IN PERSON & VIRTUAL
Breast augmentation is a very personal choice, but not all women want breast implants as part of their augmentation. There is another natural option involving the use of fat from your body via liposuction. Then, it is injected into your breasts to the specified size of choice. Dr. Gould offers vat transfer breast augmentation in Beverly Hills to improve breast shape and add volume and contour to your breasts.
Fat Transfer breast augmentation uses fat from your own body, such as from your abdomen, thighs, back, buttocks, or arms. The fatty tissue is then transferred to your breasts to increase volume and the shape of your breasts. The grafted fat becomes a permanent and natural part of your chest.
Patients considering natural breast augmentation typically include women who:
How do you know if you are ready for breast augmentation through a fat transfer? There are four factors that must be considered before undergoing any type of plastic surgery. These factors include:
Will you have enough time to fully recover? Ensuring you have the proper amount of time to take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is essential.
Do you have a support system, or will you need additional help? Dr. Gould wants to ensure there are family or friends to attend to you, especially during the first week of recovery. You will be unable to lift anything so having someone care for young children and pets is vital. If you need additional help, our dedicated staff can arrange for care at a post-surgical treatment facility.
It is important you consider how much time off work and any extra support you may need. The last thing you need to worry about while recovering from surgery is paying bills or other financial concerns.
In addition to the physical recovery, Dr. Gould wants you to understand that you undergo an emotional journey as part of the recovery process.
When you are ready for this significant change in your life, the next step is to schedule a consultation in Beverly Hills with Dr. Gould to discuss your options for a fat transfer breast augmentation.
During your consultation, Dr. Gould determines a suitable size for your breasts using biometric sizing. The algorithms used ensure you receive a size and shape that is long-lasting and comfortable enough for you to feel self-confident and enjoy the freedom to be as physical as you desire.
Your procedure involves liposuction to remove excess fat, which is then processed and reinserted into your breasts. The liposuction involves using a cannula (a thin metal tube) to suction the fat from the donor area. Once your breasts reach the desired volume, size, and shape, Dr. Gould will dress the area to minimize swelling. Overall, your procedure takes between two and four hours, depending on the amount of fat tissue needed to fulfill the desired breast volume.
Fat cells are extremely sensitive to shear stress, and Dr.Gould utilizes a state-of-the-art platform for fat transfer to reduce the shear stress that fat cells feel. The technology is a closed system that allows for separation of the fat and then uses a special pressure-sensing pump to allow gentile distribution of the fat into the breasts through a vibrating handpiece which allows for a gentle massage of the fat into the tissues. These steps serve to reduce shear stress and improve fat cell viability. Syringes generate 760 mm mercury pressure which is a lot compared to this system which generates only 11 mm mercury pressures.
There is a difference between downtime and healing time. Your downtime includes how long it takes for you to be able to return to work. Heal time refers to how long it takes to look natural after surgery. With this surgery, you need to heal from two procedures—liposuction and breast augmentation.
Your results are two-fold. You will enjoy the new contour of your physique from your liposuction. Your new figure is permanent, and fat will not return to the grafted areas. Then, your natural breast augmentation results are visible within a few weeks, once the swelling subsides and the fatty tissues fuse with your existing breast tissue.
Dr. Gould is not only an experienced surgeon; he also holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and wants his patients to not only understand their procedure but also what happens to their bodies as they undergo cosmetic surgery. With Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills, patients can experience compassionate and knowledgeable care by scheduling your private consultation today.
You are kept quite comfortable during surgery as you are under general anesthesia. The next day, Dr. Gould will have you undergo a hyperbaric treatment that delivers oxygen to your cells and have you receive a lymphatic massage to thwart additional swelling after surgery. Dr. Gould’s unique post-surgical treatments aid in rapid recovery to reduce pain and discomfort after surgery.
The two most common side effects from a facelift include developing a hematoma—which is a build-up of blood under the skin and usually results from too much activity. Dr. Gould can drain the excess fluid with a syringe if this happens. The second common side effect is an infection at the incision sites. You will receive post-treatment instructions for caring for your incisions, including how to keep your face clean for optimal results. There are extremely rare risks of nerve injury, which is less than 0.9% in this technique. More commonly, swelling in the face and the muscles can interfere with muscle function and make your smile appear heavy for a few weeks as swelling subsides.
A facelift is a highly customized surgery. Therefore, the cost of the procedure will differ with each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Gould spends significant time listening to your facial and skin concerns, discussing your options, assessing and taking photos as needed, and devising a surgical treatment plan to meet your needs. The cost of your outpatient facelift surgery is discussed immediately after the consultation with Dr. Gould’s coordinator.
A rhytidectomy (face lift) is a cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. However, we offer payment and financing options for your convenience.
Each procedure targets the lower portion of your face to correct sagging skin, jowls, and volume loss in your cheeks. The deep plane facelift is a specialized approach that targets the deeper structures and resets the foundation of your facial fascia or connective tissue. Traditional facelifts pull that fascia or remove some of it, or more commonly, they simply tighten it in a vector and remove skin. Studies have shown a deep plane may have more longevity, but Dr. Gould does it because it looks more natural and less pulled or odd. It makes sense that redraping the fascia is better in concept than tightening it externally. These same concepts apply to the neck, and the Crevasse technique also improves your neck look.
During your consultation, Dr. Gould will discuss non-surgical options with you for you to consider—these include RF treatments, Morpheus8, Profound, FaceTite, as well as dermal fillers.
Your surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return and recover at home with a home nurse, or you may choose to stay overnight in an aftercare facility to be available for an appointment the next day. In either case, you will need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.