This woman in her early 40s first came to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie 4.5 years ago for thighs liposuction (excluding knees) and autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation. She now returns for a second session of autologous fat transfer breasts augmentation, because she simply loves the result! Almost all of the injected fat retains well after 4.5 years! This is in stark contrast to worldwide fat retention rate of only 30-60% after 1 year of autologous fat transfer breasts augmentation. There are a few key factors, why Dr Arthur Tjandra‘s fat retention rate is extremely high. These are 2 of the most important factors:

  1. Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie performs liposuction/harvest fat with a plastic syringe. Aspirating fat with extremely low-pressured plastic syringe is killing the hand of the surgeon, but is not killing the fat cells! The popular method of melting fat with heat produced by ultrasound or laser before aspirating it may severely damage or even kill fat cells, hence resulting in unsuccessful fat grafting. After all, what do you expect from injecting dead fat cells into your breasts?
  2. Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie performs micro-injection technique and build the breasts conservatively. He fills up the breasts just enough to occupy available space, without over-filling it. He understands that fat cells need space and blood vessels which supply blood to each cell, to survive. Over-filling and over-crowding the breasts with fat is a sure way of killing the fat cells. He advises patients that they need at least 3 sessions of fat injection into their breasts, sometimes even more, in order to gain just 1 cup size. He is aware that many surgeons over-promise, and hence in order to deliver their promises, they have to over-inject. Patients are happy with the increase of 1 or 2 cup size with just one session of fat transfer……for the first 2 months. It’s back to square one a year later. In some cases, as too much fat is injected, lumps of necrotic fat cells which the body are unable to reabsorb, cause serious complications. Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie, on the other hand, has published many videos of the result of his autologous fat transfer breasts augmentation many years after the procedures on his YouTube channel. Unfortunately, many of these videos have been removed by YouTube because they consider breasts augmentation surgeries as pornography. Anyway, not only do the grafted fat cells retain well, they actually grow bigger! One of his favorite cases is the patient who was featured on Channel News Asia reality TV show in 2012: Get Real! Plastic in Singapore. Five years after the completion of her autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation procedures, her breasts actually grow bigger than immediately after the procedures! There are 2 types of surgeons. The first ones think like businessmen. They want to seal the deal on the first consultation. They talk like sales persons. Hence, they promise you all the good things. They promise you that one session of fat grafting is all you need to increase your breasts by 2 to 3 cup size.And the good thing is that the result is guaranteed and there is no complication! The second type are the ones who scare the shit out of you by telling you all the risks of complications, and control your expectation by telling you the truth: fat transfer procedure is a procedure with high degree of uncertainty and you cannot expect much with just one session. Which surgeons would you choose?

Video 1: Result of JUST ONE session of autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation, 4.5 years later.

Video 2: Result of autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation, 4.5 years later.


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2 Comments on “Patient No. 414: Result of 1 session of autologous fat grafting breasts augmentation, 4.5 years later

  1. Pingback: Patient No. 414: Result of thighs liposuction (excluding knees), 4.5 years later – L'Elixir de Vie, by Arthur Tjandra, M.D., FICS (Plastic Surgery)

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