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What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

To achieve the curving, feminine figure you desire, fat transfer breast augmentation uses your own fat, harvested from another part of your body. Any area of the body that has excess fat can be a harvest site. The added benefit of this procedure is the slimming effect of the liposuction in the area you choose to harvest from, such as the abdomen, thighs or bottom. The fat is gently suctioned out by liposuction, cleansed and purified, then transferred into the breasts to create a naturally attractive, larger shape.

Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Women who want to enhance their breasts one or two cup sizes, and prefer a natural appearance are likely candidates for Dr. Alizaeh's fat transfer breast augmentation in New York City.

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health with no serious medical concerns 
    Do not smoke
  • Have sufficient unwanted fat to be harvested (ideally, a BMI of 22 or higher)
  • Would like to gain moderate cleavage
  • Desire a naturally larger breast appearance
  • Have asymmetrical or uneven breasts
  • Are at a stable weight that can be maintained
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Benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation has a number of advantages, including the following:

  • Fat transfer uses your own tissue, which means there is no risk of rejection
  • Nothing foreign is put into your body
  • Virtually no scarring
  • Fat transfer achieves a completely soft, natural look and feel
  • Your body is sculpted and slimmed by harvesting the needed fat
  • Fat transfer achieves larger breasts by 1-2 cup sizes
  • No risk of complications as there is with implants
  • Can replace implants that are no longer wanted
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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure


We start with a thoughtful, complete consultation with Dr. Alizadeh. He will examine you, review your medical history, hear your concerns and discuss your aesthetic goals for your breasts. Dr. Alizadeh will walk you through the details of the procedure to ensure you know what to expect, and he will answer any questions.

During your consultation, you will decide with Dr. Alizadeh which part of your body you would like to have the fat harvested from. Dr. Alizadeh will be able to help advise where the best places might be to help you achieve a contoured figure that will compliment your new breasts. Common areas are the bra rolls, thighs, and abdomen, but other areas may also be chosen.

Preparing for Surgery

 Within two weeks of your surgery, stop taking any vitamins, herbal supplements or drugs that could thin the blood, including aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs.

If you smoke, it is important to quit at least a week before your surgery. Smoking decreases blood flow and impairs healing, and it also weakens the immune system, thus increasing the chance of potential infection.


Your surgery will begin with fat harvesting. Fat will be gently removed from the harvest site, with extreme care being taken not to damage the fat cells. This gives the cells a greater chance of survival once they are transferred. Next, the fat cells will be cleansed and purified, either in a centrifuge or by straining them. This part of the process ensures that only the most viable fat cells remain for transfer into the breasts, again giving them a higher chance of remaining and thriving there. 

Dr. Alizadeh will next inject the purified fat into your breasts in specific amounts and locations. This will be done precisely in order to create ideal symmetry, and rounder, larger breasts. Immediately, your breasts will be plumper and fuller.


After the procedure, you will have compression bandages around your breasts and fat donor site. The compression bandage helps prevent swelling and also supports the shape of your new breasts. 

Your recovery time will vary depending on which donor areas you chose for fat harvest, as different areas respond differently to liposuction. On average, patients tend to spend 1-2 days recovering and resting, and return to work within a week. Wait 3-6 weeks before you return to strenuous activity of any kind. 

How long will the results last?

Not all of the fat cells that are transferred will remain in the breasts. Your body may eventually absorb some of the fat in the first few weeks after the procedure. While this is expected and compensated for during the initial procedure itself by slightly overfilling the breasts, some patients prefer to return for a follow-up to achieve greater volume. 

Once a month has passed, the amount of fat in your breasts from the procedure will have fully stabilized, meaning it will not decrease. However, the results depend on maintaining your current weight. If you lose significant weight, the size of your breasts may decrease. If you gain weight, your breasts may increase. 

Why choose Cosmoplastic Surgery for fat transfer breast augmentation?

As a fellowship-trained, double Ivy-league alumnus with over 23 years of experience, Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh’s expertise with breast procedures is truly exceptional. Dr. Alizadeh is the founder and medical director of Cosmoplastic Surgery, in addition to serving as the  Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College

Some of Dr. Alizadeh’s proudest accomplishments include:

  • Serving as Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College
  • Training over 100 plastic surgeons
  • Holding the position of oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Authoring of dozens of peer-reviewed articles 
  • Presenting at over 100 international lectures and presentations
  • Serving as primary clinical trial investigator for the FDA, advancing various medical devices used in surgical and non-surgical procedures 
  • Teaching surgical techniques to hundreds of surgeons across 27 countries
  • Providing free healthcare through Mission: Restore, his nonprofit organization
Dr. Alizadeh, board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC

Dr. Alizadeh is a meticulous artist with the female figure. Known for his compassionate approach, he dedicates himself to achieving the finest results for women who have always wanted full, shapely, beautiful breasts.  

Your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure in NYC will be performed at our state-of-the-art and fully certified American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). 

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