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Fat transfer to the breasts

How can Fat Transfer Enhance my Breasts?

Fat transfer to the breasts

Fat transfer has been around since the 90’s and has been used in a variety of ways to enhance the face, breasts, buttocks, hands, and other areas of the body. Fat transfer has gained popularity as a longer lasting, more natural alternative to synthetic fillers for cosmetic enhancement of the face, while also garnering attention for its groundbreaking use in buttock enhancement via the Brazilian Butt Lift. While breast enhancement has long been dominated by implants, fat transfer has also become a great option for enhancing the breasts. However, it is common that patients considering cosmetic surgery on the breasts are not as aware of this option that is available to them. This blog post will provide an introduction to the role of fat transfer in breast enhancement, and give patients an idea of if this procedure may be just what they’re looking for.

The basic principle of fat transfer is as follows: Move fat from an area of the body where it is NOT wanted to an area where it IS wanted! The first step in this process is performing gentle liposuction to target unsightly stubborn fat deposits, most commonly on the stomach, back and sides. In addition to melting this fat away, Dr. Traci Temmen is also an expert at performing liposuction in a way that beautifully contours the body by flattening the stomach while accentuating the patient’s natural curves and waist. This not only creates a slimmer profile, but also sculpts an attractive hourglass shape. Once liposuction is complete, the fat that was collected is purified and prepared for transfer into the breasts. The fat is then precisely injected into the breasts to create a beautiful shape and natural boost of volume. This is accomplished through very tiny incisions that are camouflaged in the crease at the bottom of the breast to be as invisible as possible. Dr. Temmen is highly skilled in this procedure, and takes great care to transfer precise volumes of fat into the breasts in order to ensure a proportional and symmetrical result.

Fat transfer to the breasts may be performed as described above on its own to add soft, natural volume to the breasts. When performed alone, patients can expect to see an increase in breast size of approximately 1-1.5 cup sizes. This procedure is best suited for women with smaller breasts who desire a noticeable yet modest increase in breast size. Additionally, women who wish to avoid the use of breast implants or synthetic material may be good candidates for fat transfer to the breasts. Women who desire a greater increase in breast size (more than 1-1.5 cup sizes) may be better suited to breast implants or breast implants in conjunction with fat transfer. Dr. Temmen has detailed conversations with each patient to understand their aesthetic goals and create the perfect plan together.

Another common application of fat transfer is for patients who have previously had breast augmentation with implants but no longer wish to have their breast implants. This may be due to no longer liking the appearance of the implants, capsular contracture (abnormal scarring around the implants), or some other complication. Whatever the reason, Dr. Temmen understands that the decision to have one’s breast implants removed is a personal one, and many women have concerns about what their breasts will look like after implant removal. Dr. Temmen is proud to offer her patients the option of breast implant removal with fat transfer to the breasts. During this procedure, fat transfer is performed following explantation to help fill in the space the implants occupied with soft, natural fat. Patients love this option because it allows them to have their implants removed without the fear of having “deflated” breasts afterwards. Dr. Temmen loves using this specialized procedure to help her patients feel beautiful and confident after implant removal.

While not as well-known to many patients, fat transfer has many applications for use in enhancing the breasts, from adding soft volume on its own, to adding a little extra volume to breast implants, to helping women feel feminine and radiant after breast explantation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen is an expert at fat transfer techniques, and is proud to offer her specialized services to her patients. Patients appreciate Dr. Temmen’s gentle bedside manner and perfectionist attitude, helping them feel comfortable and cared for throughout their surgical journey. To view examples of real patient transformations following fat transfer to the breasts, please explore the Before and After section of this website. If you would like to learn more about one of the options discussed in this post or any other cosmetic surgical procedure you may be interested in, simply call 813-771-6393 to schedule your personal consultation with Traci Temmen, MD, today!

Brazilian Mommy Makeover

What is a Brazilian Mommy Makeover?

Brazilian Mommy Makeover

Most people agree that having children is one of the most rewarding parts of life. Unfortunately, many women are not so happy with the effects pregnancy and aging have on the body. Many women are dissatisfied with breasts that appear saggy and deflated, an abdomen with extra sagging skin and fat that hides their natural curves, and a rear end that is flat and boxy. These natural body changes can leave women feeling disappointed and defeated, longing for the youthful body they once had. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen can offer a solution! The Brazilian Mommy Makeover is an all-in-one full body transformation that may target the bust, abdomen, and butt to help women feel rejuvenated and confident again. This blog post will discuss the components of this procedure as well as who may be a good candidate for it.

First, let’s discuss the components that make up the Brazilian Mommy Makeover. Traditionally, this procedure targets the abdomen and buttocks, with some patients also adding breast enhancement. The first part of the Brazilian Mommy Makeover works to create a flatter, more sculpted abdomen through liposuction, tummy tuck, or a combination depending on patient preferences. The combined liposuction and tummy tuck techniques is a popular choice that first utilizes liposuction to gently sculpt the abdomen into an attractive hourglass while targeting problem areas like the flanks, bank, and sides. Then, excess sagging tissue and skin is removed from the front of the abdomen via a horizontal incision that sits just below the bikini line, tightening and flattening the abdomen.

The next component of the Brazilian Mommy Makeover is what makes it “Brazilian”- the Brazilian Butt Lift! During the BBL, fat that was liposuctioned from the abdomen, back and sides is gently purified and injected into the buttocks to create soft, natural-looking volume without the use of butt implants or synthetic materials. One great feature of the BBL is that different volumes of fat can be precisely injected into various aspects of the buttocks according to the patient’s anatomy and desires. For example, transferring more fat to the sides can fill in stubborn “hip dips”, while injecting more into the back can increase projection. Dr. Temmen takes her time getting to know her patients and their goals during one-on-one discussions in order to tailor this procedure to suit their needs. Patients are thrilled with the results of their BBL to lift and fill out the buttocks, creating the round, full shape they’ve always dreamed of!

Many patients also choose to add breast enhancement to the Brazilian Mommy Makeover for a full body transformation. Dr. Traci Temmen offers patients a variety of options to best suit their desires, including breast lift, breast implants, combined breast lift with implants, or breast reduction. Many women choose the combined option of breast lift with implants. In this procedure, Dr. Temmen first removes excess sagging skin and tissue from the breasts in order to elevate their position on the chest wall and create a perkier, more youthful appearance. Then, breast implants are placed to add beautiful volume and create a full, round shape. Dr. Temmen is proud to offer an array of options, and spends time one-on-one going over the pros and cons of each one to help the patient choose the best option for them.

As you can see, the Brazilian Mommy Makeover truly is highly customizable and truly is the whole package. When meeting with Dr. Temmen, patients can discuss their goals in detail so they can form the perfect personalized plan to help them meet their goals. Ideal candidates for this procedure include women who are done child-bearing and breastfeeding so that the effects of surgery are not impacted by future changes associated with pregnancy. Additionally, patients should be in good health overall, near their ideal body weight, and have not smoked in the past 9-12 months. Every patient will also undergo a thorough history and physical during the initial consultation, as well as any necessary preoperative lab work or imaging. Dr. Temmen prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of her patients above all else, and is fastidious in her evaluation to ensure the safest possible surgery. Patients love her thorough technique and attention to detail, as well as her gentle bedside manner that makes patients feel comfortable and cared for from initial consultation to post-operative follow-up. Simply read her patient reviews and view examples of real patient results in the Gallery section of this website to see for yourself! If you like what you see and would like to learn more about this life-changing procedure, please call 813-771-6393 to book your one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today!