Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Breast augmentation with fat transfer at our Austin, TX, practice is a surgical procedure to enhance breast size and shape using the patient’s own fat cells. Also referred to as natural breast augmentation or fat grafting to the breasts, this procedure helps women subtly rejuvenate their breasts—without implants. 

Our breast surgery specialists at Synergy Plastic Surgery serve patients from Austin and nearby communities, including San Antonio, Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, New Braunfels, Georgetown, and Pflugerville. Please request a consultation or call us at (512) 244-1439 to schedule an appointment at our Austin, West Lake Hills, or Round Rock location. 

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Benefits of Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer 

Healthy women who are at or near their target weight and have sufficient stores of body fat are often great candidates for breast augmentation with fat transfer. The procedure modestly increases a woman’s breast size (usually by a cup size) or adds a soft, natural feel to implants in traditional breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation with fat transfer offers numerous benefits, including: 

  • Creating a natural look and feel to the breasts 
  • Adding softness to implants 
  • Providing a dual benefit of slimming down one area while enhancing the breasts 
  • Minimizing scarring due to smaller incisions 
  • Adapting to age-related changes more naturally than implants 
  • Offering long-lasting results with a low risk of complications 

During your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, we will discuss your medical history and assess whether you are a good fit for breast augmentation with fat transfer. Depending on your aesthetic goals, we may also recommend complementary procedures, such as a breast lift to address sagging or skin laxity. 

Augmentation With the Keller Funnel™

Our surgeons at Synergy Plastic Surgery are Keller Funnel certified. This FDA-approved device helps our surgeons insert silicone breast implants in the safest way using very small incisions. With the Keller Funnel, the implant is kept completely sterile, minimizing the chance of infection. This unique device allows for precise implant placement through much smaller incisions. It also minimizes your time in the operating room.

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer Cost in Austin, Texas? 

Breast augmentation with fat transfer patients in and around Austin, Texas, can typically expect to pay $8,000 – $11,000, though multiple factors will affect the final cost. It is generally more expensive than traditional breast augmentation as it involves two procedures: liposuction to collect the fat and the actual fat grafting.

During your consultation, we will provide a written quote reflecting your specific requirements, including any other procedures you wish to add. For more information on costs and payment options, visit our Pricing page.

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What To Expect From Your Procedure

Fat transfer breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure using a local or general anesthetic. The first part of the surgery involves liposuction to collect excess fat from a donor area, such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. Once the fat has been suctioned out and purified in a centrifuge, it is ready to be transferred

Your surgeon will carefully inject the fat into various layers of breast tissue, using different angles and depths to ensure even distribution. Once they have built up enough volume, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures. 



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Recovery From Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Most women can return to work after a week of rest, though individual healing rates may vary. We will provide you with detailed instructions to guide you through your recovery, but here is what you can generally expect: 

  • Swelling and Bruising. Swelling and bruising are common in the breasts and at the liposuction donor site. Although residual swelling can take months to subside, visible swelling and bruising should improve within a couple of weeks. 
  • Compression Garment. We will ask you to wear compression garments for the first 4 to 6 weeks to encourage healing and minimize swelling. 
  • Exercise. Most patients can resume exercising after 2 to 4 weeks, though your surgeon will advise you on your specific case. 
  • Scarring. Fat transfer breast augmentation involves short, discreet incisions that heal well and leave small scars that lighten and fade over time. 
  • Final Results. Noticeable results will be apparent as the weeks go by, but your breasts’ final appearance will need several months to become evident as the remaining swelling resolves. 

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The Synergy Difference

  • Our doctors perform rapid recovery breast augmentation in Austin, Texas. Patients typically return to work in only a few days.
  • Our doctors use the Keller Funnel™ to minimize implant damage and incision length, and to prevent the implant from touching your skin or nipple during placement.
  • We offer breast implant sizing in our office using the Mentor® Volume Sizing System to help you visualize what breast implant size will look best on your body.
  • Dedicated consultation time is typically 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will always meet with a doctor during the visit.
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Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer FAQ

Is breast augmentation with fat transfer a permanent solution? 

Although breast augmentation with fat transfer can provide long-lasting results, not all fat cells will survive the transfer. In addition, the natural aging process, weight and hormone fluctuations, and other factors can affect long-term results. Some patients may require touch-up procedures over time to maintain or adjust their results. 

Can I achieve a significant increase in breast size with fat transfer? 

Fat transfer provides only a modest increase in breast size (usually 1 to 2 cup sizes) and depends on the amount of donor fat available. Patients interested in a more substantial enhancement may be better candidates for traditional breast augmentation with implants.