How safe is breast fat transfer?

In order to address safety, we must address the safety of both tumescent liposuction and of fat transfer.  Tumescent liposuction is an extremely safe technique.  Several studies have shown NO severe complications. This means there have been NO:

  • Deaths
  • pulmonary emboli
  • organ perforation
  • other major complication.

Similarly, fat transfer has been shown to be extremely safe.  Only rare complications of infection or irregularity have been reported.  Also, since the fat and PRP is your own tissue, reactions are impossible.  Concerns in the 1980’s and early 1990’s that breast fat transfer could interfere with mammogram detection of breast cancer are NO longer a concern with modern mammogram techniques.  The safety of breast fat augmentation makes it a rapidly growing procedure in the United States and other countries.