Fat transfer is the natural way to add curves, volume, and fullness to various areas of the body.* The procedure uses the patient’s own fat cells, taken from one area like the abdomen, hips or thighs, and uses those cells to augment another area like the face, buttocks, or breasts. Both steps of the procedure can be performed in a single, outpatient treatment session and recovery after the procedure is usually minimal.* Fat transfer is a highly customizable treatment that can be tailored to the unique needs and desired outcome of each patient.*
Who is it for?
Fat transfer is appropriate for men and women that have excess fat cells in one area and a second area in need of additional volume and fullness. There must be ample fat to draw from in order to perform augmentation, particularly if the extra fullness is desired in a larger area like the breasts or buttocks. Because the patient’s own cells are injected for the augmentation portion of the procedure, there is typically much less worry of an infection or allergic reaction to the injections.*
Fat transfer can be used to enhance the following areas:
- Natural Dermal Filler for the Face (cheeks, lips, jawline)
- Natural Hand Renewal (reduce the aged appearance caused by prominent veins)
- Brazilian Butt Lift (also known as natural butt augmentation)
- Natural Breast Augmentation (as an alternative to synthetic implants)
How does it work?
The first step in the fat transfer procedure is removal of excess fat from areas like the midsection, back, hips and thighs. At Dermacare, we use laser-assisted liposuction for this purpose, since it effectively removes fat with fewer side effects. The laser used in this procedure liquefies fat cells for generally easier removal, while tightening skin in the treatment area for a typically smoother result.*
Once fat is removed, it is purified and prepared for the injection process. Injections are placed in strategic areas in the second treatment area to produce natural fullness and additional volume. Injections may take just a few minutes to complete, and usually involve very little discomfort.* There is typically no downtime after the injections, although butt injections may require you from minimizing pressure on your backside for a few days.*
What results can I expect?
Individual results may vary. Results of fat transfer can usually be seen right away and can improve as the body heals from the procedure.* Fat transfer is considered a long-term cosmetic procedure as long as a healthy weight is maintained after treatment. Most patients find the results of fat transfer can also look and feel more natural than procedures using synthetic implants.*
Schedule A Consultation
Fat transfer is the natural method of sculpting the body, removing unwanted pockets of fat in one area of the body, while creating luscious curves in another area. To learn more about your options in fat transfer, contact us at one of our Dermacare offices: Rancho Bernardo at 858-257-1355 or Carlsbad at 760-547-7866.
*Disclaimer – Individual results may vary.