Breast Fat Transfer Surgery

Uses fat from other areas on your body to create a natural-looking breast size increase.
Uses your own body fat, which is a more natural way to augment breast size.
In addition to breast augmentation, the procedure involves fat extraction from other areas, which might result in some reduction in these body parts.
Utilises keyhole incisions, making it less invasive than traditional breast implants.

Breast Fat Transfer Surgery Before & Afters

As with any surgery, scarring is a possibility. However, the scars from Vaser liposuction are usually small and they fade over time. Everyone’s different, so how noticeable they are can vary.

Breast Fat Transfer At a Glance

Breast fat transfer is a surgery that uses a person's own fat (taken from suitable areas through Vaser Liposuction) to increase breast size and change the shape. It's also known as autologous fat transfer. The procedure involves removing excess fat, preparing it, and then injecting it into the breasts for augmentation.
Average Procedure Time 2–4 hours
Anaesthetic Type General or local
Hospital Stay Day
TIME OFF WORK 6 months
Average RECOVERY 2–4 Weeks

Benefits

  • A More Natural Enhancement: Uses your own fat for a more natural breast size increase.
  • Dual Benefit: In addition to breast augmentation, areas from where fat is harvested (via Vaser liposuction) are contoured, providing a dual benefit.
  • Less Invasive: Utilises keyhole incisions, making it less invasive than traditional breast implants.
  • Reduced Complication Risks: May eliminate some risks – for example, those associated with foreign materials like silicone implants.

Potential Candidates

Breast fat transfer may be a suitable option for women looking for a natural enhancement in breast size without the use of implants. You may be a potential candidate if:

  • You are in good physical and mental health.
  • You have realistic expectations regarding the results a fat transfer procedure can achieve.
  • You understand fat injections to the breasts produce a subtle result, and more than one round of surgery may be necessary.
  • You have good skin elasticity and a firm skin tone.
  • You have enough excess fat in suitable areas of your body to extract using Vaser Lipo.
  • You do not have any blood circulation problems.
  • You are a non-smoker or are willing to quit before and after surgery.

Breast Fat Transfer or Breast Implants?

  • Breast fat transfer is one option for breast enhancement, which may increase your breast size; the extent of size increase can vary. This procedure might be more appealing for individuals seeking a natural look and feel, as it uses one’s own fat instead of silicone implants.
  • Breast implants are for those aiming for a more significant increase in cup size, with a more predictable outcome in terms of size and shape.

What to Expect From a Breast Fat Transfer Procedure

Consultation

This initial meeting with your doctor is crucial to discuss your medical history, current health status, and specific goals for the breast fat transfer. The doctor will assess your suitability for the procedure and explain it in detail. This is the perfect time to ask questions and express any concerns you might have.

Pre-Op

Before your surgery, you’ll undergo various medical tests and evaluations to ensure you’re ready for the procedure. You’ll receive comprehensive pre-operative instructions, which may include fasting guidelines, adjustments to current medications, and advice on what to wear on the day of the surgery. Following these instructions is essential for a smooth and successful surgery.

The Procedure

At the start of the Vaser Liposuction, we numb the area we’ll be harvesting the fat from with a local anaesthetic. You’ll also receive IV sedation, tailored to your needs based on the initial consultation with your doctor.

Vaser Lipo uses advanced ultrasound technology to gently break down and liquefy fat cells in the target area. We make several incisions in these areas to access the fat.

The liquefied fat is then carefully suctioned out through these incisions using a special tool called a cannula.

This fat is then spun in a centrifuge to purify it. Afterwards, it’s injected into your breasts through several incisions, naturally enhancing their size and shape.

Aftercare & Recovery

Getting Home

We recommend arranging for a friend or family member to drive you, as you won’t be in a condition to drive yourself. Typically, you’ll be ready to leave the hospital on the day of your surgery.

After-Care

  • Your post-surgery care will be directly overseen by your doctor, supported by our dedicated team.
  • We provide a 24/7 contact number for any post-surgery questions, ensuring you can always reach us.
  • Unlike other clinics, we ensure your follow-up care is with your doctor, not just nursing staff.

 

Recovery Timeline

Immediate Post Procedure

You’ll be released into the care of a family member or friend.

An overnight hospital stay is unlikely – but you’ll be guided by your doctor.

Once home, you must rest and take it easy.

Your breasts will be supported in a post-operative bra, and you will need to avoid wearing a regular underwire bra for six weeks.

First Two Weeks

Expect some soreness and tenderness, but we’ll provide pain relief to minimise discomfort.

You can expect to be back to work around the 1-2 week mark, but this may vary from patient to patient.

Do not sleep on your stomach or side. The most comfortable and ideal position to sleep in is lying on your back.

Two Weeks & Beyond

Follow-up appointment with your doctor, scheduled at the two-week mark.

You’ll need to continue wearing your compression garment for 6 weeks (except while showering).

You can begin exercising at around 6 weeks.

Recovery occurs around the 6-week mark, with full results evident in 6 months.

How Much Does Breast Fat Transfer Cost?

The total expense of a breast fat transfer varies, as there’s no standard price for this procedure. The cost is generally divided into:

The total expense of a breast fat transfer varies, as there’s no standard price for this procedure. The cost is generally divided into:

  • Hospital Fees: Covering the operating room and recovery period post-anaesthesia.
  • Anaesthetist’s Fees: Depending on their experience and qualifications.
  • Doctor’s Fees: Based on the doctor’s expertise and the complexity of your case.
At our clinic, breast reduction surgeries start from $8,800.
Additional areas are charged at a smaller rate starting from around $2,000.
An "area" can refer to the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, both hips, or both upper inner thighs, for example.
Prices are a guide only and will vary from patient to patient. Book in for a consult for a personalised quote.
Considerations for Choosing a Doctor

It’s tempting to choose a doctor who offers the lowest quote, but here are some crucial reasons why this is rarely a good option:

  • Cheaper surgeries might mean lower-quality care, risking both safety and results.
  • Lower prices could indicate a lack of essential safety measures, heightening complication risks.
  • Inexperience in doctors could lead to unsatisfactory outcomes and additional costs.
  • Initial savings could be negated by post-operative care or unexpected issues.
  • Choosing experienced, reputable care ensures better long-term outcomes and safety.

Other Areas Vaser Liposuction Targets

Vaser liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be performed on various parts of the body to reduce excess fat. The most commonly treated areas include:

  • Tummy/Abdomen: Often chosen for removing stubborn belly fat.
  • Back: Targets excess fat deposits along the upper and lower back.
  • Arms: Ideal for shaping the upper arms and reducing ‘bingo wings’.
  • Hips: Helps in contouring the hip area and reducing the appearance of ‘love handles’.
  • Thighs: Effective for both the inner and outer thighs, enhancing leg shape.
  • Buttocks: Used to reshape and reduce excess fat (or add fat to the area for more rounded buttocks)..
  • Neck & Chin: Perfect for eliminating a double chin and refining the neckline.
  • Male Breasts: Gynecomastia surgery can help reduce breast size in males.
  • Calf/Ankles: Calf liposuction is designed to reshape the lower legs, aiming to provide a more balanced leg contour.

Each of these areas can be effectively targeted with Vaser liposuction, offering significant changes in body contour and shape.

FAQs

What are the risks and potential side effects of a breast fat transfer?
All liposuction procedures – including breast fat transfer – have inherent risks and side effects to consider before surgery. These potential side effects may include bruising and bleeding, fluid buildup beneath the skin, persistent pain and swelling, uneven appearance, unsatisfactory results, changes in skin sensation, and risk of infections, blood clots, or skin burns. It's important to discuss these concerns with your doctor before making a decision.
Will I have scarring?
Scarring is a natural outcome of surgery, and the incisions made for breast fat transfer typically fade over time. The visibility of scars varies among individuals, influenced by factors such as skin type and scarring history.
Does breast fat transfer increase breast cancer risk?
There's no evidence indicating breast fat transfer impacts breast cancer risk. It's essential, however, to inform your radiologist about the procedure during mammograms for accurate assessments. This method is considered as safe as other breast enlargement techniques.
Is there any downtime after surgery?
After a breast fat transfer, most patients can go home the same day. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which varies between individuals. Recovery time typically ranges from 5-7 days, depending on personal factors and the extent of the procedure.
How much fat will be transferred into my breasts?
The amount of fat transferred varies, usually a few hundred millilitres, depending on the available fat and space in your breasts. This will be detailed in your treatment plan.
When will I notice the results of having surgery?
Your breasts may appear larger immediately after the procedure. Final results become more evident as swelling subsides over weeks and months, with about 50% of the transferred fat cells expected to survive.
How many fat transfers will I need?
Multiple breast fat transfer sessions might be needed, as typically only about 50% of transferred fat survives. This is dependent on individual factors, and sessions can be scheduled 3-6 months apart.
Can I get implants later on if I want more fullness?
Yes, you can opt for traditional breast implants at a later date for additional fullness after a fat grafting procedure.
How long will my fat transfer results last?
Results usually stabilise around six months post-procedure. Maintaining a stable weight is recommended, as significant weight changes can affect the results.
If I don’t have much fat on my body, can I still get fat grafting?
If you lack sufficient fat for extraction, breast fat transfer may not be viable. In such cases, traditional breast implants could be an alternative.
Can I use someone else’s fat?
Using someone else's fat is not possible due to the body's rejection response. It's important to use your own fat for the procedure to ensure safety and effectiveness.
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During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
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Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
Exceptional Post-Operative Care:
We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
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For any concerns or queries post-surgery our doctors are available 24-hours including after hours for their patients. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 000.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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Surgical case explanation today with @dr_kai_gebusion 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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