The California Breast Lift is a procedure which transfers unwanted fat
from the abdomen or thighs to the breasts.
Advantages of Using Your Own Body Fat
Fat cells are natural and native to your own body, not foreign.
Harvesting of fat by liposuction has the added benefit to enhance your
shape by removing unwanted fat zones
The breast can be shaped or sculpted in more detail than is possible with
Minimal incisions reduce the possibility and degree of scarring
No implant is used, therefore there is never a need for replacement, and
there is no risk of rupture, hardening, or rippling
Recovery time is faster: about 1 week and usually less discomfort than
As a general rule, surgeons with extensive experience in grafting large
volumes of fat are most likely to obtain the best results. We believe
fat transfer should only be performed by surgeons certified by the American
Board of Plastic Surgery that have experience in fat grafting. Few plastic
surgeons have this experience. This ensures that your surgeon has advanced
knowledge and technical familiarity, but also the subtle anatomy and aesthetics
of breast augmentation.
Am I a Candidate for a California Breast Lift?
Any woman who has considered breast augmentation, a breast lift, or breast
reconstruction but does not want to do so with an artificial implant is
an excellent candidate for the California Breast Lift. This alternative
to breast implants makes use of
fat grafting (also known as
lipoinjection), using the patient's own body fat to enhance and augment the breasts.
This means that the California Breast Lift comes without the potential
issues associated with saline or silicone implants such as hardness, rippling,
Candidates for a California Breast Lift include:
Any woman who is healthy
Women with sufficient body fat for the procedure
Women considering breast augmentation who wish to be one cup size larger
Women who have had breast augmentation or reconstruction but who lack fullness
or have contour concerns. Fat transfer can further enhance and reshape
your breasts while smoothing out visible or palpable edges of breast implants.
This will disguise implant rippling and wrinkling.
Women with normal mammography
How is a California Breast Lift Performed?
The California Breast Lift is basically performed in two steps:
Harvesting the fat: Fat is removed from your abdomen, hips, "love handles" or other
areas using a fine cannula similar to the one used for liposuction but
skinnier. This fat is rinsed with sterile saline solution and then packaged
into syringes and prepared for transfer. Approximately 20% of fat removed
is suitable and available for fat grafting.
Fat transfer into the breasts: The prepared fat is injected in small amounts at a time and widely distributed
within the layers of the breast so that these living fat cells can pick
up a healthy new blood supply.
Request a Consultation
To ask a specific question about the California Breast Lift, or to simply
get more information, please call us and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff.