Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation


NowadaysFat Transfer Breast Augmentation is more and more in demand. Did you recently hear your coworker talk about the natural boob job she got while she went on vacation?

If you wish to increase your cup size slightly, this procedure is not a crazy idea! Actually, breast augmentation with fat might be the perfect solution.

This cosmetic surgery technique allows the plastic surgeon to perform two steps at the same time:

  • The first one is to refine some areas of the body by removing fat (Bonus benefit!).
  • Then, the second step involves reinjecting the fact into the breasts to give them volume and enhance their shape.

So, if you are thinking of having fat transfer to breasts, keep on reading!


Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is a procedure where autologous fat is transferred to the breast. It is a modern plastic surgery technique that involves removing fat from different parts of the body and reinjecting it into your breast.

The plastic surgeon can remove a portion of fat from your abdomen, hips, flanks, or thighs using liposuction. The result is both a perfect body silhouette and an increase in breast size.

Also, this method allows a natural increase in breast volume without the use of a foreign body, giving you long-lasting and natural results!

This procedure does not allow a significant increase in breast volume, though. In general, this technique increases your breast from half to one cup size.

It is not advisable to inject too much fat at once to minimize the risk of fat necrosis, with the formation of:

  • hard balls
  • calcifications
  • oily cysts


Fat transfer to breasts procedure is done under general anaesthetic, so that you will be intubated. Don’t worry because you will be unconscious and won’t feel any pain!

This surgical procedure lasts between 1 to 3 hours. The duration of the intervention depends on the quantity of fat that needs to be removed through liposuction, using a tube-like shaped device that sucks the fat.

The ratio of aspirated fat could be as much as 900 ccs. Then, this fat is purified, processed, and prepared to be injected into specific areas of your breast to give them a fuller and rounder look.

This surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure so that you can go home in the evening unless there are complications or in case of severe liposuction.

Also, suppose the patient takes advantage of the operation to have a significant amount of fat removed or have additional procedures. In that case, she will be kept overnight for observation with a 24 hours hospitalization stay.


The quantity of fat injected into the breasts could be purified using centrifugation. This process allows keeping only the fat cells (adipocytes).

An alternative to this method is a filtration system called puregraft. This selective filtration technology gently dialyzes the fat, removing blood, fluids, and fragmented cells within a closed system.

So, the procedure basically takes place in three stages:

  • The first step is harvesting. It includes talking to your surgeon before deciding on the targeted areas for liposuction.
  • The second step is the purification and transfer process. This stage is a little longer because it involves purifying the fat by centrifugation or filtration.
  • The third step is devoted to the placement. This part has a long operating time, longer than for a breast implant.

This whole process is called harvest and transfer of fat, and it is done through 5 or more small incisions in the skin on different parts of the body. In all cases, the liposuction scars will be invisible.


The purpose of fat transfer to breasts procedure is to obtain a natural-looking boob job associated with a redefined body silhouette. Some terms usually linked are breast lipomodelling, lipofilling, lipostructure, fat grafting, and liposculpture.

Although this surgical procedure can give you long-lasting results, sometimes, two or more natural breast augmentation sessions could be necessary.

Also, weight loss can influence the volume of the breast tissue. However, it is still possible in this case to perform several procedures, six months apart, to obtain a fuller breast appearance.


In a Fat Transfer intervention, you have to consider that the portion of fat may resorb by about 30%. Then, the result is permanent and does not change over time.

Other benefits of fat transfer procedure are:

  1. There is no foreign body implanted in the body. It is a 100% natural technique!
  2. There is no rejection phenomenon or allergic reactions. It is the safest method for breast enlargement.
  3. Long-lasting, natural results.
  4. It is a minimally invasive procedure.
  5. It has a shorter recovery period and less downtime compared with breast augmentation surgery with implants.
  6. Provides additional body sculpting benefits. You get double the outcome!
  7. Practically no visible scars.
  8. Supple breasts with a natural feel when touched.
  9. Improvement of the cleavage.
  10. Moderate natural breast enlargement.
  11. There are possibilities of correction of imperfections after augmentation with implants.
  12. Zero chance of developing annoying side effects or complications like rippling, capsular contraction, ruptures, or implant displacement.

The advantage of this technique is the natural and definitive character of the fat injections. Also, scars are negligible; they are limited to several incisions of one to three millimeters.

In addition, the patient benefits from an aesthetic improvement of the breasts and the body silhouette in the same procedure!

Nevertheless, this technique cannot replace all the indications for breast augmentation surgery! Breast implants still have their place in the therapeutic arsenal. So, it all comes down to putting yourself in the hands of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon that can walk you through the process and help you choose the best option for you!


The breast fat transfer is specially designed for women with localized fatty deposits. It is ideal for patients who want a natural breast augmentation without resorting to breast implants.

However, fat transfer breast augmentation technique is not suitable for women who wish to increase their volume significantly. The goal is to achieve a modest increase in breast size! If this is not your case, breast implants might be better for you. The key is to have realistic expectations for the outcome of this surgery.

Also, you must consider that breast augmentation with fat transfer won’t fix sagging issues that come with aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. If this is one of your primary concerns, you may need a breast lift (mastopexy) in conjunction with your fat transfer procedure to fulfill your desired results.

In addition, patients who are too thin or lean may not be able to undergo this procedure. It is essential to have sufficient excess fat in other body regions to harvest for this cosmetic procedure.


After the intervention, the complete healing takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Also, the risks of complications and post-operative pain are identical to those caused by classic liposuction.

In the fat-free areas, the expected effects are:

  • You will get bruises for 15 to 21 days.
  • A bruise-like pain or aches calmed by simple painkillers and ice.
  • The refinement of the silhouette is not noticeable for one month because of swelling.
  • Variable fatigue depending on the volume of fat removed and the need to wear a support garment for one month.

The breasts that undergo any transfer breast augmentation will not be very painful. Their volume will be larger than expected during the first three months.


The plastic surgeon will try his hardest to ensure the fat survives the transfer. However, expect the body to reabsorb 30 to 40% of fat. Once the resorption is over, the results are definitive!

However, you could have a slightly diminished effect if there is any significant weight change. The breast may gain or lose volume if there is weight gain or loss! So try to keep your weight stable.

In case of asymmetry due to a graft defect, it is possible to make a touch-up and then reinject fat. In this case, the specialist can operate under local anesthesia.

Overall, this intervention guarantees long-term results!


The cost of breast enlargement surgery with fat transfer depends on the amount of fat removed. The prices also depend on the possible areas of removal and the amount to be reinjected.

This surgery is eligible for Health Insurance if you undergo post-cancer reconstruction. However, for all other cosmetic operations, you are not entitled to any reimbursement.

We know that the economic factor plays an important role. So, we offer the possibility to come to our facilities for a first free no-obligation visit. The patient can consult the plastic surgeon with all their questions and concerns.

We will offer the best solution and the best price for your case!


With more than 20 years of experienceDoctor Jesús Benito is one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in Europe. He is an authority in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Doctor Benito masters several surgical techniques which allow him to achieve the best results in breast enlargement surgery.

Doctor Jesus Benito - Plastic Surgeon

Doctor Jesús Benito

Specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

  • Secretary of the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
  • Former president of the Spanish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (AECEP).
  • 2013 Gold Medal (Forum Europa)
  • 2003 McGhan Prize: pioneer in axillary subfascial breast enlargement technique.

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Bibliography & Publications:

  • Benito-Ruiz, J. Injertos de tejido adiposo en cirugía estética mamaria. plást. iberolatinoam., Dic 2013, vol.39, suppl.1, p.s51-s57
  • Aumento de mamas con grasa. I Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Trasplante de Grasa. Barcelona, Clínica Quirón, 20 de noviembre de 2009.
  • Combining fat grafting and implants in breast surgery. ISAPS Symposium. Roma, 13 de diciembre de 2012.
  • Fat grafting in aesthetic breast surgery. IVth Congress on Regenerative Surgery. Roma, 13 a 15 de diciembre de 2012.

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