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How Long Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Last?

If you want to enhance your breasts without using artificial implants, you have an option. Fat transfer breast augmentation removes your fat from elsewhere in the body and injects it into the breasts. This fat will establish itself for long-lasting results.   What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? While most breast augmentation procedures use implants, some patients prefer fat transfer breast augmentation. This procedure makes an excellent option if you want to see subtle fullness and volume enhancement without artificial materials implanted in the body. If you want to avoid the possible risks of breast implants, you can have fat transfer breast augmentation. You will not achieve quite the same results you would get with an implant, but you will see results.   How Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Work? Dr. Mashhadian performs fat transfer breast augmentation in the Rodeo Surgical Art AAAHC certified surgical facility. He will use advanced liposuction techniques to harvest fat from your abdomen and thighs. After purification, this fat is injected into the breasts through small incisions. The fat will establish itself in its new location, giving your breasts a boost of volume. Fat behaves the same wherever it finds itself in your body, so the injected fat acts like it “belongs” in the breasts.   How Long Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Last? The fat cells used in fat transfer breast augmentation are your own, so your body will not try to remove them. Not all injected fat cells will survive. The remaining fat cells will establish themselves and stay in place for many years. As most of us know from experience, fat cells are long-lived, so you can expect the ones in your breasts to last a long time. If you have significant weight changes, these fat cells will change like the fat cells on the rest of your body. If you lose weight, you may lose some volume from your breasts. Gaining weight could cause your breasts to get larger and develop sagging. Maintaining a consistent weight will keep your results looking full and natural for many years to come.   How Much Volume Will I Get From Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? Fat transfer breast augmentation achieves soft, natural volume enhancement. Fat cannot give you the same lift, roundness, or volume that an implant can. Improvements in volume with fat transfer breast augmentation are long-lasting and very safe, but not dramatic. Fat transfer breast augmentation can achieve this goal for those who want a natural look.   What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? Although fat transfer breast augmentation will not give you implant-sized volume, this procedure offers many benefits of its own. You may find that the advantages of fat transfer breast augmentation outweigh the less noticeable size increase.   No Implant Risks If you have concerns about the safety of implants, fat transfer breast augmentation offers an alternative. You will never have to worry about an implant rupture, a reaction to the implant, or scar tissue formation.   Natural Look and Feel If you want breasts with a completely natural look and feell, fat transfer breast augmentation makes an excellent option. The injected fat looks and feels like it has always been there. You will not feel an implant, and neither will anyone else.   No Follow-Up Breast implants should be replaced after ten to fifteen years, and many need to be removed before this time due to capsular contracture or other problems. Once your fat cells have become established, you will not have to worry about changes or adverse reactions.   What are the Alternatives to Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? Dr. Mashhadian is an expert in Scarless breast augmentation using a technique called transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA). This procedure places saline-filled implants with a minimum of tissue disruption, making it an ideal choice if you want implants with minimal risk and downtime. The implants are placed through an incision inside the belly button, making this a Scarless procedure.   What is Recovery Like From Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? You may have some swelling and soreness in your breasts for a few days. You may also have soreness and bruising in the area where you had liposuction. Most people can go back to work after a few days. Your breasts may look larger at first than they will look after settling.   Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? To be eligible for fat transfer breast augmentation, you will need to have enough body fat for Dr. Mashhadian to harvest it. Good candidates have no major health problems, are close to their target weight, and have reasonable expectations about the procedure. Results from fat transfer breast augmentation will not achieve the same volume enhancement as implants. However, the subtle enhancements may be exactly what you need.

How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?

Weight loss, age, genetics, and other factors can lead to loose skin under the upper arms. An arm lift, also known as a Brachioplasty, can remove this sagging skin and tighten the upper arm area. Loose upper arm skin can be hard to hide, but with an arm lift, you no longer have to. You can enjoy wearing sleeveless shirts without feeling like people keep noticing your loose skin.   What is an Arm Lift? Many of us have some loose skin on our upper arms. You may have gained or lost weight, or age and heredity may have played a role, but sagging arm skin can make you feel self-conscious. If you have lost a large amount of weight, you may feel frustrated that you cannot appreciate your results without seeing your loose arm skin. An arm lift can let you see tighter, more toned-looking arms with no more sagging.    How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost? If you have been considering an arm lift, you have probably wondered about the cost. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the average price of an arm lift is $4861. Keep in mind that this does not include fees, anesthesia, medication, and other costs. Pricing also differs between locations and providers. When you feel ready to consider an arm lift, a consultation can answer all of your pricing questions.   How is an Arm Lift Performed? Dr. Mashhadian performs arm lifts using an incision to remove extra skin. After this skin has been removed, he will pull the remaining skin tighter, so the area looks firm and smooth. An incision usually runs under the arm from the underarm to the elbow. If you have minor loose skin, Dr. Mashhadian may use a smaller incision located in the underarm. If you have excess fat in the area that keeps the skin from tightening, liposuction can remove it. If you do not have much loose skin and still have good elasticity, liposuction alone may give you good results.   Can I Have Other Procedures With an Arm Lift? Many people who have an upper arm lift have some liposuction to remove fat deposits and achieve a tighter appearance. However, you can have an arm lift at the same time as many other procedures. An arm lift often forms a part of large-scale skin removal after significant weight loss. This skin removal may include an arm lift, abdominoplasty, and lifts in other areas such as the thighs or neck. One advantage to having several procedures at the same time is that they share a recovery period. Instead of separate procedures, each with its downtime, you can have one recovery period and enjoy your results. If you have loose skin elsewhere on your body or are interested in other types of treatment, ask during your consultation.   Preparing for an Arm Lift Dr. Mashhadian will have a consultation with you to discuss your goals and answer any questions you have about an arm lift procedure. Before your surgery, he may recommend some blood tests to check your health. If you take medications, he may recommend that you adjust the dosage before your procedure. If you smoke, quitting at least one month before the procedure will improve healing and cut your risk of complications.   What is Recovery Like From an Arm Lift? You should avoid lifting your arms above your shoulders for three to four weeks after your arm lift. You can return to work within a week or two if your job does not involve physical activity. Within six weeks, you should be able to resume most activities. Dr. Mashhadian will give you a list of symptoms to watch out for, so make sure to contact him if you experience any issues.   Will I Have Scars After an Arm Lift? Removing loose skin requires an incision. An arm lift will usually require an incision from the underarm to near the elbow. Dr. Mashhadian will hide the incision as well as possible and create a minimally visible scar. If scars bother you, treatments are available to tighten loose arm skin. They work better on minor laxity, but an arm lift usually provides the only effective way to remove significant sagging.   Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift? If you have loose skin under your arms, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. The procedure can remove this sagging skin and tighten the upper arm. You should be in overall good health, and smokers must commit to quitting before surgery. Candidates should have reasonable expectations about how their final results will look.