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Fat Grafting 101: More Than Just A Breast Enhancement Treatment 

December 20, 2022
February 3, 2024

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror lately and think, "I wish the volume I have on my thighs could be transferred to my breasts"?

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Breast Enhancement with Fat Grafting with Dr Ivan Puah

Did you look at yourself in the mirror lately and think, "I wish the volume I have on my thighs could be transferred to my breasts"? That question might have led you straight here to discover all about fat grafting. To put it simply, fat grafting is when unwanted fat from one area of the body is extracted via liposuction and transferred to another part. The unwanted fat can be grafted to fill voids, correct contour deformities, and add volume to create your desired look. 

Fat grafting treatment is preferred as using one's own tissue rather than foreign materials makes it an advantageous procedure. It also has the aesthetic benefit of eliminating fat from undesirable locations. You can transfer your unwanted fat to the face, breasts, buttocks and even hands. Furthermore, fat grafting results are long-lasting and natural looking.

Breast Enhancement with Fat Grafting

During the fat grafting to breast surgery, the performing doctor will identify the donor sites, for example,  belly, hips or thighs. Then fat removal via liposuction is carried out.  After which, the extracted fats will be centrifuged before reinjecting into your breasts to increase volume.  Breast enhancement (enlargement) with fat grafting are suitable for women who would like to increase volume but are not keen on breast implants.  It also suits those who have lost breast volume, especially after weight loss or breastfeeding.  Candidates will need a sufficient fat source for the doctor to remove and transplant to the breasts.    

Breast enhancement with fat grafting is gaining traction in Singapore as it involves removing unwanted fat resulting in a slimmer contour, and putting the fat to its best usage by transplanting it to where it is needed most, all-in-one session organically and safely. For those who do not have excess fat to remove and yet would like to increase breast size, they may seek out the option of breast implants. 

Breast implants performed by plastic surgeons, involves inserting an implant under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue over the pectoral muscle. The method for breast implant positioning will depend on the implant type, the desired size, the patient's body type and the surgeon's recommendation. 

Breast implant illness

Have you ever heard of the term "breast implant illness"?

Breast implant illness (BII) affects patients who have breast implants which are identified by a certain number of symptoms. For BII, there is no recognised medical diagnosis. Fatigue, joint discomfort, mental fog, dry eyes, and other health issues are possible symptoms. The lack of knowledge about this illness frequently leads to many people suffering without a diagnosis for their symptoms or receiving incorrect diagnoses, including those for mental health issues.

After getting breast implants, symptoms may appear immediately or take years. Many claim that once a surgeon removes their implants, their BII symptoms go away, although some claim otherwise.

Breast Explant

Breast Explant: Patients may also suffer from breast implant illness (BII) that presents symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, brain fog and dry eyes. This has led to a rise in breast explant surgery.
Patients may also suffer from breast implant illness (BII) that presents symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, brain fog and dry eyes. This has led to a rise in breast explant surgery.

Speaking of removal surgery, breast explant can be done for several reasons, including replacing old implants, tissue hardening around the implant, or due to other complications.

Breast implant removal surgery is carried out by plastic surgeons for reasons such as silicon leakage and scar tissue that formed following breast implantation.

In many cases, the scar tissue that develops following implant placement is mild and does not require removal, but it may also harden and cause pain and discomfort. This is typically the justification for having the implants and scar tissue removed. 

Breast implants will require replacement or removal roughly every 10 to 15 years. In certain instances, the implant's outer shell degrades, allowing the silicone to leak and the scar tissue to stiffen around the implant. It's critical to comprehend that your implants should be removed if this happens.

Facial Enhancement with Fat Grafting

 Facial Enhancement with Fat Grafting with Dr Ivan Puah

Fat grafting may be used to improve contour in areas of the face, including the temples, forehead, cheeks, under eyes, and chin. 

Facial fat grafting fills up sunken cheeks (fat loss from the cheek area) and deep grooves running from the nose to the corners of the mouth, improves dark eye circles and rejuvenates overall skin texture for a more youthful appearance. It is also used to treat deep, pitted acne scars. 

Unlike fat grafting to the breast, facial fat grafting involves only drawing out small amounts of fat via liposculpture. The donor site is typically from the waist, inner thigh or belly. The aspirated fat is processed, and pure fat tissues will be injected into the face where needed. 

"Facial fat grafting is a delicate facial cosmetic procedure as we need to ensure that the fat is evenly distributed into the face where it is needed so that the injected fat is well surrounded by healthy tissue for optimum survival rate and result," explains Dr Ivan Puah, medical director of Amaris B. Clinic Singapore. 

Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Grafting

Hand Rejuvenation with Fat Grafting with Dr Ivan Puah

Do you know that the appearance of your hands is a tell-tale sign of ageing? As we age, our hands lose fullness, skin thins, veins and tendons become prominent and veiny. 

Fat is harvested via liposculpture, followed by centrifuging the fat to separate pure fat from the extraction and then reinjected into the back of the hand through strategic points. Then, the fat is gently massaged for a smoother appearance. Recovery is relatively quick and fuss-free. Swelling will gradually subside, and patients can use ice compression to relieve the swelling. 

Fat Grafting for Corrective Surgeries

For patients who experienced post-surgery disfigurement due to botched liposuction, scarring from laparoscopy or other surgeries, Dr Ivan Puah suggests surgical scar revision with autologous fat grafting as a corrective measure. Fat grafting has been demonstrated to relax tension, soften scar tissue, and relieve pain as the scar entrapment is released.

Fat Grafting Cost In Singapore

Now that you are considering the procedure, you are most definitely wondering how much it costs in Singapore. Fat grafting cost in Singapore varies depending on your clinical condition, the complexity of the surgery, the treatment area, the length of time needed, the doctor's skill and experience, facility fees, etc. 

Where to go for fat grafting in Singapore?

Where to go for fat grafting in Singapore? Amaris B. Clinic

Wanting to proceed with a fat grafting procedure is a major decision. Choosing a doctor who is not only experienced but skilful and is a good communicator should be an important consideration. 

Dr Ivan Puah and his team have been providing liposuction, fat grafting, gynecomastia surgery, and corrective liposuction surgery since 2004. Dr Ivan Puah is an accredited liposuction doctor in Singapore, Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee, and he is known for his meticulous approach to body aesthetics surgery. 

Any questions regarding the fat grafting procedure? Contact them at 65364211 or customer@amaris-com and speak with their friendly medical team personnel. 

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