Debating Breast Implants vs Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation

Considering breast augmentation but desire a natural look and feel? Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a growing trend in breast augmentation procedures at The Piazza Center in Austin, TX. Dr. Rocco Piazza, MD BCPS, skillfully utilizes this technique to help you achieve your desired results.

What is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

This innovative procedure involves transferring unwanted fat from areas like the thighs, hips, or abdomen to your breasts. Dr. Piazza uses liposuction to gently remove fat cells, meticulously purifies them, and strategically injects them into your breasts to enhance size and improve contour. This method offers several advantages for women seeking a natural breast augmentation:

  • Natural Look and Feel: Fat tissue provides a softer, more natural result compared to traditional implants. Many patients appreciate the subtle enhancement and realistic appearance.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Once the fat cells are transferred, a portion will be absorbed by the body. However, a significant amount remains, offering long-lasting breast enhancement, unlike implants that require replacement every 10-15 years.
  • Combined Liposuction Benefit: Fat transfer provides the added perk of removing unwanted fat from other areas, offering a two-in-one procedure for a sculpted body.

Fat Transfer vs. Implants: Making the Right Choice

While fat transfer offers unique benefits, breast implants remain a popular option. Dr. Piazza breaks it down in this video:

Dr Rocco Piazza discusses Breast Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer


  • Natural aesthetic
  • Long-lasting results
  • Combined liposuction benefit


  • Modest size increase (typically up to one cup size)
  • May require multiple procedures (2-3 sessions)
  • Requires sufficient donor fat on your body

Breast Implants


  • Greater volume increase potential
  • Single surgery and recovery period

Implant Considerations:

  • Less natural feel compared to fat transfer
  • Requires replacement surgery over time

The Right Choice for You

During a consultation at The Piazza Center, Dr. Piazza will discuss your goals, body type, and desired outcome. Together, you can determine if fat transfer, implants, or a combination approach is best for achieving your dream breasts. Dr. Piazza also utilizes fat transfer for breast reconstruction and revisions, showcasing its versatility.

Ready to Explore Your Options?

Contact The Piazza Center today to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Piazza. Let's discuss your breast augmentation goals and explore the possibilities of achieving beautiful, natural-looking results with fat transfer in Austin, TX.

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