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Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting


Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting

Many aspects define a feminine body, but undoubtedly, breasts are the number one characteristic. Many transitioning women seek breast augmentation as their first major surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals. Increasing breast volume with a patient’s fat cells is called breast augmentation with fat grafting. It is considered lower risk and more natural as no foreign object such as an implant is inserted in one’s body. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Henderson of Henderson Breast Reconstruction offers transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting in New York City. No matter if you’re visiting from Brooklyn, taking the train from New Jersey, or living right down the street from Union Square, our team at Henderson Breast Reconstruction is passionate about offering you an all-natural way to achieve the desirable physique that you feel most comfortable in.

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What is a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting?

Transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting, also known as feminizing augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery that helps transgender women increase the size and volume of their breasts by redistributing the body’s fat using liposuction. The surgeon harvests unwanted fat from other areas of the patient’s body, purifies the fat, and reinjects it into the mammary glands. Even though this procedure is considered more natural, it is important to note that given the limit of how much usable fat is available in the body, the breast size upgrade can be limited in this procedure, and you might need repeat procedures to get to the size you want.

What are the Benefits of a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting?

Our patients who have received their New York City transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting have shared some of the following benefits:

  • Better fitting of feminine clothes
  • Better sexual confidence
  • Enforce feminine identity
  • Improve mental health
  • Increase breast size
  • Less chance of an infection
  • Less social conflict
  • Low recovery time as natural fat cells
  • Improved overall quality of life

Who are the Best Candidates for a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting?

The best candidates for transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting in New York City would have some of the following characteristics:

  • Have been on hormone therapy for breast size boost
  • Low self-esteem
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Want feminine breasts
  • Want feminine identity in their body
  • Want lower risk in augmentation

What’s the first step?

If you’re interested in getting a transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting 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 Henderson Breast Reconstruction 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 available surgical techniques, with their associated pros and cons. He will also identify the various areas for fat harvesting and outline the process of liposuction including possible scarring. 

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.

What to Expect on the day of Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting Surgery

On the day of your transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting in New York City, Dr. Henderson and his medical staff will welcome you and get you settled. The surgical plan will be reviewed 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 process the fat cells in order to prepare them for re-injection. He will then use special syringes to inject the purified fat cells into different tissue layers inside of your breasts.

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

Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting Recovery

After surgery, Dr. Henderson and his team will monitor you before discharge to make sure your anesthesia has worn off. We recommend you have someone to drive you home to be extra safe.

You will have minor swelling and pain, especially in areas where liposuction has been performed.

We recommend you take it easy for a few weeks and not return to strenuous exercise, jogging, swimming, or any exercise that extends the chest area for up to four weeks after the procedure.

We do encourage you to start walking on the same day of the procedure.

Breast augmentation cost

How much does a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting cost in New York City, NY?

The cost of a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting 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 transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting in New York City. His focus is on breast reconstruction and lymphedema treatment. 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 feminizing augmentation but using your own body’s natural cells, a transgender breast augmentation with fat grafting in New York 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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