Breast augmentation with autologous fat
Breast augmentation with autologous fat is a new method that is particularly suitable for patients who feel uncomfortable while dealing with foreign materials (silicone implants) or fear the risk of capsular contracture. This alternative breast reconstruction also known (by Prof. Michele Zocchi), as Lipo augmentation, Breast Lipo-medelling, Lipo-structuring have been used abroad for years by a few specialists. In Germany it is only done by a small group of experts. Dr. Petra Berger performs autologous fat breast reconstruction surgery under a strict hygiene policy and aseptic conditions in her quality-assured clinics in Frankfurt and Zurich.
Opportunities and risks of breast augmentation with autologous fat
In this treatment, particularly suitable fat is withdrawn and processed using a special method, then introduced in the chest through a new modified procedure and is later modeled to look aesthetically pleasing. Usually a small overcorrection could be carried out because fat can slightly decrease in size again.A mammogram is a prerequisite for any surgery we perform. It is a minimally invasive procedure, which has also a 2-in-1 effect for patients: a liposuction and breast reconstruction surgery. It gives a gentle, natural embellishment with simultaneous push-up effect as well as firmer and more beautiful skin.
Nodule formation and induration occur very rarely, since the treated autologous fat is not inserted in the mammary gland, but under the skin. We respond to the slightest changes, 12 months after autologous fat treatment is carried out at the Department of Radiology at the University Hospital of Frankfurt (Director Prof. Vogl) in addition to an MRI examination. The risk of capsular contracture is much higher for breast augmentation using silicone implants.
However if patients have very low body fat percentage, they are more likely to adopt other breast enlargement methods. We advise you discuss this matter with our specialists.
The surgical procedure
Breast augmentation with autologous fat is carried out in a three-hour surgery. The person’s own fat is injected after treatment and significantly modified by means of novel 2-chamber technique under the breast skin and behind the mammary gland. We operate solely under general anesthesia and under strict aseptic conditions in our quality-assured clinics in Frankfurt and Zurich. For patients who have to travel, an overnight stay in the hospital is recommended. After the treatment, we recommend wearing special vacuum bras.
For further information please contact Dr. Petra Berger, Specialist in Plastic Surgery and a full member of the Association of German Plastic Surgeons ISAPS (formerly VDPC). All operations are performed by Dr. Petra Berger in person at one of our clinical surgery centers in Frankfurt and Zurich.