A fat transfer suctions fat out of the thighs, hips, or abdomen for injection into another area of the body such as the derriere or the breasts. The fat is removed using liposuction. Although the procedure can be used all over the body, the most common area is the face. Volume lost due to the aging process is replaced. This means cheeks can be plumped and hollows beneath the lower eyelids can be filled. The fat is also used to enhance the shape of the breasts and enhance the curves of the buttocks. It is important to note the individual must have enough extra fat for the transfer to be successful.
One of the key benefits is the procedure lasts a lot longer than fillers. The results can be seen immediately and usually last for a few years. Once the fat has been purified, the surgeon will inject more fat than necessary. This is because a portion of the fat injected will be reabsorbed by the body. In some cases, the body will absorb a greater amount of fat. This may mean the individual needs to have another fat transfer. Another benefit is the fat is taken from another part of the body. This means unwanted fat in the buttocks, abdomen, hips or thighs can be eliminated. The fat is then injected into an area of the body that needs more fullness.
There are numerous advantages to using the fat of the individual in addition to eliminating side effects and removing undesirable fat. There are individuals allergic to the ingredients found in dermal fillers. This is true of both natural and man-made components. When the fat comes from the body of the individual, the chances of their body rejecting the fat are extremely slim.
During the liposuction portion of the fat transfer, the individual is given anesthesia to ensure their comfort. Since a lot of fat does not need to be removed, liposuction does not require much time. This is also an excellent way to combine two procedures into one. The fat transfer can be combined with other procedures to enhance the results of the transfer. There may be some downtime. This is dependent on which procedure are chosen by the individual.
If you are interested in having a fat transfer, you can find out whether or not you are a good candidate by visiting Salameh Plastic Surgery. We are conveniently located in Bowling Green, KY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!