Is a Fat Transfer Worth It For A BA to Go from A-B Cup?

I am 130 lbs (5' 3") and hope to be 120 by the time of my proceedure. I lost over 60 pounds recently and my breasts are significantly smaller. I currently wear an A cup and barely that. I would like to replace what was lost due to my weight loss and hopefully look more proportionate. I want to look natural and tasteful. NOT TRASHY!My doctors said I have enough fat tissue for the transfer but I am wondering if a B cup will look different or if it is not worth the money.

Doctor Answers 6

Fat Transfer for Natural Looking Results

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Fat transfer to the breasts is still a developing procedure, and generally not a good idea for most patients. The results are unreliable and the amount of improvement is questionable.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Fat injections for the breasts

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Fat injections for the breast is in a state of evolution, and I personally do not recommend it for a routine breast augmentation.  Also, after your weight loss, you should be evaluated to see if there is any redundant skin that needs to be addressed.

Bruce E. Genter, MD, FACS
Abington Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Fat Grafting To The Breast Is An Evolving Technique

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While your size goals appear most compatible with what fat injection breast augmentation can achieve (1/2 cup or so), the issue is one of reliability of the result. Fat injection breast augmentation is far from a perfected procedure and should still be viewed as a work in progress. How well the fat takes and what size can be achieved, and the cost and effort to do so, remain issues that would not be considered completely reliable. A 'traditional' breast implant is the most assured and cost effective approach to achieve your breast size increase goals.


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It is my opinion that fat grafting should not be done to the breasts for purely cosmetic results, a small implant will give you a guaranteed result and you will not get excess calcifications in your breasts when you have mamography as you age.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Fat transfer is gaining ground in breast shaping

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Fat grafting or lipotransfer is becoming a more reliable technique for breast enhancement and shaping, and if you do have suitable donor areas, and wish a modest increase in breast size if may indeed be 'worth it'. We use the technique often in improving breast reconstruction, though grafting can give a one-half cup increase in the breast for those who simply wish to avoid a breast implant.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Fat transfer for breast augmentation

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At this time, larger volume fat transfer for breast augmentation is experimental. Fat transfer today is great for smoothing out contour irregularities and providing a more aesthetic shape. The central issue is that fat removed from one location lacks blood supply when placed in another location. Its survival depends on the body's ability to quickly grow blod vessels to provide nutrition. Think long and hard before you attempt large volume breast augmentation.

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