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Fat can be taken from one area of your body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks and inserted into other areas of your body, such as your breasts. It is important to bear in mind that although this procedure can be performed multiple times, the increase in cup size is usually 1-2 cup sizes.

What to expect

Breast augmentation by fat transfer is less predictable than an augmentation by a breast implant, because it is impossible to determine how much of the fat that is placed into the breasts will survive and contribute to the increase in volume. The scientific literature estimates that between 50-70% of the fat that is injected will survive in its new location. If the fat dies, accordingly the volume in your breasts will decrease. It is possible to get an increase of around 1-2 cup sizes. We compensate for fat loss, by filling up the breast more that is ultimately desired,, so initially your breasts will be larger than they are expected to stay. After the procedure you may have swelling, tenderness or bruising.

Specific risks: fat embolism, meaning the fat goes to a distant location, where it can block a blood vessel resulting in stroke or heart attack, fat necrosis whereby the fat disappears or the fat forms firm nodules which do not dissolve, unresolving pain or discomfort.

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