Fat transfer with explant

  • JudithD23
  • Northern California
  • 1 year ago

I would love to get advise/opinions, etc regarding fat transfers. I now have an explant surgery date of April 10th, unless I get in sooner, which I'm hoping for. I spoke about having fat transfer but I'm not sure if this is good and if I do it, should it be done at the time of the explant or 6 to 9 months later.   Any ideas or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.  My PS is very conservative and only does from 100 to 200 cc and so there's very little fat transplant death because of the small amount of fat transfer. Also, I'm thinking that maybe with the removal of the implants there will be more area for the fat cells. Although my implants are under the muscle and I'm not sure where the fat goes. Perhaps not under the muscle?  Ideally I'm not looking forward to two procedures, who is, but I want to do what's best. I'm concerned with how my breasts will look after the surgery, like everyone else, thus I'm considering the transfer. And yet I don't want to have false positive mammogram readings and then have to have biopsies.   What to do, what to do...... thanks for reading and input would really be appreciated. 

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Hi! I am due for explant and fat graft in 12 days..please follow my journey!
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Hi Judith. Does your surgery date calculate out to be March 12th? I have explant and breast lift surgery for March 14th. I would like to have fat transfer at the same time however my PS has suggested I wait to give my boobs a chance to hesl before any other surgery is done. So, I am having a TT (tummy tuck) the first part of June and I am hoping to have a fat transfer at that time. Would you mind private messaging the name of your PS? I ask because I think we are from similar parts of the state. I am incredibly interested in your story and outcome. Thanks for sharing. Have a good evening.
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Hi, I was intending to have my breast lift and fat transfer this past Friday but had to cancel because of my Mother's very ill health. She's 96 and is now on Hospice with probably weeks remaining. She's had a very good life. So I've put off the surgery. I had my explant almost a year ago and was looking forward to the lift and transfer. Are you going to use the Brava System and where are you going for your surgery? Good luck.
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Judith..first of all please accept my warmest thoughts for you in regards to your Mother. Just this time last year my mom in law was on a similar situation. But she had Alzheimers and I was her caregiver for the last 2 yrs if her life. I know you are aware of this but you MUST take good care if yourself so you can be there for her. I failed to do that and ended up gaining weight due ti the fact I was not able to get much exercise and it caught up with me..grrrrr. To answer your question about Brava, no don't have any plans to use it as I have plenty of volume as far as skin. Will have to see what I end up with after my lift. Fir now take a deep breath, look in the mirror and know you are an AMAZAING
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Oops Amazing daughter and you will never regret being there fir your Mother. Take good care of yourself and keep in touch..hugs
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Thanks for your very kind words. So you know what it's like. My Mom doesn't have Alzheimer's but has started sleeping almost 20 hrs a day and hallucinates a bit. I was really disappointed to cancel my appointment. So you're going to have a lift and an explant plus a TT at the same time. When you go for your fat transfer, where will you get the fat from? I'm thinking I should have had my lift when I had my explant to really give my breasts a chance to heal completely and thus give the fat cells the best chance of survival. But who knows. I'm eager to hear how things go. Where do you live and are you using a local Dr?
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HI..having explant,capsulotomies and breast lift on Friday March 14th. Then the plan is for TT and hopefully fat transfer first week in June. Plan is to get fat from tummy to boobs prior to TT. Dr. Said he'd do fat transfer as it is easy and only takes about 30 mins..then start TT with some lipo on back fat above waistline and lipo on flanks to give me more defined contour. Do not mean to sound harsh,but because I speak from experience be grateful your Mother sleeps a lot. My mom in law was super erratic..sleep for hrs in end then be up 22 hrs straight. And she hallucinated and was paranoid off and on. I will try and send this private message b/c no one knows about my boob surgery and hoping to be able to keep it quiet. Take care. Thinking of you.xo
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Hi Judith , I had implant removal and fat transfer to breast done all in one opp, mine were over the muscle , if u look at my profile u will see the results, it's only been 3 weeks so not sure how much more of the fat will survive , I have appointment with doc tomorro so I will be updating my profile, I don't know how much fat he put in but I will let u kno, I have read on here that u should wait a while after removal of implants b4 fat transfer but I went to 3 consultations and they all offered to do it at the same time so maybe it if they r under muscle u have to wait,
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Hi Mandy, I just checked out your photos and you look great, so natural. I'm very to eager to hear how much you has transferred and the method used. I'm learning that there are different protocols or procedures that are recommended for the liposuction and others in which more of the fat cells die off. Also, can you feel any lumps, etc. Thanks again for replying. I take it you're in Great Britain?
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Also, my PS said she could do it all at once but only does a very small amount, like 100 to 200 cc. I'm just concerned about any hardening of the cells that die off and having to have biopsies because the cysts may feel like breast cancer. I'm so tempted to have the transfer. And again, yours look great.
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Hi Judith, yes I am in the uk, saw doc today, he transferred 70 ml of fat to each breast , I don't kno what that is in cc, do u? The method he used was autologous fat transfer, he told me that the way he injects it I won't have cysts or lumps develop , I must admit that's one of the things that worried me, he said I shouldn't lose any more volume in breasts now so I will stay this size which is about 1 cup bigger than I used to be b4BA ,I am happy with that, I have added new photo to my profiles today so u can check them out,hope I have been helpful to you
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Hi Mandy, thanks for the info and I've looked the 70 ml up in a conversion table and it says it's a 1 to 1 conversion, so it's 70 cc s. So..... But your photos are so good. I'm wavering back and forth on what to do. My PS does a lot of breast reconstruction for cancer patients and does the fat transfer with those patients. Did you do the Brava system to prepare for the fat transfer? Thanks so much for your time and sharing your experience and information.
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So it's not that much fat is it really, but I didn't have a lot of fat for him to take from me, I didn't use brava, none of the doctors mentioned it , iv only ever read about it on here, not even sure it's available in the uk, or maybe I didn't need it being as I had implants, my doctor also does reconstructive surgery with fat transfer, maybe they r the best docs to go with, good look , keep me updated and anything else u want to kno , feel free to ask
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Hi. I'm scheduled for explant..breast lift and hopefully fat transfer mid March. So I'm very interested in your comments and experience. Please continue to post. I will look at the pics you posted when I get home to my computer. Again thanks for your input....Greatly appreciated
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Me too! Explant, lift, and transfer in April! Yay!!
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Hi, I think it's been about a year since your explant and fat transfer? How is it going and are you still happy with the results?
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Great questions! Here's what some doctors say about fat transfer after explant. If you type "implant removal fat transfer" into the search bar, you'll get several other links as well. Hope this helps!

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