Autologous Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Would you like bigger, fuller breasts and softer cleavage that looks totally natural and does not require an implant? Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso are excited about an innovative procedure that has been producing excellent results: Autologous Fat Grafting for breast enhancement. Fat grafting is perfect for women seeking a relatively modest increase in breast size as well as a less invasive approach. While this is not a new technique, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years as more women desire natural breast enlargement results.

Procedural Steps

Fat transfer or fat grafting is a multi-step process.

First, Dr. Pearl will use liposuction techniques to harvest donor fat from another area of the body (e.g. the abdomen, thighs or back). The fat will be purified and prepared for re-injection. Then, Dr. Pearl will inject small amounts of fat using a multiple pass technique into the tissues around the breast to add volume and shape. The fat can be creatively placed to enhance the cleavage and upper pole of the breast as well as enlarge the existing breast. The multiple pass technique improves the chance of bringing blood supply to the fatty cells injected increasing the chance of survival and longevity of the procedure.

Why Fat Grafting is a More Attractive Alternative

There are a few reasons why fat grafting is becoming a popular alternative to traditional breast augmentation. As mentioned, it produces a more natural feeling and looking breast. Fat grafting uses injections, not incisions, to add volume to the breasts, so it is a less invasive result. Also, the areas of the body from which the fat is harvested will look slimmer and more toned after treatment. Finally, some women feel more comfortable using autologous fat to enhance their breasts as opposed to having a foreign medical device with a limited life span, implanted.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting?

Generally, breast augmentation candidates have naturally small or asymmetrical breasts or have lost breast volume from pregnancy, nursing or age.

Candidates should be in good physical and psychological health and be free from any medical conditions that could compromise the safety of the surgery. Candidates for breast augmentation should also have reasonable expectations of the surgery and understand the possible complications. To reach your desired breast volume it may be necessary to have a second fat transfer procedure. If a large volume change is desired, Dr. Pearl will probably recommend a more traditional breast implant breast enhancement.

If you wish to pursue breast augmentation with autologous fat grafting, there is an additional element to consider. You must have excess unwanted fat in another area of your body that Dr. Pearl can use. Usually Dr. Pearl takes the donor fat from the abdomen or thighs, but sometimes fat is taken from the back, arms or chest wall.

To learn more about breast augmentation with fat grafting, please contact our office and schedule a consultation. Call (650) 964 6600 or send us an email at

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