The Downsides to Breast Fat Transfer
Breast fat transfer (also known as autologous augmentation) may be a good choice for some patients, but there can be significant downsides to this procedure that may make it unappealing for others.
One major disadvantage is that there’s no one standardized approach to performing the breast fat transfer procedure. As a result, there can be little information out there as to how a patient can expect her breast fat transfer to be performed, as it truly comes down to each plastic surgeon’s own preference and training.
Another downside is that breast fat transfer surgery requires a tissue expansion system to make room for the patient’s fat tissue. Essentially, the patient will be required to wear an expander for up to three months, which can be an uncomfortable and potentially difficult routine to follow for patients with busy lifestyles.
Finally, breast fat transfer procedures usually only result in the patient’s breasts increasing by a single cup size. That means if you want to enhance your bust by a couple of cup sizes, you won’t get the results you’re looking for from a breast fat transfer.
Add to the fact that the results can be difficult to control (some fat is naturally reabsorbed after the surgery), and it’s clear that breast augmentation with an implant is better than breast fat transfer.