Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Use Your Own Fat to Add Volume to the Breasts in Los Angeles

Fat transfer technology has evolved exponentially in the last two decades, enabling surgeons to take fat from one area where we have plenty and place it into another area where we have too little. This fat is natural and stays in the new area long term. Fat transfer breast augmentation at our Los Angeles practice can replace removed or hollowed areas on the breast, as well as enhance areas where we want more curve. With our advanced transfer techniques, fat grafting breast augmentation can provide numerous cosmetic benefits with low risk and fast recovery.

To start the fat transfer breast augmentation process, excess fat is removed from areas where there may be an excess—typically the hips, arms, love handles, or abdomen—using a specialized low-trauma liposuction technique. Patients may be under local or general anesthesia. Skill and experience are particularly important in fat transfer breast augmentation surgery, since only live fat cells can be used for fat transfer, and the fat is placed in a manner that distributes it evenly and allows high survival rate and blood supply.

Cassileth Plastic Surgery & Skin Care

Contact Cassileth Plastic Surgery about fat transfer in Los Angeles to set up a meeting with one of our plastic surgeons. Send a message online to arrange a consultation, or call (310) 278-8200.

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What Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Entail?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a great alternative to surgery for women who want larger, natural breasts without implants. Dr. Lisa Cassileth and Dr. Kelly Killeen have perfected fat grafting and perform this procedure for a steady stream of patients. They are highly skilled in helping women who want fuller breasts using their own natural fat cells, rather than an implant.

Also known as fat grafting breast augmentation, the fat transfer breast augmentation procedure can increase the breasts up to one full cup size, making it ideal for women who want to give their silhouette a boost or restore lost upper breast volume and shape after weight loss, or pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The natural augmentation technique allows patients to avoid implants, along with those devices' potential complications and necessary long-term maintenance. The techniques used in fat transfer breast augmentation can also be used in conjunction with implant surgery to "soften" the end result and create incredibly natural-looking contours.

Dr. Cassileth
Breast Specialist

Board-Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Breast Specialist, and Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction Inventor

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
The Aesthetic Society
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Fat Transfer Breast Reconstruction

Fat grafting can be used for more than fat transfer breast augmentation. Whether it is performed as part of the original cancer surgery or in a subsequent procedure, fat grafting after breast reconstruction enhances the breast shape by adding fullness and creating a natural look and feel.

*Individual patient results may vary.

During a second surgery, fat can be injected around the implant to give patients a fuller, more natural look. This layer of fat will cover ripples, mask the edges of the implant, and make the breast warmer and more "life-like." Fat is also injected into any divots that resulted from the oncological surgeon removing breast tissue. These depressed areas are often directly under scars and above and around the implants.

Fat transfer is also an excellent resource for radiated tissue, since the fat can improve the look of radiated fields, helping to restore the tissue. For breast reconstruction patients who would like to remove their implants, cells injected via fat transfer can serve as replacement volume. Two or more fat grafting surgeries may be required to achieve the desired result.

Dr. Killeen

Dr. Killeen
Breast and Body Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Double-Board-Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon and Breast & Body Specialist

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
The Aesthetic Society
*Individual patient results may vary.

What to Expect After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

With all fat transfer breast augmentation procedures, results are typically visible right away, but will continue to improve over time. Expect some bruising and tenderness in the area where fat was collected, as well as where fat was injected. Specific fat transfer breast augmentation recovery times and other details depend on the nature of the fat grafting, degree of augmentation or refinement, and more.

Other Options for Fat Transfer

Beyond fat transfer breast augmentation, the Cassileth Plastic Surgery team also uses fat grafting techniques to restore and enhance facial contours. Facial fat transfer can add volume back to areas where it has diminished due to aging and environmental damage.

Cassileth Plastic Surgery & Skin Care

Arrange a consultation for fat transfer at Los Angeles’ Cassileth Plastic Surgery, serving Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and beyond. Send a message online or call (310) 278-8200.

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