If you desire to reshape your breasts, a breast augmentation with a fat transfer can be an ideal way to boost your appearance. The recovery period can be minimal to other breast augmentation procedures because the incisions made are smaller in comparison. Here is what you need to know about the recovery period from breast augmentation with a fat transfer.
First Weeks After Breast Augmentation with a Fat Transfer
The outpatient procedure for a breast augmentation with a fat transfer is done using a general anesthesia. While you may experience some soreness and bruising, you may be able to resume moderate activities within a couple days of recovery after the procedure. Work may be resumed after a week, depending on the level of activity. Avoid doing any strenuous activity such as sports participation or heavy lifting. You can use over-the-counter pain medications to help reduce any pain or discomfort.
Six Months After Breast Augmentation with a Fat Transfer
Within approximately three to six months after a breast augmentation with a fat transfer recovery, most of the swelling should be gone. Your breasts may now feel normal with firmness and comfort level. The final evaluation for the fat transfer result may be done by the surgeon at this time.
One Year After Breast Augmentation with a Fat Transfer
A year after your breast augmentation with a fat transfer recovery, your breasts should be in their final shape. Because the cells from the fat transfer are fully integrated, the results are permanent with no need for additional fat transfers. Your breasts may still change shape over time as you age. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help you maintain your results.
Is a Breast Augmentation with a Fat Transfer Right for You?
A breast augmentation with a fat transfer can help you change the shape of your breasts and feel more confident about your appearance. If you think that this procedure may be right for you, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mendieta. During your appointment, Dr. Mendieta can explain the benefits and risks and give you advice on recovery. Make an appointment to learn more about breast augmentation with a fat transfer today.
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