Interested in Breast Fat Transfer, does it make sense/safe to save fat (fat banking) for additional augmentation in the future?

I would like to ideally avoid using implants, but would also like to increase in size from a B cup to a D cup. I keep reading conflicting opinions in regard to the breast fat transfer process. Some say that in order to increase cup size further, sometimes additional procedures can be done. I've found a few surgeons that offer "fat banking" for this purpose. While it would be nice to avoid multiple liposuction procedures, is this normal to save fat? Would the fat cells survive that long?

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Breast fat transfer

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Thank you for your question.

I have a breast enlargement using fat transfer later on this week. At the Plastic surgical meetings they state that with our current technology one cannot save ie bank or store fat that would be viable to be used later on . 

Studies have shown that if you bank or freeze fat , the fat dies if you inject the frozen or banked fat the fat does not take . 

I use  the body jet . It uses saline to harvest fat and clean the fat. The fat is then injected.

One would not be able to go from a B cup to a D cup in one operation.

 I hope you find this information helpful.

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




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Breast size can have a huge effect on body confidence. Breast’s factors as weight loss, pregnancy/breast feeding, or ageing can cause breasts to look emptier or lose their shape.

In recent years the stem cell procedure has been widely accepted and has evolved through innovative techniques.

The procedure involves removing pockets of fat from other areas of your body (such as the legs or abdomen) and transferring the fat into the breast area to increase volume and shape in a subtle, natural-looking way.
It is also important to say that breast augmentation via fat transfer can now be considered as safe, effective means of enlarging the breasts

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