21 Year Old Fat Transfer to the Breast Augmentation with BRAVA - How I Grew 3 Cups in 6 Weeks - Sydney, Australia

Hi every one :) I have been researching this...

Hi every one :)

I have been researching this procedure on this website and have found everyone's reviews so helpful so I decided to share my experiences. This is going to be really long as i only had my op today so please bear with me.

Since I first started going through puberty i was always self conscious about my breasts. My mum and sister both had natural D/DD cups and i was stuck with lousy little B cups (in my opinion). Also i had quite bad A-symmetry which got worse after i had recently lost some weight. I have never liked the look of implants and didn't want a foreign object in my body so when i found out about this procedure i knew i had to give it a try. After consultations with my surgeon we decided to try to go up 2 cup sizes using fat from my love handles, inner thighs and a little from my outer thighs

Using brava:
I received my brava 26/03/14 (6 weeks prior to surgery) and began wearing it 8 hours the first night, 10 the second and aimed for 12 every night since -the last week and a half i aimed for 14 hours a night and the last 3 days i wore them for 24 hours minus a couple hours a day to give my skin a break and wash the domes (they were getting all sweaty and smelly lol). I know this sounds like a lot of effort and i would be lying to you if i promised that its easy, it takes a lot of commitment and discipline and not to mention the BRAVA can get itchy and uncomfortable, but its so worth it! My surgeon was thrilled with my growth and it also meant that i was able to get more fat injected into the breasts (400cc each).

My skin started reacting badly to the BRAVA so i switched from using the skin prep stuff provided with brava and instead started using aloe vera gel prior to wear and savalon cream, moisturiser and bio oil during the day when i was not wearing it. This helped my skin greatly! Every now and then i would start to get marks (especially when using the hand pump) but i would cover these marks with a fabric bandaid (the BRAVA wouldn't seal on top of the plastic ones) before wearing brava and the skin would clear up in a couple of days. Its really important to wash your domes properly (no matter how late you're already running for work) as bacteria on the domes make them twice as itchy and leaves even worse marks (i found this out the hard way). I think what really helped with my growth was 'cycling' with the hand pump. If you have not heard of it, you pump the domes until you have reached maximum pressure and cannot pump anymore. You leave it for 2mins, release the pump, let it sit for 30seconds and then repeat - you do this for about an hour for up to four times a day (i only did twice up until the last couple of days).

My surgery experience:
I had my surgery at St. Lukes hospital in Potts Point NSW. The staff there are lovely and to any fellow Australians I highly recommend St. Lukes and Dr Matousek. I was put under general anesthetics and pumped with lots of pain killers!! When i first woke i was in a bit of pain in the thighs but nothing over a 6 - but i was given more pain killers that reduced this to about a 2. After resting for a couple of hours i was able to get out of bed and go for a walk, very dizzy at first but pain wasn't too bad - i just felt like i had done a crazy leg workout and had sore muscles. The garment for liposuction was a little uncomfortable at first but really, its quite functional and you get used to it. I'm not sure about bruising or anything just yet i will update in a couple of days :)

As for my breasts they are extremely stiff but my boyfriend is liking the fact that they need to be massaged 3 times a day for 3 weeks lol. I intend to wear the BRAVA for 24 hours for the next 3 days (strictly no hand pump after surgery). My surgeon said that only 8-10 hours a day is needed for the next 2 weeks but most of the reviews i've read from ladies with awesome results have said they wore theirs the whole first 3 days so i'm going to combine both of them. I only have before and after photos of my breasts at this stage but will hopefully be able to upload some of my donor sites in my next update. Thanks for reading :) i know i basically wrote a novel haha but if i get to help one person out there then my work is done!

Front view before

I stuffed up before and added two of the same images.. This is my front view from before brava wear. I was quite small and had bad asymmetry

One week post op

Hi all :)
So its been a week tomorrow so i thought i would post an update. I have been recovering well post liposuction, still a little bit sore but have been able to get up and go shopping for a couple of hours at a time. The compression garment is annoying to wear but im slowly getting used to it. I have been using arnica cream once a day after my shower which has really helped to reduce swelling and i have hardly bruised up at all! The stiffness in my breasts is starting to ease up with regular massaging and they're slowly starting to droop down, i'm still a DD at this stage but i expect to lose atleast one cup size and am hoping my boobs will drop a little bit more to look a bit more natural. I am having trouble with scarring from the brava wear but have been started using ungvita ointment and its already starting to look a lot better, i will try to remember to say whether it works in my next update. I will try my best to update my review regularly and hopefully will get some photos from my liposuction sites up as well
Thanks for reading guys!

Lipo sites one week post op

My before photos aren't very good sorry i forgot to take some and was very self conscious/camera shy about my wobbly bits beforehand. Lipo sites were my inner thighs, outer thighs and love handles

Quick update - 2 weeks post op

Hi guys thought i would do a quick update.. Went shopping for bras and bikinis for the first time since my op yesterday, it was very exciting! I'm so happy with my results although i'm sad to see that some of the swelling has gone down, i knew it would happen but didn't want it to lol. I'm still wearing the BRAVA and plan to continue until friday (3 weeks post op). Anyway i just wanted to share this photo with you all.. The left is a photo of me last year, i had an "adds 2 cups sizes" top on and i was sucking in so much trying to make my hips look smaller. The second photo is me yesterday (just two weeks post op). My legs and hips are still pretty swollen but im already seeig quite a bug difference and my top has no padding at all :)

1 month post op

Hi all :) sorry its been awhile! As of last friday i've hit my 1 month mark since my operation. Still feel a little bit sore sometimes in my thighs and especially my lower back but a part from that everything is going well. I've started to shrink down but not too much i am still a small DD, big D cup. The swelling from the lipo has started to go down although so far i am not seeing a huge difference in my hips just yet. I have a weird lumpy bit on one of my thighs but its started to smooth out with regular massage. I am still massaging my boobs too as they are still a bit stiff in some places but overall everything is going well with them. Still have a bit of scarring that is pretty bad from the BRAVA but thats slowly fading with regular use of bio oil. I am only wearing my compression garment for 12 hours a day at this stage as it was driving me crazy, i bought a stage 2 garment hoping it would be a little bit more comfortable but unfortunately not. I've read that most women feel better wearing theirs, its funny how everyone is different. I started back at regular exercising at around the 2 week mark which made me swell bad at first but now its not too bad. I will post photos of my breast below :) will try to upload some photos of my lipo sites a bit later

3 month update

Hi guys :)
Just a quick 3 month update. All the swelling has gone down fully in my breasts and although i was sad to lose a lot of size i was still able to hold most of it and remain a full D cup which is amazing :) loving the shape and fullness of my breasts. Still a little bit of scarring but its fading well. Still get a bit sore in my lipo sites at times but overall everything is going well. Definitely glad i went through with it!! I reccommend this procedure to anyone wanting to get rid of fat and go up just a couple of sizes
Dr Simone Matousek

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Looks beautiful, congrats and thanks for sharing!
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Hi Kate, Dr Matousek seems to be the best Dr in Australia for this. Would you happen to know how many of these procedures she has done in Australia? She learnt how to do it in the US. Kate you look beautiful. I hope it continues to retain for you. Just wondering those scars on your breasts, are they from the Brava or the needling? Are the scars on your breasts still fading? Is Dr Matousek easy to talk to? I want to get it done and she is the only Dr I would go to but I am scared.
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Hi there :) I was very intimidated by surgery before i decided to have this procedure done! In my experience, dr matousek was easy to talk to and i was comfortable through out my surgery and all appointments. She was very up front about everything i needed to know and answered all of my questions honestly. I definitely recommend her and this procedure!! The scars on my breasts have faded a lot, there are still some faint marks near my nipple but as you can see i have olive skin which means i scar easy compared to others. All the BRAVA marks around my breasts are completely gone with constant use of vitamin E and bio oil :)
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. I am so pleased that you have put your story up as I am from Australia and most of the stories are from O/S. I cant find anyone else who has put up such a good posting after Dr Matousek's work so thankyou very much. It as been 2 months since your last pics (July). Has it still retained at what I guess would be the 5 month mark? Are you feeling OK about the look of the liposuctioned areas at 5 months? Are there still any lumps in your breasts or lipo areas? Sorry, so many questions. I really think she has done a great job. I have a slight asymmetry myself. I had my implants removed after 3 months as I didn't like the way they felt in my body. I just couldn't get used to them. This seems like a better idea for me and wished I had known about it before getting implants. One last question please, are your breasts still painful at 5 months/ Does it feel natural?
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Haha thats okay i put up my story so i could help other ladies like me. I am so glad i found this procedure as i have never really liked the look of implants and wanted to stay natural. They're still a D/DD cup but are noticeably smaller (to me) as all the swelling has gone now. I was a little sad to see the swelling gone but still so happy with my overall transformation. I still have some lumps in my lipo sites as i was naughty and didnt wear my compression garment as long as i should have so i have been massaging them.. No lumps left in my breasts anymore. I am pretty happy with my lipo sites although dr matousek said all of the swelling doesn't really go down until around the 1 year mark so i still have awhile to go.. Absolutely no pain in my breasts, i still feel a little tender in my lipo sites at times but mostly pain free! I actually had very little pain in my breasts at all after surgery most the pain was in my lipo sites. Oh and they feel amazing! Soft and squishy like real boobs :) lol
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Oh and i should mention that although i feel that dr matousek is amazing! The results are heavily dependent on how much you commit to wearing the BRAVA. It was a huge pain to get the 12 hours a day and it was itchy and horrible at times but i was very strict with my BRAVA wear which i believe is why my fat retained so well. Although you have already had implants so your skin might already have enough space for the injected fat? I know they say BRAVA after surgery really helps too though because it helps the fat to circulate so yeah. I think you should definitely book a consult with Dr Matousek and see what she says :)
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Hi Thankyou, The BRAVA sounds hard :) I have a bit of space so am hoping I wont need the BRAVA although it would probably help. Maybe just wishful thinking:) Glad you are happy with your results and hopefully what you have now retains. I saw on another update from one of Dr Bednars patients that the 3 month mark should be the final result so hopefully that is correct. Kate, were you expected to wear the BRAVA afterwards? Did you wear it for the 2 weeks afterwards as you said in your story? Glad the Lipo areas going OK. I am surprised it takes up to 12 months for the swelling to go down. I think I will book with Dr Matousek for a consult. Thanks for all the info and sharing your story. Appreciate that very much x
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Thats okay i'm glad i could help :) yep i wore the BRAVA two weeks post surgery and a couple of months pre surgery. It is hard but definitely worth it if you need to do it. I have seen results from women who did not use it and their fat did not retain as well but again it is different for each person and you will need to talk to the doctor about it. I hope everything works out for you :) x
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Thanks Kate. I guess if it is necessary I will do it and put my energy into it to get the best result. Thanks so much for reply.
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You look great! This is the same procedure I am looking to do and I've been told it's almost 100% dependent upon how much you are willing to commit to the brava beforehand. Glad to see you stuck with it and you're getting the results you desire. Please keep updating, as it seems most people who lose all their transferred fat end up doing so within 1 year. I guess it's "typical" to retain 70% of the transferred fat for a successful transfer. I'm so excited for you! :)
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Thank you so much :) Yeah i'd be lying if i said the brava was easy but im so glad i stuck to it and i'm stoked woth my results! I will try to remember to keep posting, i'm glad my results are helping people
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Fabulous! You look fabulous :)))))))
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Thanks! Haha i happen to like them too :)
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Hi Kate How are you going? How is the fat holding up?
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Hi again :) Its going well all the swelling and stiffness has gone down and im still a D cup. So happy with the results i will try to get some updated pictures up
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omg I love the results!! how do your breasts feel? just fuller? do they hurt? I had a bBl but ireally want to do the fat transferring to my breasts now!!
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Thanks so much :) what is a bbi? Sorry i dont know much about surgery. My breasts feel great, still a little but stiff but my overall recovery went really well and was also really quick! They were super tender while i used the brava but since i stopped they're fine i've already started sleeping on my belly again. If you can deal with the brava i would definitely recommend fat transfer to everyone!
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Your breasts are looking wonderful!
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Thanks :)
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looking great kate!!!
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Thanks amelia girl :) im loving my results so far!
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How are you doing? Any updates?
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Hi amelia sorry i didnt get back to you before. I have just posted another update above :)
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Hi Kate, did you have a mammogram before or an ultrasound on your breasts?
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I had to have an mri then a follow up ultrasound as there was what looked like a cyst but i ended up being in the clear
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