What Is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injection, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removing fat from one part of the body—typically from areas such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen—and then purifying it so that it can be safely and effectively transferred to another area that may lack volume or definition, such as the face, breasts, or buttocks. Fat grafting offers a natural alternative to the placement of artificial implants.

Fat grafting is a highly customizable procedure that can target any body part to enhance shape and alter body contours. Those who have a leaner build may not be eligible for this procedure. If you do not have enough body fat for fat grafting, we can offer alternative techniques for body contouring. Dr. Rogers will be happy to discuss the options for implants or fillers. You may also consider off-the-shelf treatments such as Sculptra or Renuva.

Thanks to his extensive training and board certification, Dr. Rogers is adept at a number of body contouring procedures that can be directly applied to your personal gender confirmation surgery. He’s spent years earning a reputation for results that don’t just meet his patients’ expectations but exceed them, and he is excited to learn more about what he can do for you. If you’re ready to get started, reach out and set up your consultation today.

Is Fat Grafting Right for Me?

Fat grafting is generally suitable for people who are in good health and have specific concerns related to volume loss or contour irregularities in certain areas of the body. Ideal candidates for fat grafting typically have sufficient fat deposits in other areas of the body that can be used as donor sites.

Some specific examples of individuals who may be good candidates for fat grafting include those who want to enhance the size or shape of their buttocks or breasts, individuals with facial volume loss, people with scarring or contour irregularities, and patients who have undergone previous cosmetic procedures.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rogers will take stock of your physical characteristics and help you decide whether or not fat grafting is the ideal choice for you. We offer a wide variety of body contouring procedures here at Leif Rogers, MD and we’ll enjoy guiding you to the treatment option that will create your preferred cosmetic outcome.

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Your Fat Grafting Experience

Fat grafting is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient's individual needs and preferences. Dr. Rogers will help you understand your anesthesia details during your consultation.

The duration of your personalized fat grafting procedure can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the areas being treated. In most cases, the procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete, after which you’ll be able to return home.

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