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Breast lipofilling at Aesthetics Clinic Geneva

One of the most important aspects of this procedure is the absence of the need to use a breast implant. This cosmetic surgery operation was offered to you at the Aesthetics clinic in Geneva, Switzerland. During your first medical consultation we will take the time to listen to you and fully understand your wishes regarding breast augmentation without prostheses or with implants if this ultimately proves to be the most appropriate. First of all, you have to meet Doctor Xavier Tenorio. It is based on your anamesis, your morphology and your medical history that the best solution will be offered to you. Contact the secretariat in Geneva!

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What is breast lipofilling?

Breast lipofilling is a surgical procedure which consists of removing fat from certain parts of the body, then reinjecting it into the breasts, in order to increase their volume. This procedure is generally used to improve the appearance of the breasts and make them appear rounder and fuller.

Why do breast lipofilling?

Here are some common reasons why women opt for breast lipofilling:

  • Increase breast size: Some women feel uncomfortable with the size of their breasts and want to enlarge them naturally, without resorting to breast implants. Breast lipofilling may be an option for them.
  • Firm breasts: Breast lipofilling can also help restore firmness to breasts that have lost elasticity due to pregnancy, breastfeeding or aging.
  • Improve breast symmetry: If a woman’s breasts are not symmetrical, breast lipofilling can help make them more symmetrical by adding volume to either breast.
  • Reconstruct breasts: Women who have undergone a mastectomy (breast removal) due to breast cancer may choose breast lipofilling to reconstruct their breasts.

Psychological benefits of breast lipofilling

It is important to note that breast augmentation should never be viewed as a solution to underlying psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. However, for some women, breast augmentation can offer psychological benefits such as increased self-confidence, improved self-image and greater body satisfaction.

When a woman is unhappy with the size or shape of her breasts, it can affect her self-confidence and self-esteem. Breast augmentation can help correct these physical problems, which can improve how a woman views herself and how she is viewed by others. This can lead to greater self-confidence and an overall better quality of life.

Additionally, breast augmentation can help reduce anxiety and stress related to negative body image. This can lead to greater body satisfaction and self-appreciation.

First breast lipofilling consultation

A first consultation for breast lipofilling with Dr. Xavier Tenorio in Geneva generally follows several key steps:

  • Discussion of expectations and goals: The surgeon will begin by discussing with you your motivations for the procedure and what results you hope to achieve. This step is crucial to establishing a mutual understanding of expectations.
  • Medical Evaluation: Dr. Tenorio will evaluate your general health, review your medical history and perform a physical exam. For breast lipofilling, the examination will mainly focus on the breasts and potential donor areas from which the fat will be taken (such as the abdomen, thighs or flanks).
  • Explanation of the procedure: It will provide you with details about the lipofilling procedure, which involves liposuction of fat from a part of the body, processing that fat, and injecting it into the breasts to increase the volume or improve shape.
  • Discussion of risks and benefits: As with any surgical procedure, there will be a discussion of the potential risks, expected benefits, and possible complications.
  • Personalized planning: If you decide to proceed, a personalized plan will be created, including the volume of fat to be transferred, collection and placement areas, and logistical details of the operation.
  • Pre-operative instructions: You will receive instructions on preparing for surgery, including recommendations on taking or stopping certain medications, dietary advice, and what to expect on the day of surgery. operation.
  • Opportunity to ask questions: You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure, post-operative care, costs, etc.
  • Informed consent: Finally, if you decide to proceed, you will sign an informed consent where you certify that you have understood all the information provided and accept the risks associated with the procedure.

Pain after breast lipofilling?

Yes, it is common to experience some pain and discomfort after breast lipofilling. Pain can vary in intensity depending on several factors, including the amount of fat removed and injected, the areas treated, and your personal pain threshold. Here are some aspects to consider regarding post-operative pain after breast lipofilling:

  • Pain in fat harvesting areas: Liposuction, used to harvest fat from donor areas, can cause bruising, swelling and pain. These areas may be tender to the touch and may remain sore for several days or weeks.
  • Pain in the breasts: After fat injection into the breasts, you may feel a feeling of tension or heaviness as well as pain. The breasts may be tender to the touch and may remain swollen for a while.
  • Pain management: Post-operative pain can usually be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for using these medications to minimize discomfort while promoting healing.
  • Post-operative care: Following post-operative care instructions is crucial for a comfortable recovery. This includes wearing compression garments if recommended, limiting physical activities, and following advice on rest and nutrition.
  • Duration of pain: Although the intensity of pain usually decreases in the days following surgery, some discomfort or tenderness may persist for several weeks. It is important to maintain regular contact with your surgeon to monitor your recovery.

It is always recommended to openly discuss your concerns regarding pain and pain management with Doctor Xavier Tenorio before undergoing surgery. This will help you better understand what to expect and how to best manage the recovery period.

How does breast lipofilling work?

Breast lipofilling, also known as fat transfer breast augmentation, is a surgical technique that involves removing fat from a part of the body where it is in excess (such as the abdomen, thighs or thighs). hips) to reinject it into the breasts. Here are the key steps of the procedure:

  • Preparation for surgery: As with any surgery, preoperative testing may be necessary. You will receive specific preparation instructions, including guidelines for taking medications, fasting before surgery, and other pre-surgical care.
  • Anesthesia: Breast lipofilling is usually performed under general anesthesia, although in some cases local anesthesia with sedation may be used.
  • Removal of fat: The surgeon uses the liposuction technique to extract fat from selected areas. Liposuction is performed through small incisions, using a cannula to suck out the fat.
  • Fat treatment: Once the fat has been collected, it is treated and purified. This involves centrifugation or filtration of fat to separate viable fat cells from other components such as blood, oil, and water.
  • Injection of fat into the breasts: The purified fat is then meticulously injected into the breasts through small incisions. The surgeon works carefully to sculpt the desired shape, distributing the fat evenly to achieve a natural result.
  • Closing the incisions: The incisions are usually very small and can be closed with fine sutures or left open depending on the technique used.
  • Recovery: After surgery, you will be provided with specific recovery instructions, including wearing compression garments, pain management, and activities to avoid. Post-operative follow-up includes visits to the surgeon to ensure healing is progressing properly.
  • Results: Final results may take several months to stabilize, as the fat must integrate into the breast tissue. Some of the injected fat may be reabsorbed by the body, and touch-ups may be necessary to achieve the desired volume.

This procedure is popular for its natural results and for the dual benefits of reducing fat in unwanted areas while increasing breast volume. However, it is important to discuss in detail with your surgeon to ensure that this method is best suited to your expectations and your situation.

How long does it take to see the final results of my breast lipofilling?

The final result of breast lipofilling may take some time to stabilize, due to the nature of the healing process and the integration of the transplanted fat. Here’s what you can generally expect in terms of timeline after surgery:

  • Immediately after the operation: The breasts will be swollen and may bruise. The initial volume may appear larger than the expected final result due to swelling.
  • First weeks: Swelling begins to go down and bruising usually fades after a few weeks. During this time, it is crucial to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions to support the healing and survival of fat cells.
  • First months: During the 3 to 6 months following surgery, the body begins to stabilize the injected fat. During this period, part of the injected fat can be naturally reabsorbed by the body. The rate of resorption can vary, but it is often estimated that 30% to 50% of the injected fat can be lost.
  • 6 to 12 months: At this point, the majority of fat resorption has taken place and the result is beginning to stabilize. You will be able to observe a more definitive contour and the final volume of the breasts.
  • After one year: In general, the result at one year is considered definitive. The fat that remains after this period is likely to remain permanently, and your breasts should be in their final shape and size.

It is important to maintain regular follow-up with your surgeon throughout this period to monitor the healing process and evaluate the results. Touch-ups may sometimes be necessary if breast volume after fat resorption does not meet initial expectations.

Every patient responds differently to this procedure, so patience and proper care are essential to achieve the best possible result.

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Scars

Breast lipofilling usually involves a few small scars, but they are often minimal and inconspicuous. Here’s what you need to know about scarring from this procedure:

Incisions for Liposuction: To harvest fat from the donor areas, the surgeon uses a liposuction technique that requires incisions. These incisions are usually very small, often 3 to 4 millimeters, and are strategically placed in less visible areas or in natural folds of the body to make them less apparent.

Incisions for fat injection: The purified fat is then injected back into the breasts through small incisions. As with liposuction, these incisions are very small and often placed so that they are as inconspicuous as possible.

Scar Healing and Care: Although small, the incisions leave scars that will go through various stages of healing. Most surgeons will recommend specific care for scars, such as the use of silicone creams or gels, massaging the scars, and careful sun protection to help reduce their visibility.

Appearance of scars: Scars should fade over time, becoming less visible. In most patients, they become thin, pale lines that are barely noticeable. However, the visibility of scars can vary among individuals, depending on factors such as skin type, age, post-operative care practices, and genetics.

Consultation with Dr. Xavier Tenorio: It is important to discuss expectations regarding scarring with your surgeon before surgery. The surgeon can give you a more precise idea of where the incisions will be located and what you can expect in terms of healing based on your skin type and the specific techniques he plans to use.

In summary, although breast lipofilling does result in scarring, these are generally small and inconspicuous, and many steps can be taken to minimize their appearance.

Procedure

 

Breast lipofilling, or fat transfer breast augmentation, is a cosmetic procedure that increases breast volume using the patient’s own fat. Here’s a summary of how it works:

Initial consultation: Discussion of aesthetic goals with the surgeon, assessment of general health, and determination of sampling areas and condition of the breasts.

Fat removal: Fat is extracted from areas where it is abundant, such as the abdomen, thighs or hips, using the liposuction technique. Small incisions are made to insert a cannula which sucks out the fat.

Fat preparation: The aspirated fat is then purified by centrifugation or filtration to separate viable fat cells from other components such as blood and oils.

Injection of fat into the breasts: Purified fat is injected into the breasts through small incisions. The surgeon uses specific techniques to evenly distribute fat to create natural volume and improve the shape of the breasts.

Recovery: Compression garments are often recommended to help reduce swelling and support the treated areas. The first few days after surgery may include some discomfort, which is usually manageable with prescribed medications.

Results and Follow-up: Results begin to stabilize after the swelling goes down, but the final volume may take several months to appear, as some of the injected fat may be reabsorbed by the body. Follow-up visits with the surgeon are necessary to monitor healing progress and discuss any possible touch-ups.

This procedure is popular for its natural approach and dual benefits: reduction of fat in unwanted areas and increase in breast volume. Scarring is generally minimal and the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is very low, since it uses the patient’s own fat.

Result

Breast lipofilling increases breast volume using the patient’s own fat, which provides natural results. However, the increase in volume is generally more modest compared to breast augmentation with implants. Here are some details regarding the volume results you can expect with breast lipofilling:

  1. Modest augmentation: Typically, breast lipofilling can increase breast size by a half to a full cup in a single session. This depends on the amount of fat available for harvesting and the capacity of the breast tissue to accommodate this fat.
  2. Volume Limitations: There is a limit to the amount of fat that can be safely injected into the breasts in a single procedure. Injecting too much fat at once can compromise fat cell survival due to insufficient vascularization.
  3. Fat Survival: The amount of fat that survives after injection varies, but it is common to see about 50-70% of the injected fat survive long term. The rest can be absorbed by the body. This means that the initial volume immediately after the operation will be higher than the final volume.
  4. Possibility of several sessions: For patients wanting a more significant increase, several lipofilling sessions may be necessary. Between each session, you must give the breasts time to heal and the fat to integrate, typically several months.
  5. Natural results: Breast lipofilling results are renowned for their natural appearance, both to the touch and in appearance. Fat adds volume but also softness, and it behaves like the rest of the breast tissue in the body.
  6. Long-term stability: Once the fat has set and stabilized, the results are generally long-lasting. Weight fluctuations can, however, influence breast volume, because the transferred fat cells react to weight changes like other fat cells in the body.

In summary, volume results after breast lipofilling depend on several factors, including the amount of fat available and the surgeon’s technique, but patients should expect a modest increase that appears natural. Prior consultations with the surgeon will help set realistic expectations regarding possible results.

What is the difference between breast lipofilling and breast augmentation?

Breast lipofilling uses the patient’s own fat, taken from another part of the body, usually the hips, abdomen or thighs, and reinjected into the breasts to increase their volume or improve their shape. Unlike traditional breast augmentation which involves implants (silicone or saline), lipofilling offers a less invasive option and more natural results without the risk of rejection or implant-related complications.

What can I expect in terms of results after breast lipofilling?

Breast lipofilling results can vary depending on the amount of fat that sets properly, but Generally, you can expect a modest increase in breast volume and improvement in breast shape and symmetry. The fat that survives the transfer becomes permanent, and the results feel and look more natural than those obtained with implants.

What is the duration of convalescence after breast lipofilling?

Convalescence after breast lipofilling is generally faster than that of augmentation with implants. Most patients can return to daily activities within a few days after the procedure, although the fat harvesting areas may be painful and require a little more time to heal. It is recommended to wear a compression bra and avoid compressing the breasts during the first weeks to optimize the survival of the fat grafts.

When can I return to sport after breast lipofilling?

It is generally advisable to return to light physical activities such as walking as soon as you feel comfortable, usually after a week. However, more strenuous activities, especially those that involve impact or vigorous movements of the arms and upper body, should be avoided for at least 4 to 6 weeks to allow proper healing and avoid displacement of the injected fat.

Are there any special care to follow after breast lipofilling?

After breast lipofilling, it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding post-operative care. This includes wearing compression garments, managing pain, and preventing infections. Avoid sleeping on your stomach so as not to put pressure on the breasts. Regular follow-up visits will be necessary to monitor recovery and evaluate the uptake of the fat graft.

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