How Does Fat Transfer Work?

fat-injectionHere at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we believe strongly in providing our patients with as many options as possible to achieve the aesthetic results that they desire. This means performing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and surgical techniques to help find the desired match for each individual patient. One such technique that has seen a steady rise in popularity over the last decade is the use of fat transfer injections.

Fat transfer injections are performed to help add volume to areas all over the body. Over time, it’s natural for certain parts of a person’s figure and face to lose volume and take on a “sunken” or flattened appearance. Fat transfer can help rejuvenate these areas to provide a more full, youthful, and healthy look. Although this procedure is very in-demand, we still receive plenty of questions from our patients about how exactly it works. That’s why our expert plastic surgeons have taken some time to answer that very question.

The fat transfer procedure begins by removing fat from the patient’s body using liposuction. In order to be a good candidate, the patient must have enough fat in a treatable area to be safely removed. Once the fat is removed, we then filter and purify it to make sure that it is safe and usable for fat transfer. Finally, we are able to safely inject the purified fat back into a different area of the body to help plump the skin and fight off visible signs of aging.

Fat transfer is a remarkably versatile procedure that can address aesthetic issues all over the body. It can be used on its own or to help accentuate and polish the results of other facial procedures including a facelift. For some people, fat transfer can provide a natural alternative to facial filler injections. Fat transfer can be used as a way to provide a modest increase in breast size or to help women who experience breast asymmetry. Many patients have heard of a Brazilian butt lift but may not know this form of buttock augmentation uses fat transfer to achieve the desired aesthetic result.

With such an emphasis being put on subtle, natural-looking cosmetic results these days, it’s no wonder why fat transfer continues to rise in popularity. If you are curious about fat transfer and would like to learn more, we invite you to contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule a plastic surgery consultation at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton area locations. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.