Breast augmentation with fatty tissue


This surgery allows the transfer of fatty tissue from other parts of your body to the breasts. Once the tissue is integrated in the new location, it lasts for life and will vary according to the changes in weight that the patient has, whether she is gaining or losing weight.

This surgery has a double aesthetic effect, because on the one hand it stylizes and improves the patient’s body figure when doing liposculpture, and on the other it improves the harmony of the chest, creating a much more feminine silhouette with finer curves.


  • Simple augmentation: In cases in which the patient wishes to increase the size of her breasts, naturally without implants and also having the benefit of improving her body silhouette.
  • Removal of implants and replacement by fatty tissue: in cases of patients who already had the surgery, either because they have some complication with their implants or want to remove them, but maintain the volume, the implants can be removed and the volume replenish in the same surgery.
  • Prosthesis complement: to improve the shape of the implant in the décolleté area, narrowing the area and therefore improving the décolleté.
  • Treatment of complications: improves capsular contracture and rippling.
  • Breast reconstruction: in case of lumpectomy or mastectomy, it can help to add volume or enhance the tissues.


The surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. First, liposuction is carried out to obtain the necessary fatty tissue. Sometimes, only the necessary tissue is obtained, but generally it is used to do a complete liposculpture.

Once the fatty tissue is extracted, it is processed and injected into the breast in the necessary areas and quantities. In cases where a lot of volume is desired, it may be necessary to perform two fat transfer sessions, in two different surgeries to reach the desired volume.


After a breast augmentation surgery with fatty tissue, multiple different results can be obtained, all will depend on several factors, the most important being the previous anatomy of the patient, but influenced by the quality and quantity of fatty tissue, as well as the surgical technique. The results are completely natural, as is the touch. Because we cannot put the fat that we want, but what the patient’s tissues allow us, sometimes and when large volumes are desired, two surgeries are necessary, with a separation of four to six months between them. The objective is to put maximum possible amount in the first surgery so that in the second that amount can be doubled, since the breast is already larger and even more fatty tissue can be placed.


Before the intervention, it is important to avoid tobacco consumption four weeks before. In addition to not consuming any type of medication without consulting us. You should rest and eat well the days before so that you are the best prepared for the surgery. You should not be very tanned, as it can negatively influence the evolution of scars.

After your surgery, we will give you all the written instructions regarding medication and care that you should have, as well as what you cannot do. The first days you may notice discomfort, tightness, and some areas with altered sensitivity, but all this will disappear as the days go by. Return to work is earlier than in the case of implants since there is no risk of opening wounds or the implant moving. We will discuss it in consultation, and we will indicate the periods.


After surgery the patient spends one night in the clinic recovering. Subsequently, you will use compression garments for one month in the liposuction area and perform adjuvant therapies such as lymphatic drainage massages, pressotherapy and radiofrequency.
The patient can return to her normal life in less than one week.


This type of intervention must be performed by a plastic surgeon with experience in breast surgery and liposculpture. Dr. Ospina has extensive training in lipotransfer techniques, which largely marks the results obtained, having in mind that the treatment given to the fatty tissue at the time of its extraction, preparation and infiltration is very important. On the other hand, the most modern and specific instruments for this type of surgery are being used.


This type of intervention must be performed in a hospital that meets all health requirements and has an intensive care unit. Cosmetic surgery is a very regulated surgery with fewer complications, but in case they appear, it is essential to have the support of a good hospital. Hence, low-cost surgeries try to save money on this and are performed in small clinics where these safety conditions are not covered.


Once the fatty tissue has been put on, around 25% of the total amount can be reabsorbed, but the other 75% is integrated into the breast tissue and becomes completely normal fatty tissue, so it will only change if the patient alters her weight. In case of gaining it, her chest will increase in volume and in case of losing it, her chest will decrease in volume, but the fat put on remains, understanding that with the normal aging process the tissues deteriorate as in all the body.