Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation

Many women get breast augmentation done as a way to feel more confident. There are several techniques that can be followed to perform a breast augmentation. Fat grafting for breast augmentation is one of those techniques. Today, we’ll help you learn more about fat grafting for breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. This is a surgical procedure that is done to increase breast size. It involves placing a breast implant under the breast tissue or chest muscle.

What is Structural Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation?

In a fat grafting for breast augmentation procedure, fat is used from a patient’s body to enlarge and uplift the breasts. This is done instead of using silicone or saline implants. Hence, there is also less chance for rejection by the body. This procedure is specifically more useful for people who are unsatisfied with the shape of their breasts and who also have extra fat in their bodies.

If you want to learn more about this procedure, then it is vital to understand the cosmetic procedure in detail. We’ll do just that right now. For ease of understanding, we have divided the cosmetic procedure into several parts.

Before the Procedure

Before getting the surgery, you will have to set up a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. This is done so that you can learn more about the procedure, talk about your expectations, and set clear goals for cosmetic surgery. It is also during this time that you will have to discuss your medical history.

During this step, the surgeon will also examine you and create a custom plan for the surgery. The team will also talk about the site for harvesting the fat, the shape and size of your desired breasts, and the areas where the surgeon will make any incisions.

During the Procedure

The cosmetic procedure begins by harvesting fat from the body of the patient. This is either done from a single location or multiple locations. If one area of the body has a lot of fat deposits, then that area might be selected as the only harvest site. Some body areas your surgeon might consider for fat harvesting are:

  • Outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Flank
  • Inner thighs
  • Knees
  • Arms
  • Calves

After the fat harvesting is done, your surgeon will use a centrifuge to refind and concentrate the tissue by removing blood, oil, and water. The refined tissue is used to carefully sculpt each breast and create a natural look.

This entire cosmetic procedure can take anywhere from three to five hours to complete. In most cases, medical experts place the patient under general anaesthesia. However, for minor cases, doctors can also use local anaesthesia with sedation.


The recovery from the structural fat grafting procedure depends mainly on the number of donor sites that were used by the doctor. It is common for patients to experience a bit of bruising and swelling for roughly a week. In most cases, patients do not experience any pain.

There can be a bit of soreness for approximately two weeks after the surgery. Patients can resume activities like running within a week of getting the cosmetic procedure done. Patients should note that they should start walking right after the day of the surgery.

Light exercise can also be started within 10 days of the procedure. Beyond this, patients should not put any pressure on the breasts and sleep on their backs after the surgery. Further, avoid any excess upper body activity and lifting.

The Results

Now that you know how the procedure is done, the next step is to learn more about the results that you can get. Ideally, this cosmetic procedure can increase the size of your breasts by one cup.

There are several benefits of this procedure over implants. However, it should be noted that it might not be suitable for every patient. This is why only your cosmetic surgeon can be the best judge of whether you should get this cosmetic procedure done or not. Hence, you should trust the judgement of your cosmetic surgeon completely.

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What are the Benefits of Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation?

Till now, we have mentioned a lot of things related to fat grafting for breast augmentation. Let’s quickly wrap things up by talking about the benefits of fat grafting for breast augmentation. These benefits are mentioned below.

  • It helps in improving the size and shape of the breasts
  • It corrects any asymmetry present in the breasts
  • It can specifically work by lifting sagging breasts and even covering up any existing implants
  • In a traditional sense, this is a more natural procedure as no saline or silicone breast implants are used. For this procedure, only fat is used that is taken from the body of the patient. This prevents rejection and results in less scarring
  • The procedure provides long-lasting results as no replacements are required in the future
  • The patient is able to get a more pleasing overall body as the fat removal also helps in slimming down the fat donor areas of the body
  • Structural fat grafting provides the patient and the cosmetic surgeon with the advantage of creating a custom look for the patient
  • Minimal incisions and scarring is involved in this cosmetic procedure

Why Should You Get Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation at Divine Cosmetic Surgery?

We at Divine Cosmetic Surgery are proud to say that we are India’s one of most trusted cosmetic surgery centres. The team is led by Dr. Amit Gupta who performs thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures every single year!

On top of this, at Divine Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the best that science and technology have to all our patients. We provide 100% satisfaction in terms of results to our patients. What else could you want?

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