You will start with a thorough consultation with Dr. Antell. He will review your medical history, examine you, and discuss your aesthetic goals for your breasts. Dr. Antell will walk you through the procedure in detail and answer any questions to help prepare you for what to expect.
An important part of your consultation is making the decision about which part of your body you would like to harvest fat from. Dr. Antell will discuss which possible donor sites on your body might be best to help you achieve a sculpted, hourglass figure, and which will best complement your augmented breasts. Common harvest areas are the bra area, thighs, abdomen, or flanks.
Preparing for Surgery
As you prepare for your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure in New York at our office, stop taking anything you’re taking that could act as a blood thinner, such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements or vitamins. Taking these can cause excessive bleeding during your procedure.
Quit smoking. Smoking can impair healing because it decreases the flow of blood. This makes any incisions less likely to close or heal well. Smoking also weakens your immune system; this increases the chance of potential infection.
During your surgery, Dr. Antell will carefully and gently remove the fat from the harvest area by liposuction. This is done as smoothly as possible to try to preserve as many fat cells as possible without damaging them. The fat cells are purified and carefully cleaned, either by straining them or in a centrifuge. This ensures that only the most viable fat cells will remain for reintroduction into your breasts, giving them the highest chance of fully remaining in the breasts.
Dr. Antell will inject the fat into your breasts in specific amounts and locations in each breast. He will create an ideal fullness, symmetry, and aesthetic appearance. Your breasts will look immediately fuller and more plump, full, and round.
Once your procedure is complete, you will be able to go home with compression bandages around your breasts and liposuction sites. This helps to prevent swelling and keep the shape of your new breasts and body contour.
Recovery time usually varies based on which fat donor sites were liposuctioned. You will likely need to spend one to two days recuperating, but the general recovery period before you can return to work is usually about a week. You will need to wait about 3-6 weeks to resume strenuous work or exercise.