Introduction The autologous fat transfer procedure for breast augmentation is a good alternative to breast implant surgery. It relies on your body fat to increase the size of your breasts and make them shapelier and voluptuous. The surgery removes excess fat from your body areas like the abdomen, sides, thighs, and back, and then transfers the fat to your breasts. Many patients are curious as to what extent the fat transfer can increase the size of their breasts. Well, the fat transfer procedure can provide natural and safer outcomes; however, it is feasible for women who are looking to achieve only a mild to moderate increase in the size of their breasts. How much will fat transfer increase the size of your breasts? Fat transfer surgery can increase your breast size on a mild to moderate level. This means the surgery is ideal for women who do not wish to add considerable projection and volume to their breasts. The good news is that it will also make your breasts shapelier and voluptuous – something that breast implants may not achieve. Why does fat transfer not make the breasts considerably large? The procedure uses your own body fat to enhance your breasts, unlike the breast implant surgery that relies on prosthetic devices to increase your breast size. If you are looking for a substantial increase in your breast size, you should consider breast implant surgery instead. However, if you want to achieve a moderate increase in your breast size and natural and safer results, the fat transfer is the best option for you. To qualify for the surgery, you must have excess fat in your body. We are optimistic about the future of fat transfer for breast augmentation. We hope the above research would go mainstream after clinical tests and trials. Until then, we will continue to use the autologous fat transfer procedure to increase breast size to a moderate degree, i.e. a maximum of 1 cup size. However, you must have sufficient excess, unwanted fat in your body to qualify for the fat transfer breast augmentation. If your lack enough body fat, you will not be able to achieve a considerable increase in your breast size. When not to consider fat transfer for breast augmentation You should not consider the autologous fat transfer procedure if you lack excess fat in your body. Without the required amount of unwanted donor fat, the surgery is not possible. In this case, you should either go for the breast implant surgery or gain weight to be a good candidate for fat transfer. Also, if you aim to increase the size of your breasts considerably, you should avoid the fat transfer procedure because it is good only if your goal is to achieve mild to moderate projection. On the other hand, the breast implant surgery involves the use of artificial implants to increase the size of your breasts. These implants come in different sizes, which means they provide you enough room for increasing the size of your breasts. However, if you do not want to get scarring on your breasts and want to achieve naturally enhanced and voluptuous breasts, you should go for the fat transfer surgery. It entails relatively lesser risks, no risk of capsular contracture or implant rupture, shorter downtime, no maintenance, and lesser discomfort. The best thing about fat transfer is that it does not involve the placing of incisions on your breasts. How is that possible? Read on to know how! How does autologous fat transfer work? The fat transfer procedure starts with the removal of donor fat from different areas of the body, such as the abdomen, sides, flanks, thighs, and back. The fat is removed from the donor sites through liposuction. The good news is that the removal of stubborn fat pockets from these areas will also contour your overall body. The removed fat is then processed, and the best quality fat cells are picked. The selected fat cells are then injected inside the breasts through special needles instead of incisions. No incision on your breasts means no scarring. This is one of the most important elements of fat transfer that gives it an edge over the breast implant surgery, which involves scarring. Conclusion Breast augmentation via autologous fat transfer is a popular plastic surgery procedure in the US. The surgery involves the use of your own body fat to enhance your breasts. This means you should have enough extra fat in your body to qualify for the fat transfer surgery. Unlike the breast implant surgery that can increase your breast size substantially, the fat transfer procedure will increase the size of your breasts on a mild to moderate level only. However, it comes with additional benefits that the breast implant surgery lacks. These benefits have been discussed above. To achieve better outcomes with fat transfer, be sure to have your surgery performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.