All About Autologous Breast Augmentation

Some women love the idea of having bigger breasts. Others don't like the idea of breast implants. Technically, breast augmentation using fat is called autologous breast enhancement.

To increase breast size, this procedure uses breast fat from the woman herself. The fat is removed from an area of excess fat and then injected into breasts for augmentation. Let's discover more here in detail.


  • No implant used
  • Small incisions
  • Uses woman's own fat
  • Relatively low complication rate
  • Breasts look and feel natural
  • Good safety record
  • Patients and doctors are satisfied with the results

The Procedure

Initially, the Plastic Surgeons community did not recommend fat grafting for breast augmentation. Recent statements by the ASPS Fat Graft Task Force have stated that there is no strong evidence against or for autologous breast augmentation. 

This procedure is also known as "stem-cell breast augmentation". This is a mistaken term. Stem cells are found in fat that has been removed through liposuction. Stem cells are cells that can grow into different types depending on the location in the body.

The breast can't be enlarged by injecting stem cells into it alone. The term "stem cell breast enhancement" is misleading. A woman should consider the long-term effects of fat transfer to her breasts before considering this method for breast augmentation.