Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

A new and increasingly popular method for natural breast enhancement is to harvest fat from an area of the body with an excess, which is then micro-reinjected into the breasts to create a fuller breast size.

Advantages of natural fat transfer over implants

In addition to adding subtle, natural volume to the breasts,  fat transfer breast augmentation offers other benefits:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Soft, natural results 
  • No need for breast revision surgery in the future
  • No foreign material placed in your body
  • An easy add-on after liposuction 


Fat transfer breast augmentation creates a subtle enhancement and cannot increase breast size as dramatically as can be achieved with implants. Your body absorbs a percentage of the injected fat, and the final improvement can be less predictable in size. To achieve the increase in breast size you envision may require several treatments.

What to expect with a fat
transfer breast augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that’s generally performed under local anesthesia, and takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Once completed, both the donor area and your breasts are protected with compression and support garments to reduce swelling and promote healing, after which you are free to return home. You will need a few days off, after which you can start resuming your usual routine. Residual pain, swelling, or minor bruising will resolve over the following weeks.

Am I a candidate?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is best suited for women who are seeking a mild enhancement with minimal scarring. If you’re looking for an increase of several cup sizes, you are likely a better candidate for breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants. You must have enough excess fat on your body to be a good candidate for this natural breast enhancement.

The procedure

Step One

The donor area is identified and marked. The selected area will be cosmetically enhanced by removing fat for a trimmer, more sculpted body. The donor area may be love handles, thighs, or abdomen.

Step Two

The donor area is injected with tumescent fluid to numb the area and cause the fat cells to be more easily extracted. If larger quantities of fat are to be removed, intravenous sedation may be administered.

Step Three

The fat cells are extracted from the donor area with gentle liposuction to preserve the integrity of the cells to be transferred.

Step Four

The fat is purified and placed into syringes.

Step Five

The fat is injected into the breasts, with small droplets injected throughout the breast parenchyma.

Step Six

The fat is injected into each breast, placing small droplets of fat in the breast parenchyma (the soft tissue of the breast).

Why choose DC Cosmetics for fat transfer breast augmentation?

Dr. Khalifeh is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon with over a decade of experience helping his patients achieve the body and breasts they envision. He is a published author and speaker on the subject of cosmetic surgery, known for his artistry and skills, natural-looking results, and warm, compassionate demeanor. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.


This procedure typically increases breast size from a half cup to a full cup size. For a more significant increase in size, you may choose to undergo more than one treatment.

You can expect the enhancement to last a lifetime.

You should be able to return to work within two to three days. The swelling and discomfort will fade, with the final results visible in about three months. The beauty of this procedure is that the enhancement is entirely natural and virtually scar-free.