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Breast fat grafting for natural-looking results

Breast fat grafting is a no implant breast enlargement technique in which normal, healthy fat is taken from an area of the body where it can be spared (typically the abdomen, flanks, or thighs) using liposuction, purified, and then injected into the breasts to add natural-looking volume. There are multiple reasons why this method may be a better choice for some women and has proven very successful in many patients.

Who is a good candidate for breast fat grafting?

If you’re considering a no implant breast enlargement with fat grafting in Miami, it may be the perfect procedure for your aesthetic goals. Those who are ideal candidates for this procedure are women who:

  • Are unhappy with the shape, symmetry, and/or volume of their breasts
  • Only want to moderately increase their breast size (one cup or less)
  • Do not need a breast lift
  • Have a sufficient amount of body fat for the procedure to work
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are in overall good health

Breast fat grafting procedure details

The first part of breast fat grafting is liposuction, which can be performed with the patient either under general or local anesthesia. Very small incisions will be made around the area where the fat will be removed (the abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs). 

Through these incisions, a cannula will be inserted to smoothly and gently loosen, remove, and suction fat from the area. Once the fat has been sufficiently removed, it will be transferred to the breasts, where it will increase the patient’s cup size.

Advantages of breast fat grafting

Minimal scarring

Many patients are concerned about the visible scarring left with traditional breast implants. With breast fat grafting, this is not an issue because only extremely tiny incisions are used. Because there is virtually no scarring, the results are even more natural-looking. 

All natural

There are many women who simply don’t want to put anything foreign into their body. As a no implant breast enlargement procedure, breast fat grafting is all natural — meaning the only substances used come from the patient’s own body. Not only does this mean there’s no risk of allergic reaction; the breasts will also look and feel extraordinarily natural. 

Fat removal

Breast fat grafting is actually a two-in-one procedure. Patients not only get larger breasts; they also have fat removed from an area where there is too much. Liposuction is used to take fat from problem areas such as the abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs.

No implant complications

Although breast implants are very popular and deliver dramatic results, they do sometimes cause problems for the patient. These issues can include implant rupture, rippling, shifting, or general discomfort. In these cases, a patient will need to undergo a revision breast surgery — but with breast fat grafting, this is not a concern at all. 


Recovery from breast fat grafting is minimal. Typically, only about 1 to 3 days are needed. Some patients may need to wear a compression garment over the breasts for one week, and the breasts should not be submerged in water during this time. Everyone heals differently, but swelling and tenderness should subside within a few weeks. 


Although early results will be immediately visible, final results will become apparent around 5 or 6 months following your breast fat grafting procedure. Some patients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired results, as some of the fat may not survive. That is to say, the body may re-absorb the fat that was transferred. Typically, 50% to 70% of the fat survives in its new environment. 

Why choose The Maercks Institute for breast fat grafting in Miami?

Not only is breast surgery one of the main services performed at The Maercks Institute; Dr. Rian Maercks is also a board-certified, double-fellowship trained plastic surgeon with a unique combination of specialized expertise in cosmetic breast and body procedures. Since founding The Maercks Institute in 2009, he has changed the lives of thousands of patients with his innovative techniques. Dr. Maercks’s approach to both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures of the face and body have earned him international recognition by surgeons and patients alike, and his undergraduate training in fine arts and philosophy created the framework through which he explores the world of medicine and plastic surgery. Dr. Maercks will never view his patient in a cookie-cutter manner; rather, he sees each individual as a unique person with unique needs. He is the expert who will formulate the ideal treatment for your specific goals, leveraging your organic beauty to achieve the results you want. At The Maercks Institute, we are dedicated to the beautiful, natural human form. If you’re interested in breast fat grafting in Miami, please contact us.

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