Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting in Ann Arbor

Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting

Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting in Ann Arbor, MI

Have you always wished for larger breasts, but don’t like the idea of having medical devices inserted into your body? Breast augmentation with fat grafting allows for an increase in cup size without the need for breast implants.

Call our office at (734) 913-5100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and learn more about breast augmentation at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.

What Is a Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting?

We all have areas of unwelcome fat, like love handles, saddlebags, or a belly pooch. A fat grafting procedure can enhance your shape while slimming these trouble spots. Put the extra fat to use and give your breasts a volume bump.

A fat grafting breast augmentation, sometimes called natural breast augmentation, is a procedure that uses your natural body fat to increase breast size. A surgeon removes fat from a carefully chosen area and transfers it into your breasts through a surgical procedure. The relocated fat enhances your breast size and shape without implants.

Fat grafting can improve the appearance of two trouble spots with one procedure. By performing liposuction, your surgeon will enhance the donor area by removing pockets of unwanted fat and contouring to achieve a better shape. Then, they will introduce the extracted fat into the breasts, providing additional volume and an enhanced shape.

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Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra, Dr. Ballard, and Dr. Lapaine at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer?

Since this procedure relies entirely on your fat, you’ll need a little extra for this procedure to work. Patients who are naturally thin with little extra fat may be better candidates for breast augmentation with implants.

Fat grafting can provide a small to moderate increase in your breast size, so this procedure is not ideal for patients who want a dramatic difference. A fat transfer breast augmentation can address concerns like age-related volume loss and gapping at the top of your bra.

Before we schedule your surgery, we’ll ask you questions about your medical and health history and your goals for the procedure. Because we want to make sure you’ll love your results, we’ll take extra time to determine if a fat transfer breast augmentation is the right fit for you.

If you’re planning to get plastic surgery and currently smoke, stop as soon as possible and let your surgeon know during your consultation.

Is Natural Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

Most of our breast augmentation patients choose breast implants. But breast augmentation with fat can be an excellent option for some women. Talk with your surgeon about your goals and preferences to determine which type of breast augmentation is right for you.

You could be a good candidate for breast augmentation with fat if:

  • You want a small increase in your breast size.
  • You want to subtly enhance your breasts’ shape or contour.
  • You do not want breast implants.

Natural breast augmentation is a popular addition to a mommy makeover, as it can restore upper pole fullness. After pregnancy, many of our patients choose fat grafting combined with a breast lift to remove sagging skin and elevate their breasts’ position.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra, Dr. Tiffany Ballard, and Dr. Pierre Lapaine. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

What Happens During Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation with fat grafting involves two stages.

  • Liposuction: The first step in a natural breast augmentation is fat extraction, removing fat from the donor area with liposuction. At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, we perform power-assisted liposuction using tumescent anesthesia. This specialized approach minimizes damage and blood loss while creating smooth and even contours. You’ll work with your surgeon to choose a donor area. We can remove fat from many areas of the body, including the waist, hips, buttocks, and abdomen.
  • Fat transfer: After purifying the extracted fat, your surgeon will inject the prepared fat into your breasts, carefully placing each injection to optimize your breast shape, add volume, and create cleavage.

Fat grafting is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll return home on the same day as your surgery. You’ll need someone to drive you, as you will be groggy from anesthesia and pain medications.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting

With our detailed recovery instructions and advanced surgical techniques, most patients heal quickly after natural breast augmentation and tolerate their recovery well.

Discomfort is typically mild after this procedure. You can take pain medication as needed.

Your surgeon may ask you to minimize strenuous activity while you heal, but most patients are ready to return to desk-type work within a few days and more physical activities within a few weeks.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

Breast implants aren’t the only way to shape and enhance your breasts. Learn more about breast augmentation with fat at a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. Call Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 913-5100 or schedule a consultation online.

Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting: Frequently Asked Questions

Many variables affect the cost of a surgical procedure. To ensure you receive accurate pricing, our team will provide a detailed quote for your fat grafting procedure when you come in for your consultation. 

Fat grafting and breast implants are excellent ways to enhance your breast appearance. Work with your surgeon to determine which procedure will best meet your needs. Fat grafting is ideal for women who want to enhance their breast size and shape without implants. Breast implants can add significantly more volume to the breasts than fat and are ideal for women who want to dramatically alter their breast size. Implants are also more predictable in terms of the final volume. However, implants are foreign devices that can develop complications down the road.  Fat is your own natural tissue that will continue to be a part of you throughout your life. 

Yes! For some patients this can be an ideal solution.  This can allow a smaller implant that adds volume and projection, and then fat can be used to provide additional shaping and cleavage.  Patients that have constricted or tuberous breasts, widely spaced breasts, or asymmetries are often ideal candidates for this surgery, but really almost anyone can be a good candidate!  Come discuss with one of our plastic surgeons to see if it is the right option for you.

Fat grafting creates a long-lasting improvement in breast size and shape. Though not all the transferred fat cells will survive in their new location, most of the fat that remains six months after surgery will stay in the breast area long-term. Our surgeons typically inject extra fat into the breasts in anticipation of fat loss.

Fat grafting is very safe when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon in an accredited operating facility. Our surgeons use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure the highest levels of safety and results.

Fat grafting does not typically affect nipple sensation. Occasionally there may be temporary changes to sensation, but this will return to normal within a few weeks of surgery.