Fat transfer is a versatile technique that uses your own fat to naturally lift, volumize, and rejuvenate any area of the face and body. Nothing quite compares to the natural softness delivered by this procedure. The transferred fat — extracted from unwanted areas like the abdomen, arms, or tights — can sculpt your facial contours, add volume to the breasts or backside, and smooth hollow, bumpy, or lumpy areas that could use a little filling.
What Is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting, also called fat transfer or fat injections, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where small amounts of fat are transferred from one region of the body to another. It involves using [liposuction] to remove adipose tissue (fat) from places like the abdomen and thighs, processing it to remove impurities, and reinjecting it to camouflage wrinkles, fade scars, or plump any area of the body.
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Where Can Fat Be Injected?
With time, your body’s collagen and elastin reserves start dwindling down. The skin becomes thinner, muscle and bone lose volume, and wrinkles and folds begin to emerge. These deep-seated lines have traditionally been addressed with procedures like the quintessential [facelift], or with injectable wrinkle relaxers like [Botox] or [dermal fillers] that re-contour the face and add volume to hollow areas.
Now, you can achieve the same results without going under the knife or injecting synthetic materials. Your own fat can be injected in almost any area that needs a little “pick-me-up,” from the cheekbones to the buttocks. Fat grafting can contour, perk up, and rejuvenate these and other areas:
- Tear troughs
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Acne scars
- Breasts ([breast augmentation])
- Buttocks (also known as a [Brazilian Butt Lift, BBL])
Where Is Fat Grafted From?
The beauty of the fat transfer technique is that it’s kind of a two-for-one procedure that both plumps some areas and slims down others. During your consultation with a Dr. Patty Miami cosmetic surgeon, she or he will evaluate the places you would like enhanced and work with you to determine the most appropriate “donor sites,” aka the area where fat will be harvested from with liposuction.
Common areas to harvest fat from include:
- Love handles / flanks
- Upper back (bra rolls)
- Inner thighs
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Am I A Candidate For Fat Transfer?
You may be a candidate for our Dr. Patty Miami fat transfer surgery if you want to add long-lasting volume to areas like the face, lips, breasts, or backside. In general, a good candidate is:
- 18 years and older
- Not a smoker (or willing to quit at least 2 weeks before the procedure)
- In good mental and physical health
- Not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Not taking blood thinners
- Has sufficient stored fat at easily accessible areas
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The specifics of your procedure will depend upon the areas you wish to enhance. You’ll meet with your Dr. Patty Miami cosmetic surgery team for instructions on how to prepare for fat grafting and go over your personalized surgical plan beforehand.
Our fat transfer in Miami is performed on an outpatient basis at our luxury medical and cosmetic boutique, so you’ll be able to return home the same day of the intervention. The procedure is completed under general anesthesia or IV sedation and takes 1 to 3 hours from start to finish.
The process generally involves 3 steps:
- Extracting fat from the donor area through [liposuction]
- Centrifuging and purifying the harvested fat cells to separate debris and dead cells
- Reinjecting the sanitized fat into the target areas
At first, you may notice that your treatment area looks a little larger than expected or slightly overfilled. Your surgeon does this to account for the small amounts of fat cells that your body absorbs in the six weeks after the procedure. To help the fat injections become more established, it’s important that you follow your aftercare protocol and get plenty of rest after surgery.
Recovering From Fat Transfer
Immediately after your surgery, you’ll have the chance to rest at one of our private recovery suites until you’re cleared to go home with a friend or family member.
The treatment area will be wrapped in special compression bandages to promote healing and reduce inflammation. Swelling is very common after fat grafting and typically resolves after a couple of weeks. However, it may take up to 12 weeks until you see full results. You can also expect some mild bruising and soreness both at the donor and the injection sites.
Depending on the extent of the fat transfer, you may be able to resume your normal activities after 3 to 7 days. It’s important to keep the treatment areas as still as possible for the first few days to give the newly transplanted adipose cells a good chance to become vascularized, or “take.”
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