fat transfer

What is Involved in a Fat Transfer Procedure?

Fat transfer is just one of the many cosmetic procedures performed at Venice Beach Surgical Center. It’s designed to help you create and sculpt the body you’ve always wanted, but it pays to educate yourself about the treatment before deciding it’s right for you. That includes what’s involved in the procedure and what you can expect before and after. We are here to help you determine if fat transfer might be what you’ve been looking for. But keep reading to find out what you need to know to get started.

fat transfer

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, which is sometimes called fat grafting or fat injection, involves removing fat from one area of your body and injecting it in another part of your body. The goal is to augment the area where the fat is transferred, helping you contour and sculpt your body. The procedure utilizes liposuction technology to remove the fat, which is then purified and injected into the area where you desire augmentation.

Where is Fat Transfer Used?

There are a variety of places on the body where a fat transfer can have positive results. It’s used to create volume, smooth out depressions on your body, and enhance the shape and size of various body parts. In general, the fat is typically removed from the hips, abdomen, or thighs, which serves the double purpose of also slimming down these common problem areas. Fat transfer can be used to fill out the volume in your face, including in the cheeks, jawline, lips, and eye area. It is also a new way to augment your breasts and to lift and smooth the buttocks. In recent years, the treatment has also been used to repair breast damage after radiation and to heal wounds and scars on the body. We can help you decide if it’s right for your body’s needs.

The Procedure

Now that you know more about fat transfer, you are probably interested in knowing what to expect when it’s done. The procedure is completed in three steps but may need to be repeated to achieve your desired results. The first step is harvesting, which is done under local anesthesia. A small incision is made and the fat is suctioned out using a cannula. The next step is to purify and filter the fat to make sure it’s safe and clean. It’s then distributed into the syringes used for the transfer. The final step is to place the fat where it’s desired, using the filled syringes. The area is then bandaged for healing.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

In addition to the self-esteem boost that fat transfer can give you, it’s also great for plumping lines and wrinkles for an anti-aging effect. It’s ideal if you want something more permanent than traditional fillers and if you want breast augmentation that isn’t as obvious as getting implants. It’s a natural choice that you can feel good about.

Ready to learn more about the fat transfer? Call Venice Beach Surgical Center to get started.