Breast Fat Grafting in Sydney

Breast Fat Grafting With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Choy

Many women who want to enhance the look of their breasts may feel hesitant about undergoing a breast augmentation operation due to implants being an unnatural introduction into the body. Given the concerns surrounding breast implant illness, Dr Ellis Choy understands this reluctance, which is why he is pleased to offer his patients the option of a natural breast augmentation instead, which can be achieved by transferring fat from another part of your own body to the breasts.

An Australia-trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Ellis Choy has become known for performing this fat transfer procedure in Sydney. The breast fat grafting operation is an implant-free option for women who want to enhance their appearance while looking and feeling utterly natural.

The procedure, although somewhat complex to perform, can be less invasive or stressful on the patient’s body than traditional breast implant augmentation. This means recovery and discomfort can be reduced compared to implant-based augmentation, especially compared to that experienced with under-muscle implants in particular. Breast fat grafting also avoids the potential for implant rupturing or the need for replacement implants, as no implant is used.

Some of the transferred fat will be absorbed by the body. The remaining fat cells will be relatively stable once they have developed a steady blood supply within the breasts. As you gain or lose weight in the months or years after a breast fat grafting procedure, your breasts will naturally grow or shrink as well.

One advantage of a breast fat grafting procedure is the fact that your breasts will feel soft and natural, no different to how they felt before. Because the fat is delivered using a very thin cannula, there is also less scarring on the breasts with fat grafting. The finished product is all you, without any artificial enhancements.

Breast fat grafting technology

There are several potential advantages to this technique. Firstly, it is less invasive than breast augmentation with implants. There is no need for incisions on or around the breasts, and the incisions used for liposuction are smaller than the incisions used to place implants. Although fat grafting is not without risks, and those must be weighed against the benefits of the procedure before deciding to proceed, it eliminates the possibility of implant-related complications.

Secondly, there is the added benefit of using liposuction to harvest unwanted fat from thighs, buttocks or stomach. The overall effect is the creation of a new breast shape alongside some additional body shaping.

Dr Choy is committed to using the latest advances in breast fat grafting technology, to promote the highest rate of healthy fat survival. He will be happy to explain in more detail during your in-person consultation with him at our Sydney or Coffs Harbour clinics.

The fat transfer process

Fat is harvested by liposuction before being strategically injected into the breasts. As the procedure uses your own body fat, new blood vessels naturally form within the injected and integrated fat. Not all the fat cells will survive the fat transfer process. Dr Choy will inject more fat into your breasts during the procedure to compensate for this loss.

Benefits of Breast Fat Grafting

There are several additional benefits of fat grafting compared to breast implant augmentation.

  • Reduced incisions and scarring
  • No foreign materials introduced into the body
  • Faster recovery time
  • No implant complications
  • Liposuction body shaping

It is important to note that the amount of volume that can be added through a breast fat transfer is limited in contrast to the results that can be achieved with breast implants. Likewise, there are fewer options for the breast shape that can be achieved with a breast fat transfer. If you are after more upper pole fullness, or wish to go up more than one and a half cup sizes, an implant breast augmentation may be more suitable for you.

During your in-person consultation, Dr Choy will walk you through all of your options so you are able to make an informed choice for yourself.

Your consultation and suitability for breast grafting

Your initial consultation with Dr Choy will establish breast fat grafting goals and expectations. He will provide you with all information required to make informed choices. Most women are suited to undergo breast fat grafting, although there are some situations where the procedure isn’t appropriate.

  1. Women undergoing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and angiogenesis inhibitors that restrict blood flow and blood cell growth
  2. Women who do not have enough excess fat to harvest
  3. Users of aspirin, supplements and vitamins that impede the ability for blood to clot
  4. Smoking, as it limits the ability to regenerate tissue

A breast fat transfer can produce results in two body areas but also requires a surgeon with exceptional knowledge of both procedures, as well as superior skill and judgment. Fat can naturally enhance the breasts while also slimming the donor area, improving contours in both places in a single surgery.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy has helped many women pursue their aesthetic goals. The surgeon has a wealth of experience in breast procedures and ample direct experience with complex revision and reconstruction surgeries.

He also understands the complexities and nuances of liposuction. In Dr Choy’s hands, patients can expect attentive and personalised care that prioritises their safety.


As one of Sydney’s breast surgeons, Dr Ellis Choy is here to answer all your questions about breast enhancement. To learn more about your suitability for a breast fat transfer, schedule your in-person consultation today by filling out our online contact form.

*The information about breast fat grafting was reviewed by Dr. Ellis Choy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications.

General Risks and Complications

There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.

Specific Risks and Complications

In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For breast fat grafting, these include:

  • Breast surgery risks and complications, such as changes in nipple or breast sensation, breastfeeding challenges, chronic breast pain, and asymmetry in breast shape
  • Fat grafting risks and complications, such as excessive fat reabsorption, over or under correction, and formation of oil cysts or hardened masses
  • Liposuction risks and complications, such as contour irregularities, skin laxity, skin numbness, fat embolism and internal organ damage

Next Steps

Request a consultation with Dr Choy for a detailed discussion of these considerations. Dr Choy will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. He and his team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.

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