How Fat Grafting Can Improve Your Breast Reconstruction Results

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver, Lone Tree, Colorado & Nationwide

Posted: April 10, 2020

Woman after breast fat grafting Lone TreeOur surgeons know how important it is for you to achieve natural-looking breast reconstruction results. After completing your primary reconstruction, they will likely recommend minor secondary procedures to improve your cosmetic outcome. For patients interested in enhancing their breast shape and appearance, fat grafting is an excellent option.

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is a very common plastic surgery technique. It involves removing excess fat from one part of the body via liposuction, purifying it, and then injecting it elsewhere to add natural volume. When using fat grafting for breast shaping purposes, the fat is harvested from donor areas such as the abdomen or thighs and strategically placed into the reconstructed breasts.

Fat grafting has several post-reconstruction applications. It is most frequently used to enhance the overall shape of the breasts for a rounder and smoother appearance. It can also fill small divots or depressions that may be present after surgery.

If necessary, fat grafting can help soften the edges around an implant. Lastly, our surgeons can use this technique to adjust the non-cancer breast in women who choose to undergo a unilateral (one-sided) breast reconstruction.

View before and after photos of breast reconstruction revision using fat grafting.

It is important to note that some of the transferred fat may reabsorb after the procedure. Because of this, you should be prepared to need more than one surgery to achieve the results you desire. Fortunately, the fat that survives the process will remain in the injected area permanently. Fat grafting patients can enjoy their enhanced breast appearance for many years to come.

I've had 2 fat graft surgeries . . . and new nipples and tattoos over the last 2 years. My breasts look lovely and I feel good about myself. I'm very happy with the outcome. -Patient Testimonial

Schedule Your Denver Breast Reconstruction Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about breast revision procedures such as fat grafting, call 303-706-1100 to schedule a consultation. The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery serves patients from Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado, and across the country.