Addition by subtraction
When it comes to cosmetic enhancement options, natural-looking results are a primary concern. Synthetic injectables and silicone implants can sometimes create a noticeably augmented look. Fat transfer is a modern technique with versatile treatment options that rejuvenates the face and improves the shape of the body for beautiful results.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
- Uses 100 percent patient-harvested tissues, which eliminates the chances of rejection or an allergic reaction.
- The grafting process allows for control and detailed enhancements of the treatment area, making every procedure completely customizable.
- Since it uses your own fat, we contour the donor area to provide you with a slimmer and more toned overall appearance.
- The transferred fat looks and acts like previously existing fat tissue; most patients feel that their results are subtle, attractive, and natural when using fat transfer.
Fat Transfer Procedure
Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure performed using light general anesthesia or sedation. This multi-step process first uses liposuction to harvest fat from the abdomen, love handles, and/or thighs (areas that commonly have an excess of fatty tissue). The fat is then put through a purification process to eliminate blood and oils, which preps the tissue for transfer. A needle is then used to inject the fatty solution into the treatment area. Dr. Rosen carefully grafts the fat in fine layers, controlling both shape and appearance.
Facial fat grafting is used to restore lost volume in the cheeks and to erase wrinkles. Volume loss is a common problem associated with the aging process, which results from a decrease in collagen production. By using fat, we are able to smooth your skin and restore fullness to your facial appearance.
Fat grafting can be used to provide women with a modest increase in their bustline. You may choose fat transfer to the breasts if implants don’t yield the results you desire or if you wish to achieve a more natural appearance than what implants will allow.
Fat transfer to the buttocks, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, increases the size and improves the shape of the butt. The liposuction process can also enhance the definition of the hips, which better defines your new shapely butt profile.
Fat transfer results in some minor postoperative discomfort, which can easily be controlled with pain medication. You will likely experience bruising and swelling at both the liposuction site and injection area. A compression garment may be worn on the breasts or buttocks to improve the quality of your results. The overall length of your recovery will vary depending on the type of fat transfer undergone and the size of your treatment area.
Small incisions are used at the liposuction site, which may result in some minor scarring. To conceal their visibility, incisions are placed in discreet locations. The injection process uses a needle, which doesn’t leave any marks. Some initial volume loss is common in the months following your procedure, especially in the breasts and buttocks. Whatever remains after approximately six months, however, is permanent. Your improved shape and increased volume should provide you with attractive results for years to come.