What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is a procedure that removes fat from one part of the body and transfers it to the breasts. The appeal of fat grafting is that it can fill in specific areas of your breasts for a smoother and more symmetrical appearance.

Dr. Comizio uses fat grafting to accentuate the appearance of women undergoing breast reconstruction surgery following lumpectomy or mastectomy. Although each woman’s body is unique, Dr. Comizio offers her patients fat grafting as a way to soften implants to appear more natural.

Benefits of Fat Grafting

By harvesting unwanted fat from one area of the body and moving it to the breasts, patients can modify their results with little downtime. This procedure is ideal for patients who want to:

  • Shape a softer curve around their breast implants.
  • Add volume to precise areas.

To ensure the graft takes to the new location, Dr. Comizio harvests fat so that it survives once it is injected into your breasts.

Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Grafting?

During your first visit to our Morristown, New Jersey office, Dr. Comizio will discuss options for your procedure and review your entire medical history. If your health and aesthetic goals align with fat grafting, Dr. Comizio will integrate this procedure into your treatment. Every aspect of your treatment plan is intended to contribute to the result that you want and what is best for your overall wellbeing.

What Will Happen During My Fat Grafting Procedure?

Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that transfers a small amount of fat from one area of the body to another. Prior to your procedure, you will decide which area to harvest fat for your fat graft. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Comizio will:

  • Give anesthesia before beginning the procedure to ensure a patient is comfortable.
  • Make a small incision to extract fat for the transfer.
  • Prepare fat for transfer.
  • Gently inject fat cells into the breasts to smooth the contour.

After your treatment, you will have minimal discomfort and be back to normal activities within three weeks of your procedure.

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How Long Will It Take for My Results to Appear?

The results of your fat grafting will be visible instantly. It may take a few fat grafts to achieve the look that you want because results depend on whether the fat adheres to a blood supply in the area it was transferred. For consistent results, you should choose a knowledgeable plastic surgeon who is experienced with this procedure. Without the right qualifications, the fat is unlikely to survive after transfer.

About Dr. Comizio

Dr. Comizio has performed fat grafting for hundreds of patients. Educated at four Ivy-league universities, Dr. Comizio has evolved her technique used to transfer fat cells successfully to attain lasting results for her patients. Her attention to detail and consideration for her patients’ physical and emotional wellbeing makes her a favorite of patients and doctors throughout New Jersey.

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