Using your own fat, natural breast augmentation is an effective way to increase breast size without the need for breast implants. But did you know, fat transfer can be a great tool to enhance the volume and shape of larger breasts?

Breast augmentation using fat transfer

Breast fat transfer is an alternative to breast implants for those who desire more volume, greater cup size or enhancement of breast shape. Those best suited for the cosmetic surgery procedure are women who have an excess amount of fat elsewhere in the body that can be removed by liposuction. Most common areas are the abdomen, thighs or back.

During the breast augmentation procedure, the cosmetic or doctors remove unwanted body fat from the determined areas through Vaser Liposuction. Before the fat grafting takes place, the fat is purified and the healthy fat cells are separated. These cells are used for the fat injection into areas of the breast.

Why fat transfer over breast reconstruction which includes a lift and breast implants?

One of the benefits of using Vaser Liposuction technology is that the entry points are kept small with no need to make large incisions for the device to transfer the injected fat. These small incisions are located as discretely as possible to minimise visible scarring.

Breast augmentation using fat transfer does produce very different results than a breast implant procedure. The finished product will be more natural so it is important to set realistic expectations and discuss those with your doctor before proceeding.

Dr. Francesco Fascetti explains the “aim is to put it [the fat] on those two quadrants, to the top half to try to fill the space.”


As the procedure negates the need for general anesthesia and is instead performed under twilight sedation, patients are only in the treatment room for approximately 1 hour and able to go home the same day.

They will be able to resume normal activities after about 2-5 days and will begin to see the full results of the breast fat transfer once the swelling and bruising subside.