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May 6, 2024

Benefits of Lipo Fat Transfer to Breast Surgery

Written by: Dr. Dahlia Rice. Posted in: Blog

Benefits of Lipo Fat Transfer to Breast Surgery

Lipo fat transfer to breast — sometimes called fat transfer breast augmentation or fat grafting to breast — is a cosmetic surgery that can create fuller breasts and augment the breast shape, depending on the patient’s anatomy and goals.

In order to qualify for a fat transfer to breast procedure, patients must have enough excess fat to be transferred, and they must desire only a modest breast size increase. Anything bigger than a one or two cup size increase and breast implants may be necessary.

Let’s take a look at the main benefits of this procedure.

Lipo and Fat Transfer to Breast Augmentation Benefits

More Natural Look

Lipo fat transfer to the breasts offers a natural alternative to breast augmentation using implants. The patient’s own fat cells are used, so there’s no foreign objects in the body. Additionally, the size increase cannot be as significant, which means only a modest natural curve enhancement to the chest area.

Slimming with LiposuctionLipo With Fat Transfer To Breast

Not only does this procedure augment the size and shape of the breasts, but it also provides the opportunity for body contouring in other areas via liposuction. This dual benefit can create a beautiful new shape for your body.

Minimal Scarring

Lipo fat transfer to the breasts involves small incisions for fat harvesting and injection, resulting in minimal scarring.

Long-lasting Results

While some initial volume may be lost due to fat absorption in the months following your procedure, the remaining fat should keep its volume for many years to come — just as any natural fat would.

Minimally Invasive

Compared to traditional breast augmentation surgery with a breast implant, lipo fat transfer is considered minimally invasive. Incisions are smaller, and some sources claim the risks during and after surgery are fewer.

No Post-Surgery Monitoring

Aside from regular mammograms and physicals, no additional testing is required if you have a fat transfer procedure. Transferred fat should blend with your breast tissue naturally. Alternatively, if you have breast implants, you typically must have your implants tested regularly to ensure there are no leaks or ruptures.

Lipo and Fat Transfer to Breast Options

Lipo and fat transfer procedures can be adjusted to fit your needs. Here are some additional options you may have with this surgery.

Lipo 360 with Fat Transfer to Breast

This procedure involves removing excess fat from 360 degrees around the abdomen before fat injections with the removed fat into the breasts.

Breast Lift with Fat Transfer

If you seek a breast lift as well as a modest breast size increase, you might consider a breast lift surgery with an added fat transfer. This can help your volume increase look a bit more natural in some cases.

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery is also performed with excess fat. Certain patients may choose to have some of their transferred fat put into their buttocks and hips in addition to their breasts.

FAQ: Lipo with Fat Transfer to Breast

Can fat transfer increase breast size?

Yes, you can get a modest increase in the size of your breasts from a fat transfer procedure (typically an increase of 1 cup size or 2 cup sizes in some cases). Keep in mind that if you hope to achieve a significant breast size increase, you may need to invest in breast augmentation surgery with breast implants vs fat transfer.

Lipo 360 With Fat Transfer To BreastHow much does liposuction fat transfer to breast cost?

Lipo with fat transfer to breast augmentation can range in price depending on the parameters of your surgery. You really want to schedule an in-person consultation to know for sure how much your procedure will cost.

Does fat transfer to the breast last?

A breast augmentation with fat transfer should last indefinitely. The procedure is a permanent transfer of body fat, so those transferred cells should act as any other fat cells that are native to the breast area.

What’s important to remember is that with time and aging, breast volume loss may still occur. If you do develop sagging breasts in the future, an additional fat transfer or silicone or saline implants are always options.

Can breast fat transfer surgery cause breast cancer?

No, it is unlikely that your chances of developing breast cancer will increase after undergoing a fat grafting procedure to breast plastic surgery.

How much fat do you need for a breast fat transfer augmentation?

You must have enough excess fat on your abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, upper arms, or elsewhere so that this excess can be removed with liposuction and transferred. Plastic surgeons will determine if you are a good candidate in this regard.

After surgery, you also need to take it easy and pay attention to your recovery so that you can ensure the transferred fat maintains an ample blood supply and “survives” the transfer process.

Arrange a Consultation Appointment With Dr. Rice

Creating fuller breasts is actually achievable with various methods of plastic surgery. But one thing’s for sure: Fat transfer breast augmentation can create some of the most natural looking results without the drawbacks of implants — and with the added benefit of liposuction.

If you are looking to augment the size of your breasts with a fat transfer and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for this surgery, please contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice.


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