There is an excellent article looking at the practice of using a patient’s own fat, harvested from any available body areas, and injecting it into the breasts for breast enlargement.
It’s been an area of some controversy in the past year but the general consensus, after examining all the available clinical data, is that the procedure is safe.
As the procedure is relatively new, it should be performed by surgeons who are well versed in the technique and ideally carried out within a strict selection and treatment protocol.
I’ve been performing fat injection for the past eight years mainly into the face for facial rejuvenation, into the breast as part of a breast reconstruction procedure and into the buttocks for enhancement and projection.
The idea of using this technique for cosmetic enhancement of the breast has been very excitingand when the green light was given by the industry that it was safe, I immediately booked myself onto a workshop in Berlin in October.
I started looking for an appropriate patient that fitted the criteria to be my first and in November found an ideal candidate and carried out the procedure. Ms CJ was born with asymmetrical breasts. This is an ideal indication for fat transfer to the smaller breast to achieve symmetry. A breast implant would not have achieved a matching shape.
Before fat transfer to right breast
3 months after fat transfer to right breast
The patient is delighted with her larger right breast which is now symmetrical to her left, as well as flatter tummy and hips.
It is important for potential patients to realise that this is not a replacement for breast enlargement using silicone implants, which is still the best procedure for breast enlargement to achieve that two or more cup size increase.
It is strictly for patients who do not want an implant and content to accept an increase in size of half to one cup size. You must have the available fat deposits of course!
My personal opinion is that this is a procedure that will attract a huge amount of interest.
However for it to be successful, it needs to be performed on appropriate patients by experienced surgeons. CC Kat Aesthetics intend to be at the forefront of this.