16 June 2018

If you have ever heard someone jokingly say they wish they could take the excess fat around their waist and send it to their breasts, we have some good news for you: This is actually possible thanks to a procedure called “fat transfer breast augmentation.”

This surgery includes harvesting fat through liposuction from one part of the body (the thighs, arms, love handles, or back) and injecting it into the breasts. This process is ideal for patients who desire only a modest increase in breast size. It can help smooth out irregularities, improve breast contour, and increase the size of your breasts using your own natural fat cells. Additionally, instead of having a revision surgery that replaces implants, a fat transfer allows patients with existing implants to further increase their breast size. You might say it’s “augmentation light,” but it’s breast augmentation nonetheless. However, it’s important to note that although a surgeon may only use local anesthesia to perform fat transfer to the breasts, it is still a surgical procedure. While the recovery from fat grafting usually takes only three to five days and involves minimal soreness and swelling, it’s still very important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for safe healing.

Fat transfer procedures are popular because they essentially kill two birds with one stone. Removing fat from an area with excess fat ultimately contours and shapes the body, allowing the patient to define their figure. Meanwhile, that fat can be reused to create a completely natural looking (and feeling) enhancement to the breasts. This idea gives many women greater peace of mind. After all, there is no risk of allergic reaction, rupture, or implant rejection with fat grafting.

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