Fat Transfer in Los Angeles, CA
Your journey has been an emotional one of healing and recovery and now it can be one of reconstruction with fat transfer performed at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute by board- certified plastic surgeon, Jamie S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., the perfect plastic surgeon with the best solution for all Beverly Hills and Los Angeles residents who want to look like the most beautiful version of themselves.
What is Fat Transfer?
As more and more women opt for a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, the loss of one’s curves can be blindsiding, and it represents a major hurdle to overcome. Inextinguishable desire, passion, and youthfulness are all evoked by the breasts, and breast reconstruction with fat transfer is a procedure that gives new hope to cancer survivors. Often you may not feel like yourself, but there’s a new option where there was no hope before for patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, who have undergone a bilateral mastectomy and then reconstruction which has failed. There is hope. In addition to implants, breast augmentation can be accomplished with fat grafting, a method that Dr. Schwartz uses to take fat from elsewhere in your body, typically the abdomen, flanks, and thighs, to places in your breasts. This can be performed in conjunction with implants to improve contour, shape, and naturalness, or alone to achieve a modest increase in breast volume. For breast reconstruction, fat grafting to the breasts can also help fill lumpectomy defects or better disguise an implant.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
Less than half of all women are offered reconstruction after a mastectomy because tissues once radiated are very firm from scarring and are difficult to manage surgically. But by using a patient’s own fat, a new fat transfer procedure from Dr. Schwartz is giving patients renewed hope, even for those women who were told over a decade ago that they could never have reconstruction. Fat, once injected, helps to restore the elasticity of irradiated tissue which enables the placement of tissue expanders which can be placed to allow for implants later. Contact us now to set up your consultation, and learn more about what Dr. Schwartz can do for you.
Is Fat Transfer Right For Me?
The best way to find out if fat transfers are right for you is to schedule your consultation now with world-class breast reconstruction expert, Dr. Jaime Schwartz. The fat transfer involves the extraction of unwanted fatty tissue from a donor site elsewhere on your body, such as the thighs or stomach. An external suction device system, creates an ideal environment for the fat once it is placed in your breast, and patients wear it for a prescribed number of hours per day in the weeks prior to surgery, in part because of its ability to open your breast pocket, creating a larger space for harvested fat. These cells are then grafted to your chest, creating a smooth, defined breast mound, and the area can be sculpted to meet your personal aesthetic needs.
Elements of a Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is a completely natural approach for restoring a feminine frame. For example, fat grafting to the breasts can also help fill lumpectomy defects or better disguise a palpable implant, and there are many other palpable benefits, which Dr. Schwartz can discuss with you during your consultation. Contact us now to schedule your visit with Dr. Schwartz, and put a world-class expert in breast reconstruction on your team.
What Is a Fat Transfer Procedure?
Your journey has been an emotional one of healing and recovery and now it can be one of reconstruction with fat transfer. This procedure is done over the course of a year, typically utilizing three fat grafting sessions separated by three months each to get the skin to stretch as it normally should, before finally being able to use the tissue expanders for the placement of implants.
How Long Is The Recovery After a Fat Transfer Procedure?
During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your recovery and how he approaches fat transfer and when the use of the Brava System makes sense for optimal patient outcomes. During the initial postoperative period, there tends to be a significant amount of swelling in both the areas from which fat was harvested, but also the area in which the fat was injected. The majority of the swelling will dissipate over the first few weeks, and after six months, your final end result will be a difference that is subtle, yet significant, and completely natural looking. Contact us now to schedule your consultation, and begin the process of getting on with your life with Real Self Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon”, Dr. Jaime Schwartz.
What Is A Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer involves the removal of fatty tissue from a donor area, which is then purified, and injected into the target area, restoring natural-looking volume.
How Will The Fat Transfer Help With My Breast Reconstruction?
Fat tissue can be used to beautifully recreate a breast after a mastectomy. The fat transfer results in a soft, sculpted breast with very minimal scarring.
How Long Will The Fat Transfer Process Take?
The fat transfer procedure will take from two to three hours to perform. This includes time for the Liposuction procedure, purification of the fatty tissue, and the sculpting of the breast.
How Is The Fat Transfer Procedure Performed?
Dr. Schwartz will begin the fat transfer process by gently extracting fatty tissue from a donor area. Using an innovative process, Dr. Schwartz will prepare and purify the fat cells. Finally, he will inject the fatty tissue into the breast, sculpting the area to the desired size
Where Will The Fatty Tissue Come From?
Dr. Schwartz will remove the fatty tissue from a donor area elsewhere on your body, such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks (love handles), or lower back.
Will More Than One Fat Transfer Treatment Be Necessary?
Depending on your desired results, more than one fat transfer session may be required. These will normally be performed over a two to six month period.
When Can I Return To Work After My Fat Transfer?
Most women feel well enough to return to work or school less than a week after their procedure. Vigorous exercise and strenuous lifting should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.
Will The Fat Transfer Result In Scarring On My Breast?
No, a small needle will be used to insert the fatty tissue into the breast, the technique does not result in any visible scarring.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer (Brava System) Procedure Cost?
You want to do it right the first time when you undergo breast reconstruction including fat transfer, so choose Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, the best way for you to obtain the best possible result. The atmosphere and environment at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute are soothing, and Dr. Schwartz makes you feel that you are not only in a very professional setting but that you are also extremely comfortable with all your needs attended to. The staff of Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute are amazing and interact with patients like friends, so you will feel like you’re an extended part of the family. Our state of the art operating rooms comes with all of the equipment you would find in a normal hospital setting, and your cost for the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Should I Do Next?
You want to look like yourself, only better, so contact us now to set up your breast reconstruction and fat transfer procedure consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a Real Self Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars” who is always at heart a plastic surgeon who loves his job and is grateful to be able to improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care, and Dr. Schwartz will really make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your procedure.
Board- certified plastic surgeon Jamie S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute offers safe and effective fat transfer procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.