At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a procedure like a natural/California breast lift®, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, the significant results of a natural breast lift can offer improved confidence without the need for large incisions. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation.
A natural breast lift, also referred to as the California breast lift®, is a fat transfer breast enhancement that offers a natural alternative to breast augmentation with implants and the surgical breast lift. With a fat transfer, you can enhance the size, shape, and contour of your breasts using your own natural fat cells. By choosing the fat transfer technique, you can also receive the slimming benefits of liposuction on another area of the body.
A fat transfer to the breasts involves two parts. For the first part of your procedure, liposuction will be used to obtain the fat cells. Liposuction requires tiny incisions over the selected donor site, whether it’s on the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. The fat cells are broken up and removed using a cannula device, and are then gently processed. Once pure fat cells remain, they are ready to be placed in the breast mound. Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will make lipo-injections with the fat and ensure even distribution for a smooth contour. The fat can also be placed in other places if desired.
The natural breast lift is a popular breast enhancement technique that can address naturally small breasts, uneven contour, asymmetry, and breast deformities. The fat transfer is an effective solution for subtle, natural-looking breast enhancement. However, those who want to significantly increase their breast size or address severe sagging may be better candidates for a breast augmentation or surgical breast lift. To be a successful fat transfer candidate, you should have enough excess fat on another area of the body like the abdomen or thighs.
After a fat transfer to the breasts, there will be some recovery to the breasts as well as the donor site where liposuction was performed. You should plan for about a week off of work to recover. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort in the breasts and the donor site. This can be managed with prescription pain medication and an ice pack. To ensure that the fattest cells survive the transfer, you should avoid laying on your stomach or putting any pressure on the breasts for several weeks and refrain from nicotine-containing products.
Once the swelling has diminished after the fat transfer, you can enjoy a natural-looking enhancement to the size, symmetry, and contour of your breasts. You can also enjoy the slimming benefits of liposuction to the donor area for an overall improved, well-balanced figure. The results of a fat transfer to the breasts are long-lasting and often permanent.
To learn more about your natural breast lift with a fat transfer at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz are experts in the breast augmentation procedure and can help you choose the right techniques for your concerns and goals.