Also known as fat grafting or fat injection, fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure in which fat from one area of the body is surgically transferred to another. Like many people, you’re probably familiar with the frustrating reality that natural fat loss is uniform. Meaning, even with diligent diet and exercise habits, it’s impossible to dramatically alter your physical proportions, especially in highly specific areas.
When you shed any significant amount of weight through diet and exercise, your entire body will become smaller, but your overall proportions will remain the same. To strategically sculpt and refine your physique, surgical intervention may be required.
Contour Your Curves With Precision
With fat transfer, unwanted adipose fat tissue can be extracted via liposuction, processed and purified, then re-injected into another area. This is an effective way to turn your love handles into more voluptuous hips, or to create other physical changes that you’ve been unable to produce in non-surgical ways. At New Image Plastic Surgery, we’re excited to offer this simple but highly effective procedure and its impressive results.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
For many patients, fat transfer provides two distinct benefits. First, it reduces unwanted fat in one area for a slimmer and more refined look. Second, it adds volume exactly where it’s wanted or needed. Fat transfer is frequently able to accomplish what calorie-cutting and toning exercises cannot. It enables people to significantly alter their proportions to achieve better-balanced and better-looking bodies all around.
Although fat grafting is a relatively new cosmetic procedure, it’s quickly increasing in popularity due to its effectiveness and surprising level of convenience. Perfect for rounding out and enhancing the breasts, hips, and even various areas of the face, this treatment offers a natural way to contour individual features.
Many people find fat transfer to be far preferable compared to making enhancements with artificial implants or fillers. The additional benefit of being able to extract fat from areas where it’s no longer wanted allows patients to slim and refine common trouble zones such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs.
Fat Transfer Can Help With Age-Related Volume Loss
There are also many instances in which fat transfer can be used as a less-invasive way to address some of the more advanced signs of facial aging. Over time, age-related volume loss can take a considerable toll on both facial and overall physical aesthetics. With fat transfer, you can rejuvenate your hands, neck, breasts, and face by replacing lost volume with your own adipose tissue.
Transferred fat can be strategically inserted in the under-eye area, at the temples, across the jawline, in the lips, or at the cheeks. By replacing lost volume, patients can regain their full, youthful appearances, without having to rely on man-made implants or injectable fillers.
This technique is also increasingly being used as a more natural way of reconstructing the breasts post-mastectomy, after radiation therapy, or after breastfeeding. Fat transfer can even fill in depressed areas as the result of surgical or other scarring.
What To Expect During a Fat Transfer Procedure
During a fat transfer procedure, fat is harvested from one area of the body using a thin, hollow tube called a cannula, which is attached to a syringe. This fat is then purified and readied for re-injection. Once processed, special needles are used to quickly insert the fat into the area or areas in which the patient wishes to augment. Several sessions may be necessary for those seeking significant augmentation.
Longer lasting than fillers, fat transfers are also less likely to cause allergic reactions. These procedures additionally entail minimal risk of scarring and have minimal downtime.
Schedule a Fat Transfer Appointment
Ready for your fat transfer? Still want to learn more? Our talented team at New Image Plastic Surgery is ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure and its results. Call us at (210) 988-9819 or contact us online today to learn more about fat transfer and to schedule a consultation appointment with either Dr. Lisa Brostrom Dr. Dallas Homas.