Fat is harvested using liposuction from donor areas of unwanted fat such as the abdomen, flanks and thighs and injected into the the breast to increase volume naturally. The injected fat needs to develop a new blood supply once in place. The success of this varies between patients but on average is approximately 50%. This means that after approximately 3 months the fat that does not develop a blood supply will be reabsorbed by your body. Depending on the total volume desired a second or third procedure may be required. Fat grafting can be used in conjunction with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift and/or removal of implants.
This operation is performed in a fully accredited hospital under General Anaesthesia. Hospital stay is usually only for the day.
It is advisable to have at least a week off work. Harvesting donor sites are often sore and bruised for the first week. Breasts will swell initially, but settle.
The total fee has 3 components, the Surgeon's fee, the Anaesthetic fee and the Hospital fee. This procedure is deemed cosmetic and there are no applicable Medicare item numbers. This means that .you cannot use your health insurance. The estimated total fee is approximately $9,000.