Breast augmentation with fat in Lausanne
A natural breast augmentation, or «fat transfer to breast», is a surgical procedure designed to increase the volume of the breast using fat grafting techniques. This eliminates the need for foreign implant materials such as breast implants, and enables more natural-looking and feeling outcomes. Natural breast augmentation (or « breast lipofilling ») benefits from the use of liposuction to harvest the fat to be transferred to the breast, allowing your surgeon Dr Favre to remove unwanted fat from stubborn areas anywhere in the body as part of this procedure. Infection rates are also significantly reduced as the need for a foreign implant is eliminated, and the procedure completely natural and organic. Fat is also injected into the breast meaning scarring is minimal.
A natural breast augmentation, or «fat transfer to breast», is a surgical procedure designed to increase the volume of the breast using fat grafting techniques. This eliminates the need for foreign implant materials such as....
FMH & EBOPRAS Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Member of the Swiss Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. More than 13 years of experience in plastic and aesthetic surgery in various clinics and university hospitals in Switzerland and Europe. 15 to 20 liposuctions performed per month.
The ideal candidates for breast augmentation with autologous fat are those who have sufficient fat reserves and want moderate breast augmentation. WAL water jet assisted liposuction is a particularly gentle procedure for liposuction. The fat obtained by this method is sieved and washed out and can be used for an autogenous fat graft, method BEAULI™. After the procedure, between 50 and 70% of the fat cells survive. If you want a larger breast augmentation, you will need to schedule two or three sessions to achieve the desired volume. An ultrasound or mammogram before the procedure is the norm. To date, retrospective studies of breast augmentation with autologous fat have shown no negative effects on the breast and no increased incidence of breast cancer.
Before the procedure
During the first consultation in Lausanne, we will ensure that a breast augmentation with your own fat is indicated for you. To this end, we will clarify questions about your general state of health. We measure your body weight, height, fat percentage and the thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer. We discuss and draw the areas to be aspirated, the small skin incisions required and the technique we will use. An ultrasound examination or mammogram prior to the procedure is standard. Familial breast cancer is a contraindication to the procedure. Smoking should ideally be stopped 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the operation.
During the procedure
For a harmonious and natural result of your breast augmentation, problem areas are marked in the standing position. In the lying position, the surgical area is disinfected and covered sterile. A tumescent solution is then introduced into the areas marked by very small, short skin incisions of only 3 to 4 millimetres. It contains analgesics and medicines to relieve the resulting bruising. Depending on the surface and height of the layer, different suction cannulas are used. In order to achieve an optimal result, several intraoperative checks are carried out in the standing position. The fat is then treated and injected into the breasts under deep sedation or general anaesthesia. Immediately after breast augmentation with autologous fat, the patient will be provided with a suitable dressing around the breasts and a compression belt to support the skin adaptation processes. The operation is normally performed on an outpatient basis and takes three to four hours.
After the procedure
After breast augmentation with your own fat, you must take antibiotics prophylactically for three days. The regular wearing of the compression garment is absolutely necessary for at least three weeks day and night and then a further three weeks for the night. A sports bra must be worn for the first 2 weeks after the operation. Bruises fade after a few days. The swelling decreases after 2 to 3 weeks and definitively after 3 to 6 months. In order to avoid irregularities and hardening of the areas treated by liposuction, an LPG endermologie treatment is strongly recommended one week after liposuction. A stable weight is an important measure for an optimal final result. The final result of your breast augmentation can only be evaluated 6 months after the operation in Lausanne. After two days of rest, social life can be resumed. Sports can be practised again after six weeks. A stable weight is an important component in achieving an optimal final result. The final result can only be evaluated after 6 months after the operation. If you have any questions, you can always reach us ersonally by phone using our emergency number.
Risks and side effects
They are quite rare with breast augmentation with fat. Sensory disturbances, hardening and fatty cysts may occur. In addition, slight asymmetries are possible. As we carry out regular checks during the operation in Lausanne, the risk of having a lump or asymmetry after the operation is low. Infections and haematomas are very rare.
Dr. med. Yann Favre
Breast lipofilling is one of the specialties of the Clinique Bellefontaine in Lausanne. Dr. Yann Favre performs several hundred liposuctions per year in Switzerland – Bodyjet® water jet assisted liposuction. For patients who wish to re-inject the fat, breast lipofilling is the most common application. This is followed by lipofilling of the buttocks and then wave corrections. In order to obtain an optimal result, Dr. Yann Favre takes enough time and performs regular checks while standing during the procedure so that the increase in breast volume gives an attractive and natural appearance.