Fat transfer breast augmentation (Lipofilling)
In breast augmentation, patients’ own body fat can be used as an alternative to artificial implants. Unwanted fat deposits, for example on the abdomen, thighs or hips, are suctioned off using the especially gentle water jet-assisted technique. The fat cells are then injected into the breasts through mini-incisions. It takes a few weeks for the fat cells to integrate into their new location. During this period, the body should be rested to ensure the best possible result. After breast augmentation, patients must wear a special bra for 6 weeks and sleeping on the side or stomach is not permitted.
On average, between 50 and 70 percent of the transferred fat tissue becomes integrated into the new location. Fine correction or adjustment is possible at any time.
The advantage of this method is the use of the patient’s own body fat. If an exogenous implant, for example made of silicone, is used, the implant shell may rupture and spill the contents into the surrounding tissue. Furthermore, capsule fibrosis may develop at any time. In both cases, a second operation is recommended to exchange the implant. A further advantage of lipofilling is that it causes only very minor scarring.