Auto Breast Augmentation


Procedure Time: 2 Hrs

Recovery Time: 3-5 Days


Larger, fuller breasts are a common goal among plastic surgery patients. Most patients choose breast implants to achieve this look because of the consistent and predictable results they provide. Breast implants are not the right option for every patient and other techniques may offer more advantages. For example, some patients with breast ptosis may have enough breast volume and want a lift that addresses the sagging that does not cause volume loss. Dr. Craig Jonov of Seattle Plastic Surgery offers auto breast augmentation in Seattle and Tacoma.


Auto breast augmentation is a technique that adds fullness to the upper pole of the breast and provides subtle breast augmentation without a breast implant. This technique is almost always performed alongside a breast lift procedure. It is sometimes referred to as an “auto augmentation breast lift.”

Due to the specificity of the method, not every patient is a candidate for auto augmentation. The best candidates for the procedure are women who need a breast lift and want a natural looking augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Methods

Breast augmentation is one of the most sought after plastic surgeries. With various methods, each patient can consider which one will best suit them. While breast implants constitute the largest number of Seattle breast augmentations, there are many techniques that do not utilize traditional breast implants.

When considering breast augmentation methods that do not utilize saline or silicone breast implants, two methods are widely used: fat transfer to the breasts and auto breast augmentation.

Fat Transfer Seattle:

Fat transfer to the breasts uses fat liposuctioned from elsewhere on the patient’s body and injects it into the breasts. Since the fat comes from the patient’s body, it is much less likely to be rejected. Fat transfer cannot provide consistent and dramatic results. However, the method is favorable for patients looking for a modest increase and who do not need another breast surgery. 

Overall, fat transfer to the breasts offers many benefits like:

  • Little to no scarring
  • Addresses another area of the body with liposuction
  • No foreign implant
  • Feels and looks natural
  • Can correct breast implant rippling and breast divots

Auto Augmentation Seattle:

Like fat transfer to the breasts, auto augmentation uses the patient’s own tissues to augment the breasts. During a routine breast lift with added auto augmentation, Dr. Jonov rearranges the breast tissue and skin to create a perkier breast that offers more projection and fullness. It uses the same incisions as a breast lift and can achieve a natural, long lasting result. 

Comparing it to a fat transfer breast augmentation, it does come with more scarring, but offers more predictable results than fat transfer. It also requires no implanted material, which offers no risk of capsular contracture or rejection.

Seattle auto breast augmentation has benefits including:

  • No implanted material (foreign or natural)
  • Can combine with fat transfer if desired
  • Addresses breast sagging and volume
  • Redistributes volume for a perkier breast
  • Natural looking and feeling
  • Often fewer restrictions and less recovery time than other breast augmentation methods

Choosing The Right Breast Augmentation Technique

The right breast augmentation technique will vary for every patient. The vast majority of patients looking for breast augmentation seek out breast implants for their consistent and dramatic results. For women who do not have much natural breast volume and have no issues with sagging breasts, breast implants or fat transfer will often provide the best results. 

Auto breast augmentation best serves patients who have a good amount of natural breast tissues and have some breast ptosis. At a consultation with Dr. Jonov, he will happily discuss the many breast augmentation options with you to determine the right one for your breast augmentation Seattle.

Auto augmentation also suits patients who already have significant breast volume. The technique involves repositioning breast tissue. If not enough breast tissue is present, other breast augmentation methods like breast implants or fat transfer may benefit these patients.


Dr. Craig Jonov and Seattle Plastic Surgery serve patients from all around the Seattle area, including Tacoma. Providing the best breast augmentation Seattle offers and premier injectable treatments, Seattle Plastic Surgery is the top destination for everything plastic surgery in Seattle.

Plastic Surgery Consultation With Dr. Jonov

Beginning your plastic surgery journey starts with research and consultations. During a consultation with Dr. Jonov, he will lead a discussion where he will inquire about aspects of your health and lifestyle. For example, he will want to know what you want to achieve from breast augmentation, methods you have considered, and your medical history. These factors will help him assess if you are a candidate for auto breast augmentation. 

Dr. Jonov will then physically examine the breasts. If breast ptosis is present, he can find the cause and determine if auto augmentation will achieve your goals. Upon deciding if you are a good surgical candidate, Dr. Jonov will describe the procedure and what results you could achieve.

It is also possible to combine an auto breast augmentation with another procedure such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. Dr. Jonov can evaluate whether you are a candidate for combining procedures with your auto augmentation surgery.

Finally, you will receive a personalized price quote. You may be able to schedule surgery the same day depending on availability and the specifics of the procedure.

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    Scarring After Auto Breast Augmentation

    There are many reasons why patients gravitate towards breast implants and fat transfer to the breasts. While auto augmentation has a smaller pool of candidates, scarring also factors into the decision. A breast lift incision often circles the nipples and goes down the breast to the inframammary fold. Sometimes, the incision will curve along the inframammary fold.

    Traditional breast implants scars are usually well hidden and as small as a few inches in length. Most auto augmentation patients see optimal scar healing and many find that their scars eventually become hard to see. 

    Dr. Jonov will evaluate your risk of scarring based on your medical history. If you often develop keloid or hypertrophic scarring, a different type of breast augmentation procedure may better suit your needs. 

    A Before and After Photo of an Auto Augmentation Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Seattle and Tacoma

    Before & After

    How Does Auto Breast Augmentation Work?

    The day of your auto breast augmentation in Seattle, you will undergo the check in process. Dr. Jonov will then make surgical markings. After he finishes with markings and you are cleared for surgery, a licensed provider will place you under general anesthesia. 

    Dr. Jonov will begin surgery by making a traditional breast lift incision. Normally, this is in the shape of an anchor or lollipop. The incision may be slightly altered to account for the auto augmentation. He first cuts away any excess skin or tissue unnecessary for the augmentation and that contributes to breast sagging. 

    As he repositions the nipple, he will also redistribute the breast tissue and fat in the area. This creates a more natural and younger looking breast shape that is perkier and no longer experiences sag. 

    Upon achieving the best results possible, Dr. Jonov will stitch the incisions. You will then begin slowly waking up from anesthesia.

    Recovery & Results

    Immediately following surgery, you will be kept in the recovery area as you wake up. Normally, once you are fully awake and cleared to go home, Dr. Jonov will release you to your caregiver. It is important to have someone care for you in the first 24 hours following surgery. Caregivers allow you to stay comfortable and can act in the rare event of a complication.

    Dr. Jonov will prescribe medications to ease pain and prevent infection. For the first few days, you can expect only light movement like getting up to walk briefly. Otherwise, you should remain relaxed. Most patients find they can return to work in about a week, but every patient heals differently. Attending post-operative appointments will allow Dr. Jonov to monitor you closely and determine when you can return to work.

    Results, like any plastic surgery, take months to become final. However, you will likely notice that your breasts no longer sag and appear fuller. As you heal, the appearance should improve and you can enjoy fuller, better proportioned breasts. As the skin and tissues, you can expect to see the final results of your Tacoma auto breast augmentation.


    Dr. Craig Jonov is a Seattle plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast surgeries. Adept and skilled at all breast augmentation methods, Dr. Jonov can achieve dramatic or subtle results, based upon patient preference. Auto breast augmentation is a technique that requires a seasoned plastic surgeon. 

    At Seattle Plastic Surgery, we value patient safety and education above all. Our state-certified facility meets the highest standards of safety while also providing a comfortable environment for all patients. With the ability all methods of breast augmentation, Seattle Plastic provides the best breast augmentation Seattle offers.

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