How much fat survives after Breast Transfer Surgery

How much fat survives after Breast Transfer Surgery?

What is Breast Transfer Surgery?

Breast transfer surgery is a medical cosmetic procedure which, in order to improve the size, shape or contour of breasts by transposing fat from one part of the body into another, also called Autologous

Fat Grafting and Transfer. This procedure is often chosen as an alternative to breast augmentation using implants, and it offers a more natural way to enhance the breasts by using the patient’s own tissue.

How much fat survives after Breast Transfer Surgery?

In general, not all of the transferred fat will survive in its new location. Some of the transferred fat cells may not establish a blood supply and may be reabsorbed by the body. About 50-70% of fat will generally survive after the surgery. The fat that does survive will act like normal fat as it’s permanent but will also grow with weight gain.


It’s important to note that the final outcome of a breast transfer surgery might not be fully apparent until several months after the procedure, as the body takes time to fully integrate the transferred fat. Patients may require multiple sessions of fat transfer to achieve their desired results.

The amount of fat that survives after a breast transfer surgery, also known as autologous fat grafting or fat transfer to the breasts, can vary from person to person and is influenced by several factors. These factors include the surgeon’s technique, the quality of the harvested fat, the recipient site’s blood supply, and the patient’s individual healing and response to the procedure.

Factors need to consider;

Surgeon’s Expertise

A plastic surgeon who is trained in fat transfer can maximise good quality fat transfer by harvesting and processing fat properly.

Techniques, Cannula size, Site of harvest also plays an important role.

Site where fat is transferred

Tissue elasticity, graft take on the site, presence of any previous deformity/scar, healthy skin, pocket size also factors in while considering fat transfer.


Smokers have been seen to lose fat faster as the healing is usually delayed along with the fact that fat uptake in host site is also affected.

Here’s how the procedure generally works:

Harvesting Fat: As a plastic surgeon identifies areas of the body where there is excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Liposuction is then used to carefully remove the fat from these donor sites.


Purification and Processing: The harvested fat is processed to remove any impurities, excess fluids, and damaged fat cells. This purified fat is then carefully prepared for transfer.


  1. Transfer to Breasts: The prepared fat is injected into the breasts through small incisions. The surgeon strategically places the fat cells in different layers of breast tissue to achieve the desired size, shape, and contour.


  1. Healing and Integration: After the fat transfer, the body needs time to establish a blood supply to the transferred fat cells. Over the course of several weeks to months, the surviving fat cells integrate into the breast tissue.


  1. Results: The final results of the procedure become more apparent as the swelling subsides and the transferred fat fully integrates. It’s important to note that not all of the transferred fat may survive, and multiple sessions might be needed to achieve the desired outcome.


Breast transfer surgery is generally considered a safer and more natural option for breast enhancement, as it avoids the use of foreign implants and utilizes the patient’s own tissue. However, it is not all suitable to take part in this procedure.

When assessing the feasibility of this surgery for an individual, we will take into account factors such as the amount of fat that is available to transfer, the patient’s overall condition and the desired level of enlargement.

Before Surgery, what you need to consider?

As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to consult with us at our center or hospital OPD to discuss your goals, expectations, and any potential risks or complications associated with breast transfer surgery.

For any successful surgical outcome, never try to hide your health-related issues, any types of medication you are taking, if you are a smoker, or any unhealthy lifestyle.

Why you need to consult Dr Anmol Chugh for Breast Fat Transfer Surgery in Delhi NCR?


As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chugh has undergone rigorous training and has met the highest standards of expertise and skill in his field. With his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to patient satisfaction, he ensures that every procedure is tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of his patients.


Dr. Chugh’s extensive experience in breast transfer surgery sets him apart as one of India’s leading experts in this field. His expertise combined with state-of-the-art technology ensures optimal results and minimal downtime for patients seeking natural-looking breast enhancement.

If you are considering breast transfer surgery in India, trust Dr. Anmol Chugh to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards achieving the beautiful, confident figure you desire with the help of an experienced plastic surgeon you can trust.