This surgery increases or restores breast size transferring one’s own fat from other parts of the body.

Where is it done?
Operation Theatre
1–3 hours


General or Local anaesthesia depending on case


The surgeon while aiming to keep the resulting scar minimal, hidden and not easily visible, strategically plans the incisions, suture techniques and materials to be used.

Stay at clinic
12 hours. If the procedure can be done in the morning, the patient can leave by that day evening.

How is a breast augmentation procedure performed?

The surgeon selects a suitable fat yielding site in your body (usually abdomen, thighs, or flanks) and by using liposuction, removes the fat, processes it and injects it into your breast.

Sutures will be placed to close and the incisions. You will be needed to wear compression garments over the liposuction sites and your breasts.

Due to limited history of data, this procedure is currently considered experimental, but has shown promise.

The surgeon might combine this with other breast augmentation options such as implants and breast lift, if there is any sagging or drooping of your breasts.

Rest at Home before resuming office work
4-7 days depending on the nature of your job

After Care and Recovery

You can return to your work routine within a few days to a week.

Removal of sutures: within 1 week. For two to five days, you may feel stiff and sore in your chest region.

Any surgical dressings if placed will be removed within 7-10 days.

You will be advised to wear a support bra.

Avoid excessive physical activity, minimize strain for at least 2-3 weeks.

Take care and be extremely gentle with your breasts for the next 1 month.

Intimate contact should be guided by your comfort.

Refrain from any exercises or strenuous activities that involve the upper body for at least 2 months.


The surgeon will advise you for routine mammograms at frequency recommended for your age group. After the surgery, you should continue to perform “self-examination” of your breasts.

Follow up visits
Within a week to remove sutures, if placed. After 1 month from the day of surgery.

How Long Will My Results Last?

After a fat transfer, the target area, tends to lose volume, over a period of time, this is a natural process. It is important that you attend for regular follow ups.

Routine follow-up with your surgeon is important.

Additionally, the size and shape of your breasts may be affected by

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Aging
  • Hormonal factors
  • Childbirth
  • Gravity

Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for follow-up evaluation at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes in the treatment areas. Do not hesitate to contact the surgeon when you have any questions or concerns.

Associated Costs

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Limitations and Risks

Significant complications from Breast Augmentation by fat transfer, fortunately, are infrequent. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during the consultation. Thousands of women undergo this procedure every year and are glad with the results.

Every surgery has some risks associated with it. Some potential ones include

  • Allergies
  • Adverse response to the specific med
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.

Breast augmentation by fat transfer has some specific risks associated with it, these include

  • Infection

You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.

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