Unparalleled experience in breast fat grafting in Sydney

Breast fat transfer, breast fat grafting or autologous breast fat transfer is a means of obtaining a breast augmentation as a more natural alternative to breast implants. This has the advantage of using your own fat that is removed with liposuction and then injected into the breasts. Dr Simone Matousek was one of the first surgeons to perform large volume breast augmentation with fat in Australia. Dr Simone Matousek saw the great potential of large volume fat grafting early on during her training over 12 years ago when the technique was not practised at all in Australia. Upon completion of her training, she travelled overseas to learn operative fat grafting directly from experts in the field which enabled her to develop her own fat grafting technique. As a result of her unparalleled breast fat grafting experience, she regularly has patients travel to Sydney from interstate or overseas for breast fat grafting procedures.

If you are from interstate or overseas you can send an email enquire to determine if you are suitable for the procedure. Not everyone has enough body fat to achieve good results with breast fat grafting alone. You might be suitable for a combination of breast fat grafting in conjunction with breast implants. In certain cases of breast asymmetry or people without much body fat on their chest and breastbone area, breast fat grafting can enhance a breast augmentation procedure with implants.

You can also book a skype consultation to determine if you are suitable to come to Sydney for the fat grafting procedure. You will need a face to face consultation prior to being able to book your surgery.

Fat grafting enables you to use your own fat to enhance your breasts, or reconstruct them after mastectomy, congenital malformations or to correct breast asymmetry.


Numerous studies of 15 years or greater attest to the safety of fat grafting.

Small harvest and injection scars

Injection and liposuction scars have the advantage of being smaller than the scars of a breast implant insertion.

Ability to use your own natural tissue instead of a device

The fat that takes behaves like living fat elsewhere in the body.

Fat grafting has multiple uses and is tailored to each individual patient

Fat grafting can be used in conjunction with implants to reduce their visibility, to replace tissue loss in revision breast implant surgery, to treat tuberous or constricted breasts, breast asymmetry and for breast cancer reconstruction.

 Breast fat grafting or breast fat transfer

Most frequently asked questions.

Breast fat grafting suitability

Who is a suitable candidate for breast fat grafting?

Most people will have adequate fat stores in certain areas of their body to enhance their breasts, even if they are slender.

A good candidate for breast fat transfer is someone who would like a subtle breast augmentation without large scars and does not like the idea of having breast implants. As well, people seeking liposuction and breast augmentation, can use the removed fat to augment their breasts or buttocks at the same time.

A small number of patients will be too thin to achieve reasonable results. If you feel you could be in this category, you are welcome to email some details of your weight and photographs for assessment of your suitability prior to booking a consultation to simone@drsimonematousek.com


Who are ideal candidates for breast fat grafting?

People who have had problems with breast implants such as hardening or capsular contracture or simply do not wish to have multiple exchanges of implants during their lifetime.

Patients who feel their body is disproportionate in one area compared to another as fat grafting works to redistribute fat. Once grafted, the fat behaves like living fat from the grafted area.

Which patients may be better served with a breast fat graft rather than with breast implants?

Patients with breast asymmetry may not want to have breast implants, especially if one breast is an adequate size and shape. It is rare to be able to achieve a good correction of breast asymmetry with an implant on the smaller side only. A breast implant always sits higher than the non implanted side, therefore the majority of patients who have breast asymmetry corrected with implants end up having one in both breasts.

Patients who are in their teens with a constricted or tuberous breast who have severe asymmetry in clothing and swimwear may benefit from early release and correction with breast fat grafting without committing to a big decision such as breast implants at such a young age.

Why is fat grafting beneficial in almost all tuberous breast patients?

Tuberous breasts typically present with not only constriction of the breast (especially the lower pole) and a high tight inframammary fold, and usually some breast asymmetry. Fat transfer helps maintain release of the tight fold and lower pole constriction and assist with maintaining this correction much better than an open release alone with reduced rates of double bubble deformity. This is where tight tissues springs back to their original position following release and indent the implant across its surface creating the appearance of two folds.  Tissue lack in the lower pole of the breast and cleavage area and precise asymmetry correction is helped with a fat transfer even if breast implants are used.

Read more here about tuberous and constricted breasts

How do I know if I have enough fat stores for breast fat transfer?

Usually if people are able to grab a handful above the underwear line and two handfuls below the belly button in the stomach area area a rough guide.

Elite athletes typically have minimal fat stores and are constantly replacing fat with muscle and tend to not have great success with fat transfer.

People who fluctuate a lot in weight are not suitable candidates for fat transfer until they achieve a stable weight.

Advantages of breast fat transfer

What are the advantages of breast fat transfer over breast augmentation with implants?

-Small scars less than 1cm, usually hidden in body creases (typically two  per liposuction site, two in the inframammary breast crease and one in the armpit)

-A breast implant can always be felt and does not feel natural, fat grafting blends in and feels like a natural breast

-Ability to reshape breasts that are constricted or tuberous (a congenital breast condition) with a release with minimal scarring and with the constriction less likely to recur with interposed fat

-Ability to match asymmetry much more precisely than with implants if only one breast requires surgery

-Fat grafting generally allows for a faster recovery (no specific exercise or movement restrictions);recovery is limited only by pain which varies from individual to individual. A recovery from breast implants involves restrictions to upper body exercise for some time.

-Fat is removed from areas where it may be disproportionately deposited or difficult to lose through diet and exercise 

-No need for removal or exchange of devices down the track (an implant is not a lifetime device).

Although a fat graft may not give the same volume as an implant in one session, and is more costly as it is more time consuming, it has the advantage of not requiring removal and replacement in the future which is eventually required  for breast implants which have an average lifespan of 10 years.

Is a breast fat graft better than breast implants?

Dr Simone Matousek still performs many breast augmentations with implants alone. Current breast implants have improved and are much softer and available in many shapes and sizes. These are still the best option for very slender people who simply do not have adequate fat stores. People wanting a very large size with one operation or those requiring a significant degree of breast lift may also be more suitable for implants.

Ultimately it is up to the patient to weigh up the pros and cons of breast fat grafting vs breast implants. Many patients may be suitable for either and it is up to them to work out why one may work better for them. Dr Simone can advise and present you with the options and show you before and afters which are similar to your body type to help you decide.

The advantage of seeing a surgeon who has extensive experience in both fat grafting and breast implants is that you can be given an outline of what is involved with either procedure and a recommendation as to which is the best choice for you. 

Breast fat transfer and breast implants

How can a fat graft be beneficial in patients with breast implants?

Although some very thin patients may not have enough fat for a breast augmentation with fat transfer alone, they may have just enough to be injected into regions where their breast implants are visible. This can often occur in the cleavage area or upper part of the implant if there has been weight loss after surgery.  It is also useful for implants that have been placed for breast reconstruction after mastectomy where there is little tissue coverage or revision breast implant surgery. 

This can be done at the same time as breast augmentation with implants or subsequent to this.

How can fat grafting be beneficial in revision breast augmentation surgery?

Dr Simone Matousek specialises in revision breast augmentation surgery with a combination of fat grafting and breast implants. Breast implants that have been in for some time thin and stretch the overlying tissues. With each exchange of breast implants, there is a need to remove some of the capsule at least (capsulectomy) which further thins the overlying tissues.

Fat grafting can be beneficial in masking the visibility of implants in revision breast implant surgery and dealing with small asymmetries. 

Can I exchange my breast implants for a breast fat graft?

Breast implants can be exchanged with fat grafting. For those with larger implants this will require more than one session of fat transfer to achieve a result close to their original volume.

It is best to perform a breast implant removal first and then return to do the first fat graft a minimum of three months later. This allows for fluid to resolve from the breast and the cavity from the breast implant to close down. For a fat graft to work, it must be placed in very small amounts next to another area of living fat (micro-grafting). If fat grafting is attempted at the same time as a removal, a portion of the fat can end up in the cavity and not taking. Especially in people with limited fat stores, fat should not be wasted like this, as it will take much better if the breast is allowed to heal after an implant removal. .

Many breast implant patients are slender and have limited fat stores. It is therefore better to do the fat transfer after the removal of implants has settled and the graft bed is more ideal. In fact, the blood supply to the area is probably increased in the months after the removal and the tissue is still expanded from the implant removal. Therefore the 3-6 month mark following an implant removal is the best time to perform fat grafting. It can still be performed at any stage after the removal, however, the expansion effect from the implant will have been partially lost.

In patients where implants have provided a degree of lift, fat graft will not provide the same as it is not as firm as a breast implant. Patients need to consider they may require a fat graft and a breast lift or mastopexy if this is the case.

Breast lift or mastopexy and breast implants

Can I combine a mastopexy or breast lift with a breast fat graft?

It is possible to perform a small fat transfer during mastopexy or breast lift, however, even small amounts of fat do not survive as well when performed during mastopexy. This is because a mastopexy reduces the blood supply to the area due to the cuts made to lift and reposition the breast tissue.

However, to try and do a large volume fat transfer and breast lift is not recommended. During a mastopexy, tissues are maximally tightened and lifted to achieve the greatest possible degree of lift. Tight tissues do not provide a good fat graft bed as the looser the tissues, the better the fat survival.

Generally it is better to perform mastopexy first and then fat graft later.  Many patients will be happy with the tissue rearrangement and lift provided by a mastopexy alone and may not need a subsequent fat graft so in most cases the breast lift is done first. This is why a breast lift is also known as an auto-augmentation, as this tissue rearrangement makes the breast appear larger.

Can a fat graft lift or correct a ptotic breast?

Fat graft is soft and does not have the lifting capacity of a breast implant. Breast implants also have limited lifting capacity and neither breast implants nor fat grafting are suitable for correction of significant ptosis.

Whilst the volume of a fat graft may have a subtle lifting effect on the breasts, for patients with significant ptosis (ie nipple-areola sitting well below the breast crease) a fat transfer will not give an adequate lift. In a breast that is significantly stretched out and where the nipple-areola sits low, fat grafting is not able to achieve adequate reshaping and will probably not lead to desirable aesthetic results without the combination of a breast lift.

Safety of breast fat transfer

Is breast fat grafting safe?

Early on when Dr Simone was one of the first surgeons in Australia performing fat grafting many patients were misinformed that it was dangerous, did not work or that there was no insurance cover to perform the surgery. This was despite it being standard practice in Europe and the United States. Breast cancer surgeons have since adopted the technique which has been demonstrated to be perfectly safe following lumpectomy, with long term studies showing no increased cancer risk. Here is a  publication on the safety of fat grafting showing no increased risk of breast cancer in a peer-reviewed journal, Plastic and reconstructive surgeryLipofilling does not increase breast cancer recurrence risk

There is still much misinformation about fat grafting, particularly in Australia where the technique is still not as widely practised as it is elsewhere in the world. Much of this comes from people who have little or no experience with the technique.

In fact the only evidence for a cancer associated with breast augmentation is a very rare cancer (BIA-ALCL) related to breast augmentation with breast implants.

What is done prior to fat grafting to ensure the safety of the procedure?

Although there is no evidence that breast fat transfer increases the risk of breast cancer breast screening is done to ensure a clear picture of the breast is gained prior to surgery. 

A pre-operative screening MRI is required for all patients and mammogram or ultrasound (depending on age).  This allows there to be a comparison in the event of any changes to the breast following fat transfer. 

Scientific studies have shown it is easy to identify any concerning lumps in the breast compared to grafted fat. In fact, more abnormal areas due to fat necrosis are found after breast reduction surgery or breast lifting  (common standard plastic surgery procedures) compared with fat grafting. Here is a link to an article in a scientific peer-reviewed journal demonstrating this Mammographic changes after fat transfer to the breast compared with changes after breast reduction: a blinded study.

Is the success of fat grafting technique dependent?

Fat grafting was rejected by plastic surgeon in the 1980s and earlier as the techniques used then meant the fat ended up lumpy and died. Refinements in how the fat is harvested and handled have led to improved take results and much lower rates of fat necrosis (or death of the fat).

The way the fat is harvested and handled after removal is paramount in achieving good take rates. It is known the fat needs to be harvested as atraumatically as possible, the blood, oil and fluid needs to be removed prior to injection through centrifuging and then it needs to be grafted in tiny amounts (micro-grafts) throughout the breasts.

In order to ensure your fat transfer surgeon has adequate experience, ask how many years they have been performing large v0lume fat transfer and where they learned the technique. Dr Simone is one of the most experienced fat transfer surgeons in Australia and has spent several years perfecting her technique.

Stem cells and fat grafting

Is this a stem cell fat graft?

Machines that select out stem cells is an ongoing area of fat grafting research, however, these machines have never gained widespread use in breast fat grafting. Fat itself is a rich source of  stem cells, and by centrifuging it, the amount of stem cells does increase in the injected fat. However, currently there insufficient evidence of the safety and efficacy of  fat augmented with large numbers of stem cells by the use of such devices. Most published clinical trials and safety data regarding fat grafting have been done on patients with centrifuged fat, not with stem cell augmented fat. The current method of fat grafting achieves very good results, without needing to do this. No other experienced fat grafting pioneers have adopted such devices in their practices. 

If people are calling a procedure a “stem-cell fat graft” it usually just means a standard fat graft using a centrifuge. In limited experimental centres overseas, they may in fact be using fat that is truly enhanced with a stem cell device.

Does platelet rich plasma improve fat graft survival rates?

There is no evidence that platelet rich plasma improves take rates in large volume fat grafting of the breast or buttock. 

Multiple fat transfer sessions

How many sessions of fat transfer are required?

Many patients are happy with the modest augmentation achieved with a single fat transfer.

People wanting a large breast augmentation or for breast reconstruction after mastectomy (especially those who have had radiotherapy) will need more than one session.

Constricted or tuberous breasts usually require more than one session as the tissue are abnormally tight and difficult to release and expand adequately with one session.

Some procedures need to be staged (ie a breast lift or mastopexy and breast implant removal) followed by a fat transfer.

How soon after a fat graft to the breast can I have a second surgery?

The earliest a second fat graft can be performed is at 3 months post the previous fat transfer session. Usually giving the tissues a bit more time to relax is better, and waiting until the 6 months mark at least tends to be better.  

If the same liposuction harvest site is to be used, it is more ideal to wait six to twelve months so it is fully settled.

Longevity of fat tranfer results

Does fat transfer last?

Current studies suggest with newer techniques of handling the fat, it will last provided a stable weight is maintained and there are no major hormonal changes.

Large changes in weight will affect the results as the breast fat graft once taken behaves like living fat in the rest of the body.  Therefore if weight is gained post-surgery the fat grafted breasts will enlarge; if it is lost, the breast size will reduce.

If patients are planning to lose weight, this should be done prior to surgery.

There is no point gaining weight before surgery as in most people who maintain a relatively stable weight throughout their life, it is likely to gravitate back to the original weight post-surgery, and then volume will be lost from the breasts.

How much of the fat survives?

On average, about 70% of the fat lasts according to current statistics of major fat grafters around the world.

Nevertheless, fat grafting take is unpredictable. While certain pre-operative factors may make someone more or less likely to get better take, these are not guaranteed and there are still individuals who take much better or much worse than expected.

Not losing weight or not vigorously exercising away the fat at any stage after the fat transfer is the most effective thing a person can do to maintain results.

Breast fat transfer preparation

Do breast expanders help with fat graft take?

Breast expansion devices have been used to improve results in fat grafting and have significant evidence to show they do improve fat graft take. They are useful in tight breasts, smaller breasts and mastectomies.  They require commitment to wearing the device as instructed.

The first such device was the BRAVA, the Breast Enhancement and Shaping System, invented by Dr Roger Khouri whom Dr Simone Matousek has visited and originally learned fat grafting from.

This device has been superseded by a newer device, the EVE, which allows for more rapid expansion. The disadvantages of the original device were prolonged expansion times and skin sensitivity issues which has been addressed with the newer device.

The EVE is currently not available in Australia, however, more information about this device can be found here.

Is there anything I can do to ensure better fat graft take?

Making sure you are a stable weight prior to surgery is extremely important. You should be at your ideal weight or slightly less. This way, if there is slight weight gain post surgery, the graft will take better and end up growing.

Exercise habits should be stable and there should be no major plans to drastically increase this following surgery as this risks fat graft loss.

Stability in exercise and diet are essential prior to a fat graft.

If I don't have enough fat stores should I try to gain weight before fat grafting surgery?

Unless you are permanently planning to remain at this increased weight for good, this is not really a good solution to inadequate fat stores. Most patients who are naturally slender will gravitate back to their lighter weight and risk losing the fat graft when this happens.

Eating more in the immediate post-operative period is helpful in maximising take.

Fat grafting technique and surgery

How does fat grafting work?

Fat transfer techniques have significantly improved over the past decade due to more careful harvesting, handling and injection techniques for the fat.

It is centrifuged after removal, which means unnecessary fluid is removed, concentrating the fat to the most effective portion to inject. It is then injected through very fine cannulas into the breast and spread and layered in a very precise manner in micro-droplets to ensure all the fat cells have a good blood supply to survive.

Older techniques did not use these refinements, therefore in the past, the fat did not survive as well.

At the moment, studies show up to  75%  and sometimes even more of grafted fat survives (so overcorrection is required). This has been confirmed with follow-up MRI studies of patients which demonstrate grafted fat.

What techniques does Dr Simone use for fat transfer?

Dr Simone uses specialised equipment to harvest and inject the fat (microcannulas) and has a custom made centrifuge with the ideal G force to not damage the fat graft.

Use of small cannulas also minimises the risk of liposuction defects.

She is an expert at reshaping and release of the breast in combination with micro fat grafting.

What about liposuction options?

The fat is initially harvested through minimal trauma with low pressure suction. Fine cannulas are used throughout the procedure to minimise liposuction defects.

Following harvest VASER ultrasonic skin tightening liposuction is used. The time spent using this device and the settings used are tailored to the individual patient and depend on how much fat has been removed from a given area, age and skin quality. Depending on the degree of skin laxity,  For people with problematic skin that may not tighten up well after liposuction, the VASER ultrasonic skin tightening device can be used following fat harvest in these cases.

VASER liposuction is superior to standard liposuction which only relies on microtrauma to achieve skin retraction. VASER uses ultrasound technology to allow more precise contouring of an area as well as tighter and smoother skin. Renuvion or J-plasma is another skin tightening tool available to address potential loose skin. It can be used alone or in conjunction with VASER.
Using a finer cannula and spending time precisely skin tightening across an entire area means improved contour. This method adds time to any procedure as use of large cannulas and no skin tightening leads to a shorter but less precisely executed procedure. Significant amounts of fat removal will result in loose skin if some form of skin tightening technology is not used.

Recovery time after fat grafting

How long does it take to recover after breast fat grafting surgery?

Patients are up and walking the day of surgery. Most fat gratings can be performed as day surgery. All breast fat grafts are performed in an accredited private hospital under general anaesthesia. This is the safest and most comfortable way of undergoing liposuction and fat transfer.

Dr Simone Matousek works in conjunction with an anaesthetist who is focused on ensuring your post-operative pain is well controlled and minimal.  Local anaesthetics are injected in liposuctioned areas which provides good pain control. 

There will only be very light dressings on the breasts where the cannula entry points for injection have been placed. This are waterproof and showering is permitted. You are placed into your compression garment straight after surgery and wake up in it. It can be removed for showering and short periods.

Bruising varies from patient to patient but should resolve in most by 2-3 weeks.

Some patients have returned to work within a few days. Although this is not the norm especially for more active jobs, and many will require longer, there are no specific restrictions to movement. Movement is restricted due to pain, mainly in the liposuction sites which is largely variable from patient to patient. Taking regular post-operative pain relief is important in controlling this.

Pain is dependent on the number and size of liposuction sites as well as individual variations in the pain response.

What do I need to do during the recovery phase?

A compression garment needs to be worn on the liposuction sites for six weeks following surgery. These are skin tight and can be worn under clothes without being very visible. These are essential to control swelling and bruising and ensure that the liposuction result is the best that it can be.

No compression should be worn on the breasts for the first few weeks. Only loose crop tops should be worn, however, ideally nothing at all except loose clothing in the immediate post-operative period.

A healthy diet maintaining a stable or slightly increased weight is recommended in the post-operative phase.

Any extreme exercise regimens or diets should be established and stable before surgery.

Lymphatic massage can be beneficial post liposuction and fat grafting and can be commenced during the first week post-operatively. It can help reduce swelling and improve mobility. Whilst not compulsory, it is recommended for larger amounts of liposuction and can assist with recovery. Dr Simone can refer you to an independent lymphatic massage specialist to have this treatment as it is not performed within the practice. It is at an additional cost to the surgery.

What are the exercise restrictions after fat transfer?

One of the overriding advantages of breast fat transfer compared with breast implants are the small incisions and more rapid healing time of these. There are no major restrictions to exercise after the surgery once the wounds have been checked and are exposed from dressings, usually within one week.

Exercise is mainly limited due to pain, which is highly variable and usually dependent on the liposuction sites and volume as breast pain is minimal.

Medicare item numbers and fat grafting

Are there Medicare item numbers for breast fat grafting surgery?

There are Medicare item numbers for breast fat grafting for congenital breast problems and breast reconstruction after cancer.

You must fulfil certain criteria listed below to qualify. 

45534- Fat grafting for one breast (unilateral) 

Autologous fat grafting, unilateral service (harvesting, preparation and injection of adipocytes) if:

(a) the autologous fat grafting is for one or more of the following purposes:

(i) the correction of defects arising from treatment and prevention of breast cancer in patients with contour defects, greater than or equal to 20% volume asymmetry, post‑treatment pain or poor prosthetic coverage;

(ii) the preparation of post mastectomy thin or irradiated skin flaps in patients intending to have breast reconstruction;

(iii) breast reconstruction in breast cancer patients;

(iv) the correction of developmental disorders of the breast; and

(b) photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes

Up to a total of 4 services per side (for total treatment of a single breast), other than a service associated with a service to which item 45006 or 45012 applies

45535- Fat grafting to both breasts

Autologous fat grafting, bilateral service (harvesting, preparation and injection of adipocytes) if:

(a) the autologous fat grafting is for one or more of the following purposes:

(i) the correction of defects arising from treatment and prevention of breast cancer in patients with contour defects, greater than or equal to 20% volume asymmetry, post‑treatment pain or poor prosthetic coverage;

(ii) the preparation of post mastectomy thin or irradiated skin flaps in patients intending to have breast reconstruction;

(iii) breast reconstruction in breast cancer patients;

(iv) the correction of developmental disorders of the breast; and

(b) photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes

Up to a total of 4 services, other than a service associated with a service to which item 45006 or 45012 applies

Is it worth getting insurance for fat grafting surgery?

If you have congenital breast problems such as tuberous or constricted breast or require breast reconstruction after cancer it is definitely worth taking out private health insurance. These conditions typically require multiple fat grafts and Medicare and your health insurance will cover up to four sessions. Multiple sessions have much greater results than trying to squeeze the same results into less sessions.

Prior to taking out your policy, ensure that you have one of the higher levels of cover because not all private hospital policies will cover these item numbers.

Fat grafting following breast implants that were removed after being  placed for cosmetic reasons is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.

How much of my procedure will be covered by Medicare or my private insurer?

The main advantage of private health insurance is that it covers the surgical time and hospital stay which are a significant portion of the cost (not including the excess).  They will cover up to four sessions for congenital breast problems or breast cancer.  There are still gaps for the surgery and the anaesthetist and these are time based. You will receive an itemised quote once assessed.

If you are not privately insured, none of the hospital costs or surgical time are covered. There is still a small rebate from Medicare for the surgical fee and anaesthetist.

Fat grafting to other sites at the same time as a breast fat graft

Can I have a fat graft to the face at the same time as my breast fat graft?

Fat grafting can be beneficial in other areas of the body, particularly the face. If you have used facial fillers in the past, fat is an alternative option. As it is your own tissue, in a lot of ways it is superior to synthetic fillers. Fat is good for replacing the volume loss that occurs with ageing or weight loss and this can be done at the same time as a larger volume fat graft without adding much operative time. As a stand alone procedure, it can be more expensive than filler which can be done in the rooms at a lesser cost and in some areas, can be almost as effective . If interested, you can enquire with Dr Simone at the time of your consultation if you are a candidate for  fat transfer to the face.

In which other body sites can fat graft be injected?

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) or buttock fat augmentation can be performed at the same time as a breast fat graft if there are enough fat stores. However, this leads to longer surgical and therefore increased recovery times. It also presents challenges for recovery as it is ideal to recover from a buttock fat augmentation by lying on the tummy, whilst this is not ideal for a fat graft.

Almost any soft tissue and even some bony defects can be corrected with fat transfer. Congenital asymmetries of the chest wall in males, post-traumatic defects and burns scarring are just some examples of situations where fat grafting can be of benefit. Fat transfer has been shown to remodel and reduce scarring and improve skin radiotherapy changes.

Interstate and international patients for breast fat grafting in Sydney

I do not live in Sydney and fat grafting is not available near where I live. How do I arrange a fat graft in Sydney?

Dr Simone regularly has requests from interstate patients for consultations and surgery due to her extensive experience with fat grafting. Skype consults are an option as a preliminary way of assessing if you are suitable for the procedure. Click here for more information on how to arrange a consultation and surgery if you live outside Sydney. 

How do I arrange accommodation and how soon can I fly home after a fat graft?

Dr Simone’s practice is in central Sydney and about 20 minutes from the domestic airport. It is easily accessible by public transport. There are plenty of accommodation options around.

You must stay overnight in the hospital the first night after your surgery if you are unaccompanied.  You may be a day surgery patient if you are collected from the hospital by a friend or relative and they remain with you for the first night.

Some patients who are a short plane flight away (ie less than 2 hours) have been able to fly home the next day following a fat graft. Staying one night minimum is recommended for shorter flights. Longer flights should probably remain a few days.

What about aftercare for my breast fat graft if I am not from Sydney?

There are only a few sutures and very small wounds to manage after a fat graft. Most local general practitioners can assist with this. Dr Simone Matousek liases with your local doctor to ensure the correct aftercare. Skype, telephone or email follow up is available as needed.

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