Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

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A fat grafting (or fat transfer) breast augmentation procedure is used to increase the overall size and projection of a woman’s breasts for an enhanced, more feminine appearance. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of North Shore, fat transfer breast augmentations are performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anoush Hadaegh.

How Is Fat Grafting Used for Breast Augmentations?

Fat grafting is a plastic surgery technique where excess adipose (fat) tissue is harvested from the patient’s own body, purified, and then injected into another area for improvements in volume and shape. The destination for the transferred fat can be the breasts as well as the face, buttocks, or hands.

The adipose tissue is typically removed from one of these locations:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Back

The fat transfer strategy for breast augmentation can hold some key advantages for some patients. For example, since it is your own tissue instead of an implant, there is no chance of bodily rejection or rupture and no need for replacement.

Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Right For Me?

Not every breast augmentation patient qualifies for fat grafting. For instance, this treatment is only designed for women looking to increase the fullness of their breasts. For example, if your breasts are a small C cup, after a fat graft to your breasts you will be a full C cup. Also, if you have two different size breasts, fat grafting helps to achieve size symmetry. However, patients must have enough excess fat tissue available for transfer.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Hadaegh, he will carefully examine your breasts and review your medical history and allergies. He will also consider your aesthetic goals for the procedure. From there, Dr. Hadaegh will discuss whether a fat transfer breast augmentation, mini breast augmentation, or breast augmentation with larger implants is the best choice for you.

What Happens During A Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer?

If approved for a fat transfer breast augmentation, your procedure will take place at either North Shore Medical Center, Salem, or Beverly Hospital. Anesthesia (either general or local) will ensure your comfort.

Next, Dr. Hadaegh will create a small incision in the harvesting location and use the liposuction method to remove a small amount of adipose tissue. The tissue is then purified utilizing decanting. Finally, Dr. Hadaegh will inject the purified fat into the breasts in a customized pattern to reshape and enhance your look.

Recovery After Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation

Most patients report some swelling or soreness in the breasts and harvesting location, gradually subsiding over the next 2-4 weeks. During your recovery, you’ll also need to wear a surgical bra to help the injected fat properly settle into place. Plan to take at least a few days off from work and avoid intense exercise for about 4-6 weeks.


Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Before & After
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Before & After

* Individual results may vary.


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When Will I See My Augmentation Results?

As you finish healing from your surgery, you should begin to notice your full results. The effects of a fat transfer breast augmentation are meant to last indefinitely. However, factors such as aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations can alter a patient’s results.

How Much Does A Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost?

The price of a breast augmentation with fat grafting will vary depending on the amount of fat being harvested and reinjected, anesthesia and facility fees, and other patient-specific factors. The cost of this treatment is usually not covered by insurance, but please reach out to your provider for more details.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation In North Shore

A fat transfer breast augmentation is one of the best ways to revitalize your femininity while still enjoying a more natural-looking appearance. Contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of North Shore today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anoush Hadaegh.

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