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Dr Rastogi's 'Natural Augmentation' or Fat Transfer Procedure

Here are the most commonly asked questions about Dr Rastogi's Natural Augmentation option, often referred to as Fat Transfer to Breast or Autologous Fat Grafting.

Who is a suitable candidate for Autologous Fat Grafting (Fat Transfer)?

  • Women who have adequate fat stores on their body
  • Women who are seeking a natural look and subtle augmentation without scars
  • Those who are open to a liposculpture procedure
  • Women who are not suitable for breast implant surgery
  • And women who already have breast implants, but are looking to enhance or correct the breast shape after weight loss for example.

How long does Autologous Fat Grafting last?

The most recent research on Fat Transfers suggest that the fat will last, as long as the patient doesn’t undergo any major hormonal changes and a stable weight is maintained.

Is Fat Transfer to Breast a safe procedure?

Yes, there is no increased risk in developing breast cancer, studies from large patient groups worldwide confirm this.

There is no risk of issues such as capsular contracture, displacement, rotation or rupture when there is no implant involved, so this is another benefit of Fat Transfer.

For a comprehensive understanding of the risks of any cosmetic procedure, a patient is advised to consult with their doctor, during which they will be informed of all complications and risks directly by the doctor.

What are the advantages of Fat Transfer over other techniques?

  • Smaller scars (less than half a centimetre) which are cleverly hidden in body creases
  • Natural looking and feeling breasts
  • A Natural Augmentation creates the ability to correct tuberous breasts and balance breasts that are not symmetrical
  • Provide fullness to the upper pole of breasts for patients who have breastfed children
  • A faster recovery than breast implant surgery, with no specific instructions regarding exercise during recovery, however, this is limited by the discomfort experienced from the Liposculpture which varies from patient to patient
  • The added bonus of a Liposculpture procedure which removes fat from unwanted areas
  • No foreign body (ie breast implant) is inserted, which the body needs to accept and adjust to

Which is best – Fat Transfer or Breast Implants?

Dr Rastogi performs many Breast Augmentations with implants alone. The new generation breast implants have improved over the years and are much softer than traditional implants, they are also available in many shapes and sizes. Polyurethane coated implants are still the best option for very slender people who simply do not have adequate fat stores. People wanting a very large cup size with one operation or those requiring a significant degree of breast lift may also be more suitable for implants. Dr Rastogi can also combine an Autologous Fat Transfer with a Breast Augmentation using implants, if the patient may benefit from it. The two procedures don’t need to be done as separate surgeries.

How can Autologous Fat Grafting benefit patients with existing breast implants?

Although some very thin patients may not have enough fat for a Breast Augmentation via Fat Transfer alone, they may have just enough to be injected into regions where the implant is visible. This can often occur in the cleavage area or upper part of the implant if there has been weight loss after surgery.

Does Dr Rastogi perform both Fat Transfers to Breast and Breast Implants?

The advantage of seeing Dr Rastogi is that he specialises in both procedures and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading Breast Augmentation surgeons and Liposculpture surgeons.

With any surgery, patients are advised to book a comprehensive initial consultation with Dr Rastogi who will determine the patient’s candidacy for each procedure based on the desired look and expected surgical outcome. No technique is suitable for every single patient, and both implants and fat grafting have their limitations. Dr Rastogi can actually perform both an Augmentation with implants and a Fat Transfer procedure during the same surgery.

Do I need to wear a special garment following a Fat Transfer?

Dr Rastogi doesn’t specify wearing a Brava (for the chest area) following a Fat Transfer procedure, as Bravas can be uncomfortable and feel strange for the patient. However, following most Liposculpture procedures, a compression garment is to be worn for around a week to 10 days, targeting the areas where the fat was removed.

How much is a Fat Transfer to Breast procedure?

A Fat Transfer cost depends totally on the amount of Liposculpture patients undergo. Those enquiring are best advised to contact Dr Rastogi's rooms for Fat Transfer pricing and provide clinic staff with their current height and weight measurements. The overall price quoted by our friendly team will include one’s initial consultation, two day-stays in hospital, anaesthetist and theatre fees, plus post-operative follow-up appointments. If a patient is seeking to remove larger amounts or more areas of fat removal (other than as is required a Fat Transfer to Breast procedure), then extra surgery time will ensue and this can be discussed during the initial consultation.

Fat Transfer Recovery

Liposuction surgery does not involve large incisions and extensive cutting so patient discomfort is generally minimal to moderate, lasts up to 10 days, and is controlled with oral medication. Some people experience some bruising, depending on the volume of fat removed. But a Liposculpture with Fat Transfer to breast is a good procedure for those wishing to return to normal work and resume their normal activities within a few days. It is recommended patients book lymphatic drainage massages twice weekly in the first month following their procedure, which helps the body heal faster and feel relaxed too.

More Questions on Fat Transfer to Breast?

We are here to help. Contact Dr Rastogi’s rooms in Double Bay, Sydney, on (02) 9362 1426 or complete the Enquiry Form on this page.