Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injections, uses liposuction to remove fat from one part of the body and then inject it into another area of the body for added volume and a natural augmentation. Unwanted or excess fat is removed from an area of the body, such as the abdomen, or thighs. The extracted fat is then prepared so that just the fat cells are isolated. Then, the fat is injected into the areas of the body that need volume. This is often the breasts or butt, or the face and hands. Fat transfer is attractive to patients because what’s being used to augment their body is not an implant. It’s the patient’s own fat from their body so there is no risk of allergic reaction.
Fat transfer to the face has gained popularity because as we age we lose the volume in our face that creates a youthful appearance. This loss volume leaves our cheek area hollowed and the skin droops to create jowls and under eye bags. A transfer of fat to the face restores the volume and a youthful look.
The process of facial fat transfer is minimally invasive and creates both volume and smoothness to the skin for an overall sense of youth. This procedure is very simple and can be repeated if necessary.
Why do a Facial Fat Transfer?
- Creates a more youthful appearance
- Minimally invasive
- Improves skin texture
Fat Transfers are very popular for other areas of the body, as well.
Breast augmentation: If you desire a modest increase in breast size, and are opting for moderate increase in size, you are a good candidate for fat grafting to the breast. If your breasts have nice shape and good skin tone and the desired result is just a size increase, fat transfer is a great option. If you may need a lift or want a significant increase in size, you may want to consider an implant.
Buttock augmentation/ Butt Lift: Many people who desire a fuller, more rounded buttock will opt for a “Brazilian butt lift,” which uses fat transfer to provide a more curvaceous buttock without the use of an implant. Liposuction is used to both sculpt the surrounding area and collect the fat to be injected.
Hand rejuvenation: Fat grafting into your hands is effective for adding volume, “plumping up” wrinkled areas, covering underlying vessels and tendons and improving the quality of your skin over time.
If you are considering putting your fat where you want it, we invite you to contact us for a consultation.