Breast Augmentation Without Implants

Some patients wish to augment the shape of their breasts without the use of implants as the idea of a foreign object in their body, or the need for implant maintenance is unappealing. If so, a breast augmentation without implants procedure is available to achieve a preferable breast size, shape and position via a fat transfer process.

Patients can achieve a more desirable breast shape with fat that is taken from other areas of the body. This serves as a two-in-one procedure to slim other sections of the body while creating firmer, more well-positioned breasts that feel natural. In some cases, this procedure is combined with a breast lift to achieve specific results.

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What are the benefits of a breast augmentation without implants?

The breast augmentation without implants procedure often leads to minimal scarring and more natural feeling breasts. Patients with breasts that are not symmetrical will see improvement with greater fullness in the upper pole area.

The primary section of women who undergo this procedure is those who have completed breastfeeding and experienced an adverse effect on the aesthetic of their breasts as a result. As opposed to an implant-based procedure, this method offers a faster recovery time which also has positive effects on the section of the body which the fat is removed from.

The benefits of this procedure can be summarised as:

  • No foreign objects required in the body (implants)
  • A larger breast size
  • A more preferable breast position
  • Natural look and feel
  • Improved symmetry
  • An elevation of the nipples


This 21-year-old patient wanted to discuss using breast augmentation to alter the shape and size of their chest area.


A Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer was performed successfully, augmenting the shape and size of the patients’ chest area.

Performed By: Dr Ashley Granot (M0001026218) MBBS, FFMACCS (Med), FACP, FACNEM, ABBRM, MA5M Cosmetic Doctor, Melbourne

The breast augmentation without implants procedure often leads to minimal scarring and more natural feeling breasts.

Can I undergo this procedure prior to pregnancy or breastfeeding?

It is recommended that the breast augmentation without implants procedure is considered with certain lengths of time before or after pregnancy. For those who have recently given birth, a wait time of six months is preferred. If you are yet to have children but still wish to undergo this procedure, we recommend doing so two years prior to pregnancy.

No evidence suggests that this procedure has a negative effect on breastfeeding; however, prolonged breastfeeding may increase the likelihood of stretch marks.

The first step of any cosmetic journey with the team at Me Clinic is a consultation. During this time, we recommend that you inform us of any major lifestyle plans so we can account for them while forming the best cosmetic plan for you.

Why should I consider this procedure?

The breast augmentation without implants procedure is appropriate for women who:

  • Would like a fuller bust but do not wish to have implants
  • Have recently lost weight or breastfed which has left them with a feeling of “deflated” breasts
  • Have asymmetrical or tubular breasts
  • Are worried about a lack of self-confidence due to the aesthetic of their breasts

What does a breast augmentation without implants cost?

The cost of this procedure will depend on the specifics required to achieve your desired aesthetic result as well as the amount of fat that will need to be transferred. To determine the cost specific to your situation, a consultation with the talented surgeons at Me Clinic is required. We will examine the specific requirements of your procedure and provide a customised, no-obligation quote.

This procedure serves as a two-in-one procedure to slim other sections of the body while creating firmer, more well-positioned breasts that feel natural.

Why choose Me Clinic for my breast augmentation?

Many women trust the experienced Cosmetic Surgeons at Me Clinic with a range of breast surgeries not only due to their stunning portfolio of work but also the level of importance they place on results. Our team works in the best interest of the patient, taking all needs and your wellbeing. We share in the success of a positive outcome and will always recommend a more suitable surgery or different lifestyle regime if that is what is best for you.

The high-level of experience across our team of experts is due to many years of Cosmetic Surgery work and strict adherence to the highest code of ethics in surgery. We work closely with all of our patients to ensure they are comfortable with all elements of their procedure, and are confident our skillset will deliver their preferred outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a safe procedure?

Thousands of people undergo breast augmentations every year, and thanks to the many enhancements in surgical technology, the procedure is very safe. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but you will be well informed of these and completely comfortable before we proceed.

What type of anaesthetic is required?

The minimal impact of this procedure means only a general anaesthetic or light sedation is required.

How long will it take me to recover?

Every patient experiences a different healing rate but those with home or office-based computer roles will be able to return to normal activities relatively quickly. You will find that your upper arm movements will be restricted for a couple of weeks, meaning intense exercise or lifting should be avoided until the six-week mark.

Which area of my body will the fat be taken from?

The most common places for the fat harvest are thighs, hips or abdomen, but this will depend on the individual.

Will there be scarring?

All that is required for this procedure is a small 4-5cm incision underneath the breast, which will be hard to see, especially as it will fade over time.

Before proceeding with any surgical procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.

The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.

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