Make An EnquiryReception


Fat Transfer To Breasts / Lipofilling

Fat Transfer To Breasts / Lipofilling

Fat transfer (Lipofilling or autologous fat injections) to breast, is a procedure whereby fat is taken from one area of the body (usually the abdomen and inner thighs) and inserted into the breasts.

Whilst becoming more and more popular, fat transfer to the breast is not a replacement for breast enlargement using silicone implants, which is still the best procedure for those who want to achieve two or more cup size increase.

Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement Procedure

During the fat transfer for breast augmentation procedure, unwanted fat is extracted from an area of the body, such as the thighs or stomach, by inserting a small cannula. The area is then stitched and dressed. The extracted fat is then spun in a purpose made machine, so that any blood or fluid is separated. The fat is then injected into the breast in small amounts by using a syringe; stitching is not usually required as the injection holes are tiny.

Fat Transfer to Breast Recovery

Due to the nature of the fat transfer surgery, an overnight stay in hospital may be required. Follow-up appointments will be arranged at 1, 2 and 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post surgery to closely monitor your physical well-being. Surgical supportive garments will need to be worn post-operatively for up to 12 weeks to assist the healing process and alleviate the discomfort associated with mobilisation.


Breast Augmentation Guide

Breast Augmentation Guide


Book a Consultation

At a glance



Frequently asked questions

A suitable candidate for lipofilling would have a preference of enhancing their breast size and shape without having implants and is content to accept an increase of up to one cup size. You must also have the available fat deposits! Best results are seen in people who maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, and keep their body well hydrated and their weight steady.

The fat transfer to breast surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic to eliminate any pain during the procedure itself. Post-operatively, you are likely to experience some discomfort, which may take a couple of weeks to subside. A course of pain relief will be prescribed.

There is likely to be some swelling, bruising and temporary numbness, following this lipofilling procedure, which will ease within 2 – 3 weeks post treatment. Uncommon risks include infection, asymmetry, bleeding, fat necrosis, oil cysts, benign calcifications and difficulty with mammogram interpretations and excessive loss of fat cells.

This fat transfer procedure may incur a period of 2 weeks recovery time, to allow for successful healing, and time off work may be required. Driving will be possible after 2 weeks. It may need up to 3 weeks before travelling abroad and 6 weeks before returning to the gym.


What our patients say...


Related Procedures


Breast Asymmetry Surgery

The aim of this surgical procedure is to improve the symmetry of the breasts, with regard to size shape and nipple position.

View Procedure
Breast Asymmetry Surgery
Breast Enlargement  –  Breast Augmentation


Breast Enlargement – Breast Augmentation

Small or less shapely breasts may be genetic, or as a result of weight loss, ageing or pregnancy and can leave you feeling self-conscious.

View Procedure


Breast Uplift – Mastopexy

There are a variety of causes for drooping of the breasts, such as: ageing, weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

View Procedure
Breast Uplift  –  Mastopexy
Fat Transfer Surgery


Fat Transfer Surgery

Also referred to as ‘Lipofilling’ or “Autologous fat injections” Fat Transfer is a surgical procedure that aims to deliver enhanced body contouring.

View Procedure

About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Secretary

Call Clare on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Newsletter Signup

Newsletter Signup

Let's keep in touch

Let's Talk

Get in touch


03332 244111



Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery
Chester Wellness Centre
Wrexham Road
Chester CH4 9DE

Nuffield Health
Wrexham Road
Chester CH4 7QP

Secretary: Claire Baite
Mobile: 03332 244111

Get Directions

Google Rating
Based on 31 reviews