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Can I get fuller breasts without breast implants?

Can I get Fuller Breasts without Breast Implants?

Can I get fuller breasts without breast implants?

While some women are blessed with naturally full, perky breasts, unfortunately not everyone hits the genetic lottery! For everyone else, having breasts that feel too small can be disheartening and cause decreased self-confidence. Push-up bras and strategic clothing choices can help you feel more confident in the moment, but many women find at the end of the day they still wish their breasts were fuller. Breast implants are a great option for many women hoping to increase the size of their breasts, but is this the only option? This blog post will answer the common patient question “Can I get fuller breasts without breast implants?” and introduce the concept of natural breast augmentation through fat transfer.

During breast augmentation with implants, medical grade synesthetic breast implants are used to add volume to the breasts and create a round, full shape. When it comes to breast implants, there are many different options to choose from such as saline versus silicone, and a wide variety of different sizes and shapes are available. However, for many women sometimes breast implants just don’t feel like the right choice. This may be due to worries about the safety or longevity of implants, or concerns about implants looking or feeling unnatural. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen understands that every woman is different, and respects her patients’ values and preferences. She is one of the only female board certified plastic surgeons in the area to offer natural breast augmentation with fat transfer to her patients who prefer a more natural approach.

For years, fat transfer has been used to move fat from an area where it is unwanted (such as the belly) to an area where it is desired (such as the face or buttocks). In recent times, plastic surgeons have found a new application of fat transfer in breast augmentation. During this procedure, a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Traci Temmen begins by performing gentle liposuction of the belly, back and sides. This has an overall slimming effect, allows for body contouring, and also collects a supply of fat that can later be used for transfer. Once liposuction is complete, the fat is processed and prepared for transfer. It is then injected into the breasts to add soft, natural-looking volume. Patients are typically very happy with their result and love that their breasts look and feel soft and natural. Some women also feel more at ease knowing that they don’t have to worry about needing to replace their implants later on. Because the incisions made for fat transfer are very small, the resulting scars are tiny and become almost invisible with time. Scars for breast augmentation are longer, but in many cases the incisions are able to be placed in discreet locations such as under the armpit, leaving no scars on the breasts. (If you would like to learn more about the scar sizes and locations for breast augmentation, check out the Breast Augmentation procedure page.)

Natural breast augmentation with fat transfer is a great option for many women, but it may not be the best fit for everyone. Fat transfer typically results in a 1-1½ increase in cup size, so women desiring a greater increase in cup size (2 cup sizes or more) may be better suited for breast implants. In addition, women with a significant degree of ptosis (sagging) may benefit more from a breast lift with or without implants than fat transfer in order to tighten the skin and create a perkier appearance. Lastly, women with very low body fat may not have enough fat accessible via liposuction for fat transfer to the breasts if they desire a significant increase in breast size. However, this is rare and there is almost always enough fat available even in slim patients to create a beautiful result.

Natural breast augmentation with fat transfer is a great option for women to consider who are looking for a more natural alternative to breast implants. Dr. Traci Temmen is an expert at breast augmentation both with implants and with fat transfer, and consistently creates stunning results using both methods. To view real patient results, explore the Gallery of before and after photos. To learn more about if one of these options may be right for you, call 813-771-6393 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Traci Temmen, MD today!

How to Get the Most Out of Natural Breast Augmentation


Women with a little extra weight and not enough breast volume may have hit the jackpot! Natural breast augmentation enhances your breast size by using liposuction to harvest tissue from stubborn fat areas and transplant the fat cells directly into the breasts. For decades, plastic surgeons have been striving to achieve the most natural technique possible to enhance a patient’s breasts. Now, with the use of liposuction fuller breasts can be achieved. Patients are often confused by this procedure, but today you will find out what you can do to get the most out of natural breast augmentation.

Slimmer Body Contour

Patients who desire a fuller bust size can do so with acquiring their own body tissue from unsightly fatty areas of the body. Choosing natural breast augmentation for your breasts
provides the benefit of removing fat cells from stomach, thighs or hips for the slimmer body contour you have always wanted, while improving your breast size all at the same time.

Size Depends on Amount of Fat Harvested

When the patient meets for a consultation it is best to have a clear idea about how much of a change is desired for your breasts. Fat transfer can accomplish subtle changes, but women
who want more than one cup size in volume and firmness may need to acquire small breast implants in conjunction to fat transfer. The discussion of breast size increase depends on how much fat the body has to donate to the area, so Tampa plastic surgeon, Dr. Temmen, will determine how much fatty tissue can be harvested to achieve the right look. While implants may provide a dramatic change in shape and size, women who want a small change to their breasts may achieve so with natural breast augmentation.

Natural Change over Implants

Most women these days prefer to see simple alterations with natural procedures, so breast implants may not be their first choice for breast volume enhancement. Fat is a natural substance that is produced by the patient’s own body, so natural breast augmentation is the perfect solution for women who want natural results. In fact, many patients prefer fat transfer over breast implants as the procedure enhances smoothness and shape, without looking too obvious with large breast implants.

Why Isn’t Natural Breast Augmentation as Popular as Breast Implants?

Despite the fact that fat transfer provides an increase of breast volume, fat transfer was held under fire for many years, but slowly these issues are being resolved. When breast cancer occurs in natural breasts they cause calcifications in a cluster pattern. One study in 2011 revealed that eight of the 48 participants of breast fat transfer had a cluster of microcalcifications on digital mammography. Due to the findings of microcalcifications all needed biopsies. Fortunately, all of them were benign, or noncancerous.


A team of researchers from the University of California challenged that study with their own, published in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery journal, and reported no increased risk of malignancy with fat transfer during natural breast augmentation. In fact, their research found more calcifications occur in breast reduction than fat transfer.

Natural breast augmentation in Tampa is effective and safe when it comes to cancer surveillance, which paves the way for women in search of natural breast enhancement over traditional breast implants. When you meet with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Temmen, ask about her approach in this procedure and find out if you are suitable for breast fat transfer from natural breast augmentation to improve the look and feel of your breasts with your body’s own natural tissue.