Breast Fat Grafting

Breast Fat Grafting

Natural breast augmentation involves using the patient’s own fat to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. This is the ideal procedure for women who want to enhance their bust by a small to moderate amount but would rather not have implants. Fat grafting is not a new concept and has been performed since the 1980s.

1. How long is the recovery?
You should be able to go home the same day as your procedure.
You should be able to return to your normal activities after one to two weeks. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return after a week. A limited amount of activity, such as lifting young children, shouldn’t be a problem after about two weeks. Regular exercise may help you to return to normal activities. Please do ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice before you start exercising.

2. I’m worried about pain.
Pain and discomfort are common symptoms after breast fat grafting surgery. The affected areas are likely to be bruised and swollen for a week or two. However, recovery shouldn’t take more than two or three weeks and you should have minimal need for pain medication.

3. Will I look natural?
As this procedure uses fat to create slightly fuller breasts, the results are natural looking with a soft feel.

4. Can I avoid general anaesthetic?
This procedures is performed under sedation anasthesia.
5. What is the cost?
If you would like a tailored quote, please book an initial consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options with your chosen consultant. Once the initial consultation is complete, you will receive your a tailored quote for your treatment.  Please call us on 01709 464200 or email if you wish to receive a guide price for any specific treatments.


Women who want a significant enhancement of their bust achieve a better result with implants. Breast fat grafting can also be performed for;
– Restoring breast volume after removal of an implant, in the treatment of capsular contracture
– Breast or lumpectomy reconstruction, following breast cancer treatment,
– Implant-related problems like rippling or wrinkling,
– Improving of the appearance of existing breast implants by increasing the soft-tissue layer covering the implant.

Benefits Of Breast Fat Grafting

Natural breast enlargement using fat offers a number of advantages over breast enlargement using implants. The breasts have a soft, natural feel, the procedure is minimally-invasive and has reduced recovery time. Furthermore, all the issues associated with implants, such as capsular contracture, rupture and infection are avoided.
As fat is removed from areas of excess, women can also benefit from the resulting body contouring.

For those women who want a greater increase in breast size, enlargement with implants is more appropriate. We have considerable experience with both breast implants and fat grafting and will discuss the best option for you.


Breast fat grafting first begins with harvesting fat from a specific area of the body. The Surgeon typically removes excess fat from the thighs, hips and abdomen using the Body-jet System. This water-assisted liposuction technology gently removes fat, thereby ensuring the fat cells are not damaged and more likely to survive when injected into the breast.

Following fat harvest, your Surgeon gently injects the breasts through very small incisions. Minimal dressings are used and patients can return home the same day.The entire procedure is performed under sedation anaesthesia, thereby ensuring maximum comfort and a quick recovery.

Breast fat grafting is an ideal procedure for women who are seeking a slight enlargement or a reshaping of the breasts. You will notice an immediate improvement in the size, shape, and projection of your breasts. Some amount of fat may be absorbed by the body, so you may require additional treatment sessions to achieve and maintain your desired result.

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Possible Risks

As with all surgical procedures, breast fat grafting has risks that should be considered before a decision on treatment is made. Risks include;

Scars / poor scarring


Excessive bleeding / haematoma


Loss of volume (not all the fat may survive)

Donor site irregularities

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Pricing & Finance

When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.

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