Will Fat Injection Breast Augmentation Work For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I will be turning 20 later this year and I was wanting a more thicker appearance at the top of my breasts. I’m fine with my chest area I really wanted to get a fat transfer I really don’t want the implants but if I would need to I could.Thank you.

A: Whether you are a good candidate for fat injection breast augmentation depends on the size and shape of your breasts  and what your breast augmentation goals are. You describe the goal of ‘thicker appearance at the top’ which I interpret as just wanting more upper pole breast fullness. Given your young age and this smaller type of augmentation, fat injection breast augmentation may be a reasonable option instead of implants for your needs. However, whether you have enough fat to harvest, how much fat graft volume is needed and whether this would require more than one injection session are issues to be evaluated before determining if fat injections can achieve your aesthetic breast goals. We know that a small breast implant can achieve that goal successfully and in an efficient manner, the question is whether fat can do the same.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana