Breast Fat Transfer

Breast Fat Transfer

Transferring Fat From Your Problem Areas To Your Breasts

If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, there may be a solution. During a breast fat transfer surgery, Dr. Ghaznavi will take fat from other areas of your body and inject it into your breasts for a fuller, more symmetrical breast shape. Breast fat transfer surgery is a great option for women who want natural-looking results.

What Is Breast Fat Transfer Surgery?

In breast fat transfer surgery, fat is taken from other areas of the body and injected into the breasts. Many women report feeling happier with their appearance after surgery. Breast fat transfer can be performed at the same time as other breast procedures, such as a breast augmentation or a mastopexy. To prepare for this surgery, you will have liposuction performed on your body to remove the excess fat that will be used in your breasts. The surgeon then takes that fat and injects it into the breasts.

The fat is injected to give the breasts a more youthful, full appearance. Sometimes this will also change the shape of your breasts slightly, making them perkier or rounder. It resembles what happens when many women naturally gain or lose weight in their breasts over time, although it can be more dramatic than natural changes tend to be.

Where Is Fat Transferred From?

Many patients choose to transfer fat from areas of the body that typically contain more fat, such as the stomach, buttocks, back or arms. This fat is then separated through purification so that there is no excess fluid in the tissue. Once purified, the fat is injected into the breast. The advantage of this procedure is that it uses your own fat, so there is no risk of rejection. Additionally, the results are natural-looking.

Unfortunately, the fat tends to gradually reabsorb over time, and most patients undergo a second fat transfer procedure before the first is completely gone. There’s also no guarantee that body fat will retain its shape once transferred to the breasts; if it melts or gets reabsorbed into your system, you’ll need another injection of fat to regain the results. As with any surgery, there are risks involved, such as infection, asymmetry and loss of volume.

Benefits Of Breast Fat Transfer Surgery

The benefits of breast fat transfer surgery are many. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that it enhances your appearance by increasing the size of your breasts. But breast fat transfer surgery also has other benefits, including:

  • Natural

    A transfer breast augmentation is a the perfect way  to get the procedure done without putting implants, or foreign objects, into the body.


  • Feels And Looks Like You

    Since the fat is taken from your own body, it’s completely natural. There’s no need to worry about your breasts looking and feeling artificial.

  • Body Reshaped

    You’re taking fat out of other parts of the body, causing a fat loss in places you may have wanted to lose fat from, and you gain bigger breasts. Because of the liposuction involved in the fat transfer, you could end up with a flatter tummy, smaller love handles, and naturally enhanced breasts.


  • Minor Scarring

    The fat is removed from your body and injected into your breasts through very tiny incisions. These tiny incisions leave virtually no scarring, increasing the natural look.

  • No Foreign Bodies

    Implants come with the many risks, such as shifting, collapsing or even rupturing. These side effects can be serious and costly. Since the tissue used in breast fat transfer is completely yours, there is no risk of rupture that is associated with implants.

  • Shorter Recovery Time

    Compared to a traditional breast augmentation procedure, recovery is much shorter since the incisions are small and tissue was not cut.

  • Customization

    While reshaping a patient’s breasts with a breast fat transfer, the surgeon can achieve higher levels of customization since fat can go anywhere and be injected in precise locations. However, there is a limit on how big the breast can be with this procedure. Dr. Ghaznavi will discuss your goals and options with you to determine the best treatment plan for you.

  • Sensation

    Unlike with implants, breast sensations stay the same and are similar to what the unreconstructed breast feels.

Recovery From Breast Fat Transfer Surgery

Most women report excellent results following breast fat transfer surgery. Recovery times vary, but are typically relatively short. Most people can return to work within a week or two. Minor swelling and bruising are expected after the surgery, but this typically clears up within a few weeks. It is important to closely follow Dr. Ghaznavi’s post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. Make sure to avoid any strenuous activity or exercise for at least six weeks after surgery. Also, be sure to wear a supportive bra during the healing process.

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