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Introduction to Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

With Breast Augmentation quickly becoming one of the fastest and most popular cosmetic procedures today, not all patients are looking for Breast Implants and would prefer something a little more natural. At our clinic in Richmond, VA, Dr. Hubert has helped so many patients acquire the breasts that they desire with a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. By using your own fat (also referred to as Autologous) to enhance your breasts, you can gain up to a cup larger and still be all-natural!

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What is a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses liposuction to take fat from other areas of your body and inject it into the breasts, which is a great option for people looking for a subtle increase in breast size with natural-looking results. Also, since a fat transfer uses the patient’s fat, there is no implant to exchange or replace!

Who are the Best Candidates for a Breast Augmentation using Fat Transfer?

At Dr. Hubert’s office, we find that the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation using Fat Transfer are patients who:

It is a great start if you are already generally pleased with the shape and size of their your breasts, but are just looking for a little enhancement.

Patients with sagging skin or those who desire a significant increase in breast size are not good candidates for this fat transfer procedure. In those cases, Dr. Hubert would recommend a breast lift or augmentation with breast implants. A consultation with Dr. Hubert can help to determine if this cosmetic surgery procedure is right for you.

Have good skin elasticity

Have sufficient time to recover

Looking for breast enhancement but not interested in Breast Implants


Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Physically Healthy

Have enough donor fatty tissue for the liposuction harvest

What are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

In addition to giving our patients a new sense of confidence, Dr. Hubert has seen so many of his patients see the following benefits from Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation:

Balances fat distribution and enhance overall proportions

Improved size and symmetry of breasts without long scars or stitches

Natural, implant-free approach with results that look and feel real

No maintenance is necessary (Autologous Breast Augmentations age normally and do not require additional care after treatment)

No risk of organ perforation, tissue damage, or burns

No risk of implant rejection or allergic reactions

No scarring on the breasts

Permanent fat removal from stubborn areas

What’s The First Step?

The first step in receiving your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Richmond, VA with Dr. Hubert is to book a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Hubert will be able to explain further the surgery and answer any of your questions. He will also perform a full assessment during the consultation to help define whether or not you’re a good candidate for the surgery.

If you and Dr. Hubert both feel that this is the best solution for your aesthetic needs, then outpatient surgery at a convenient surgery center will be scheduled, and we’ll provide you with pre and postoperative instructions.

What to Expect on the day of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

On the day of your procedure, you will experience three separate steps: liposuction, processing of the harvested fat, and finally, re-injection into the breast tissue. This is usually done under general anesthesia to keep you as comfortable as possible.

Liposuction — The autologous Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation procedure will begin with Dr. Hubert harvesting your fat from donor sites (typically the abdomen, flanks, and thighs) that were discussed during your consultation. This process not only provides you the natural body tissue for breast enlargement but will also slim down “problem” areas that you may have in other places of your body.

During this part of the procedure, Dr. Hubert can give you a natural and harmonious figure by using your body’s natural curves and accentuating them in a subtle, but significant way.

Processing — Once your fat is harvested, it will be purified, then placed into small syringes. This is done by spinning the collected liposuction fluid to isolate the living fat cells, called adipocytes, for injection. This increases the likelihood of a large portion of the fat surviving in the long term.

Re-injection — During the final step, Dr. Hubert adds the fat in strategic areas throughout your breast to refine its shape, smooth out any asymmetries, and enhance your breast’s volume naturally.

Although results may vary, the average patient can see up to a cup size growth in their breasts.

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Recovery

After your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, you will experience some swelling and bruising at the donor sites, as well as in your breasts. We recommend wearing a post-operative bra that is not too tight, since the augmentation uses live cells. However, you will wear a much more tightly-fitting compression garment over the donor sites. This helps cut down on swelling and encourages the skin to settle in its best position. You should also plan to take the next 1-2 weeks off from work to recover comfortably.

After the initial stages of your recovery, the areas of natural breast tissue where fat was transferred will appear softer and fuller. The survival of fat depends on how the fat was harvested, purified, and injected. Some fat will be absorbed by the body, so the results seen directly after the procedure will not be as pronounced after healing. Most patients can expect to retain 50-80% of the fat transferred. This usually stabilizes by three months.

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Why choose Dr. Hubert?

Dr. Darrin Hubert has many years of experience helping patients meet their aesthetic goals and prides himself on patient safety. His interest in the biology of fat transfer first started during a one-year research fellowship during medical school which was dedicated to this topic. For many years, Dr. Hubert has been a recipient of the Richmond Top Doc award for plastic surgery, which is voted on by his peers. In addition to being a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

How Much Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost in Richmond?

The cost of a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Richmond, VA will vary on a variety of factors, the most important of which is the time required for the surgery. With more harvest sites and volume of fat to transfer, more time is required. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to book a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Hubert will explain the pricing in detail. Financing options are made available which can help manage the payment process.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are in central Virginia, anywhere near Richmond, VA, and you feel a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation is the right cosmetic surgery for you, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hubert. We know that this procedure will give you the body you’ve wanted and deserve!

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQs

What are the complications?

  • Dizziness
  • Fat Necrosis
  • Fat Reabsorption
  • Headaches
  • Infection
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness (Temporary or Permanent)

If you experience any of these or other worrying symptoms, please contact our office immediately. If you have any concerns or questions before your procedure, feel free to address them with Dr. Hubert during your consultation.

Are the results permanent?


Yes! Since the fat being used is originally yours and all-natural, your results will be permanent. While some of the transferred fat is normally reabsorbed by your body, Dr. Hubert takes great care to maximize your result by gentle handling and injecting very pure, living fat graft material. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay active, you should enjoy the results of your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation for many, many years!


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Dr. Darrin M. Hubert extends a warm welcome to patients from other cities, states, and countries. We understand that finding your perfect match in a surgeon may require you to travel far away from your home and we are thrilled to help you plan your exciting journey to beauty and confidence.

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