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Natural breast Dr Vivien Moris

Breast Fat Transfer

Fat transfer

Fat transfer is an innovative technique to use your own fat to enhance your breast. This procedure offers a safe and natural look.

Hospital stay

The patient is able to return home on the same day of the surgery, as it is an outpatient procedure.

Surgical technique

The fat will be harvested from other areas of your body, such as your belly, thighs, or arms. It will then be purified in the operating theater before being reinjected into your breasts.

Post-operative care

The patient will have small dressings on the wound. The wound are less than 4 mm. Shower is possible the next day.  A compressive garment must be worn for one month on the donor areas.


The surgery last less than 2 hour under general anesthesia

Sports / Daily life

The patient should avoid lifting weights, including children, for one month. Normal sedentary activities can be resumed on the day of the surgery.

Will the fat go away with breast augmentation lipofilling?

A common question regarding breast augmentation through fat transfer is whether the transferred fat will maintain its volume over time. It's important to understand that while this technique offers natural and lasting results, some of the transferred fat may be reabsorbed by the body. Typically, about 60-80% of the transferred fat remains permanently, but this can vary depending on individual factors such as lifestyle, metabolism, and the body's natural response. I use advanced techniques to optimize fat survival and ensure a lasting outcome. However, maintaining a stable weight and following post-operative care instructions are crucial for the best long-term results.

Who are the good candidates for breast fat transfer?

The ideal indication for fat transfer is the desire for a moderate breast augmentation with a very natural aesthetic result. The likely volume gain is one extra cup. You also need to have a few body areas with available fat. It's important to consider the existing volume and tissue quality of your breasts, as well as your overall body frame and proportions.

For those with a small breast size initially, achieving a D cup may require a significant increase in volume, which cannot be achieved by fat transfer but is better accomplished with breast implants.

Breast fat transfer and scars?

Breast augmentation through fat transfer is known for its minimal scarring, making it an attractive option for those concerned about visible marks. The procedure involves liposuction to harvest fat from donor sites, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips, which requires only tiny incisions, typically less than a few millimeters in length. These small incisions result in very discreet scars that are often barely noticeable and fade significantly over time. Additionally, the reinjection of fat into the breasts is done through equally small incisions, ensuring minimal scarring in the breast area as well.

Is it possible to do a fat transfer and a breast lift?

The combination of a breast lift and fat transfer offers a comprehensive approach to breast enhancement, addressing both shape and volume. In this procedure, scarring is a consideration due to the nature of the breast lift, which typically involves incisions around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and sometimes along the breast crease itself. These incisions are necessary to remove excess skin and reposition the breast tissue for a lifted, more youthful appearance. if you already have some natural breast volume, fat transfer combined with a breast lift may be the ideal solution for you. Fat can be placed specifically in the décolleté and upper pole of the breast.

Can I get a breast cancer with breast fat transfer?

When considering fat transfer for breast augmentation, a common question is whether this procedure increases the risk of breast cancer. The current consensus in the medical community, based on available research, is that fat transfer for breast enhancement does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer. This procedure involves transferring the patient's own fat to the breast area and does not involve foreign materials that could affect breast tissue in a way that predisposes to cancer. However, it is important for all women, including those who undergo fat transfer breast augmentation, to adhere to regular breast cancer screening guidelines appropriate for their age and risk factors.

Should I do babies before breast surgery?

A frequent question we encounter from women considering breast augmentation is whether they should have children before undergoing the procedure. This is an important consideration, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect breast size and shape, potentially altering the results of the surgery. Pregnancy can lead to natural changes in the breasts that might impact the aesthetic outcome of the augmentation. If you plan to have children in the near future, you may wish to postpone the surgery until after completing your family. However, if pregnancy is not planned for several years, you might choose to proceed with the augmentation.

When can I resume sport activities?

It's important for patients to understand that the recovery period can vary, and returning to physical activity should be a gradual process. Typically, light activities, such as walking, can be resumed within a few days post-surgery, aiding circulation and recovery. However, it's crucial to avoid strenuous activities, especially those that involve the chest muscles like weight lifting for at least four to six weeks. This allows the implants to properly settle and the incision sites to heal. High-impact activities, such as running or jumping, should be reintroduced slowly and only after one month after the surgery.

What are the risks of breast lipofilling?

Breast fat transfer, while generally considered a safe and effective procedure for breast augmentation, does carry some risks, as is the case with any surgical procedure. The most common risks include infection, bleeding, and the possibility of asymmetry or irregularities in breast shape. Since the procedure involves liposuction to harvest fat from other body areas, there is also a risk of contour irregularities in these donor sites. One specific concern with fat transfer is the potential for fat reabsorption, where some of the transferred fat is naturally broken down and absorbed by the body, which can lead to less than expected increase in breast size. In rare cases, there can be formation of oil cysts or calcification at the injection sites, which might be mistaken for abnormalities in mammographic images.

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