FAT GRAFTING FOR BREAST ENHANCEMENT AND RECONSTRUCTIVE BREAST SURGERY in OKC

Your own fat cells may serve as a remarkable resource in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery.

The use of autologous tissue to enhance reconstructive and cosmetic surgery results dates back to 1895. Recent advances in fat transfer technology have made fat grafting more reliable and useful.

While the traditional use of prosthetic breast implants can create remarkable improvement in breast size and shape, there sometimes remain areas requiring some fine-tuning which can be accomplished by fat grafting.

Breast augmentation via fat grafting not only includes a more natural result for patients who require reconstruction or augmentation, but also can help improve deformities such as tuberous breast deformity, inadequate soft tissue coverage over the implant, capsular contracture (scar tissue around an implant), and wrinkling as a result of implants.

Following breast reconstruction due to breast cancer, deficits may remain from the various techniques used to restore the patient’s breast. Fat grafting has been an effective tool to help fill voids left following the multiple stages of reconstruction.

Advantages of fat transfer for breast enhancement and reconstruction include:

  • The use of the patient’s own tissue instead of/or in addition to the use of a prosthetic implant

  • The absence of need to remove/replace damaged or deteriorated implants in the future (if fat grafting is exclusively chosen)

  • Aesthetic improvements by liposuction harvesting from areas of unwanted or excessive fat (abdomen, hips & flanks are common donor sites)

  • Limitations of fat transfer technique include:

  • Inadequate availability of fat volumes

  • Possible mammographic changes after fat transfer

  • Greater expense compared to traditional procedures

How do I know Dr. Tim R. Love is the right fat grafting surgeon for me?

  • Leader in his field: Dr. Love was one of only 20 U.S. surgeons selected to pioneer shaped implants in the nation, and operated on the first U.S. patient in the historical “CORE” gel implant study.

  • 30+ years of cosmetic surgery experience in Oklahoma.

  • Countless successful breast procedures, resulting in hundreds of happy clients – read their reviews.

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

  • A comfortable and convenient OKC location.

  • Voted the best plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City in multiple reader’s choice contests.

Contact Dr. Tim R. Love today to schedule your consultation: (405) 751-LOVE (5683)

Before & Afters

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation utilizes breast implants to give women a more proportional shape and a desired size that complements the rest of her body. Sometimes childbirth, aging or the loss of weight can make you feel self confident about the proportions of your body. Using breast augmentation – sometimes combined with other procedures such as a breast lift – Dr. Tim Love can give you the appearance that fits the ideal image you have for yourself. Experience renewed confidence in how you look in all types of clothing in all seasons!
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Gummy Bear Implants
Breast augmentation utilizing traditional saline or silicone implants have provided women with beautiful results for many years. However, the latest advancement in augmentation – the Cohesive Gel Implant – may be the perfect option for you. This solid silicone gel implant is known as a “gummy bear” implant because of its gummy like texture and makeup which contains no liquid. Those concerned about implant ruptures can choose gummy bear implants, as they will not leak, while providing excellent results. In fact, Dr. Tim Love was chosen as one of the few doctors to participate in the early development of gummy bear implants, and you will benefit from his experience. See if gummy bear implants are right for you!
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Breast Reconstruction
The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are difficult experiences that require time and healing. As part of the healing process, many women are exploring the option of breast reconstruction. Because emotional healing can be as important as physical, breast reconstruction can play a role in helping a woman look and feel more like herself after undergoing a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction can recreate the natural contour of the breast utilizing a prosthetic or the patients own natural tissue. Depending on each patient’s unique circumstances, a reconstruction may be possible on the same date as the mastectomy, and many women are choosing this option.
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Gynecomastia
In men, enlarged breast tissue can occur for a number of reasons, including hormonal changes, heredity or side effects from certain drugs. This condition can make men feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Gynecomastia addresses excess localized fat and excess glandular tissue, which may be present in one or both breasts. It reshapes the area, helping men feel more confident about their appearance. If you are a man bothered by the appearance of your chest due to enlarged breast tissue, see Dr. Love to see if you are a candidate for this cosmetic procedure!
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Breast Fat Grafting
Fat grafting utilizes a patient’s own fat cells to restore size and shapeliness to the breast. It can be used with breast augmentation or reconstruction to improve or “fine tune” the outcome, and it can also play a role in improving natural issues such as tuberous breast deformity. Plus, as a bonus, the patient may benefit from the effects of liposuction as the fatty tissue is removed from other parts of the body such as the tummy or hips. Ask Dr. Love if fat grafting might play a role in your overall treatment!
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Breast Lift/Mastopexy
A breast lift – or mastopexy – can help when the breasts have lost shape or volume and the skin has lost elasticity due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight change, aging or heredity. When a woman feels she has a “drooping” appearance or when she feels asymmetrical, a breast lift provides the structure and support needed to reshape and revitalize her appearance. If this sounds like you, consult Dr. Tim Love to see if you are a candidate for this very popular, confidence-restoring procedure!
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