Natural Breast Augmentation

Have you ever wished you could take unwanted fat from one area of your body and move it someplace else? Now you can, with Dr. Hoffman’s natural breast augmentation. San Jose and Palo Alto women often choose this procedure to enhance their breasts in a more natural way without the use of breast implants. The result is larger breasts that look and feel very real since no synthetic materials are used.

With natural breast augmentation Dr. Hoffman uses fat grafting to produce a subtle change in breast volume, usually the difference of about 1 cup size. Fat is taken from an area where there is extra to spare, usually the stomach, thighs or buttocks. This provides the added benefit of removing unwanted fat from one spot while using it to enhance your natural curves. The results are typically noticeable and natural, but not as significant as what can be accomplished through breast implants.

Only an experienced surgeon should perform your breast enlargement. Dr. Hoffman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has an outstanding reputation for creating beautiful results through cosmetic surgery. To learn more, request a consultation online or call us at  (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 371-1118 (Campbell) to schedule an appointment.

The SVELT Procedure

Dr. Hoffman offers natural breast augmentation using small-volume elective liposuction transfer (SVELT). It is an excellent option for women who want to gradually increase their breast size over the course of several appointments. Most patients are curious about this option and have a number of questions.


What is the advantage of undergoing a series of smaller fat grafts?

  • Relatively quick and comfortable
  • Increased fat survival1
  • Gradual, subtle results
  • You can drive yourself home immediately

Am I a good candidate for the SVELT procedure?
Women who do not want to dramatically alter the size of their breasts are generally good candidates for fat grafting breast augmentation. It is still important that enough viable fat be available for liposuction. The SVELT procedure results in more fat surviving the transfer process than large volume fat grafting.1

Where is the SVELT procedure performed?
SVELT is an outpatient procedure performed at Dr. Hoffman’s office with local anesthesia. There are no operating room or facility fees.

Dr. Daryl Hoffman

Dr. Daryl Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified and Stanford-trained plastic surgeon serving the San Jose, Palo Alto, and Campbell, CA, areas. He is known for his warm approach, modern techniques, and exceptional results. He takes pride in using his more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery to offer advanced surgical approaches to the women and men he treats. Learn how he can help make your aesthetic goals a reality.

Meet Dr. Hoffman

Recovery and Results

Most of Dr. Hoffman’s patients need 1 to 2 weeks of recovery time before returning to all normal activities. Some swelling and bruising can be expected for the first few days following surgery. Compression bandages may be applied after surgery to help your body heal and adjust to its new shape.

Not all fat cells will survive the transfer, so your breast volume may decrease slightly after the initial procedure. Final results from natural breast augmentation are visible after a few months. Most women experience an average increase of 1 cup size. For fuller effects, Dr. Hoffman may ask that you come in for additional treatments. For more dramatic enhancements, Dr. Hoffman may suggest traditional breast augmentation.

1 Lycka, Barry A.S., SVELT-Serial small volume elective lipo-transfer- A new means of breast augmentation, ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.C1.026,


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