Breast Fat Graft

Breast Fat Transfer (Graft) in Greater San Antonio

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What is fat transfer?

Fat transfer or grafting to the breast is one of the more exciting current techniques in breast surgery.  Fat grafting involves obtaining or harvesting fat cells from one part of the body (typically abdomen or thighs) by liposuction, and then  the fat is injected into the breast tissue.  The fat will then be able to provide bulk for breast enlargement, like augmentation with fat! A natural breast shape can also be created depending on the amount of fat transferred.

Not only can fat transfer be used in for primary breast augmentation, it can also be used in implant revision surgery, for instance, to help mask or camouflage an existing implant. Depending on the volume of fat moved, implant rippling and breast feel can improve.  The procedure can be repeated as many times as necessary as long as there are adequate donor sites.  

Better still, the recovery for 'autologous fat grafting' is fairly straight-forward, and is essentially the same as cosmetic liposuction.  Many patients see fat transfer breast augmentation as two surgeries in one: improving the look and feel of their breasts while also contouring their bellies or thighs! Fat Transfer Surgeons in San Antonio, Dr. Albright notes very high patient satisfaction when combining fat grafting with other cosmetic procedures.  

Fat grafting is an excellent stand-alone or adjunct procedure for cosmetic breast surgery, such as breast augmentation, breast implant adjustment, breast lifts.  and fat transfer to butt lift. With fat grafting, we are using your own tissue to provide breast volume and increase cup size.  For breast lifts, the grafted fat can provide more volume to the top of the breast and help with overall breast shape/contour.  The fat when strategically placed can help improve implant step offs and visible implant rippling.  

Breast reconstruction patients also benefit from fat grafting.  By increasing the soft tissue coverage in the reconstructed breast, fat grafting helps create a more natural feeling and looking breast.  It can be used to help achieve better symmetry when trying to match your other nonreconstructed ‘native’ breast.  Furthermore, many surgeons believe fat grafting can also improve the quality of the breast skin after radiation treatment, although this is still being studied.  

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Breast Fat Transfer FAQ’s

Is fat grafting safe in the breast?

Studies have shown cancer safety of fat grafting even in the setting of patients with previous breast cancers or family history of breast cancer. Dr. Albright is a fat transfer surgeons in San Antonio, TX, He recommends obtaining breast imaging (mammogram/ultrasound/MRI) before surgery to ensure there is not currently a problem with the breast, and to act as a baseline for radiologists to compare future images against. The FDA and the American Society of Plastic Surgery continue to study the safety of fat-transferring procedures.

So my fat is used instead of a regular breast implant?

Yes and no... The transferred fat is adding to the overall volume of the breast, but does not quite maintain its shape like a traditional breast implant. This is best seen at the top of the fat grafted breast. This will still have a more natural smooth transition whereas, depending on the implant, a traditional breast augmentation can have more projection and rounding of the top of the breast. Also different is the degree of volume change that can occur in one surgery. With the breast implant, you are assured of how much volume is being put into the breast versus fat grafting which has some fat volume loss after the surgery (fat that did not survive the relocation).

What are the downsides of fat grafting to the breasts?

A significant downside of fat grafting is the occasionally unpredictable survival of the grafted fat. Studies have shown and Dr. Albright’s has experience of fat transfer surgery also he supports the assertion that about one-half to two-thirds of the transferred fat will survive at one year after surgery. There are many factors that are involved with fat graft survival including thickness and quality of blood supply in the recipient breast tissue.  The technique is dependent on well vascularized tissues, therefore patients with significant previous breast scars or those who actively use nicotine are not ideal candidates. Grafted fat that does not survive will be broken down overtime, and can create areas of ‘fat necrosis’ or oil cysts.  As a board certified fat transfer plastic surgeons, Dr. Albright will discuss these issues with you and attempt to answer all of your questions so that you feel comfortable with this powerful technique.

When will I see my final results after fat grafting to the breasts?

Although variable between patients, most patients will notice what fat graft has taken and what has not by about 3-4 months after the procedure. Further clouding the picture is the fact that patients also have normal postoperative swelling in the tissues, which can change the perceived volume of the breasts. This is also why Dr. Albright recommends waiting between fat grafting surgeries to make sure the patient has achieved a stable result before committing to additional surgery.

What are the scars like from breast augmentation fat transfer?

The incisions on the breast are very small incisions. They are only as big as needed to get the small blunt-tip cannula (used to inject the fat) into the breast through breast fat transfer. Dr. Albright will attempt to hide the access incisions typically around the areola edge (pigmented skin around the areola), as well as the lower fold of the breast. The incisions will typically have 1-2 stitches placed at the skin level and tape or glue covering that. Although still small scars, the donor site (where the fat is taken from) will typically have slightly longer incisions than the breast because the harvesting cannula is bigger.

Can I pick where I take the fat from?

It depends. Dr. Albright, one of the best breast fat transfer surgeons in San Antonio, TX, prefers areas on the body that are easily accessible in one position. For example, taking fat from the upper back would require your body to be repositioned during the procedure, and this will add to the time of the procedure.  Increased time can increase your risk and potentially decrease the viability of the fat, if it spends too much time out of the body before re-injecting.
For these reasons, Dr. Albright does not recommend taking it from the back, unless that is the only place on your body with adequate supply. Most commonly patients will have adequate and bothersome fat deposits that are more safely accessed, like the belly or the thighs. Still have questions, come see us today to discuss.

I've heard that there are strange suction-cups that you wear on your breasts before fat grafting, is this true?

Some plastic surgeons will apply a suction-cup-like device to the breasts before surgery in an effort to increase the blood flow into the tissues. It is thought that this may increase fat graft survival, and increase how much fat can be grafted into the breasts at one surgery. This is still somewhat controversial.
Dr. Albright finds that patient's are not interested in wearing these preoperative devices due to inconvenience and cost. Additionally, Dr. Albright finds that his patients have less fat graft survival with high volume fat transfers to the breasts. Finally, if you were to transfer truly large volumes of fat to the breast, the breast will behave more like a large fatty breast... Which is to say, that the breast will likely hang over time. This is because fat does not maintain its shape like an implant.

I've heard that there have been deaths from fat grafting!?!

When fat grafting to the buttocks (brazilian butt lift), there have been several high profile deaths. This seems to be related to both surgeons technique AND inherently higher risk area based on anatomy. When fat grafting to the buttocks, there are very large veins that can be injured and then allow grafted fat to enter the circulation.  This can create fatal fat emboli.
Unlike the buttock/pelvis, the vessels of the breast are smaller and less likely to be injured with the smaller blunt tip injecting cannulas used for the breast. This is another reason Dr. Albright does not perform high-volume fat transfer to the breast, so as to limit the risk of vessel injury and fat emoblization.

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Breast size, shape and proportion play a unique role in every woman’s self-perception, sense of physical balance, femininity, and confidence. The art of Breast Augmentation in Texas is so much more than simply “enlarging” the breasts — it is realized through the profound consideration of each individual’s desires, inherent anatomical forms, and meticulous attention to the techniques and safety of their union.

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No two breast augmentations are the same; each is as diverse as a woman's unique goals and physique, and as different as the surgeon who performs them.

As a leading board certified plastic surgeon in central Texas, Dr. Albright consistently delivers life-changing surgical results and an exceptional plastic surgery experience for his patients. After training with plastic surgeons from around the world, Dr. Albright wanted to bring his expertise back to his hometown of San Antonio.

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Women seek breast enhancement (augmentation mammoplasty) for a variety of reasons. For many women, it is not just to increase the size of their breasts, but may be to feel more comfortable in a swimsuit or confident out of clothes.  It may be to return to their pre-pregnancy shape and volume. Some aim to correct an asymmetry or abnormal breast development that has plagued them since adolescence. Whether a woman wants people to know they’ve had a “boob job” or prefers a more reserved look, Dr. Albright will assist you in achieving your specific goals with breast augmentation in San Antonio TX.

Given the variety of goals and body shapes, breast augmentation may seem a bit overwhelming.

Relax! Dr. Albright, one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in San Antonio, TX, has the skills and experience to walk you through the options that are best for you.  He will explain breast implants and augmentation techniques in a way that makes sense. Breast lift, Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift, or Breast Fat Graft might be another option for you. Dr. Albright takes the time to explain the relative risks and benefits of different breast augmentation techniques so you can make the best decision for you.

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When planning your breast augmentation,
there are four primary components that are essential to consider:

The two primary breast implant options available for cosmetic breast augmentation are silicone implants and saline implants. Both breast implants are safe, FDA approved devices that are excellent choices for breast enlargement. The current generation of silicone breast implant is pre-filled with a cohesive silicone gel, and saline implants are filled with salt water solution at the time of surgery. Each has a similar silicone elastomer outer shell. At comparable volumes, the look of each implant is virtually identical. To the touch, the silicone gel implants have a more natural, breast-like feel.

Breast augmentation can be performed using incisions in the lower crease beneath the breast (inframammary crease incision), along the lowest border of the pigmented areola (periareolar incision), or within the underarm (transaxillary incision). In consideration of a variety of factors including areolar size, breast shape, breast glandular density, inframammary fold definition, size goals, implant selection, and personal preferences, Dr. Kolker will advise you on the best breast augmentation incision options.

To minimize incision length and to gently introduce silicone gel implants with a minimal or “no-touch” technique, a Keller Funnel is uniformly used. The Keller Funnel is an implant insertion device with a slick, low-friction surface that enables the placement of silicone breast implants through smaller incisions. Using these devices since 2010, Dr. Kolker uses the Keller Funnel for every breast augmentation.

Breast implants can be placed below the muscle (submuscular augmentation), or above the muscle (subglandular augmentation). Submuscular augmentation confers the following benefits:Provides increased coverage of the breast implantsSoftens the upper pole of the breast leading to a more seamless, natural transition from collar bone to nippleMaintains long term stability of the breast pocketMarkedly decreases rates of capsular contractureLessens influence on mammographyDr. Kolker uniformly utilizes a submuscular pocket plane. “Dual plane” augmentation is a form of submuscular augmentation that allows for maximal coverage of the upper pole of the implant by muscle, and direct effacement of the lower breast gland; this maneuver is employed when there is minor lower pole soft tissue excess or mild droop (ptosis) of the breast.

Breast implants are available in a wide array of shapes, profiles, and sizes. Round implants or anatomical implants can be used. Both implants assume a tear-drop shape when upright. Implant profile refers to the projection of an implant for a given base dimension. Choices are made from among three profiles, corresponding to low or moderate projection (less volume and anterior convexity), midrange or moderate plus projection (intermediate volume and convexity), and high profile (maximum volume and convexity). Considering the nuances of your anatomy and the subtleties of your specific desires, Dr. Kolker will advise you on the best breast implant style, profile, and projection options to achieve your goals.

Choosing the correct breast implant size is a process that begins with your initial consultation. Dr. Kolker is fastidious about getting to know the nuances of every individual’s wishes and goals. These desires are married with the careful anatomical measurements and tissue assessment to establish an initial size “range”. At a preoperative visit approximately two weeks before surgery, the goal is further confirmed with a series of neoprene bead-filled sacs used as “sizers” that are placed into a special brassiere; you will try a range of sizes to get a better sense of dimension and proportion. Finally, Dr. Kolker uses silicone gel or saline implant sizers during surgery to confirm the size selection. As a rule in realizing the most beautiful endpoint, Dr. Kolker strives to achieve natural and proportional size and shape, directed by your thoroughly considered desires and goals. With his years of experience and attention to detail, Dr. Kolker has earned a reputation amongst his patients for providing high quality breast implants and cosmetic surgery.


Frequently asked questions about breast augmentation

What is the recovery time and activity restrictions after breast implants?

Dr. Albright wants all of his patients to get the best result possible.  What we do after breast augmentation surgery is just as important as the surgery itself.  Although there are slight variations in breast augmentation techniques, patients will have 2 weeks with minimal reaching/pulling with the arms, and less than 20 pounds lifting of weight.  This is followed by 2 more weeks of less than 45 pounds lifting, but during this time you may reach and pull with the arms.  In total, there will be 4 weeks of no intense exercise and you will be in a bra 24/7 except for showering.  After these 4 weeks, most patients may begin regular exercise as tolerated. See below for quick 4 minute video from Dr. Albright on recovery:

What type of breast implant is the best choice, silicone or saline?

During your consultation, Dr. Albright, one of the best breast implant surgeons in Texas, he will discuss the differences between salt-water (saline) filled versus silicone gel filled breast implants. For most patients the choice will boil down to the overall comfort level with risks/benefits of the implant fill material.  Here is a brief comparison of saline versus silicone breast implants. For further information check out our blog article on the different types of implants.

1. Breast Implants and Rupture
For saline implants, if the implant were to rupture, your body would slowly absorb the salt-water and you would notice a “deflation” or loss of volume in the affected breast. Conversely, with newer cohesive silicone implants, implant ruptures are often “silent”, meaning you may not be able to see or feel a difference in the implant after a rupture.  The FDA recommends scheduled MRI surveillance of silicone implants to help detect these silent ruptures.  If your silicone implant ruptures, the FDA recommends having it removed with or without replacement.  The recommended MRI’s are not covered by insurance and will have to be paid out of pocket.

2. Breast Implant Cost
Saline implants are typically less expensive to purchase than silicone implants (typically several hundred dollars) but may have less extensive warranty coverage.  An exception to the cheaper initial cost for saline-filled implants is the new “Ideal Implant”, which is a “structured”saline-filled implant that is purported to feel more like a silicone implant and has a similar overall cost to silicone implants.

3. Breast Implant Feel
Silicone implants, including gummy bear breast implants, are widely accepted as feeling more “natural” or“breast-like” particularly when squeezed or prodded. However, this is likely an over simplification. The overall implant feel is also affected by implant pocket selection, implant fill characteristics (over-filled vs under-filled saline and more or less cohesive silicone gel), and overall soft tissue coverage.  Dr. Albright typically reserves saline-filled implant use to below the muscle (total submuscular) to minimize any unnatural feel.  Furthermore, he discourages using saline implants in a dual-plane pocket as these implants may migrate more quickly due to a water hammer effect from the saline fluid on the surrounding soft tissue.

4. Breast Implant Weight
The implant fill density (typically grams per cc of volume) is very similar between 0.9% Normal Saline, and cohesive silicone gel.  Both approximate 1g per cc.  Since saline implants come deflated and are filled with salt water during the procedure, they have a range of fill volumes that can be placed and are more adjustable, whereas silicone implants come pre filled and have a fixed volume. But even with these variables, differences between implant weight (at least within the range of most implant sizes) are negligible.

5. Implant Rippling
Alamo Plastic Surgery is the one of the best places to get breast implants in Texas. Every breast implant has the risk for rippling/scalloping/waviness/folding in its shell.  This is why ensuring adequate soft tissue coverage to “hide” the implant is so important. There are certainly differences in overall risk of seeing or feeling these ripples or folds. Underfilled-saline implants are at greater risk than over-filled saline implants.  Less cohesive silicone gel filled implants are at greater risk than more cohesive silicone gel implants.

Should my breast implants be placed over or under the muscle?

Implant pocket is the most important determinant of outcome and is described by the relationship of the implant to the pectoralis muscle on the chest.  The “pec” muscle is a flat fan-shaped chest muscle connected to the front of the chest on three sides (collar bone, outside border of the breast bone, and along the ribs near the lower part of the breast).  The muscle is not connected to the chest wall on the side toward your armpit (you can pinch the muscle between your fingers on the side) as it spans over the armpit to connect the chest to your upper arm.  Placing the implant above this muscle is called subglandular or prepectoral.

Placing the implant below the muscle is called submuscular or subpectoral, and can be further differentiated by being completely under the muscle (total submuscular), or partly under the muscle (dual-plane). When an implant is placed below the muscle, the procedure is more painful and you may need more pain medication. However, for most women, the pain is temporary and there is no difference in pain long term. By changing the pocket, you can change the overall breast look as well as the relative short and long term risks and benefits of the procedure.

During your consultation from the breast implant specialist, Dr. Albright will help you decide which implant pocket is best for you.

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What is the right size breast implant for my body?

Although most women worry about specific implant volume, implant pocket and implant dimensions are more important considerations - especially if you have a particular “look” you are trying to achieve.  To this end, a simple exercise for patients considering breast augmentation is to begin collecting photos of models you like, in clothes/swimsuits/underwear/naked. You can also view Dr Albright’s B&A gallery online or in the office to get additional examples. Together you and Dr. Albright, who owns Alamo Plastic Surgery (one of the best places to get breast augmentation) will figure out how to achieve your best look.

Please see 3 minute video below from Dr. Albright on sizing implants:

Do I need a breast lift with my breast augmentation procedure?

This is the first question to answer when considering a breast augmentation. Dr. Albright will assess your breast tissue, the skin of the breast and the position of the nipple to help you decide which of breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift with breast augmentation would be best.

The ideal breast augmentation candidate is a patient that desires more breast volume. If you desire to wear a larger cup size, then more volume will be needed. If you are happy with the volume of breast tissue in a bra, but not with the droopiness of the breast out of clothing, then a breast lift is best. Do you want more volume and need to fix a little breast droop? Typically, if the nipple position is below the fold of the breast while standing in front of a mirror and you want larger breasts, a lift with an implant (augmentation mastopexy) procedure will likely be needed.

Visit Alamo Plastic Surgery for an affordable breast augmentation quote with financing starting at $257/month. For a full explanation visit Dr. Albright's YouTube explanation on breast implants with lift versus breast augmentation.

Please see short 4 minute video below on how to tell if you need a lift with breast augmentation:

Why do breast implants move/displace over time?

Gravity, muscle contraction, and soft tissue resistance to these forces.

All implants will have a natural tendency to displace over time due to gravity.  Implants are weights.  In fact, implants are typically more dense (weigh more given same volume) than breast tissue!  Implant pocket will affect the degree of implant displacement due to gravity.  When the implant is placed completely underneath the pectoralis muscle (the lower part of the muscle is still connected to the ribs near the bottom fold of the breast), the implant will be supported by these muscle fiber attachments and resist downward movement of the implant due to gravity.  Subglandular and Dual Plane Submuscular pockets do not have this lower muscle support and therefore will be more likely to allow implants to move down the chest. Get your breast implantation surgery from the one of the top rated breast implant surgeons in Texas - Dr. Albright.

Muscle Contraction
When an implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle and the muscle contracts, the muscle fibers will shorten and create a pressure on the implant.  The implant will want to go where there is less pressure, and this is typically where there is no muscle coverage.  Imagine squeezing a balloon in your fist, the balloon will be pushed out through the open side of your fist.  Both total submuscular implants and partial submuscular (dual plane) implants are subjected to this force from contracting muscle.  These two implant pockets will tend to push the implants toward the armpits over time.  Additionally, for dual plane implants, where there is no longer muscle support from the bottom side of the breast, and therefore, the implant can also be pushed out from under the breast toward the belly.  This creates a “double-bubble” deformity.  When an implant is placed above the muscle, it is not squeezed by the muscle and actively displaced by muscle contraction. Dr. Albright has great skills and expertise in breast implantation and he is considered as one of the best breast implant surgeons in Texas.

Soft Tissue Resistance
The only thing resisting gravity and muscle contraction is soft tissue (skin, fascia and scar tissue). The skin and fascia of the breast are designed to stretch to allow for possible milk production, and are therefore not ideal counter-forces. Women with damaged skin and stretch marks on the breasts are particularly at risk. The only remaining soft tissue support is the scar tissue that forms around the implant. When an implant is placed in your body, your body will start to wall it off with scar tissue. This scar tissue is called the implant capsule.  Patients differ in how robust this scar tissue layer is.
Plastic surgeons’ do not have a way to predict how thick or robust this scar tissue will be for patients.  If you happen to produce a thin/flimsy capsule, your implant will be more likely to migrate out of position. Plastic surgeons’ have tried to create a thicker capsules by using textured surfaces to the implants, and a variety of meshes to reinforce the capsule. Textured surfaces on the implant allow a more intimate connection between the scar tissue and the implant thereby resisting movement of the implant. However, these textured surfaces have been implicated in a very rare type of cancer. The lone remaining viable option is  to use a mesh to support the implant and resist displacement due to muscle contraction.  Meshes are either biologic or synthetic and all have unique benefits and drawbacks.

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Please see video below from Dr. William Albright on breast implant migration factors:

Which breast augmentation incision is best for me?

Dr Albright recommends placing the breast augmentation incision along the lower breast fold (inframammary fold). This affords the best control of implant pocket dissection, a critical step during breast augmentation. Additionally this incision is associated with the lowest risk of developing capsular contracture, which is a progressive pathologic thickening of the scar tissue around the implant (the capsule).

The most widely accepted cause of capsular contracture is chronic inflammation in the scar tissue around the implant due to bacteria colonizing the surface of the implant. The bacteria may be encountered during implant placement either through milk ducts around the areola or in hair bearing pores / sweat glands in the armpit (axilla). Accessing the breast pocket through the belly button (umbilicus) or TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation), has been criticized for difficulty with pocket development, and limits implant selection to saline implants.

How can I maintain my results from breast augmentation?

Understanding that the biology of aging can’t be reversed with a scalpel, there are some common sense precautions you can take to prolong the longevity of your result.  Breast tissue and breast implants have weight.  In fact, breast implants are typically heavier than native breast tissue for the same volume.

Fat transfer breast augmentation has gravity and activities will move this weight over time, and eventually overpower the soft tissue support creating droopiness and a poorly positioned implant. For this reason, Dr. Albright recommends wearing breast support as much as possible, including at night, for life. Related to this concept of soft tissue strain, one should avoid significant weight fluctuations either up or down.

Finally, we can avoid unnecessary damage to the soft tissue by limiting nicotine exposure and tanning.

When will I see results from my Breast Augmentation?

For most patients there will be initial swelling from breast augmentation surgery followed by gradual resolution of the swelling with a resulting loss of volume. Around 2 months, most of the swelling has resolved and you will be at your approximate breast size. At this point you can go out and purchase your new wardrobe (bras, bikinis, etc)!

However, even at this point, you may not have your final breast SHAPE out-of-clothes (how the breast will look when standing naked).  This is because the overlying soft tissues are still adjusting to the implant which takes about 2-3 months for above-the-muscle implants to about 4-6 months for below-the-muscle implants.

Depending on your goals, this may help you figure out when to schedule your breast augmentation surgery Stone Oak, TX.


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