How Does a Fat Transfer to Breast Work?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


Women often dream of removing fat from one area of the body and placing it in their breasts to create a more contoured silhouette. Now this dream can be a reality! With a fat transfer to breast procedure at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, we can pull a small amount of fat from the stomach, hips, thighs, or other areas, then use it to plump up the breasts. plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen can boost your self-esteem by fixing issues such as small or sagging breasts, asymmetrical breasts, and more. 

Aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can all lead to dramatic changes in the breasts and body. A great way to regain lost breast volume is through this advanced cosmetic plastic surgery technique. Fat grafting in the breast is often chosen to add additional smoothness to the breasts as well as extra volume. For our patients in Beverly Hills, CA, who don't like the idea of saline or silicone breast implants, breast fat transfer offers a fuller-looking appearance using a natural approach. To learn more, schedule a private consultation at Dr. Katzen's office today. 

A natural alternative to breast implants 

While many women love the idea of getting larger breasts through augmentation, they do not love the idea of having a foreign device in their bodies. Even though silicone and saline implants are safe, many individuals want to seek a more natural alternative. Other patients may have had breast implants in the past, but had them removed due to scarring or other complications. A fat transfer increases breast size just as effectively as implants without the worry. Best of all, the tissue looks and feels completely natural, since it's yours! The best candidates for fat transfer breast augmentation should be a healthy weight and have enough fat to remove for the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will let you know if a fat transfer to the breasts will work for your cosmetic goals. 

Fat transfer surgery and what to expect 

Every year, numerous women undergo successful fat transfer to the breasts with Dr. Katzen and are pleased with their results. Fat can be taken from nearly any location you want to slim down or appear thinner. To begin the fat transfer to breasts procedure, you will be put under general anesthesia. Dr. Katzen and his team perform liposuction using a special cannula tool. The fat is separated from the tissue using a centrifuge and strainer and is distributed into syringes. 

Once the extracted fat is purified, it will be injected in layers until the desired effect has been achieved. For some patients, several injections are necessary for fat grafting in the breasts. After fat transfer to breast surgery, Dr. Katzen will give you information about the healing of the surgical sites involved. A fat transfer that involves a larger area of the body, such as the buttocks, may take longer to heal. Smaller areas, however, will only take a couple of days to recover. You may experience some discomfort and bruising, which will disappear over time. When the swelling goes down, you will see the slimmer, more contoured results. 

Keeping the long-lasting results 

With proper care, the results of a fat transfer breast augmentation can last for years. Dr. Katzen does everything possible to use the latest and most advanced techniques to purify and graft fat. This allows him to minimize the chance of reabsorption into the body. Keep in mind that with any fat transfer to breast surgery, a small amount of fat may not stick to its new location, so Dr. Katzen may add a little more than what is required to get optimal results. 

Want to achieve even more dramatic results? A fat transfer surgery may be combined with other plastic surgery options for your convenience as part of an overall mommy makeover. A fat transfer can also be combined with breast implants. If there are more procedures, you would like to explore, or if you would like to touch up your results, contact Dr. Katzen's office in Beverly Hills, CA. If you are afraid you don't have enough fat to transfer to your breasts, Dr. Katzen can offer advice about how to plan and move forward. Usually, Dr. Katzen can remove fat from multiple areas as donor fat. 

Natural enhancement in Beverly Hills 

Would you like to address minor breast asymmetry with a subtle enhancement? Want to fine-tune the results of a recent breast implant procedure for a better look? There are many wonderful applications of fat transfer surgery, and Dr. Katzen's office hopes to review them with you. If you are interested in fat grafting in the breasts, the first step can be taken together with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. 

Fuller breasts are only one surgery away. With a fat transfer breast augmentation, Dr. Katzen can restore the appearance of your breasts and help you feel confident about your body again. Use your own natural tissue instead of implants, and enjoy your new look. Contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.