Does fat grafting to the breasts exist?
I know that in a Brazilian Butt Lift, fat is harvested and reinjected into your butt to give it more shape. Is it possible to do fat grafting in the breasts and provide more volume to my breasts?
Great question. Fat grafting to the breast, by itself, has only been shown to be effective at filling out contour irregularities of the breast (like after a lumpectomy). It is not effective, when done alone, as a means of augmenting the breasts. Fat grafting can be used to augment the breast by about a cup size when done after using the BRAVA device. The BRAVA is a suction device applied to the breast all day, everyday, for several weeks. This expands the breast tissue spaces, which can then be filled with fat. Due to the burdensome nature of the BRAVA's wearing requirements, I find that most patients are not willing to go that route and opt for an implant as the best means of adding volume to their breasts.
Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.