dr. Henderson will discuss your medical history, to assess your viability for the surgery. He will evaluate your breasts and outline the pros and cons of fat transfer.

Even though large breast implants are what many patients think of when it comes to fat transfer breast augmentation, smaller breast implants can deliver excellent dramatic results as well. Dr. Henderson will help you arrive at the decision of size with implant sizers and with “before and after” photos of actual patients.

At the end of your consultation, Dr. Henderson will create your surgical plan. Our Patient Coordinator will then help you schedule your appointment and provide you with pre-surgery instructions to help make your procedure and subsequent recovery as smooth as it can be

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How do I prepare for my Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

The following are some tips on preparing for your fat transfer breast augmentation surgery in New York City. Some of them will be in your pre-operative instructions:

  • Getting lab work prescribed 
  • Getting imaging as prescribed  
  • Adjusting current medications as prescribed   
  • Stop smoking or vaping  
  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs, as they
  • can increase bleeding
  • Resting and staying hydrated 
  • Arranging for someone to drive you to and from surgery

What to Expect on the Day of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Surgery

Your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure will vary depending on which type of breast implants you are receiving, but regardless of which one you are getting, you will be received and made comfortable in the procedure room. The surgical plan will be shared with you in case of any last-minute questions and/or concerns and finally, an anesthetist will administer your general anesthesia to provide you with a more comfortable experience. This type of breast augmentation will require more operative time depending on the extent of areas that are liposuctioned, as well as your desired breast size. 

Once the liposuction is done, Dr. Henderson will run the fat cells through a centrifuge device to remove any impurities. He will then use special syringes to inject the purified fat cells into different tissue layers inside of your breasts. 

After he is finished with the fat graft, Dr. Henderson will close the incisions using layered sutures in the breast tissue to provide natural breast tissue extra support and close the external breast skin incisions with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.

On average, an augmentation should take about one to two hours without any complications.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Recovery

Post-surgery, you will be monitored in our recovery area as your sedation wears off. Once you are discharged, you will be able to recover comfortably at home, since any breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. You will need to have a family member or friend drive you home and possibly stay with you for the next 24 – 48 hours.

Once home, please feel free to resume daily activities right away. You should not exercise or perform any strenuous physical activities for four weeks. Most patients can return to work and lighter daily chores within one to two weeks. Dr. Henderson and the Henderson Breast Reconstruction team will see you regularly to check on your healing progress.

Tips for Recovery

Here are some tips for recovery from your fat transfer breast augmentation surgery in New York City:

  • Attend follow-up appointments
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Eat anti-inflammatory and healthy foods
  • Elevate your upper body
  • Follow post-operative instruction
  • Practice wound care
  • Rest
  • Stay hydrated
  • Take medications if prescribed
  • Wear compression garments

Breast augmentation cost

How much does a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation cost in New York City, NY?

The cost of fat transfer breast augmentation in New York City will vary on numerous factors, including the size and shape of augmentation, the area of liposuction needed as well as the surgeon’s fees. The best way to learn how much your procedure is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Henderson so that he can create your customized surgical plan which our Patient Coordinator can then use to provide you with a complete price breakdown.


Why choose Dr. Henderson?

Double-board-certified reconstructive surgeon and microsurgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson, should be your choice for a fat transfer breast augmentation in New York City. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, Dr. Henderson is committed to helping patients restore, maintain, or improve their function and appearance. Dr. Henderson’s clinical care is supported by his research and academic pursuits in the field of microsurgery and breast reconstruction.   

Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Board of Surgery (ABS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NSPS) and New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS).

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If you are interested in increasing your breast size by using your own body’s natural cells and getting rid of some stubborn fat simultaneously, a fat transfer breast augmentation in New York City is what you might be looking for. Please contact the office of Dr. Peter Henderson today! You can call us directly or use our website to fill out an appointment form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

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