The Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Published on December 16th, 2020

Fat transfer to Breast

While many women choose to have implants for fuller breasts and improved cleavage, others simply like to have their breasts’ size enhanced naturally out of their own body tissue. If you want to enjoy your natural breasts with a modest increase in breast size but without the implants, breast augmentation with a fat transfer may be the procedure for you.

Breast augmentation is the top most common cosmetic surgery and has evolved in it’s advancement over the years. Many women believe implants are the only way to enhance their breasts, but that’s just only one option. The desire to have 100% natural and fuller breasts is no longer just a dream, but an actual reality!

Thanks to the fat transfer surgery and advanced technology available at our practice, we have witnessed breast augmentation with fat transfer to be one of the most minimally invasive and body-friendly cosmetic procedures.

Wondering about the positive and negatives of this procedure? Here is a list of pros and cons worth considering before you choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery with fat transfer.

Dual Toning Procedure: Sculpt Your Body All Over!

Without a doubt, one of the most noticeable and facilitated advantages of fat augmentation surgery is the removal of fat from your body parts with unwanted fat such as thighs, waist, hips, abdomen, etc.
This great way of body contouring can minimize unwanted fat areas of your body by a few inches, leaving you more confident in your own skin.

Minimal Invasive Surgery

Unlike breast implant surgery, breast augmentation with fat transfer is a far less invasive procedure with smaller incisions (~ 4 mm). Additionally, it is an ideal choice if you have sagging boobs (grade 1 ptosis). Although it requires two procedures: liposuction and injecting the fat into the donor body, it provides easier recovery in less time.

Liposuction involves small incisions, resulting in minimum swelling, bruising, and scarring; you may feel a bit of discomfort post procedure as your body begins to heal itself.

The fat transfer surgery involves injecting fat into the breasts that leaves almost no scarring and results in quick and comfortable recovery.

Relatively Fewer Complications

Breast augmentation with a fat transfer has a better safety record and relatively fewer postoperative complications than breast implants.

Women with breast implants possess the risk of developing capsular contracture, breast implant illness, rupture, etc. These implant-related risks and the high-cost corrective surgeries can be avoided if you opt for a breast augmentation surgery with fat transfer.

Natural and fuller breasts 

As compared to breast implants, breasts feel and look more natural as your own body’s fat is injected in you, and that’s why it’s also called “natural breast augmentation surgery with fat transfer.” If you don’t like the idea of putting anything foreign in your body and want to have natural and fuller breasts, then this procedure is an excellent option for you to consider.


The limited increase in breast size
There may be limitations of an increase in breast size restricted to about one cup size. If you wish to achieve a significant change in breast volume and curvy cleavage, fat transfer surgery may not be a great option for you.

Not every candidate is an ideal candidate
You may not be a good candidate for liposuction if you are lean, because there isn’t enough adipose tissue to use in the fat transfer technique.

Unpredictable fat survival results
A board-certified plastic surgeon carefully performs the procedure, ensuring the maximum fat survival rates when injected into the body. Typically, the survival of fat is about 50-70%, but depending on how everyone’s body reacts, some fat may be absorbed. This may result in less desirable enhancement, and you can end up needing more fat injections. For this, the procedure may need one or several repeats.

Because you are getting two procedures done, that’s why the overall cost may be more than the breast implant surgery. Further cost may add up when you choose to have a fat injection more than once.

Additional concerns 
Unlike breast implants, sagging happens with age, considerable weight loss, pregnancy, etc., which can’t be prevented after a fat transfer procedure.

I want to know more!
If you want to know more about breast augmentation surgery with fat transfer and find out if this procedure is ideal for you then talking to a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best option. He can understand all your wishes and consider your concerns while choosing the best option for you.

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