Fat Transfer to Breast

Minimally-invasive liposuction and breast enhancement in Nashville & Memphis

A Slimmer Waist and Fuller Breasts

Fat transfer to breast is a one-time minimally-invasive procedure to remove unwanted fat from one area of your body, such as the waist, and inject it into your breasts for added volume. It can be an alternative or complement to a breast augmentation with implants for women who meet the right preconditions and seek a modest increase in breast volume.

Natural fat transfer to breast is available to patients in Nashville and Memphis, where each of our cosmetic surgery centers is led by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive  experience in fat removal and body contouring.


Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.



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Frequently Asked Questions

We use our Aqualipo liposuction procedure to harvest the fat. The power of water is used to break loose and flush out the fat cells which are later injected into the breasts. The most common area for fat removal is the abdomen, as it typically yields the most fat. But you can also harvest fat from the thighs and arms. Some patients combine several areas for fat removal, even if not all the fat is needed for the desired breast volume.

Fat transfer uses your own natural fat instead of an implant to increase breast volume. However, it reliably only achieves a small increase in volume, and it requires a patient with already well-shaped breasts with nice skin tone. For most women, implants will achieve more noticeable and predictable results than a fat transfer alone. If you experience sagging breasts, the only way to restore fullness and perkiness will be with a breast lift with or without implants.

Yes. Fat transfer may be used in combination with implants or at a later time to correct irregularities, correct asymmetry, and smooth out visible edges around implants. If you’ve had surgery with implants in the past and aren’t happy with the outcome, we can help.

Fat transfer to breast relies on the amount of fat available to be harvested. Depending on the shape of your tummy and surrounding areas as well as the desired volume of your breasts, you may not have enough fat reserves to make this work. It is not recommended if you’re seeking a large increase in volume, which is difficult to achieve, even if you have enough harvestable fat, due to the unpredictability of how well the transferred fast cells will “take.” Fat transfer is also not recommended if you experience sagging breasts. In this case, you will most likely need a breast lift.

Yes. Fat transfer as well as liposuction per definition are surgical in nature. However, they are less-invasive than the placement of implants or breast lift surgery. Those procedures require surgical incisions and sutures, whereas liposuction and fat transfer are performed with the help of a tiny cannula inserted under the skin.

Augment simply means to enhance, or improve. A breast augmentation therefore simply stands for any procedure that increases breast volume. In that sense, fat transfer is one type of breast augmentation – it is also referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation – and breast implants are another type of breast augmentation. But most commonly when people refer to a breast augmentation, they are speaking about implants.

Fat grafting is just another word for fat transfer. It means that fat is harvested and injected – or grafted – into another part of the body.

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation: Are You a Candidate?

Diet and exercise alone don’t always help you get rid of stubborn areas of fat. Liposuction helps you remove such fat pockets, but what if you could also use that fat elsewhere as a filler – say, your breasts? Today we examine how fat transfer to breast works, how effective it is, and who makes a good candidate.

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