Risk and complications of breast augmentation with fat transfer

breast augmentation with fat transfer

With lots of benefits associated with breast augmentation surgery, there are certain risks and complications also linked with breast surgery especially when it is being done with fat transfer technique.

Breast augmentation:

Breast augmentation with fat transfer is generally a treatment for those women who seek to have large boobs. Having small cup size makes a woman dull and low confident and the only solution for this is to gain volume in your breast. In some cases, due to hormonal changes the size of breast gets lower down because of changes in growth hormones, different medications and creams are available in the market to cure this but the best possible solution for this breast augmentation surgery.

What is breast augmentation with fat transfer?

Fat transfer is a technique which is basically used to enhance the size of any of the body part to give it the desired look.  Breast augmentation with fat transfer technique is useful when the fatty tissues are compatible with the body of the patient so it is recommended to use the patient’s own body fat. So this removed fat can be injected to any other body part where they are needed and on those areas which are fat deficient.

Fat grafting is also same as a fat transfer as it utilizes the person’s own removed fatty tissues which are not required in one place and needed in other parts of the body. This fat is also be used by those who opt surgeries to gain weight on certain parts of the body mainly for those women who undergo breast surgery after mastectomy.


What are the risks and complications of breast augmentation by using fat transfer method?

There are so many risks and complications that are linked to breast surgery using fat transfer mode. Some of the complications are:

  • Ripples on the breast skin:

Many surgeons accept this as true with the majority that surgery patient suffers from rippling and could have some quantity of rippling at some time. It could be possible with skin tissues and skin cells response. It’s far impossible to predict which sufferers will have wrinkling or rippling of the skin after breast augmentation surgery.

  • Asymmetry in breasts:

It has generally known that the two facets of our bodies are unique and asymmetrical. As we typically want to make our both the breast alike and same, breast augmentation sometimes leads to asymmetry instead of symmetry and then it leads to severe disorder.

  • Sagging and drooping of boobs:

Breast augmentation leads to more sagging in case of larger breasts. If the breast augmentation with fat transfer is performed for relatively large breast size, a skin may get loose and sagging.

  • Swelling and bruising effect:

After breast augmentation surgery due to excessive medication and injections, a reaction of antibiotics causes swelling of the breast skin. Special care should be taken to avoid swelling and bruising.

  • Bleeding after cuts and incisions:

Usually, normal bleeding is common in surgery. But sometimes, after surgery, excessive bleeding occurs but in very rare cases. This is also one of the complications of breast augmentation.

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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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