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Stem Cell Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation With Fat

Breast augmentation with implants is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world, but while the procedure is constantly being refined and improved, complications still do occur; the rate for revision surgery is high. Stem cell breast augmentation is the ultimate natural alternative to breast augmentation with implants with the added advantage of reducing fat from other areas of the patient’s body. With his expertise in fat grafting with stem cells, Dr. Renato Calabria has perfected his techniques with this procedure and has provided countless women with satisfyingly fuller, more youthful breasts.

Achieved With Stem Cell Breast Augmentation by Dr. Calabria

Body Fat

Stem cell breast augmentation is accomplished with the patient’s own body fat. Using liposuction techniques, excess fat is harvested from a troublesome area, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or back. The fat is then purified and injected with micro-cannulas into the breasts for augmentation. Along with their newly augmented breasts, patients experience the benefit of losing several inches of fat from the donor site. Clothing fits better, fatty areas are firmer, and the feminine shape of the body is more defined.


Stem cell breast augmentation adds youthful fullness to the breasts in a way that is natural in every sense of the word. The patient’s own fat is used and injected to create fullness that is natural to the touch and in appearance. Since fat is naturally and easily held in the breasts, this area is one of the best to receive stem cell fat injections.


The body treats both silicone or saline implants as foreign objects and will respond by forming scar tissue around them. While this is considered a normal part of the traditional breast augmentation process, up to 40 percent of patients develop scar tissue that hardens to the point of pain, deformity, and the need for breast revision surgery with implant exchange. Stem cell fat grafting avoids the risks associated with implants by using a natural source for augmentation that will not be rejected: the patient’s own fat.

What Does a Stem Cell Breast Augmentation Entail?

Stem cell breast augmentation begins with liposuction. Once general anesthesia has been effectively distributed, a cannula is inserted through small incisions (about an inch in length) in a fatty area of the body, such as the lower abdomen. Fat is gently removed from the body without destroying the necessary cells. The fat is then processed with a device that purifies the stem cells. Once this is complete, the purified stem cells and fatty tissue are injected strategically into the breasts for augmentation. The entire procedure is performed at one time and takes about four to six hours to complete.

The costs associated with stem cell breast augmentation surgery will vary depending on the extent of your procedure, cost of anesthesia, facility fees, and surgical fees. The U.S. national average surgeon fee for breast augmentation with fat grafting in 2015 was $4,103. Dr. Calabria will be able to provide a more accurate cost estimate for your unique procedure during your consultation.

Recovery from stem cell breast augmentation is typically much easier than recovery from breast augmentation using implants. Your recovery will depend on the extent of liposuction performed and the particular area that was liposuctioned. Patients typically plan for two weeks off from work but are often able to resume light routine activities after one week. Be sure to follow Dr. Calabria’s specific instructions regarding exercise so you do not interfere with healing and with the settling of the newly injected fat.

After the procedure, you will continue to see improvement in the weeks to come as the implanted fat gradually becomes part of your breasts. You can expect to see improvement in your breast size and volume. It can take six months or more for the full results to become apparent.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cell Breast Augmentation

Research has shown that fat-derived stem cells retain about 80 percent of their volume. Stem cell grafts have also shown higher amounts of adipose tissue and new connective tissue growth along with a lower risk for necrosis (death of body tissue) four months after the procedure. Although resorption is still a risk with stem cell breast augmentation, the vast majority of patients are highly satisfied with their results even after 12 months.
A concern with breast augmentation with fat grafting is that if fat necrosis occurs, it can leave behind remnants of tissue that mimic the appearance of calcification from cancer, and it can be difficult for radiologists to differentiate between the two. However, many improvements are being made in the area of cancer detection. If you have this procedure done, you can share that with your radiologist to avoid a potential misdiagnosis.
There may be some discomfort after surgery in the areas that have been liposuctioned, and your breasts may feel tight and uncomfortable initially. Medication that Dr. Calabria prescribes will help alleviate any pain and discomfort. Compression garments will also help significantly with pain and to reduce swelling.
Scarring with stem cell breast augmentation is minimal. Scars will remain only on the donor site areas from the liposuction phase of the procedure and will fade significantly over time.

Stem Cell Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos