Body contouring is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures today, and fat transfer is becoming the most popular method for achieving those new curves. Fat transfer involves removal of pockets of fat from one area of the body via liposuction, and injection of those fat cells into another area in need of augmentation. We have five good reasons why fat transfer is becoming the go-to procedure for body contouring with many patients today.
Fat transfer achieves dramatic results, but tends to be less invasive than lift procedures or implants. Liposuction typically uses relatively small incisions to insert a narrow tube that gently suctions fat away. The harvested fat is placed into the area to be augmented by simple injection, making this part of the treatment comparable to Botox or a dermal filler. Most patients can receive the full fat transfer procedure is a single session and only need a few days of downtime to recover.
Fat transfer offers the double benefit of slimming one area of the body while enhancing another. For example, some patients may choose to have fat removed from the midsection and placed into the buttocks or breasts. The double treatment can provide even more dramatic effects to the overall body contour, without the need for additional surgery later on.
No Visible Scarring
Because liposuction involves very small incisions to remove fat, there is virtually no visible scarring after the procedure. Injections leave no residual result either, giving you a new body contour without the telltale signs you had “work done.” This is often a preferable result to lift and implant procedures that typically require a much larger incisions and post-operative scarring.
Fat transfer procedures are fully customizable to the unique needs of each patient. You can choose where and how much fat to remove from one area to give you the body sculpting results you want. The fat can then be placed strategically into various locations for augmentation, ensuring you get just the type and amount of enhancement you are looking for.
Like other forms of body contouring, fat transfer can result in permanent enhancement of body profiles. Because liposuction eliminates fat cells from the body, results are long-lasting as long as a healthy weight is maintained. Fat transfer is also considered a long-lasting method of augmentation, unlike other types of injectable treatments that must be repeated periodically to maintain results.
Dr. Kahlil Andrews offers a variety of fat transfer procedures at his Cedar Rapids office. He works with each of his patients to ensure their procedure addresses their specific concerns and achieves their desired outcome. To learn more about your options in fat transfer, contact Dr. Andrews at PCI Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 319-382-8230.