Can breast implants be replaced by fat?
I had breast lift with small implants 7 years ago. I was told I couldn't have more children but I have had 2 more babies. I am 5ft 3 and 8 stone and would love to have the implants removed and replaced with fat although I don't have much. If I put on weight would this be an option or would my breasts shrink if I lost weight? Thank you
Yes, we are now removing breast implants, lifting breasts and adding volume back with fat grafted from your own body. Unfortunately, only so much fat can be added in a single setting of surgery. This usually is only a volume of one cup size so, some patients require more than one setting of surgery to get the outcome they desire. Consider a consult with an ASAPS surgeon in your area who is familiar with this new technique in fat grafting.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS