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Breast Enhancement w/ Fat Transfer

Breast Enhancement With Fat Transfer

Women with small or poorly shaped breasts may want to increase their breast size but do not want to use saline or silicone implants. Breast implants provide too large of a size increase for some patients, and they do not always achieve the completely natural breast look and feel that some patients desire. Breast enhancement with fat transfer utilizes excess fat deposits from problem areas of the body to increase breast size and enhance breast shape.


Ideal candidates for breast enhancement with fat transfer are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Women who desire fat transfer should have adequate fat deposits for harvesting. Common donor areas include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. Patients seeking fat transfer desire a modest and natural increase in breast size.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

  • Elimination of excess fat deposits improves body contours
  • Does not use synthetic products to increase breast size
  • Breasts look and feel completely natural
  • Almost no visible scarring on the breasts

Breast Enhancement With Fat Transfer

Dr. Kao performs natural breast enhancement as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. First, liposuction is used to harvest the desired fat. Traditionally, the fat is then put through a filtration system to remove blood and oil that may cause inflammation if injected. Dr. Kao places the fat into a centrifuge as well as through a filtration system. The centrifuge places pressure on the fat cells, destroying old, fragile tissue and leaving only young, healthy cells for transfer.

The healthy, purified fat is then placed into a needle, and Dr. Kao carefully grafts the tissue into the breasts. Dr. Kao adds fat in small, even layers to ensure that it is surrounded by vascularized tissue to provide the best environment for survival.


You will experience some bruising, swelling, and redness following your procedure. You may be required to wear a compression garment following your surgery to minimize swelling, facilitate healing, and help improve your results. You might experience some mild discomfort, but oral medication will be prescribed to control any associated pain. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for three to four weeks following your procedure.

All of Dr. Kao’s patients have the option to stay at an aftercare facility following their procedure. Serenity is a post-surgical care facility situated just across the street from Dr. Kao’s surgical facility, and is located in a federally and state-licensed healthcare center.

You can return to work after one to two weeks and resume your normal exercise routine after four weeks. Most major swelling should begin to subside after six weeks, at which time your final results should become apparent.


Dr. Kao’s purification technique ensures that the strongest fat cells are being used for transfer. While you may lose some of the initial transferred fat volume after the procedure, the fat that remains after six months will provide permanent enhancement to your breasts. The liposuction procedure used to harvest fat cells will also provide long-lasting body contouring results.

Fat transfer will not result in any visible scarring on the breasts. However, some scarring may develop at the liposuction site. Dr. Kao places all incisions in easily concealable locations. However, some visible scars may develop, but they will likely fade over time.

If you wish to naturally increase the size and shape of your breasts, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kao is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He and his helpful, friendly staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our office at 310-315-9211 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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