Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Your Ideal Bust, Without Implants

Breast enhancement with fat grafting, also known as autologous breast enlargement, is an advanced method of breast augmentation that utilizes your own fat cells to improve the volume and curvature of your breasts. By forgoing the use of implants, as in a traditional breast augmentation procedure, autologous breast enhancement keeps things all-natural, reducing your risk for complications and creating subtle results that will truly complement your natural curves and contours. To learn more about breast fat grafting in Richmond, Northern Virginia, reach out to us to speak with a member of our team and set up your consultation.

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The Ideal Autologous Breast Augmentation Candidate

When you visit the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of cosmetic options, both surgical and non-surgical in nature. We’re excited to be offering our patients a number of different methods by which they can reach their cosmetic goals, and Drs. Reps and Burton Sundin will call upon their extensive expertise to ensure that you’re guided to the procedure that’s right for you.

You’re likely to be a great candidate for breast fat grafting in Richmond at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery if you’re interested in:

  • Enlarging your breasts without the use of implants
  • An all-natural procedure that utilizes your body’s own cells
  • Minimizing your risk for post-surgical complications
  • Avoiding the chance for problems like capsular contracture
  • Subtle, impressive results that will enhance your natural curves
  • An improved sense of confidence and self-esteem

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How Does Breast Fat Grafting Work?

Autologous breast augmentation is something we like to call a “two-in-one” procedure, given that it creates improvements to not one, but two different areas of the body. The procedure starts with a gentle removal of excess fatty tissue from an area that has plenty to spare. This is most frequently the hips, the buttocks, or a similar area.

These fat cells are then carefully purified and prepared, at which point they’ll be injected into the treatment area according to a specific pattern developed by you and your surgeon prior to the procedure. This part of the process works to plump and gently enhance your breasts, using the fat cells that were harvested from elsewhere on your body.

Breast fat grafting can be performed under either local or general anesthesia, and is performed with remarkably small incisions. Any post-procedural scarring will be thankfully minimal, and the recovery process is significantly more bearable since no artificial implants will be used. You’ll be given detailed information about your surgical plan before the procedure.

Advanced Techniques. Advanced Skill.

While it sounds simple, breast enhancement with fat grafting is, in fact, an impressively advanced procedure. A high degree of skill and precision are required to ensure safe and successful results, which is why you’ve made the right choice by visiting the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin are both board-certified plastic surgeons, recognized as experts in the field of body contouring and breast enhancement. Their knowledge of the advanced techniques required to ensure safe harvesting and successful grafting, coupled with their dedication to patient care and satisfaction, will help ensure that your breast enhancement procedure leaves you looking your very best.

Our team is pleased to serve Richmond, Northern Virginia, and a number of other nearby areas. Reach out and set up your consultation with a member of our team when you’re ready to learn more.

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The Non-Excisional Breast Lift with Renuvion J-Plasma

Drs. Sundin now offers non-excisional lifting and skin tightening of the breasts with Renuvion J-Plasma. This advanced treatment tightens and firms the skin using Helium Plasma technology that can most times be performed in-office under local anesthesia. 

Click here to learn more about Renuvion J-Plasma

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The Benefits of Breast Fat Grafting

Breast enlargement with fat grafting comes with a number of exciting benefits:

  • Your results will look and feel natural
  • Your physique will be improved
  • Excess fat will be removed from areas like the abdomen and thighs
  • Your own tissues will be utilized 
  • No implants or other foreign objects will be used
  • The incisions are smaller than those made with implant augmentation
  • You’ll have reduced discomfort and downtime
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Considering Your Options

For some patients, breast enlargement with fat grafting may not be the most appropriate option. For instance, breast enlargement with fat grafting can only increase the size of your breasts by one or two cup sizes. Patients seeking dramatic augmentation, therefore, will achieve better results with implant augmentation. 

Additionally, fat grafting cannot address the appearance of ptosis (sagging or drooping of the breasts). If you’re concerned about the presence of excess sagging or drooping, you may be an ideal candidate for the breast lift procedure (which can be performed with or without augmentation), instead of augmentation.

Drs. Reps and Burton Sundin are consummate professionals and have extensive experience with various breast augmentation techniques. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sundin will review the benefits and drawbacks of the various methods by which your goals can be achieved, guiding you to the option that is right for you.

The BRAVA System

Women with very small, tight breast tissue may see improved results if they utilize the BRAVA system in advance of their fat grafting procedure. The BRAVA system is an external method of expanding the natural breast tissue in order to create more room for adding the donor fat cells. Additionally, the BRAVA system can improve blood supply to the region, increasing the likelihood that the transplanted fat cells will survive. The BRAVA system requires wearing suction devices over the breasts at least 10 hours per day for several weeks before and after the procedure.


Your Breast Fat Grafting Experience

Breast fat grafting is a remarkably simple procedure that, when performed carefully and precisely by highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Burton Sundin or Dr. Reps Sundin, can result in fuller, curvier breasts that look and feel like your own natural breasts.

Fat cells will be carefully removed from a “donor area” with excess fatty tissue (usually the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks) using gentle liposuction. The fat cells will are then purified and injected into the breasts to increase their volume and fullness. The result: smaller curves where you don’t want them and fuller curves where you do.

Local Anesthesia for Improved Healing

Here at the Virginia Institute for Plastic Surgery, we're excited to be offering local anesthesia as an option for a number of our cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients tend to enjoy utilizing local anesthesia, as it gives them the opportunity to experience a slightly less intensive recovery period. Your surgery will be performed without any pain or discomfort, and you'll be able to return home the same day as your procedure.

Rest and Recovery after Breast Fat Grafting

The recovery period after autologous breast augmentation is far shorter and more comfortable than the more traditional alternative. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities after two to three weeks of rest, and we’ll ensure that you have everything you need to stay comfortable throughout the process. You can expect your full recovery to be complete after about six weeks, and you’ll be given a detailed timeline before the day of your procedure.

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How Much Does Fat Grafting To The Breast Cost?

Pairing fat grafting to the breast with liposuction costs an additional $3,500. This includes the surgeon's fee, anesthesia, facility fees, and follow-up appointments. However, the final price can vary based on the amount of fat being transferred and the complexity of the procedure.

Burton M. Sundin, MD

Reps B. Sundin, MD

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Cosmetic Excellence You Can Trust

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices serving the Richmond, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Washington, DC areas, our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both board-certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort while ensuring simply stunning, simply amazing results.

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Set Up Your Consultation Today

If you are interested in learning more about breast fat grafting in Richmond, Northern Virginia, or you would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We are excited to get you started on your life-changing cosmetic journey.

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