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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation


Enhance Your Figure Without Implants at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery

Implants are not your only option for enhancing your bust. Fat transfer breast augmentation at the Chicago area’s Iteld Plastic Surgery allows women looking for a more modest increase to put their own fat to work for them. Rather than adding volume by inserting a silicone shell filled with saline or gel, this technique involves harvesting fat cells from one area (where you have an abundance) and inserting them elsewhere (where you need a little oomph). Sounds amazing, right?

Discover more about fat transfer breast augmentation from Chicago board-certified plastic surgeon Lawrence Iteld, MD. Send a message online or call 312.757.4505.

How Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Work?

After a consultation determines that fat transfer breast augmentation is the best route for you, your journey to modestly larger breasts starts with a procedure very much like liposuction. Dr. Iteld will make a small incision in an area where there is fat to spare (think the abdomen, love handles, or thighs), then will remove excess fat cells and refine them.

This purified fat will next be injected strategically into the breast tissue, with Dr. Iteld working to make the breasts proportionate and natural looking.

These tiny incisions will be hidden in natural creases or other camouflaged sites and will be closed so as to create the least-noticeable scars possible.

What Can I Expect After a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure?

Since fat is both harvested and injected, you can expect multiple incisions that will heal in the days and weeks after your fat transfer breast augmentation surgery. As with any procedure where fat is removed or added, there will be some bruising and swelling to watch for, but this should resolve on its own.

Is Narcotics-Free Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Possible?

If it works for implants (spoiler alert: it does), it works for fat transfer, too! Since Dr. Iteld pioneered narcotics-free surgery, he is the ideal surgeon to apply the sophisticated approach, no matter the surgical specifics. This means fat transfer breast augmentation patients can enjoy their enhancement without the burden of significant pain that demands to be managed with opioids.

Breast reductions are also on the narcotics-free menu, as are tummy tucks, body lifts, and more.


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Lawrence Iteld, MD, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a highly regarded Chicago based plastic surgeon, receiving awards from Chicago Magazine's Top Docs, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors®.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Chicago?

While this procedure is very effective, it is only available to women who have the fat cells to spare and who want just a modest increase in their breast volume. Most women can expect a one-half to one cup size increase with fat transfers alone. Fat transfer breast augmentation can also be used to further refine the results of a more traditional augmentation with implants, since the fat can be injected here and there where needed for an exceptionally natural look.

Are There Other Options Beyond Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

As we mentioned above, augmentation with implants may be an option for women who want fuller, rounder breasts or a more dramatic increase (more than one cup size). Breast surgery options available at Iteld Plastic Surgery also include breast lifts, which tighten lax skin to raise sagging breasts higher on the chest. This can also impact their shape.

You are encouraged to speak up during your consultation with Dr. Iteld, letting him know exactly how big (ahem) your dreams are when it comes to your breasts. Whether you’re looking for a subtle enhancement or a major bump in size, he can help to ensure your procedure of choice is the best for the job.

Schedule your consultation today to find out more about how fat transfer breast augmentation at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery may be for you, or call 312.757.4505.

* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.