When it comes to achieving fuller breasts and rejuvenating tired-looking facial features, going under the knife was the mainstream option. Now, a cosmetic treatment known as fat grafting or fat transfer, which involves transferring fat from one part of the body to another, has caught on among Singaporeans looking for a more “natural” alternative to enhance their figure or looks.

Dr Leo Kah Woon, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, who did the fat grafting for Ms Lim, described fat grafting as a “two-in-one” procedure: Using liposuction techniques, unwanted fat is harvested from areas such as the tummy, buttocks and thighs. After the extracted fat is processed to remove blood and body fluid, it is then re-injected into selected areas.

Doctors TODAY spoke to said the minimally invasive procedure, which does not require the use of synthetic materials or implants, can be used to slightly increase the volume of the breasts for a fuller bustline. It is usually done as a day surgery procedure under intravenous sedation, said Dr Leo.