Breast Augmentation FAQs

What is breast augmentation?

Our St. Louis Breast Augmentation through fat transfer uses the transfer/grafting procedure to move fat from one part of the body to the breasts to enhance their size and shape.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Anyone who is in good health and has a desire for a natural look and feeling augmentation of the breasts. This procedure is probably not advisable for those who are looking for a considerable increase in size. The results of natural St. Louis Breast Augmentation are for those looking for a natural look and feel, along with a similar increase in size.

What is the breast augmentation procedure?

During the St. Louis, MO Breast Augmentation procedure, fat will be “harvested” from another part of the body that has excess fat deposits, usually areas such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs. The fat is harvested via a very gentle liposuction procedure. The fat is then purified with the fat cells being separated from other cells. These fat cells are then injected into the breasts to add volume and fullness. The entire procedure usually takes between one to two hours.

How do I prepare for breast augmentation?

You will need to undergo a baseline mammogram. Additionally, do not take any medications such as aspirin for about two weeks before surgery as they can affect how your blood will clot. Talk to your physician about any medications you may be taking. Also, if you are a smoker, it is advised that you quit to reduce the risk of possible complications.

What can I expect post-procedure? What is the recovery time?

In most cases, recovery periods will be about one to three days. Any swelling and soreness will resolve itself over the next few weeks. There will be dressings applied to the incisions that should remain until your follow up visit. You may also be required to wear compression bandages to help with healing. While you should be able to return to your regular routine with a week, you should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least four to six weeks.

What are the risk associated with breast augmentation?

There are some risks associated with this procedure including over-absorption of the injected fat cells. Lumpiness and shape irregularities are also some risks. Rare complications include development of calcium formation, fat necrosis, fatty cysts.