Dr Siamak Agha MD, PhD, FACS

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Dr Siamak Agha MD, PhD, FACS
Dr Ali Razfar MD, Double Board Certified

Breast Fat Transfer
Newport Beach

Your Key to a Natural-Looking Bust
with Curves at the Right Places

When it comes to breasts, bigger is better… Or is it? While it is undeniable that women with ample bosoms tend to attract the male gaze, surveys show that most people — men and women alike — actually prefer average-sized, natural-looking breasts.

And it is not just the sheer size of your breasts that attracts others. Proportions matter as well when it comes to breast size.

For instance, an apple-shaped body would benefit from full and sizeable breasts, as they can balance your body shape. The same goes if your body is rectangle-shaped since full breasts can add a noticeable curve to your shape.

If you have an hourglass-shaped body, moderately-sized breasts would look good on you. Pear-shaped body types will also look great with moderate breast sizes as they will complement your full hips and waist.

In other words, when it comes to body aesthetics, you have to think of the bigger picture.

Fortunately, there is a procedure that allows you to increase your breast size and balance your body proportions at the same time. 

A Newport Beach breast fat transfer performed by Dr. Siamak Agha, one of SoCal’s top board-certified plastic surgeons, is all you need to hit two birds with one stone.

Continue reading this article to know more about this natural way of breast augmentation.

OVERVIEW

Natural Breast Enhancement:
What is Breast Fat Transfer?

Each of your breasts is made up of breast glands and fat. Although the percentage of fat and glands in the breasts largely varies from woman to woman, it’s the amount of fat that mainly determines the size of the breasts.

With breast fat transfer or breast lipoaugmentation, you can increase the amount of fat in your breasts in two steps:

Liposuction

Your plastic surgeon harvests fat cells from areas of the body that have excess fat — such as your love handles or abdomen — using a specific liposuction cannula. The harvested fat is then washed, processed, and refined before being transferred to small syringes.

Fat Injection

The purified fat is then injected into the overlying breast fatty layer using blunt infiltration cannulas. To shape your breasts, Dr. Agha layers the fat into different levels until you achieve your desired breast contour.

Liposuction

Your plastic surgeon harvests fat cells from areas of the body that have excess fat — such as your love handles or abdomen — using a specific liposuction cannula. The harvested fat is then washed, processed, and refined before being transferred to small syringes.

Fat Injection

The purified fat is then injected into the overlying breast fatty layer using blunt infiltration cannulas. To shape your breasts, Dr. Agha layers the fat into different levels until you achieve your desired breast contour.

Using the patient’s own fat to enlarge and reshape the breasts isn’t a new procedure. In fact, for more than a century, plastic surgeons have used the patient’s own fat (autologous fat) to enlarge and reshape breasts.

But in spite of the sheer number of scientific reports, many plastic surgeons were still wary of doing this procedure for many years. 

It was only in 2012 that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revisited fat grafting for breast augmentation, pointing out that breast fat transfer can safely produce natural-looking breasts for patients who need breast augmentation or breast reconstruction.

Breast fat transfer is recommended for women looking to have a small to moderate increase in their breast size, thus producing natural-looking results. A single breast fat transfer procedure can increase your breast size by about one cup size in the hands of an expert breast fat transfer surgeon like Dr. Agha.

As one of the early adopters of this technique, Dr. Agha has performed many breast fat transfer surgeries in Newport Beach since 2007 and has developed his own scientific method for obtaining permanent breast shape sculpting and augmentation.

Breast Fat Transfer vs. Breast Implants:
What’s the Difference?

Breast implants enhance the size and volume of your breasts, but they cannot reshape the form and contour of your breasts.

That is where breast fat transfer comes in. While the implant is best used to augment size, breast fat transfer is most beneficial in enhancing the size, shape, and form of your breasts, contouring them from the chest wall to the skin. You can even contour the other parts of your body, as unwanted fat is taken from other areas and placed into your breasts.

Breast fat transfer can be used to selectively increase certain areas of the breast more than the others. For example, if you want upper breast fullness or cleavage, breast fat transfer can help you achieve a rounder and fuller breast shape. This cannot be done selectively with a breast implant, which would increase the whole breast volume.

Breast fat transfer is also an excellent choice for correcting uneven breasts. Whereas implants would only change breast size, breast fat transfer involves injecting fat into uneven areas while maintaining a natural look.

Do You Need a Breast Fat Transfer?

To know if you are a good candidate for breast fat transfer, try to answer the following questions:

  • Do you want to naturally increase your breasts by one cup size?
  • Are you not comfortable with the idea of getting breast implants?
  • Do you want to flaunt natural-looking breasts?
  • Do you want to reshape other parts of your body at the same time?
  • Do you have asymmetrical breasts because of chest deformities?
  • Do you have misshapen or underdeveloped breasts?
  • Do you want to improve the contour and curve of your breasts?
  • Do you want to enhance your cleavage or upper pole roundness?
  • Do you want to remove your implants without going much smaller?
  • Have you had a history of capsular contracture with breast implants?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you might want to consider getting a breast fat transfer to solve your breast problems.

… But Can You Get a Breast Fat Transfer?

Before you commit to a fat transfer breast augmentation, you have to know if you are fit for the procedure.

Check out the following factors that may affect your results:

In general, any form of breast augmentation isn’t recommended if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

You should have sufficient fat in other body areas, such as your abdomen, waist, thighs, hips, back, arms, and buttocks, that can be used to augment your breasts.

You should also have some fat in your breasts to serve as a foundation for the grafted fat to be placed into. Fat cells survive best when placed inside existing breast fat cells.

You should have good health standing without any underlying serious conditions. Otherwise, your operation might be too risky.

You should discuss with your plastic surgeon why you want to get breast fat transfer, as well as the results you’re expecting.

How Does Dr. Agha Do Breast Fat Transfer?

Breast fat transfer typically consists of two steps — liposuction and fat transfer.  

Like any fat transfer surgery, the outcome of this procedure is highly dependent on your choice of plastic surgeon, his/her fat cell harvesting and transfer techniques, and overall experience.

Read on to learn more about Dr. Agha’s process in giving you natural-looking breasts.

I asked Dr. Agha to perform a tuberous breast correction surgery with fat transfer on me and I came out with great results. I am so grateful to him and his staff for doing such a good job. I would recommend him to anyone and would return to him for any future cosmetic or reconstructive needs.
Heather

Why Should You Choose Dr. Agha for
Your Breast Fat Transfer?

Many procedures have standardized techniques. But when it comes to breast fat transfer, there is no recommended or standardized method and every plastic surgeon uses his or her own technique.

Successful, permanent breast enhancement with fat transfer is a technique-dependent procedure. That means that every detail and step used to harvest and transfer the fat is important in the survival of the fat cells, ultimately resulting in the permanency of the enhancement.  

Thus, to achieve the natural-looking breast contour that you desire, you need to choose a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who has already developed his unique and proven process for breast fat transfer.

As a scientist with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Fat Cell Research from Cambridge University, Dr. Agha has spent many years determining the best conditions for fat cell retrieval, processing, and transfer. 

The fact that Dr. Agha has been performing breast fat transfer at Newport Beach since 2007 has allowed him to perfect his technique.

How Big Can Your Breasts Go with Breast Fat Transfer?

Perhaps the lingering question that women are thinking of when it comes to breast fat transfer is, how big can you go

Keep in mind that there is no standard limit to how much fat can be transferred into each breast. However, one factor that has to be considered is the amount of breast tissue and blood supply that the breast has in order to support the survival of the transferred fat cells. 

After all, these fat cells appear to survive best when placed inside breast fat cells. That is why Dr. Agha places the transferred fat cells under the breast skin and within the breasts’ fatty layer.

How Do You Recover from Breast Fat Transfer?

Though it would take a few days for your liposuction recovery, the actual fat transfer procedure causes minimal pain.

Expect to experience mild swelling and bruising of the liposuction sites for the first 7-10 days. Your breasts might also feel slightly sore from the injections.

If you experience discomfort, you can take the oral pain meds that Dr. Agha would prescribe to you. 

Do not sleep on your stomach while you’re recovering to avoid placing pressure on your breasts and ensure the viability of the transferred fat.

What Results Can You Expect from Breast Fat Transfer?

Getting breast fat transfer gives you the following results:

  • Natural-looking breasts that’s around a cup larger than before
  • Two body parts sculpted at the same time
  • No scars on your breasts
  • No worries about implant complications
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

Since not all the fat transferred to your breasts are bound to survive, a second fat grafting session may be necessary to achieve your desired results.

What are the Potential Risks and Complications?

Breast fat transfer has been extensively studied for its safety, with the ASPS approving it as a breast augmentation option.

However, it does pose some risks, like microcalcification, oily cyst formation, and the possibility that some of the transferred fat cells might die and become lumpy.

Know about the risks involved in breast procedures in this article.

How Much Does a Breast Fat Transfer Cost?

Since you’re essentially getting two procedures in one, breast fat transfer typically costs more than the usual breast augmentation with implants, around $9,000 to $15,000 according to RealSelf estimates.

The total cost depends on a number of factors, such as the amount of fat transferred, anesthesia, practice location, and the expertise of your plastic surgeon. You also need to take into account the medical tests, laboratory workups, and recovery costs.

If you need multiple touch-ups, it would naturally cost more.

Breast fat transfer is not typically covered by insurance. But Dr. Agha offers financing plans to help you curb the cost of your surgery.

Get Your Breast Fat Transfer Done in Newport Beach, Orange County

When choosing a plastic surgeon, you should select someone who has extensive experience in a wide variety of breast augmentation methods, including breast fat transfer. 

He should also be in the know regarding the latest liposuction techniques so that he can efficiently carry out the fat removal process.

With Dr. Agha’s 15-year experience in plastic surgery, you can rest assured that he will take care of you from consultation to recovery. He will also ensure your utmost safety during the procedure while adhering to your desires and expectations as closely as possible.