Breast Lipofilling

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غلامحسین غرابی دکتر زیبایی

Specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of the Iranian Plastic Surgeons Association


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Breast fat transplantation involves removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to breast area. In cases such as: small breasts, mastectomy after cancer surgery, the presence of wounds in the subcutaneous tissue after breast radiotherapy, etc., fat can be injected into the breast.

Operation technique

Fat Injection Steps:

  • Tumescent fluid injection in the desired area
  • Removal of fat by special cannulas from the desired areas
  • Separation of fat cells and stem cells
  • Fat injection in the breast area

Due to the fact that the injected fat is extracted from the patient’s own body, there is no possibility of allergic reactions.

Duration of lipofilling

Breast fat transplantation surgery can take 2 to 3 hours.


Breast lipofilling can usually be performed under local anesthesia with inducting IV Sedation.

Inpatient / outpatient status

No need for hospitalization after breast fat injection surgery.

Possible side effects

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness at the site of surgery

are Possible side effects of fat injections that are temporary and resolve within a few days.


  • Asymmetry
  • Irregularity
  • Infection

are possible complications of breast fat injection surgery.


The swelling and bruising of the injection site will go away within a week, and it will be possible to return to daily work for a few days after the breast fat transplantation.


About 20 to 40 percent of the injected fat is absorbed within 6 months after lipofilling, and the rest will remain permanently transplanted. Usually, in the first stage of injection, more volume is injected than the required amount of fat to achieve the desired result and the need for re-injection of fat is eliminated.

According to research, if you need to re-inject fat, it will take at least 6 to 12 months from the previous injection to get better results.

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Dr. Gholamhossein Ghorabi, a subspeciality in Aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS).