Breast lipofilling: breast augmentation without implants

Breast augmentation with lipofilling is popular. This can be explained by the fact that it combines both body shape (liposuction) and breast augmentation, allowing you to also correct breast shape. In addition, after that, scars and scars do not remain on the skin, because the skin does not break. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and requires some preparation in the form of medical examinations and lifestyle changes.

Indications and contraindications

Lipofilling, or a procedure to improve body shape with your fat, has recently caught the attention of women more and more often. It becomes very relevant to change the shape of the breast. One of the main reasons is that the procedure can overcome various problems associated with the deterioration of breast appearance:

  • Breast shape defects after weight loss or pregnancy.
  • Surgical intervention in oncology.
  • Natural aging.
  • Elimination of asymmetry.
  • The need for shape correction after the introduction of silicone implants.
  • The chest is small.

Lipofilling, like any intervention in the body, carries certain risks.


  • menstrual period.
  • Diseases of the endocrine system.
  • Inflammatory processes in the body.
  • Skin disease.
  • Oncological pathology.

The lipofilling procedure is performed no earlier than one year after the end of lactation.

Advantages and disadvantages

The benefits of lipofilling include:

  • Relative safety and almost complete absence of skin violations.
  • Absence of a lengthy recovery process in the hospital.
  • The results of the operation can be easily corrected.
  • Possibility of simultaneous liposuction and breast correction.
  • No complications and good tolerance.
  • Correction of unsatisfactory breast prosthesis installation results.
  • Get a natural breast shape with a smooth transition.

Disadvantages of the method:

  • The need to have an adequate supply of body fat.
  • The almost inevitable need for additional corrections.
  • Rapid absorption of donor tissue.
  • It is possible to increase the breast no more than 2 sizes.

Possible complications:

  • Suppuration of injected adipose tissue.
  • Formation of fibrous elements that can cause breast deformities.
  • lime collection.
  • provoking thrombi.
  • Swollen.
  • Tissue death.
  • Violation of sensitivity.
  • The appearance of pigment spots.

Patients have a fear that any breast correction procedure triggers an oncological process. However, breast lipofilling is not a cause of cancer.

Such concerns arise due to the fact that after surgery, mammography can show the presence of a formation that at first glance looks like a malignant tumor. However, in reality, this is a lime formation that appears as a result of interference. Therefore, the procedure must first be informed to the doctor conducting the examination.

After lipofilling, you can breastfeed the newborn. This procedure will not affect the natural breastfeeding process.

Comparison of silicone implants and lipofilling

There are several differences between lipofilling and breast augmentation with implants.

Type of operation anesthesia material Skin violations The result recovery period Size restrictions Effect Period
Lipofilling General or combined Patient fat cells A small round mark at the place where the material was taken breasts that look natural 1 day Additions of no more than 2 sizes Up to 3 years
Breast plastic surgery General artificial prosthesis Oval pieces that leave scars Unusual appearance of the breast - the original artificial roundness is clearly visible under the skin Prolonged, requires a break in professional activities no About 8 years

Ready for surgery

Great attention should be given to the choice of plastic surgery clinics. If possible, you should visit the institution, check the operating room equipment and assess the level of professionalism of the staff. If the clinic is unable to provide an experienced anesthesiologist, do not use their services. Signs of a good clinic:

  • The presence of all that is necessary for the postoperative recovery of the patient.
  • Requirement of some mandatory examination before the procedure.
  • High -quality anesthesia, after which the patient does not experience prolonged discomfort.
  • The surgery is performed by a mammologist, which is a very specialized specialist.
  • Sterile tools.
  • Availability of qualified support staff.
  • Monitor patients after surgery throughout the recovery period.

A positive result of surgery depends on the level of qualification of the plastic surgeon. It is advisable to carefully study his resume and seek reviews about the work.

At the initial consultation, the doctor should know all the details about the patient's state of health and conduct an examination. He explains how the procedure works, what the consequences are and what results can be achieved. It is important that after meeting him trust arises and doubts disappear.

Before lipofilling, you need to quit bad habits (smoking and drinking alcohol) a few months before surgery. Otherwise, the recovery process will be delayed indefinitely.

It is also worth stopping taking medications that affect blood clotting; the most famous is aspirin. During the preparation period, diet and stress should be avoided, which can negatively affect weight and reduce body fat.

Before the procedure, as well as before any operation, you need to undergo an examination: donate blood and urine, undergo an ECG, fluorography, mammography, ultrasound of the mammary glands. After that, the therapist must draw conclusions about the state of health and readiness of the body.

Perform the procedure

Patients must remove makeup, wash off cosmetics (including lotions and tonics), clean nail plates from artificial coatings.

The operation lasted for two hours and took place in three stages:

  1. Donor material (adipose tissue) is taken from the thighs, abdomen and buttocks. The tube is inserted into a small incision in the skin, where it is pumped out with a syringe. Damage to blood vessels and nerve endings with this method of material collection is impossible.
  2. An important stage is the processing and purification of the material for operation. It is separated from blood, dead cells and pain medications. If this is not done, then the body can reject these cells.
  3. In the last stage, the material is given by subcutaneous injection or into the intermuscular space. The layer of material introduced should be located in the form of a honeycomb. This is important, otherwise the fabric will not rise and will not provide volume.

Lipofilling is performed only for small changes in the shape or size of the breast. For more serious amounts, correction using breast implants is recommended.

Because the surgery was performed under general anesthesia, the patient was under a doctor’s supervision for another day.

before and after breast augmentation

It is better to evaluate the results in six months: during this period, the shape of the breast will change. Only after this time has elapsed, can it be assumed that the material introduced has taken root and is included in the work of the body.

The results obtained with lipofilling can be observed within 2-3 years. By the end of the period, only 30–40% of the initial volume of donor tissue remained. To consolidate the effect after 6 months, a corrective procedure was performed, which consisted of the introduction of additives by injection.

Postoperative period

The speed of recovery after surgery is influenced by the age and lifestyle of the patient. After surgery, minor pain in the breast area may bother, where you can take painkillers. The patient was not bothered by scarring in the chest area, as only a thin needle was used for the injection. Only liposuction leaves scars, but their diameter is usually no more than 3 mm. The swelling and bruising disappeared after about three weeks. To prevent the inflammatory process, the patient is prescribed a course of antibiotics.

This procedure does not affect performance, so you can start working the next day after surgery. After that, you should not engage in physical labor and sports, where the load is distributed on the parts of the body involved in cosmetic surgery. Hiking doesn't take long. You can not sunbathe in the solarium and stay in the sun for a long time.

Sudden weight loss after lipofilling contributes to a significant reduction in adipose tissue, so you need to monitor your weight. It should not differ significantly from the level at the time of operation. If asymmetry occurs, then a corrective procedure is performed (not earlier than six months later).

Physician opinions and patient reviews

Doctors' opinions about breast lipofilling differ. However, they all agreed that it is better to carry out the operation strictly according to the instructions, and not only at the request of the patient.

In addition, there are experts who practice the use of stem cells as donor material. They explain this by the fact that such tissues are rooted 50% better. Others oppose this approach and only work with fat cells.

Some women who have had surgery report feeling unwell after anesthesia, but it goes away within a day. Many are also confused by the need for re-correction, and, in fact, completely useless, as this allows you to correct the result.

There are ample reviews in which the long -term effects of the procedure have been observed. There are also frustrated patients, whose breasts, on the other hand, very quickly return to their previous shape.

If a woman is prone to accumulation of adipose tissue in the lower part of the body, then the breasts will lose volume faster after surgery.