What You Need to Know About Fat Transfer Procedures
For those currently considering plastic surgery, many are now leaning towards natural approach when it comes to making their body look the way that they want. While artificial implants and synthetic fillers can give you the look that you desire, there is an option to have a more natural procedure done. Fat transfers have become a way for patients to enhance their beauty with what is already in their body.
What Is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer, which may also be called an autologous tissue transfer or fat grafting, is a technique that removes fat from one section of your body and moves it to another. This process is done with the aid of liposuction and has had great results for people who wish to avoid artificial implants and synthetic fillers.
Fat Transfers in Cosmetic Surgery
There are several effective procedures in which fat transfers can be used, and they include:
Brazilian Butt Lift
This procedure will have fat removed from one area of the body and transfer it to the buttocks. This can help to create shapely and voluminous buttocks, which enhances your curves and figure.
Instead of getting saline or silicone implants, women who wish to have larger breasts can have fat from other areas of the body inserted into their breasts. This results in larger, natural-looking breasts. It also means that the breasts feel more natural, especially when compared to implants.
Facial Fat Transfer
Instead of using fillers, you can have fat transferred to your face. This helps to restore volume in the cheek area and can be used to fill deep lines.
Results From a Fat Transfer
A fat transfer can provide beautiful results, but it is important to note that fat transfers will not achieve a dramatic transformation to your body. For example, if you are looking to increase your breast volume significantly, you are probably not going to get the size you want with fat transfer.
During the fat transfer procedure, it is expected that some of the fat cells will not survive. Typically, fat cells have a 50 to 85 percent survival rate. To ensure that your fat cells survive, you will need to make sure that you follow all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Failure to do so will cause the fat cells to die, and you will not have the look that you are going for. You will need to take special care for at least six months to ensure that the fat cells have an adequate blood supply so that they stay healthy in their new location.
How Long Will Fat Transfer Results Last?
How long a fat transfer will last will depend on the individual person, but generally speaking, a fat transfer will last for many years. The most important thing to help ensure that the cells last a long time is to try to avoid significant weight fluctuations. If you gain too much, these cells will expand, and the area may become larger. If you lose a lot of weight, you may lose all the fat cells in the area that you wished to look better.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in the Miramar, FL area and interested in learning how a fat transfer can help you, please contact Dr. Wendell Perry today. He is an experienced plastic surgeon that can help determine whether a fat transfer procedure is for you and help give you further information.