Fat Injection Breast Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I’m interested in a tummy tuck, liposuction and fat injection breast augmentation. (breast fat transfer) A breast implant augmentation wouldn’t be an option for me so I’m hoping to have the breast fat transfer but it doesn’t seem to be performed much in this area. I appreciate your thoughts!

A: The issue with fat transfer for breast augmentation is not whether you an do it…but whether it will remotely come close to the result you seek. Fat injection breast augmentation is not commonly done because most breast augmentation patients don’t have enough fat to do it and, even if they do, the usual outcome is about a 1/2 cup size increase. Such a breast size change will be inadequate for most patients seeking breast enhancement. If one takes the approach of ‘anything I get will be better that what I have’ then the result would be worthwhile for that patient. But if one seeks a defined breast size increase that is more than a half cup or so then the result will be disappointing.

I would need to see some pictures of your body to determine how this answer applies to you and your desire for fat injection breast augmentation.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana