Fat is one of the most versatile tissues within the body. It provides form to the flesh that resides above it, gives a pleasant consistency to skin and stores energy. The problem is that fat can sometimes amass in certain areas of the body where it may be undesirable. The breasts can be considered a place where too much fat may be unattractive, cumbersome or an interruption to normal activities.
The good news is that a fat transfer may be ideal for use with breast reduction surgery, especially for certain groups of patients. It can reduce fat in one area while promoting a more desirable form in another area.
What is a Fat Transfer?
Fat transfers involve taking fat from one area of the body, purifying it and then injecting it into another area of the body. This is done because fat obtained from a patient’s body tends to provide the best compatibility for building form in the patient’s own body. Fat transfers are ideal for breast reduction surgery because fat tends to be the most common tissue found within the breasts. The ample volume of fat tends to mean that any fat removed from the breasts tends to be of a higher quality, which in turn makes it more ideal for transfers to other parts of the body.
During the breast reduction procedure, our surgeon can utilize one or more methods of removing the fat from your breasts. The fat goes through a purification process to remove any impurities while safeguarding the cellular structure of the fat tissue. It can then be carefully injected into another area of the body.
Why Opt for Fat Transfers with Breast Reduction Surgery?
The first and foremost reason to opt for fat transfers during breast reduction surgery revolves around the density of fat within the breasts. Any extraction process will inevitably affect some fat cells, but the cells tend to be more reliable with sources that contain a higher density of fat cells. This higher quality leads to fewer negative side effects.
Another advantage pertains to the reusing of tissue that would otherwise be considered biological waste. The fat will be extracted from the breasts, which means that breast reduction surgery is a great time to opt for repair in other areas of the body.
Learn More Today
To learn more about fat transfers, or to see if a fat transfer during breast reduction surgery is your best option, plan a visit at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook. We can use our years of experience to help you formulate the best plan to obtain the body image you desire. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.