Fat transfer to the Breasts is a minimally-invasive alternative to implants. It is a popular choice for women who are looking to subtly increase volume in their chest, whilst removing stubborn pockets of fat elsewhere on the body.
Breast size and fullness can have a huge effect on body confidence. Factors such as weight loss, pregnancy/breast feeding, ageing or simply genetics can cause breasts to droop or lose their shape, while many others are born with naturally smaller breasts which can leave some feeling insecure.
While implants and uplifts are popular ways to address the issue not everybody wants serious surgery requiring general anaesthetic, nor are synthetic implants the best way forward for everyone. Stubborn areas of fat around the body can be difficult to rid of through exercise and diet alone and, for some, a form of body contouring treatment can be the only way to achieve an end goal.
Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer involves removing pockets of fat from other areas of your body (such as the legs or abdomen) before it is transferred into the breast area to increase size, volume and shape in a subtle, natural-looking way.
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The Fat Transfer Procedure
A Fat Transfer procedure begins with the use of an advanced, minimally-invasive liposuction treatment like VASER or MicroLipo to extract fat from a patient's chosen area(s). This is usually performed under local anaesthetic and will require no incisions or hospital stay.
The extracted fat is then refined before it is carefully injected in layers into the breasts to create volume and definition. As both parts of a fat transfer are minimally-invasive without the need for general anaesthetic, no hospital stay is usually required making recovery and downtime far less than traditional breast implant surgery.
If you are unsuitable for an Breast enhancement procedure with Fat Transfer, our world renowned Plastic Surgeons offer Breast Enhancement surgeries, such as:
The Breast Fat Transfer Results
Firmness and fullness is restored to the breasts, with an increase of around one to two cup sizes. As implants are not used the final results are soft, natural and subtle. Areas of the body that the fat is harvested from are slimmed and toned, with greater definition and an improved overall shape.
Downtime is minimal. However, because there may be some bruising and swelling, it is best to wait one to two weeks before you hit the gym or do any rigorous physical activity. You may be recommended to undertake a course of MLD Massage to aid your recovery, which your team will advise on during consultation.
Our Medical Team
The Private Clinic is a specialist centre for body contouring and fat transfer procedures, with over 30 years of experience and extensive recognition for our work. We are the UK’s leading authority in minimally invasive fat removal procedures, and have some of the most experienced doctors in the industry working with us. We were the first in Europe to use the PureGraft™ system for fat transfer and The Private Clinic has performed more breast reshaping procedures than any other UK clinic. Click here to find out more about the team.