Move Fat Cells to Where You Want Them
Fat can be so uncooperative. It seems to appear where it wants, then shifts as we age or holds on stubbornly in the face of strict dieting and rigorous exercise. And the places that could benefit from a little more volume? They may stay smaller than desired as other areas continue to grow. If you've ever wished you could shift fat from your trouble spots such as your abdomen, flanks, or thighs to your breasts, this dream is now a reality. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson performs safe, natural-looking breast augmentation with fat transfer for Grand Rapids and Birmingham patients who want to modestly increase their cup size without using breast implants.
There are other possibilities, too. Thin patients who get traditional augmentation can use fat transfer to thicken the coverage over their implants. Autologous fat grafting (the technical name for this procedure) is also effective for women who have undergone a mastectomy, as fat transfer may be used for secondary breast reconstruction to fill in defects, smooth contour irregularities, or thicken tissues over breast implants. Imagine: Your own fat doing something good for you, for a change!
Benefits of Fat Transfer
This type of natural breast augmentation provides unique benefits:
- Up to one-cup increase in breast volume
- Customized shaping of breast contours
- Accurate visualization of results before surgery
- Precise placement of fat and filling
- Small incisions with minimal scarring
- No risk of capsular contracture
- Improved appearance of entire body
- Quick recovery time
*Result may vary from person to person.
The Bengtson Center Difference for Fat Transfer
Dr. Bengtson is among a select group of plastic surgeons in Michigan and the United States who routinely perform fat transfer breast augmentation. At his Grand Rapids practice, the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, he is committed to customizing your entire experience to meet your personal goals.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon performing augmentation—fat transfer and otherwise—Dr. Bengtson is nationally renowned for his work with women, traveling the world to speak and working with implant manufacturer Allergan to continually improve augmentation surgical techniques and technology. His decades of research and practice, coupled with his partnerships and participation in scholarly study and practical investigation, give him particular insight into the female form and the most innovative surgical and implant options available for augmenting breasts.
Dr. Bengtson's is also the first and only practice in West Michigan with Vectra® 3-D imaging and simulation, which allows patients to visualize how their breasts will look following a breast lift with or without fat grafting or breast implants.
Looking to Lose More Fat?
The amount of tissue taken from a donor area for fat transfer is significant enough to make a difference to breast size, but patients whose primary goal is to slim down a particularly stubborn pocket should talk to Dr. Bengtson about dedicated liposuction. This surgery is intended to physically remove fat cells from a specific region and can be performed as a standalone procedure or, of course, as part of fat transfer for augmenting the breasts.