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Fat Grafting to the Breast in Sydney

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What Is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting (also known as Fat Transfer), as it applies to the breast, is a procedure that can improve the appearance, shape, and profile of your breasts.

There are many circumstances where Dr. Kumar would consider using Fat Grafting in Sydney.

  1. As a form of primary breast augmentation where the patient is considering their own tissue rather then breast implants
  2. To enhance the appearance of a breast implant by softening the curves to provide a more natural appearance
  3. To enhance the volume in a breast following a breast lift (sometimes reducing the need for a breast implant following a lift)
  4. To enhance the appearance of a breast after breast reduction, particularly after massive weight loss (sometimes reducing the need for breast implants)
  5. To help in revision surgery, such as treating a double bubble
  6. To help in reconstruction surgery, for example, when operating on tissue that has previously been irradiated.

Fat grafting is performed by harvesting fat from a donor site such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and/or waist and transplanting this fat by injecting it strategically into the breasts. Many patients appreciate the added benefit of liposuction of fat from one of these donor sites as well.

Dr. Kumar has particular expertise in this procedure and is one of the first surgeons to use the REVOLVE™ fat grafting system in Australia.

Am I A Good Candidate For Fat Grafting in Sydney?

You may be a candidate for fat transfer surgery if you are:

  • Looking to soften the appearance of your breast implants
  • Looking to only achieve a small size increase (approximately a half to a full cup in size)
  • You have adequate fat deposits from which we can harvest the fat.
    You are a candidate for a breast lift and implants (augmentation/mastopexy) but you are unsure as to whether you want implants
  • You need to remove a double bubble or similar complication
  • You have lost a large amount of weight and need to replace volume and recreate shape, but you don’t necessarily want large implants
  • You have had breast cancer and are considering reconstructive surgery.

What are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement Procedure?

  • Achieve an improved breast shape, volume, or cleavage without using implants
  • Less scarring than augmentation using implants
  • The breast can look and feel natural
  • Less weight on the skin than an implant, which can be favourable in some situations (less so in poor-quality skin).
  • The donor-site liposuction may help contour that particular site on your body
  • Some researchers believe that there is an improvement in skin appearance due to cellular renewal processes (the importation of Stem cells)


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Fat Grafting Cost

After your initial consultation with Dr. Kumar, you will be given a detailed itemised quote. This will include Dr. Kumar’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee, and the hospital fees.

We will also provide information on our in-house fat grafting payment plan.

3D Vectra Simulation

See results on your own body with a $100 Vectra Simulation with our Patient Coordinator. If you are considering a concomitant breast augmentation, then this scan will give you a much better idea of the sizing and placement of breast implants, and you can see what different implant sizes will look like on your own frame and in clothing. Dr. Kumar is one of the very few practices that offers this service in Sydney and feels that it provides a far more accurate representation for his patients then simply putting sizing implants in a bra.

Maintaining your Fat Grafting Results

Please keep in mind that your results from Fat Grafting Surgery may be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, early excessive activity, skin health, or Body Mass Index (BMI). Pregnancy and breastfeeding may also impact on your surgical results following your Breast Surgery.

It should be noted that after any fat grafting procedure, there will be a loss of approximately 30–50% of the injected fat, and while this is factored into the process, on occasion patients will need to have the procedure a second time to achieve their desired results.

No two patients are the same, and surgery results will vary from patient to patient. It is important to work together with Dr. Kumar and to keep your expectations realistic.

Guide to Fat Grafting to the Breast

This complete guide to Fat Transfer Breast Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Fat Transfer Augmentation Surgery Explained
  • How to assess if you are a good candidate
  • Planning for your Fat Transfer to Breast Surgery
  • Answers to our most frequently asked questions

Download our Fat Grafting To The Breast Guide

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Meet the Expert

Dr. Kumar as a specialist plastic surgeon, has a particular area of interest in body contouring procedures that focus on areas such as the breasts, arms, back, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and flanks—the areas that are most affected after losing a significant amount of weight.

During your consultation, Dr. Kumar will evaluate your needs and take the time to understand your main concerns before suggesting a surgical plan that suits you.

As a patient of Dr. Kumar, you can expect a personalised and positive experience. Working in harmony with you, Dr. Kumar and his team strive to deliver results that surpass your expectations and do so in a safe environment. Along with him, his professional and caring team is there to support you on your surgical journey, from your first call until well after you have recovered from your surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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