Breast Fat Transfer

Fat transfer to the breasts is a minimally-invasive alternative to implants. It is a popular choice for women who are looking to increase the volume in their breasts, whilst removing stubborn pockets of fat elsewhere on the body without any necessity for full blown surgery. 

The Problem 

Many women feel that their breast size and shape affects their body confidence. Factors such as weight loss, breast feeding, ageing and genes can cause breasts to droop or lose their fullness. Other women feel under confident because they are naturally small breasted. Now breast enlargement without surgery is feasible and its possible to improve the shape and size of your breasts without the need of silicone implants.

Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer is a safe alternative to breast implant surgery and involves the removal of fat from other areas of your body such as your legs or abdomen and transferring it into the breast area. With Fat Transfer Non-surgical Breast enlargement both shape and size can be enhanced and the result is very natural looking and feeling breasts.

The Private Clinic are specialists in Fat Transfer procedures, offering years of experience and demonstrable, superior results. 

The advantages of having Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer are:

  • Bigger breasts using your own fat – the most natural alternative to implants available
  • Two procedures in one, areas of the body are slimmed and the breasts enhanced in one session
  • No silicone breast implants, no foreign bodies
  • No general anaesthetic, no lengthy time off work
  • Permanent results, unlike implants which may need replacing
  • Soft natural looking results
  • 100s procedures performed to date, highest amount performed in the UK
  • Amazing before and after photos

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The Fat Transfer Procedure

Our Fat Transfer procedures use an advanced technology minimally invasive VASER or Micro Lipo to produce a pure and highly effective fat graft, making it possible to create larger breasts without the need for implants. The treatment is minimally invasive meaning there is no hospital stay and no need for general anaesthetic, making the recovery far quicker than traditional breast implant surgery.

If you are unsuitable for an Breast enhancement procedure with Fat Transfer, due to sagging skin or because you may require a surgical uplift, our world renowned Plastic Surgeons offer Breast Enhancement surgeries, such as:

Breast Enlargement with Implants

Breast Reduction(Mammoplasty)

Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

The Breast Fat Transfer Results 

Shape, firmness and fullness are restored to the breasts. As implants are not used, the final result is a soft, natural look. The fat is taken from stubborn pockets of fat typically from the abdomen or thighs, so you can also reshape ‘problem’ areas of your body that may not have responded to diet or exercise.


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

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.


  • What does the treatment involve?

    Fat Transfer is a 2-in-1 procedure that involves the collection of fat from pockets of fat on your own body using the VASER Lipo or Microcannula Liposuction techniques. The PureGraft™ system is then used to produce the fat graft which is then injected into the breasts. We use a revolutionary filtration technology which leaves the fat cells intact.

    The fat cells then integrate into the surrounding breast tissue over a number of weeks, resulting in more defined and firmer breasts.

  • What happens during the procedure?

    Fat transfer breast augmentation should be seen as a 2-in-1 procedure with the liposuction taking place at the first stage of the treatment.  The ideal candidates for breast enlargement with Fat Transfer are those women who are keen to lose stubborn fat, typically from areas such as the thighs, abdomen and flanks together with those wanting fuller, firmer breasts.

    Once the minimally invasive liposuction process has taken place, the refined fat will then be administered under local anaesthetic, beneath and around the breast with a small needle and cannula using an advanced layering technique.

    The entire procedure typically takes 3 hours to perform and can be done under local anaesthetic, resulting in a quicker recovery for the patient.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    Typically around 3 hours.

  • How soon will I see the results?

    You will see results straight away, however results will improve as the implanted fat becomes a part of your breasts during the months after treatment.

  • How long will the results last?

    Results are permanent, as long as you keep your weight stable; however the implanted fat will change and evolve naturally as your body ages.

  • Are there any side effects?

    Most patients will experience discomfort around the treated area for 1-3 days and may also notice a dull ache for a further 1-4 weeks. You may also notice some swelling and bruising. Possible complications include the risks outlined with the prescribed medications and the risks associated with any surgical procedure.

  • Is the procedure safe?

    Our focus is on patient safety. Full details of possible complications will be highlighted and fully explained at consultation stage.

  • What aftercare is required?

    A small waterproof dressing to the injection site on your breasts will be applied, which you will need to wear for ten days. We will also prescribe a course of antibiotics to help reduce the chances of infection. You are advised to wear a supportive sports bra at least three days a week and are advised to avoid vigorous exercise for approximately three weeks.

    For areas that have been treated with liposuction you will need to wear a compression garment for three weeks and avoid strenuous exercise whilst wearing it.

  • Does fat transfer to the breast really work?

    For the right candidate, fat transfer is a highly effective volume enhancing procedure and is ideal for those seeking to achieve natural looking, firmer breasts in a minimally invasive way.
    The procedure can offer a long-term solution to both stubborn fat on the body and a lack of volume in the breast. However it is important to remember that the success of a fat transfer procedure relies on the precision and experience of the doctor or surgeon, and your suitability as a candidate.
    As the fat for your transfer is sourced from your own body, the treatment is not appropriate for those with little body fat and an experienced professional will need to assess you through consultation to ensure it will be beneficial for what you are looking for. Likewise, as the procedure engages naturally with your body, it won't be effective for those looking to make drastic changes to their weight post-procedure.
    Fat transfer offers volume enhancement to the body, providing you work with the right professionals to ensure you are both suitable for it beforehand, and able to maintain it afterwards.