Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Why Choose Autologous Fat Transfer in Breast Area?

This surgery improves breast shape and bulk density by injecting the patient’s own fat into the breast area. This treatment is applied, both for aesthetic and remedial purposes, not only to the breast but also to the face. Please click here for more information.

Treatment of Autologous Fat Bone Transfer is applied to both Breast Augmentation and Correction of Anisomasty. (different sizes between the two breasts). It is also an excellent form of cure for correcting deficits / cavities created after the removal of breast cancer.

The effects of this treatment are permanent, however, the amount of fat that survives may be unpredictable. Usually only 50% of the injected fat survives and hence the treatment may need to be repeated in order to achieve the desired results.

The Intervention In Short

The surgery is performed in the context of daily hospitalization and is conducted under local or total anesthesia, depending on the size of the area to be corrected. Fat is removed from the thigh or abdomen by the Liposuction method. After removal, the fat is then injected into the breast with special needles, and there are no marks in the area.

Breast augmentation with autologous fat transfer

This surgery can permanently change the size of the breasts and is ideal for patients who want to combine a liposuction surgery in the thigh or abdominal area with a breast augmentation. The advantage of this surgery, unlike silicone inserts, is that the chest will have a more natural effect. Additionally, repeat surgeries are not required in the future, as with Silicone inserts where they must inevitably over time be replaced.

It is important to stress that fat is injected into the space between the skin and the breast and also under the breast, and not in the breast tissue itself. This is to avoid any changes in breast imaging in mammograms or other breast imaging (eg MRI) that will be done in the future. Post-operative scars that are created on the chest are extremely small and not overlooked over time. With the Liposuction method, small scars of 3-4mm are created in the abdomen or in the thigh area.

Large changes in breast volume are not feasible with a single Fat Injection. Approximately, a single injection of fat can increase the size of the bra. Repeating surgery for more volume is feasible, if desired. As with all Autologous Fat Transfers, its survival in the first few months after the application of the technique is unpredictable. The rate of fat survival ranges from 30 to 80% (50% average) and the fat remaining after three or four months is likely to remain permanent.


A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salospir, ibuprofen (Nurofen), diclofenac and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should always be avoided, always with the treating physician. It would also be very helpful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.


If you are a smoker try to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after a surgery, as this will dramatically reduce the chance of post-operative complications.

Recovery from Autologous Fat Transfer to Breast

Duration of Surgical Intervention

The length of the procedure depends on the technique to be applied.

Length of Nursing

Usually the patient is hospitalized for one day.

Time of Recovery

The area of ​​the breast will develop swelling and bruising for about five to seven days, which will then recede. The same recovery period will also need the area where the liposuction technique (thighs or abdomen) has been applied.

The brassiere

You should bring a soft (non-batik) sports bra with you to the hospital, which will be in line with the new breast size. The bra should be comfortable while providing breast support. You will need to have two brassiere at home that can be worn alternately. The measurement in the new bra does not change with respect to the circumference of the chest, only the cup changes. After eight weeks you will be able to wear a bras with a bracelet, which will have to adjust to the new shape and size of your chest.

Time of Abstinence from Work and Social Reconciliation

Patients can receive leave from their work for five to seven days while the breasts and thighs or the abdomen are recovering. Patients will be able to return to their normal activities in two to three weeks.

Time of Abstinence from Exercise

Patients should avoid intense exercise until they are fully recovered.


Patients should avoid driving until they are totally relieved of any inconvenience and limitation so they are perfectly able to make a sudden movement, such as direct braking, unobstructed and pain free. This is proposed so that patients can obtain cover from their insurance company in the event of an accident. It may take up to two weeks to fully recover.

Possible Complications from the Fat Injection Technique

Fat Infection Technique is a routine surgery and is crowning with absolute success for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, as with any procedure, it is very important to understand that there is a possibility of complications. Any complications that may arise are listed below:

Scars and cysts

Some percentage of the fat injected has a small chance of developing into a small bruise or bladder. Although this is not dangerous, it may possibly be depicted in a future mammogram, and therefore be a cause for concern before it is even diagnosed. However, research results show that small cysts like these are usually easily diagnosable.


If you are a smoker try to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after a surgery, as this will dramatically reduce the chance of post-operative complications.

Possible Haemorrhage or inflammation

Reduced sensation of the nipple

It is likely to happen but returns to normal levels fairly quickly (2-3 weeks)

If you feel any symptom that may be of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.