Fat Transfer to Breasts Sydney

A Natural Breast Augmentation using your own Fat

Advancements in medicine have allowed plastic surgeons to devise safer and more practical approaches to breast enlargement. You can now build your bust using the tools found in your own body.

Although traditionally performed using implants, many women can now achieve a considerably larger breast shape using their own body fat, through a procedure called breast fat grafting or breast fat transfer.

Dr Hunt offers the breast fat transfer Sydney patients can benefit from due to his minimally invasive approach. Schedule a consultation at your soonest convenience to discuss whether fat grafting in Sydney is the right approach for you.

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What is a Breast Fat Transfer or Autologous Fat Grafting?

The concept of breast fat transfer surgery is that your body fat will ultimately be the more natural and best implant to achieve a fuller breast. A silicone implant has usually been the first choice for breast augmentation, however, those implants may sometimes have problems associated with them in both the short and longer-term.

Breast fat transfer is a surgical or invasive procedure during which Dr Hunt will take excess fat from one area of your body and use it to increase your breast size. The procedure involves using both breast augmentation and liposuction techniques, along with the newest breast fat grafting technology to achieve your desired look.

The increased breast size is typically less than the amount increased using implants and produces results considered as more natural-looking and more appealing to many women.

Who is a Good Candidate For Breast Fat Transfer?

Fat grafting is a fantastic option for many women but has some limitations.

  • For women who are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts due to weight loss, pregnancy, or general aging, then a breast enlargement using autologous fat grafting is a great option.
  • For those looking to enlarge their breasts by one cup or less. Breast augmentation using a fat grafting procedure is designed to produce natural-looking enlarged breasts and does not intend to achieve the same magnitude of increase in size as implants.
  • Anyone physically and mentally healthy and is not breastfeeding. Those who are pregnant or are breastfeeding are not suitable candidates.
  • The fat grafting procedure involves taking large amounts of fat from pockets of stubborn fat. If you are severely underweight or do not have enough fat on your body then you are not a suitable candidate.

Benefits of Fat Transfer to the Breasts

Fat transfer to the breasts is an effective method to get bigger breasts without resorting to breast implants. The procedure delivers natural results and is associated with multiple benefits such as:

  • Bigger, natural-looking breasts
  • Shorter recovery period
  • No significant scars left behind
  • Getting rid of unwanted fat deposits from other areas of the body
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How is Breast Fat Transfer Performed?

Breast fat transfer follows three steps:

1.   Fat Harvesting with Liposuction

Dr Hunt will use liposuction to harvest unwanted fat from adequate fat stores around the body such as the abdomen, back, thighs, and buttocks. The fat is suctioned through a cannula at a fixed pressure rate to ensure no damage is done to the fat cells. The harvested fat is then stored in special containers.

2.   Fat Transfer Preparation and Purification

Once enough excess fat has been suctioned, it is purified. The fat removed often contains blood vessels, tissue fluids, and oils which must be removed before it can be injected. This reduces the risk of oil cysts forming and ensures an appropriate volume of fat is obtained. The most common forms of fat preparation are centrifugation and washing the fat.

3.   Fat Injection

Once purified, the fat can be re-injected into the breast. Specially shaped Fat injection cannulas are inserted through separate incisions using a multi-planar approach. This ensures the fat spreads evenly and prevents the formation of lumps which can lead to fat necrosis and an undesired result. The fat injected is from a donor site on your own body, and so the breast tissue becomes optimal for graft survival. The fat is injected in small amounts and then evenly distributed.

Breast Fat Transfer Recovery Time

Recovery following a breast fat transfer is dependent on a variety of factors such as the location from which the unwanted fat was harvested, how many donor sites were used, and your ability to heal. Recovery time varies amongst individuals, but most are able to return to work within a week and expect full recovery 6 months – 1 year later. Below is an approximate recovery timeline.

On the Day of the Surgery

Fat transfer breast surgery is most often performed as outpatient surgery, meaning you can go home following your procedure. Make sure to arrange transport as you will be unable to drive due to the sedative effects of anaesthesia.

Days After the Surgery

You can expect bruising, swelling, pain, and general discomfort for the first couple of days following surgery. You will also be given a compression garment to wear until Dr Hunt informs you to remove it. This will help you recover quicker. If your pain is intolerable, Dr Hunt will prescribe some medications for your comfort.

First Week and Onwards

It is normal to be in pain for the first few days following your procedure. This can be managed using prescription or over the counter medications. Most patients say that the discomfort is only felt for the first 5 days, after which you will start to feel much better. Swelling, however, may persist for up to 4 weeks depending on the individual.

You may feel some discomfort around the injection sites and feel a tightening sensation around your breasts which is completely normal and will diminish over time. Avoid strenuous exercises or heavy lifting until cleared by Dr Hunt. If you have a sedentary job you will be able to return to work after one week. Otherwise, you may not be able to return to a more physically demanding job until 2 to 3 weeks following your surgery.

Your final result should be seen around the 6-month mark. Dr Hunt will follow up with you regularly to ensure that you are satisfied and not suffering from complications. If you wish to have further enhancement, you can discuss further fat grafting sessions with Dr Hunt.

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Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide

The ultimate Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider this procedure.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of Breast Surgery, from what makes an ideal candidate, to pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from real-life patients.

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Fat Grafting Costs Sydney - How Much is Breast Fat Transfer in Sydney? - Prices & Fees of Fat to Breast

A fat transfer Sydney patients can have for the enlargement of their breasts can vary in cost depending on their individual circumstances.

Dr Hunt must evaluate your breasts during your initial consultation before giving you an accurate quote for your procedure.

Generally speaking, natural breast enlargement using a fat transfer can cost more than implant-based enlargements as the surgery involves multiple procedures (liposuction and fat grafting).

The total cost given to you will be inclusive of the fees of the surgeon, anaesthetist, equipment, surgical staff, and the clinic support & aftercare.

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5 Myths About Breast Fat Transfer

Dr Hunt has to tackle fields of questions and misconceptions regarding fat transfer breast enlargement. Here we address the 5 most common myths surrounding the topic:

1. Fat transfer doesn’t last as long as an implant – This just isn’t true. Fat transfer breast augmentation performed by Dr Hunt has proven to be long-lasting. His technique minimizes fat handling which reduces the risk of fat necrosis and increases the duration of survival of the transferred fat cells.

2. Increased risk of breast cancer – There have been no confirmed links found in studies to suggest a correlation between fat grafting and breast cancer.


3. Results are lumpy – fat grafting has been critiqued to show signs of lumpiness. However, when performed by an expertly-trained, board-certified physician such as Dr Hunt, your results will NOT be lumpy. Dr Hunt has been trained to understand exactly how to perform this cosmetic procedure, following clinical protocols to reduce the risk of complications.

4. The results don’t look natural – In most cases, breast fat grafting produces more natural results than the use of an implant. This is because fat injection allows the fat to distribute evenly to the shape of the breast to produce natural results.

5. You need yearly top-ups – Most patients need between 2-5 sessions to achieve their desired look. Once their ceiling is reached, no more future surgeries will be required.

5 Breast Fat Transfer Mistakes

A fat transfer is there for women who do not feel secure about the look or feel of their breasts. When opting for the procedure, it is essential that you don’t make these 5 mistakes:

1. Don’t do it for someone else – If you want to enlarge your breasts, do it for you, not for the pleasure of someone else. There are many good reasons to get a breast enlargement, pressure not being one of them.

2. Not doing research – The degree of success of your procedure depends solely on the precision and efficiency of the surgeon you choose. Before booking your consultation, research the background of the physicians in your area offering this cosmetic surgery.

3. Not using your time right – Your initial consultation with Dr Hunt is there not only for physical examinations but also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have had regarding the procedure. Highlight your queries and concerns, understand the benefits of the procedure, as well as its limitations.

4. Understanding your life after your procedure – With breast enlargement, many women have to start wearing bras for the majority of the time, which may be an inconvenience. Your breasts have the tendency to change shape, and so wearing a bra can help keep them shaped to your desire.

5. Planning a family – If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to breastfeed in the future, it is essential to understand the possible implication of fat grafting breast procedures. Although the procedure should not affect your ability to breastfeed, all procedures come with a certain degree of risk which you must understand prior to signing your consent.


Meet Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined the Edgecliff practice of Dr Jeremy Hunt and is available now for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery including Labiaplasty & Liposuction.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

Dr Maryam can offer a completely female surgical team in theatre for the many patients who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.


Why Choose Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Sydney’s most renowned plastic surgeons with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is board-certified and accredited by various healthcare authorities. He has honed in and learnt from some of the world’s top plastic surgeons during his fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas and has since performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries to accentuate his clients’ beauty.

Book a Consultation Today

If you feel like you are unhappy with the way your breasts look, whether it’s their size, shape, or look, then schedule a consultation with Dr Hunt at your soonest convenience to discuss your suitability for a breast fat transfer.


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Breast Fat Transfer Sydney FAQs

What are the advantages of breast fat transfer in Sydney?


Breast fat grafting brings numerous advantages such as:

  • Fixing breast asymmetry
  • Minor increases in cup size
  • Fine-tune previous breast augmentations
  • Minimal scarring

How many fat transfers will I need?


Most women require only 2 sessions to achieve their desired result, however, some can have up to 5 depending on their desired look.

How do I prepare for breast fat transfer surgery?


To prepare for your surgery you should:

  • Not attempt to lose weight (fat transfers require you to have enough fat to transfer between the donor area and your breasts)
  • Stop smoking (nicotine can increase your risk of bleeding)
  • Make sure you do your research and have a realistic idea of what your results will look like

How long does fat transfer last in breasts?


Fat transfers for breast enlargement can last a lifetime. However, patients may lose up to 30% of their fat as they age or lose weight, and so the breasts may reduce in size over time.

How long does the breast fat transfer procedure take?


Depending on the fat you need to harvest and the size of your new breasts, the time of the procedure can vary in length, usually between 1 and 3 hours.

When will I feel completely normal and be able to play sports?


You can get back to light exercise around 3 weeks following your procedure. For more strenuous activities and sports, you need to get cleared by Dr Hunt, and the time for this to occur varies between individuals.

Can I breastfeed after fat transfer to the breast?


As the procedure is relatively new, no studies have been performed on the correlation between breastfeeding and fat transfer. You are advised to bring up any queries during your initial consultation with Dr Hunt.

Will I have visible scars after my breast fat transfer?


Any incision will cause inevitable scarring. With that being said, the incisions for this procedure are inconspicuously placed to minimise visibility. The scars themselves will also diminish over time.

Is fat transfer to the breast painful?


You will be put under general anaesthesia prior to your surgery to ensure you feel no pain and are comfortable during your procedure. You will, however, feel pain for the first few days following your surgery.


About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.