Fat Grafting for Breast Implant Coverage Scars?
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Fat grafting for implant rippling
Fat grafting is a suitable option at this can easily hide many of the ripples caused by implants. If the fat is harvested correctly, you can achieve an aesthetically pleasing result, without significant scarring.
Fat grafts to cover rippling from breast implants
Fat is probably the best material you can use (besides tissue matrix at $1800x2) plus surgery with anesthesia. Fat can be harvested and injected through an 18gauge or 16 gauge needle hole which leaves no scar afterwards. Fat injections can be done under local and/or oral sedation. If you need more fat, another session can be done.
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Fat grafting is a great way to increase the soft tissue coverage of the breast implant and hid rippling
When a patient has very limited soft tissue coverage of her breast implants, there is often a problem of being able to see and feel the ripples which are present with all breast implants. Saline implants ripple dramatically more than gel implants. If you have saline implants they could be exchanged for gel with some improvement.
Fat grafting is an extremely effective way to add soft tissue to the breast and hide the ripples. It is almost always possible to get fat from the medial thighs even in very thine women. The collection of the fat and the insertion of the fat is done through very small incisions which all most never cause bad scars. If your surgeon has had a good deal of experience with fat grafting you should do well. The plastic surgeon who told you that the fat could be uneven is correct, but that is unlikely and probably indicates that they do not has much if any experience with fat grafting of the breast.
Fat grafting would work if done properly
The result of any procedure will depend on the patient and surgeon's skill. For the fat grafting the technique are different from surgeon to surgeon. This is a newer technique for the breast enhancement and you need to make sure your plastic surgeon has enough experience.You can check my web site for some examples.
Fat grafting to cover rippling
The Scars from Fat Grafting are Very Small
Fat grafting is usually performed through very small incisions about 2.5 - 4 mm in size. Thus, the resulting scars are usually quite small.
To be a good candidate for fat grafting, you do need to have sufficient fat elsewhere "to donate."
Larry Fan, MD
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