There are so many amazing plastic surgery options available to those looking to enhance or improve certain areas of their body.
The diversity allows patients to choose a cosmetic surgery plan that works for them, helping them achieve the body of their dreams.
Fat transfer is one procedure that has opened up many doors for patients and surgeons alike. In order to enhance areas such as the face, breasts and buttocks, fat is harvested from one area of the body such as the love handles, thighs or abdomen, processed and injected into the relevant areas.
Popular body fat transfer procedures
Below are the 3 most popular fat transfer procedures available today:
- Facial rejuvenation
The fat transfer procedure can be applied to crow’s feet, lips, cheeks, wrinkles, acne scars and any areas of the face that might be sunken. Fat is injected into these problem areas around the face in order to help the patient achieve a more youthful appearance.
- Breast augmentation
Fat transfer is a great alternative to implants for a number of reasons; one being that you aren’t placing a foreign substance and object into your body. Women who have healthy skin, haven’t experienced a significant amount of sagging and only want to moderately increase the size of their breasts are the ideal candidates for the fat transfer procedure.
- Butt augmentation
The Brazilian butt lift has become an increasingly popular procedure, with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez providing plenty of inspiration. Instead of using butt implants, patients can use their own fat to achieve shapelier, fuller buttocks. The addition of liposuction means patients can also get rid of any stubborn pockets of fat, resulting in a more desirable shape overall. You can find more details about buttock augmentation by contacting a qualified surgeon in your area.
Fat transfer benefits
There are several reasons why fat transfer procedures are worth the investment:
- Patients can expect natural, safe and long-lasting results
- Because the procedure is minimally invasive, patients won’t require as much downtime
- Unlike implants, fat transfer surgery uses the patient’s own fat, which means there is very little chance of complications, rejection and allergic reactions
As you start healing from your fat transfer surgery, the injected fat will begin to create a new blood supply, ensuring the fat will settle and thrive. While fat transfer procedures have a high success rate, patients should still expect some of the fat to be reabsorbed by the body, which is why your surgeon will require a significant amount of donor fat, particularly with a Brazilian butt lift.
In some cases, a large percentage of the fat can be reabsorbed by the body, which means that you may need to return for a touch-up procedure in order to achieve the desired result.
A consultation with your surgeon will help you better understand whether you’re the right candidate for a fat transfer surgery and what you can expect before, during and after your procedure.