Fat Grafting

Breast reconstruction is a necessary step in the healing process for many women after a mastectomy. However, invasive surgery such as the installation of implants can be off-putting. Fat grafting is an alternative technique that utilizes the patient’s own fat to reconstruct the breast shape. Fat can be removed from just about any part of the body, but is typically removed from the stomach, thighs or buttocks using liposuction. The fat is then transferred to the breast in order to recreate the shape.
Fat Grafting

How Do We Do Fat Grafting

While fat grafting is a newer technique, the results speak for themselves. The procedure can be performed under either a local or general anesthetic. First, Dr. Michael K. Obeng will remove fat from the source area using standard liposuction. The removed fat is then liquefied before being injected into the target area. The liquefied fat holds its shape under the skin, creating a soft and natural breast.

What Does Fat Grafting Treat

  • Reconstruction of breast tissue
  • Reshaping of one breast to match the other

Cost For Fat Grafting

The cost for fat grafting is different according to the goals of each patient. In order for us to give you an accurate cost estimate, please call us at (310) 275-2705 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael K. Obeng at MiKO Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills. Visit our travel section in order to make arrangements for your stay if you are planning on visiting from outside of the Los Angeles area.

Recovery Time For Fat Grafting

The recovery time for fat grafting is very short. Within a week, you will be feeling back to normal. Recovery may involve bruising and swelling after the surgery, and the swelling may take some months to reduce, at the site of the injection and also at the site of liposuction.
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