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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

If you are looking for the best fat transfer breast augmentation plastic surgery we are here to help.

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What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer or natural breast augmentation, is a sophisticated procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts using your body’s own fat cells. This innovative technique involves two key steps: liposuction to harvest excess fat from donor sites, such as the abdomen or thighs, and subsequent injection of this purified fat into the breasts for augmentation.

At the heart of this procedure lies the concept of achieving natural-looking results. By utilising your own fat cells, we can create subtle enhancements, adding volume and contour to the breasts while maintaining a harmonious balance with your overall physique. Breast augmentation fat transfer is particularly suitable for individuals seeking a modest increase in breast size or those looking to refine the shape and symmetry of their breasts.

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Things You Should Know Before Your Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Procedure In London

  1. Pre-procedure Preparation: Before undergoing fat transfer breast augmentation with Dr Veerle Rotsaert, it’s important to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations. During this consultation, Dr V will evaluate your individual situation, assess your body’s donor sites for fat harvesting, and determine the feasibility of fat transfer for breast augmentation. She will explain the process in detail, addressing any concerns you may have. Additionally, Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide guidance on pre-procedure preparations, such as maintaining a stable weight, avoiding certain medications, and following a healthy lifestyle to optimize the fat transfer procedure.

  2. Risks and Potential Complications: Fat transfer breast augmentation, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. Dr Veerle Rotsaert believes in providing her patients with transparent and accurate information. During your consultation, she will explain the potential risks and complications associated with fat transfer breast augmentation, such as infection, fat necrosis, asymmetry, and changes in breast volume over time. However, with her expertise and meticulous techniques, Dr V aims to minimize these risks and ensure a safe and successful procedure.

  3. Pre-procedure Instructions: Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with detailed pre-procedure instructions to follow before your fat transfer breast augmentation. These instructions may include guidelines on medication management, dietary restrictions, and lifestyle modifications to optimize your safety and surgical outcome. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully and address any questions or concerns you may have with Dr V’s team to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.

  4. Preparing for Recovery: Recovery after fat transfer breast augmentation is an essential phase in achieving optimal results. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide you with personalized guidance on how to prepare for your recovery period. This may involve arranging for assistance with daily activities, ensuring you have comfortable post-operative garments, and understanding the healing process. Dr V will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care, including guidelines for managing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Throughout your recovery, Dr Veerle Rotsaert and her team will be available to support you and monitor your progress.

  5. Questions to Ask: When considering fat transfer breast augmentation, it’s important to have all your questions addressed. Here are some key questions to ask Dr Veerle Rotsaert during your consultation:
  • How much fat can be transferred to the breasts and what kind of results can I expect?
  • Are there any limitations or factors that may affect the success of fat transfer breast augmentation?
  • Can you show me before and after photos of previous patients who underwent fat transfer breast augmentation?
  • What is the expected recovery timeline, and when can I resume my normal activities?
  • What are the potential long-term effects or complications associated with fat transfer breast augmentation?

7. Combined Treatments: Dr. V often recommends combining breast augmentation fat transfer with Onda Coolwaves treatment at Tempus Belgravia. This revolutionary technology utilises painless microwave technology to melt away fat, tightening the skin and improving irregularities. By combining these procedures, we enhance the overall outcome for both the donor and receptor areas.

What Kind of Anaesthesia is Used?

Fat transfer breast augmentation is typically performed under general anaesthesia. This ensures your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Our team of experienced anaesthesiologists will closely monitor you during surgery, providing a pain-free and stress-free experience. Dr Rotsaert will discuss the anaesthesia process and address any concerns you may have during your consultation.

How Long Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Takes?

The duration of breast augmentation fat transfer surgery varies depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the amount of fat being transferred. On average, the surgery may take approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, it is important to note that Dr. V prioritises meticulous planning and delicate tissue handling to achieve imperceptible scars and optimal results. This may extend the overall duration of the procedure.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Results & Aftercare

Following breast augmentation fat transfer, you can expect to see immediate improvements in the size and shape of your breasts. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the final results will gradually become apparent as the swelling subsides and the fat cells settle into their new location. The transferred fat cells develop a blood supply, ensuring their long-term survival and providing lasting enhancement.

To facilitate a smooth recovery and optimise your results, Dr V provides comprehensive aftercare instructions. These guidelines may include wearing a supportive bra, avoiding strenuous activities, and following a balanced diet to support the healing process. Regular follow-up appointments will allow me to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and ensure that your recovery is progressing as expected.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Treatment Summary

Time Of Work

1-2 weeks

Surgical Garments

Worn for 6 weeks

Hospital Stay

1 day

Full Recovery

4-6 weeks


After 1 week


After 1-2 week

Sleeping Position

On back 1-2 weeks

Physical Activity

6 weeks

How Long Before I Can Return to Normal Activities?

The recovery time following fat transfer breast augmentation varies among individuals. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few weeks. However, it is important to avoid strenuous exercises and activities that may put pressure on the breasts during the initial stages of recovery. Dr Rotsaert will provide you with specific guidelines tailored to your case, ensuring a smooth recovery and optimal healing.

Will I Have Scars After Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

One of Dr V’s primary goals as a plastic surgeon is to minimise visible scarring and achieve the most natural-looking results possible. For breast augmentation fat transfer, I employ meticulous techniques and delicate tissue handling to ensure imperceptible scars. Incisions for liposuction and fat injection are typically small and strategically placed to minimise their visibility. Over time, these scars fade and become less noticeable, allowing you to enjoy the transformative results without the worry of conspicuous marks.

Dr. V's View On Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

“I believe that Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation is not only about physical transformation but also about empowering individuals to align their physical appearance with their true selves and gender identity. It is a deeply personal and transformative journey, and I am honoured to be a part of it. My goal is to provide personalised care, addressing your unique needs, desires, and concerns throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the final results.”


After fat transfer breast augmentation, Dr Rotsaert may recommend wearing a supportive bra or compression garment to provide proper support to the breasts and aid in the healing process. This helps minimise swelling and ensures the best possible results. Dr Rotsaert will provide specific recommendations tailored to your needs during your consultation.

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Lucie Waldron
Lucie Waldron
One year post surgery - The best decision going to Dr V! Having lost a significant amount of weight (50kg) at the age of 21 my breasts were very low from the loose skin. After my initial consultation where she helped me and talked through all the options I had and guided me with her expertise on what would look best from her professional opinion from feeling my skin and her experience. Especially as my skin was very difficult. Had a breast lift with implants put it, surgery went so smoothly and 1 year post op they are looking incredible. So thankful to Dr V and her team, as well as the nurses at the Welbeck Hospital. After the operation was getting constant check ups both in person and over the phone. Would recommend she made feel so comfortable and the has made me so confident in my body! Thank you for everything 🙂
jane Blackall
jane Blackall
I took a long time looking for the perfect surgeon- and I found her. Every single step of the process has been kind, considerate, professional and consultative. The corrective surgery is even better than I hoped. The post operative care amazing.
Germana Bal
Germana Bal
I trust Dr V entirely , she does my profhilo and I refer her all my friends and clients for breasts enhancement, she is so professional kind and talented . The best!
Charlotte Cooke
Charlotte Cooke
Undergoing elective surgery was not something I rushed into. After extensive research I met with Dr Rotsaert, and knew I had met the right surgeon to carry out my procedure. Finally a surgeon who is professional, compassionate, and demonstrates expertise!!! My initial enquiry was well received by a friendly knowledgeable team who made the booking process easy. Dr Rotsaert created a relaxed environment for me at consultation, and listened to my concerns - I left feeling reassured and well informed with my personal treatment plan. The lovely nurses Amina and Alice helped prepare me for surgery and were extremely attentive (they were also at hand for my post operative care which was nice for continuity) When I arrived at hospital the experience and trust was confirmed as soon as I walked through the door to the moment I left. I was made to feel VIP and relaxed in the knowledge I was in safe hands. Post operatively went as smoothly as I could have hoped for. The only fault being my personal lack of patience to being fully recovered. 6 weeks after surgery I can honestly say I’m delighted with my results and as cliche as it sounds wish I had done it sooner. Dr Rotsaert and her team listened and guided me throughout. With their support and expertise they turned a nerve wracking decision of mine into one of best decisions I’ve made. Gold star service!
From the very first email I sent and my initial consultation with Dr V, all the way through to my surgery day and 6 week post operation appointment, I have been so happy with how I have been treated. Dr V always made me feel comfortable and at ease, and I trusted she understood exactly what I wanted. The results are even better than I could've imagined. I have a newfound love for my body and my confidence has increased tenfold, all thanks to her wonderful work. Definitely the best decision I have every made. I can't thank Dr V and her team enough. Highly recommend!
Marie Lewis
Marie Lewis
I’d highly recommend Dr V to anyone looking for a natural breast enhancement. She put me at ease straight away, no getting topless on Zoom, no 3D simulation, but a face to face initial consultation telling me exactly what was possible and making me touch and try several implants on. I also felt like she would take her time during the surgery instead of rushing it in 20-30 minutes which was important to me. The recovery was way easier than I expected and my results 2.5 months in are amazing, I got my breasts back which had “deflated” after having and breastfeeding my daughter and I really wanted that natural effect which I got with Motiva Joy implants and demi projection. The fact the post-op appointments are included is also a great touch.
Kate Gill-Carter
Kate Gill-Carter
A true professional. Dr V was thorough, informative and managed expectations at all stages. The results I have had have changed my life and how I feel about my body.
Hollie Johnson
Hollie Johnson
I went to see Dr Veerle and I knew straight away that I wanted to go with her. She knew exactly what I wanted and made me feel very comfortable. I am so happy with my results and had made feel so much more confident. Thank you so much can’t recommend her enough.
Jordan Perrin
Jordan Perrin
The most amazing surgeon, very skilled and genuinely cares for her patients. She has changed my life and boosted my confidence. Would recommend to anyone.
Zoe Bourn
Zoe Bourn
Dr Veerle was everything I had hoped I would find in a surgeon. Having done a lot of my own research and prep over the course of a few years, she was able to answer all my questions in a way that reassured me she was extremely professional, fully knowledgable and skilled/experienced enough to offer the best result. She was also generous with her time where it mattered whilst being efficient in the process. There was absolutely no hint of an upsell or any encouragement to consider additional procedures from her side which I had encountered elsewhere and had put me off. Post-procedure she has also proven a dedicated surgeon and is happy to be involved in the evolving result and post-operative journey. Dr Veerle is the best!

About Dr. Veerle Rotsaert

Dr. Veerle is known for her meticulous approach and personalised treatment plans. She understands that each patient is unique, and takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals. With a deep understanding of the latest advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Veerle utilises innovative techniques to achieve natural-looking and harmonious results.

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