Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 24 June 2020

Fat grafting, also known as autologus fat transfer, has emerged as a promising technique for breast augmentation without involving breast implants. In this technique, the surgeon will remove excess fat tissue from other areas of the body – usually buttocks, thighs and abdomen – using liposuction. The tissue is then processed and purified for injection into the breast area to enhance the breast size.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain all aspects of breast augmentation with fat transfer and discuss its pros and cons in comparison to traditional breast implants.


Fat grafting has been traditionally used for buttock enhancement, lip enhancement, and other relatively minor areas. However, its use as a breast augmentation procedure is still fairly new. But a growing number of women now seek this technique because the results can be more subtle and more refined with fat transfer. The condition is that the surgeon should have the right skills to sculpt a desirable and natural looking shape and size of breasts.

Patients should be aware that in a few cases, the fat injected into the breast area may be reabsorbed by the body over the years.

This can result in the breast losing some volume in the long run. Therefore, some plastic surgeons may initially add more fat than what the patient may currently need. In any case, the pre-requisite for this procedure is that the patient should have adequate excess fat tissue available in donor areas to perform a safe and successful fat transfer surgery.


Some of the key benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation over breast implants include:

Autologous Fat

The procedure involves use of the patient’s own excess fat tissue instead of synthetic implants. This ensures complete biocompatibility because the fat belongs to the patient’s own body. Breast implants, on the other hand, will trigger the body’s immune response, which can sometimes lead to capsular contracture. Implant rippling, shifting of the implant from its position, and implant leakage or damage are other concerns with breast implants, which are entirely avoided in case of fat transfer augmentation.

Enhanced Body Contours

An incidental gain with fat grafting breast enhancement is that excess fat is removed from one or more areas where the patient already wants fat reduction.

Liposuction procedure is usually performed to remove excess fat tissue, which will create more even and youthful looking contours in the donor areas. With slimmer contours in other areas and fat transfer in the breasts, it will further accentuate the breast appearance and create an overall sculpted aesthetic look.

Natural Touch and Feel

Many patients report that breast enhancement with fat grafting mimics the sensation and feel soft, much like the natural breasts.

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