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Breast augmentation with autologous fat

Based on their body type and physiological requirements, women who want larger breasts have two options: breast augmentation with an implant or with their own fat. Breast augmentation with autologous fat only leaves small scars. Fat deposits from thighs and hips are sucked out and used to reshape the breast.

The breasts symbolize fertility, attractiveness and desire. However, some women are not satisfied with the size of their breasts and want bigger breasts. If you have enough fat reserves, you have another option for breast augmentation on top of implants: breast augmentation with the body's own fat (fat transfer). The fat is sucked away from the hip, thighs, stomach or knees, cleaned, processed and then injected into the breasts.

More natural

Breast augmentation with your own fat looks very natural. However, for the procedure to be successful, the breasts must have a beautiful shape even before the operation. They must neither hang nor be noticeably asymmetrical.

In the first few weeks after a fat transfer, between 60% and 80% of cells survive. The remaining 40% to 20% fat cells are broken down by the body, which is why the breast becomes slightly smaller again in the first few weeks after the procedure. This makes the procedure an ideal solution for women with a well-shaped breast and sufficient fat reserves.

Recommended massages after treatment

Treatment information


Approx. two to 3.5 hours

Hospital stay

Outpatient or inpatient (with overnight stay), as required


Post-operative bleeding, hematomas, infections, sensory disorders, hardening, fat cysts, asymmetries, unevennesses/dents at the fat collection site


The cost of such an operation varies and is agreed upon in advance


General anesthesia

Ability to work

After five to 10 days


Tight fitting bra for approx. two weeks. Compression pants or garments for approx. six weeks to shape the liposuctioned area. Exercise is prohibited during this time.


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Frequently asked questions

Will I feel the implant afterwards?

At first, you may feel a slight sensation of pressure. If the implant is placed under the chest muscle, the pain may be slightly more pronounced in the first two weeks. For a few weeks, and in rare cases somewhat longer, sensation is lost or changed. However, in most cases, this normalizes over time. Patients occasionally complain of a certain foreign body sensation during the first six weeks. In very slim patients with little subcutaneous fat tissue, the implant may be palpable on the sides or in the chest fold. Normally, however, an implant is not noticeable from the outside.

How long will I be unable to work?

Depending on the professional activity, you can expect to be unable to work for at least five to seven days.

When will I be able to exercise again?

After six to eight weeks, operation incisions have largely healed and you can slowly resume physical activity. You can engage in light exercise, such as walking or cycling, around four weeks after surgery. Strength training, jogging, tennis or swimming can only be resumed again after eight weeks.

What are the risks of a breast augmentation?

In principle, every operation involves certain risks (e.g. drug intolerance, bruises, wound healing disorders, inflammation, scarring or sensory disorders). They also depend on the individual's state of health.

The formation of capsular fibrosis represents a specific risk. This is a reaction towards a foreign body that results in the implant being covered with the body's own connective tissue.

When this layer of tissue contracts, the implant is constricted so that the chest feels harder. In severe cases, a corrective procedure is then carried out to remove the scar tissue. This requires an implant replacement.

The doctor discusses possible risks with you during the consultation and preparatory meetings.

Which implants are most commonly used?

We only use the most modern, high-quality and tested (FDA approved, CE certification) implants made of cross-linked silicone. The advantages: they can no longer expire and produce very nice, natural and long-lasting results.

Does breast augmentation leave visible scars?

The four-and-a-half to five-centimeter-long scar lies in the chest fold and is usually barely visible after healing is complete.

Do implants lead to an increased risk of breast cancer?

No, extensive studies show that breast implants do not increase the risk of breast cancer.

Do I have to tell you if I am taking medication?

It is extremely important that you always inform the treating doctor about any illnesses and medications you are taking. You should cease taking any blood-thinning medications (aspirin, aspegic or omega-3 fatty acids) two weeks before the procedure. Such medications can cause increased bleeding during surgery and delay the subsequent healing process. The doctor may decide not to perform a planned operation at any time if the surgical risk is increased as a result of the prior use of medication.

Do the implants have to be replaced after a certain period of time?

As with other procedures involving foreign material and implants, when it comes to breast augmentation it cannot be ruled out that follow-up treatment may be required at some time. The reason for any replacement lies not only with the durability of the implant, but also to changes in one's own body, which is why the likelihood of a replacement increases with age. However, based on experience with the latest silicone implants, it can be assumed that they will last a long time.

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