The procedure has several steps. The first is to identify the ideal site from which to harvest fat cells, typically the tummy, thighs, or love handles (flanks). The fat is extracted with a specialized liposuction technique called PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction). This system allows the fat cells to be extracted with minimal damage to maintain viability. Once extracted, the fat is purified so only the pure fat cells remain.
The second step of the process involves injecting tiny quantities of fat into the breast with a cannula, a tiny hollow needle. The fat is injected into the existing fatty tissue in the breast, so it can flourish in the new location for natural breast enlargement.
The candidates for this procedure are women who are not seeking a significant enlargement, but a subtle increase in volume. As the fat injected into your breasts comes from your own body, this procedure has almost no risk of rejection. Good candidates for the procedure are in the following condition:
Have sufficient excess fat in another body area to harvest
Have lost breast volume after breastfeeding
Previously had breast implants and want to replace with natural fat
Have asymmetrical breasts that you want evened
Are generally healthy and don’t smoke
This procedure is becoming a popular option for women who want to opt for a more natural way to enhance breast size. The benefits include:
Creates a subtle increase in breast size
Restores lost volume after weight loss or breastfeeding
Corrects asymmetrical breasts
Adds subtle volume for plumper breasts
Can be an aid in breast enhancement with implants, or breast reconstruction
Added benefit of slimming another body area
Natural – no foreign material implanted in body
No risk of rejection – it is your own fat
Some women choose to have fat grafting to enhance the look and feel of implants. For thinner people who are undergoing breast enhancement in Chicago, added natural fat can provide a layer that makes new breasts look and feel more natural. This added procedure can also benefit women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
The recovery from the procedure, it is normal to experience minor bruising and swelling. These symptoms disappear quickly. Most people can return to work and other daily activities within a week to ten days but should avoid more vigorous activities for several weeks. The swelling will slowly diminish, leaving your breasts fuller, plumper, and feeling soft and natural.
These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, our community, our patients and our staff. The health and safety of our patients and employees will always be our top priority. We translate our values into actions that define us; caring for our patients is our number one goal, and your safety is our success.
As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.
Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.
We appreciate your patience as we work together to ensure we are providing the most optimal clinical safety precautions and care.
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