Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Implants

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The women with abnormally small breasts feel bad about their body and stay stressed when someone points out this issue. If you need breast enhancement, consider fat transfer and implant-based augmentations. Here is how they are similar and where they differ from one another.

This blog post compares and contrasts fat transfer breast augmentation and breast implant procedures. Please feel free to continue reading if you want to learn more. You can contact us if you want to book an appointment with a plastic surgeon.

Breast Augmentation Types

Due to tireless efforts of plastic surgeons, it has become safe and effective to get a required breast size. When someone is ready, there are more than one options are available for breast enhancement or augmentation. So far, the surgical and invasive option for breast enlargement is better and it has two types: fat-based breast augmentation and implant-based breast augmentation. Here are the details:

Fat-Based Breast Augmentation

This breast augmentation technique takes the extra fat from the same person’s body and injects into the breasts to enlarge them. Liposuction technique is used to extract the extra fat from one part of the body followed by inserting that obtained fat into the breast.

Implant-Based Breast Augmentation

This breast augmentation technique inserts a silicone or saline implant into the breast to make them bigger. Whether a patient decides to have a silicone implant or saline water implant, the working mechanism would be the same. It involves cuts and stitches but the scar will be invisible.


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Fat-Based vs. Implant-Based Augmentation

Both of these options for breast enlargement have some similarities and differences. Let’s discuss how they are different and what points are similar:


  • Both implant-based and fat graft augmentations are effective and are able to enhance the shape and size of the breast.
  • Both implant-based and fat graft augmentations can be used to deliver a required level of enhancement to the breasts.
  • Most of the people who undergo fat graft and implant-based augmentation are satisfied with the outcomes of the procedures.
  • Both implant-based and fat graft augmentations are reliable and have a high success rate. So far, no major risks have been identified.


  • Fat transfer breast augmentation takes more time than the implant-based breast augmentation.
  • Implant-based augmentation often delivers better breast shape and size; it costs less at the same time.
  • For implant-based enlargement of the breast, the risk of rupture or leakage is notable and they need to be replaced every 10 years.
  • Fat transfer breast augmentation uses the fat from the same person’s body. Therefore, no foreign material enters the body.
  • Fat transfer option involves liposuction which increases recovery and cost. Moreover, the presence of unwanted fat is necessary to perform it.


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Learn More from Our Experts

You have read the similarities and differences between two important breast procedures. If you want to know more about any of them, it would be helpful to see one of our plastic surgeons specializing in breast treatments. Please write to us using our online form or chat box to book an appointment. Alternatively, you can also call us during office hours.

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