What are the pros and cons of transferring fat from elsewhere in your body to your breasts?

Hello . I wanted to ask what are the pros and cons of transferring fat from elsewhere in body to my breast ? If I do it would I have to worry about the fat moving away from my breasts? I am a B cup and I want to enhance my breasts size . I don't know if I should get implants or body fat transfer Thank you very much

Doctor Answers 4

Breast Fat Transfer/ Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision

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I appreciate your question

I perform a natural breast augmentation with fat. This can be removed from any unwanted areas including the breast itself as part of my lipo-lift procedure. I perform the fat grafting in multiple planes including under the muscle to give the best, most natural enhancement. Fat grafting is a great solution for someone who wants to bring their breast size up a cup or so and use natural tissue vs an implant. However, it can also be combined with an implant or used as a secondary procedure to fill in areas that are flat or thin. It should not affect nipple sensation, mammograms, cancer risk or breast feeding. It can be a little lump or hard at first but tends to soften over time. If you gain or lose weight, the transferred fat can do the same.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.  Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic breast plastic surgery.


Best of luck!


Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Best breast enhancement method

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Whether you can use your own fat or need implants is determined by whether you have enough fat to donate; this will require a tally of your fat areas during your initial consultation.

Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Fat grafting or implants

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The main issue is the amount of breast tissue you have and your expectations. Implants work better in patients that are more interested i the size. fat grafting is better options for patients that are more concerned about the shape and feel. Your pictures and pictures of the desired breast  would help  us to give you better answer. 

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer to Breasts

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Thanks for the question. To get a details list of options and exam, see a qualified plastic surgeon before making any decisions.
In general, fat grafting to the breast is a natural alternative to implants. It allows for a modest increase in cup size (around 1/2 to 1 cup size increase) without the use of implants and the associated complications. It also has the added benefit of liposuction from another part of your body.

However, it has limitations due to the increase of size of breasts, reabsorption of fat, and lack of available fat.  Get a consultation to learn more about which options best fits your needs and body.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.