What Is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer procedure starts by taking fat from one part of your body and inject it into another area to help shape your appearance.

A plastic surgeon can remove excess fat from any area. Usually, they remove fat from your:

  • Belly.
  • Hips.
  • Thighs.

What is another name for fat transfer?

Fat transfer is also known as:

  • Autologous fat transfer.
  • Fat grafting.
  • Fat injections.
  • Lipofilling.

Which part of my body can I have fat transferred to?

After removing excess fat from your belly, hips or thighs, a plastic surgeon can transfer it to several areas. For example, you can have a:

  • Fat transfer to your breasts (breast augmentation).
  • Fat transfer to your buttocks (Brazilian butt lift).
  • Fat transfer to your face.
  • Fat transfer to your hips.
  • Fat transfer to your lips (lip augmentation).
  • Fat transfer to your cheeks.
  • Under eye fat transfer.

What is the benefit of fat transfer?

Fat transfer can add natural-looking volume to different parts of your body and create a more youthful appearance. Specifically, fat transfer can:

  • Create higher cheekbones.
  • Increase volume to thin lips.
  • Fill in wrinkles on your face, such as below your eyes.
  • Increase the size of your buttocks.
  • Reconstruct your breast and repair damage after breast cancer.
  • Reduce wrinkles on your hands.
  • Repair facial scars.

Who’s a good candidate for fat transfer?

You’re a good candidate for fat transfer if you:

  • Are close to your ideal weight.
  • Are in good health.
  • Don’t smoke or can quit smoking.
  • Have enough fat on your body, especially if enhancing a larger area like the hips or butt.
  • Want subtle, natural-looking results and have realistic expectations.

Does fat transfer really work?

When performed by a trained, experienced plastic surgeon, fat transfer is effective at giving you a natural-looking, youthful look.

Do fat transfers last?

Results from fat transfer are permanent but it takes about three to six months for the injected fat cells to develop a new blood supply and to see final results.

Will I need several fat transfer sessions?

The number of sessions depends on the size of the treated area and your desired volume. Enhancing lips usually takes one session. Enhancing breasts or a butt may require multiple fat transfer surgeries.

Is fat transfer safe?

Fat transfer surgery is safe. It’s important to work with a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing fat transfer because it requires a high degree of skill. As with any cosmetic surgery, risks are possible.

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