The breasts you’ve always wanted — without implants!

Do you want to subtly enhance your breasts? Achieve the breasts you want thanks to our team of in-demand and well-known breast augmentation surgeons.

At Karidis Clinic, you’ll benefit from VIP treatment, luxurious facilities and a bespoke service. Your comfort and outstanding breast augmentation results are our priority.

What is breast augmentation with fat transfer?

Breast augmentation with fat is a procedure that increases the size of your breasts using your own fat.

The procedure of transferring fat to the breasts to augment size and shape is known by several different names;

t is also called a natural breast augmentation, fat transfer breast augmentation, breast enlargement fat transfer, lipofilling or lipomodelling.

Fat Transfer to the Breasts London

Subtle, natural enhancement

Natural breast augmentation has been performed for many years as an alternative to enhancing the breasts with breast implants, but now it’s becoming increasingly popular. More and more women desire a subtle, natural augmentation without the potential complications caused by inserting a ‘foreign body’ into the breast.

Breast augmentation with fat transfer, also known as breast fat grafting, can also restore volume and shape to your breasts that have been lost as part of the ageing process, weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding. It reduces some of the risks associated with breast implant augmentation and patients can expect long-lasting results.

Your talented surgeons

Our surgeons have many years of plastic surgery experience, with impressive career histories and finely honed skills.

With over 25 years’ plastic surgery experience, Our fat transfer specialist consultant Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe, MB.Bch, FRCS FRCS(Plast), has an impressive career history and finely honed skills. 

Alongside his private plastic surgery practice, Mr Ho-Asjoe holds a Consultant NHS post specialising in microsurgical breast reconstruction. He utilises the high level of surgical expertise and technical skill that breast reconstruction surgery requires when performing cosmetic breast surgery.

“As a leading surgeon in this area, Mr Ho-Asjoe brings a wealth of experience and skill to every breast augmentation with fat procedure. His results speak for themselves.”


During the consultation with your surgeon, your suitability for the fat transfer breast augmentation procedure will be assessed:

  • You should be at or near ideal your body weight – this isn’t suitable for you if you don’t have excess fat for harvesting
  • You shouldn’t be planning on losing any more weight in the future as it will affect your results
  • Not suitable if you have sagging – you may need a breast lift
  • Not suitable if you’re expecting a significant increase in your cup size – you usually get a half to one full cup size increase and may require more than one procedure

By choosing Karidis for your procedure you’ll have access to a whole team with different areas of expertise. This allows you to combine treatments and procedures to have them at the same time — which has many knock-on benefits — including the practicality of consolidating your recovery time.  

The benefits of your fat transfer to your breasts at Karidis Clinic

✔ Boost your self-confidence: get your ‘old self’ back with our holistic support

✔ Get a natural-looking result: your surgeon will use experience and skill

✔ Enjoy exceptional care: five-star consultancy and aftercare 

✔ A bespoke service: we treat you as an individual

✔ Enjoy peace of mind: our skilled surgeons are highly experienced 

Combine treatments: we have a team of expert surgeons 

Your patient guide: fat transfer to the breasts Fat Transfer to the Breasts Patient Guide

Karidis offer you expert cosmetic surgery and aftercare in London, from some of the best, most highly skilled medical professionals

Our fat transfer breast augmentation before and after images highlight our exceptional results — take a look!

Ready for your enhanced, natural looking breasts?

Make an enquiry and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can.

Chat to our friendly team on 0207 432 8727

Quick Reference


45 - 100 minutes

Anaesthesia Used

Local or general

Hospital Stay

Day case but can stay overnight if preferred

Pre Admission Tests

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG, +/- mammogram/ultrasound


2 - 4 weeks


1 week


6 weeks

Final Result

2 - 3 months


Breast size and shape

FAQs for Fat Transfer to the Breasts

Fat is carefully harvested from one area of your body, typically your waist, stomach or thighs, and transferred to the breasts to increase volume or enhance shape.

During your consultation with your surgeon, they will assess your suitability for the fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. Ideally, you’ll be near your ideal body weight, but you’ll have some excess fat tissue available for harvesting. You mustn’t be planning to lose a great deal of weight in the future as that will affect your long-term results.

Your expectations will also be assessed as the fat transfer breast augmentation produces a much more subtle enhancement which won’t be suitable for you if you want to increase your cup size significantly. Fat transfer to the breasts is also a fantastic procedure for correcting asymmetrical breasts.

There are many reasons why you may consider a fat transfer to your breasts as an alternative to breast implants. In recent years, there have been some concerns over breast implants — although this is continually being assessed by the UK government health regulatory agency, the MHRA (their current advice is that they are still considered a safe device).

One of the issues with breast implants, though, is that it is a foreign object and the body reacts by encapsulating the breast in tissue and this can result in the breast implant becoming hard or misshapen, a complication known as capsular contracture. The body will not react in the same way to autologous fat being transferred from another part of the body to the breast.

Breast implants are also not considered a lifetime device and you may require further surgery in the future to replace or remove your implants. Fat that has been transferred successfully to the breasts should remain there permanently. You’ll also see better definition in the areas where the fat has been removed.

Typically, fat transfer to the breasts is a less invasive procedure than a breast augmentation with implants and requires less recovery. Your scars will be minimal, both in the area where the fat is taken and also the breasts.

First, your surgeon will remove fat from the donor area by liposuctioning the fat tissue. It is then processed to remove any impurities and then carefully injected into your breasts to restore volume. Some of the transplanted fat tissue will fail to graft, which means it will just be naturally reabsorbed by the body, so usually, the breasts will be ‘overfilled’.

Over the next few months, your final results will emerge, and you should go up a half a cup size to one full cup size. It’s perfectly safe for you to undergo a repeat procedure and many women have more than one session to achieve the results they desire.

There’ll be some bruising and soreness in the area of the body where the fat was taken, but this will subside over the next week or two. Recovery is generally quicker after fat transfer to the breasts than if implants are used.

Learn more about your breast augmentation recovery timeline.

This is a relatively new approach, where breast implants are combined with fat transfer. There are many reasons why a hybrid breast augmentation might be the appropriate choice for you. It allows your plastic surgeon to sculpt your breasts in a way that isn’t always possible with breast implants alone. A round implant can be used and then fat transfer is used to produce a more natural shape and increased volume in the upper part of your breast.

Furthermore, breast implants can feel very heavy and impact your skin elasticity over time. If you want a larger augmentation, then combining fat transfer with a smaller implant will mean less trauma to your breasts while achieving the same increase in size.

If you are contemplating a breast implant replacement you may also decide to have a hybrid breast augmentation. It means your breast implants can be exchanged for a smaller, lighter implant but any discrepancy in size can be addressed with fat transfer. Alternatively, you may not wish to have your breast implants exchanged but instead removed altogether and a breast uplift and fat transfer combination procedure may be performed.

Your fat transfer breast augmentation will require the skills of your surgeon, the hospital theatre team and an anaesthetist and the safety and care provided by an experienced hospital team.  

Our fees for the day of your surgery include all of these as well as access to your dedicated patient journey app and post-operative nurse once you are home. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care and you can call us or come to see us as many times as you like with your questions relating to this procedure. We also give you access to our Practice Coach who will help you through your journey and prepare you for a successful and speedy recovery.

Let us know what you need and we’ll give you a detailed quotation after you have seen your surgeon and discussed exactly what you need at your consultation.

0207 432 8727