Fat Grafting & Transfer
Many of us wish for a curvier rear end or better-shaped calf muscles and biceps. Sometimes exercise is not an option and even when it is, exercise alone cannot always provide the results we seek. There are many cosmetic procedures available to help change or enhance the shape of your body. Fillers, implants and lifts are conventional techniques for improving the structure and texture of your body and fat transfers are quickly become a favorite for those seeking a more proportionate and balanced result.
During a fat transfer, fat is harvested from the patient’s body, processed and purified, and then strategically re-injected to give volume and shape to more modest areas. In the past fat transfers have been primarily used to smooth and soften small areas on the body such as the hands, but this has changed with improvements in liposuction and other fat harvesting techniques. These new procedures have given surgeons access to larger volumes of fat and have allowed them to use this self-donated material to enhance larger areas of the body like the buttocks. Fat transfers are also becoming more common for breast augmentation. A certain volume of body fat is required for a fat transfer procedure.
Fat transfers can offer what is arguably a more organic method for improving the look of the arms, legs, buttocks, penis, and hands. Because the fat used in the transfer comes from the patient’s own body the risk of rejection and allergic reaction are all but eliminated.
If you are struggling with a lack of volume in your buttocks, arms and legs or just want to improve the look and feel of your body, a fat transfer may be the technique you’re looking for.
Contact Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.