What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a technique that uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of the body to enhance the breasts. This means that you can receive the benefits of both liposuction and breast enhancement in one!

Who is a Candidate?

Women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and natural results can often benefit from this procedure. Because this procedure uses the patient’s own fat cells instead of breast implants, there is no risk of capsular contracture, rippling, or chance of implant rupture, so you can enjoy your new breasts long-term without worrying about side effects.

Overall, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Partington.

The Procedure

Surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art, accredited surgical facility in our Kirkland clinic. All surgeries in our clinic are considered “outpatient surgeries”. We avoid general anesthesia, preferring to give ‘twilight sleep’ and leaving the patient with the ability to breathe on their own.

During this procedure, fat is removed through liposuction in an area of your body with excess fat, such as the thighs, abdomen, or hips. This is done by creating small incisions through which a long, thin tube called a cannula is placed. This cannula will be used to suction out unwanted fat. The fat is then prepared and refined and injected back into your breasts.

The fat cells in the breasts will eventually establish a new blood supply, meaning that your results will be long-lasting.

Results and Recovery

Following your fat transfer breast augmentation, you will be placed in bandages or support garments.  Be sure to wear your compression garments during recovery, as this will help to reduce swelling and support your new body shape. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort may occur. Most patients will need to take about two weeks off from work to allow their body to fully heal.

While a fat transfer breast augmentation does not require the same upkeep as implants, patients may need to undergo a second fat transfer if desired results are not met after the first procedure.