The "SAFER" Method of Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer Australia has developed the “SAFER” method of Fat Transfer to help ensure optimum results.


stands for Selection of the appropriate donor sites. Some women have an area of fat excess that they would like reduced (such as, on the hips, thighs or abdomen). In this case, this area is used preferentially as a donor site. Some women do not have any obvious areas of excess fat! In this situation, deep pockets of fat from known selected sites are harvested.


stands for Aspiration. The fat is aspirated using specialised aspiration equipment at a vacuum pressure designed to yield sufficient fat and yet not damage the fat cells. Note that the technique used is different from liposuction, which is designed to destroy and eliminate the delicate fat cells!


stands for Fat Purification. The small nests of fat cells are put through multiple washing and filtration cycles so that only the purest fat is used in the grafting process. A physiological fluid is used to maximise fat cell survival.


stands for Enhancement. Fat Transfer to the breast enables a surgeon not only to increase the breast volume but also to improve the breast shape. Thus the fat can be grafted selectively into areas such as the upper pole and the cleavage in order to enhance these areas preferentially. In this way Fat Transfer is superior to breast augmentation with implants. In fact, women with implants often have fat transferred to enhance their cleavage or to reduce visibility of the implants.


stands for Regeneration and Rejuvenation. Once the fat has developed its own blood supply, it has the capacity to grow and thereby further enlarge the breast.