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Fat transfer to the breast in Great Falls is a form of natural breast augmentation. The process involves suctioning out excess fat from other parts of the body and injecting it into the breasts to create new volume. This procedure offers a subtler increase in breast size and firmness.


Because no silicone or saline breast implants are used during this procedure, it is seen as a more natural form of breast enhancement. Because the body’s own fat is used, it is classified as an autologous procedure and has a much lower chance of rejection or allergic reaction.


Fat transfer to the breast does not require large incisions in or near the breast skin, allowing for a shorter and more comfortable recovery process. Contact Dr. Ploplys to see if this procedure is right for you.


Who Is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer to the Breast?


Fat grafting breast augmentation is ideal for women seeking natural enlargement of their breasts. It can be used by women who tend to accumulate excess fat in their bodies and also feel that their breasts could use augmentation. The process is ideal for those seeking to remove excess fat from their bodies.


Fat transfer to the breast is an excellent procedure for women with low-density breasts, asymmetrical breasts, or small breasts. It is considered a two-in-one procedure, since it targets the issues of fat accumulation and unsatisfactory breast size simultaneously.


The Procedure


The procedure of fat grafting breast augmentation begins with Dr. Ploplys identifying the areas where excess stubborn fat can be suctioned. The process is carried out in three phases: liposuction, purification, and injection.




The process of liposuction begins with identification of ideal fat-harvesting regions. Popular areas include the buttocks, waist, upper arms, and abdomen. After identifying the regions where the fat will be extracted, local anesthesia is administered to these areas in order to avoid any pain during the process.


A very small incision is made, and then a tube called a cannula is inserted into the body. The tube loosens the stubborn fat from the surrounding tissues. Medical suction is then used to remove the fat cells through the tube.




The harvested fat cells are prepared for insertion into the breasts. This process involves filtering out any unnecessary materials, such as dead and damaged fat cells. Once only healthy cells remain, these donor fat cells can be prepared for injection.


Breast Augmentation


The purified donor fat is injected into key areas of the breasts in order to create new natural volume. In case one breast is larger than the other, this fat is also used to balance the size of the smaller breast.




The average recovery after fat transfer to the breasts takes about a couple of weeks to months. There is minor swelling due to the application of local anesthesia. The swelling subsides after a couple of days. Any remaining swelling or soreness subsides by the next few weeks.


What is the Cost of Fat Transfer to the Breast in Montana?


The cost of fat transfer to the breast can vary from patient to patient depending on their individual needs. Typically, fat transfer is between $8,000 – $9,000 in the operating room, including anesthesia surgeon fees and operating room costs.  Low volumes of fat transfer can be done in the office for roughly $4,000 per session.


Set Up Your Consultation


Find out more about fat transfer to the breast for Great Falls patients – set up your fat-grafting consultation by contacting the office of Dr. Emilia Ploplys today.