The days and months following a mastectomy often involve a mix of emotions. You’ve beaten breast cancer, but a part of your femininity went with it. You’ve realized just how strong you are, but are also left with a permanent reminder of your struggles. Breast implants are a popular choice for women following a single or double mastectomy, but a growing trend is breast augmentation with fat transfer, which can provide great results using your own fatty tissues.
The fat transfer method of breast reconstruction is a safe and effective way to restore your breasts to their prime and give you back the confidence you had in your body prior to breast cancer. Fat is extracted from an area of your body with unwanted fat such as your thighs, buttocks or abdomen. The fat is then processed and inserted into your breasts. Our plastic surgeon uses the latest techniques to enhance fat survival.
The Benefits of Breast Reconstruction with Fat
If you’ve had a single mastectomy, a fat transfer breast surgery may give you back some sensation as well as feel soft and similar to your remaining natural breast. This form of breast augmentation uses your own tissues to increase the size of your breasts instead of a saline or silicone implant (which are also safe, effective and extensively studied). The recovery time for this option is significantly less than the healing period required for breast implants. Additionally, the fatty tissue used for the procedure is taken from an area where you’ve likely struggled to tone or lose weight.
If you’ve had a single or double mastectomy and are interested in breast reconstruction, please contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Orlando today at 407-678-3116 to schedule your consultation. Bougainvillea Clinique serves clients in Orlando, Winter Park and surrounding Central Florida areas.