Fat Transfer, also known as fat grafting, is one of the most exciting areas in plastic surgery today. Fat grafting is the use of one’s own fat that has been removed by liposuction to augment other areas of the body. While this technique is not new, improvements in equipment and technique have made it more reliable with more predictable and longer lasting results. The most commonly used areas for fat transfer are the face, breast and buttocks, however the technique can be used for just about any area that needs a little or a lot of augmentation. Highlighted below are some of the most common applications of the procedure.
Fat transfer is a useful and long lasting method for breast augmentation, as well as correction of shape deformities after breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast reconstruction. It is also useful for comprehensive revision after breast augmentation. While breast augmentation via fat transfer is not the ideal choice for everyone, for the patient who desires a one to one and half cup size increase, it does offer many distinct advantages including:
- No breast implant needed (all your own tissue)
- Soft, natural feel to the breasts
- No risk of implant related complications: leakage, capsular contracture, migration of implant
- Liposuction of unwanted fat done at the same time!
For individuals desiring a rounder, fuller buttocks, fat transfer is often the best option. It is often combined with liposuction of adjacent problem areas (lower back, flanks, thighs) to provide a dramatic improvement in the shape and appearance of the entire area. This is sometimes referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift.
As we age there is atrophy of the soft tissues of the face as well as of the bone (facial skeleton). While facelifts and other skin tightening procedures play an important role in reversing the signs of aging, filling the soft tissues is often just as important to regain a more youthful appearance. This can be done with many substances, but fat is the most versatile and the longest lasting. It can be used to fill out the cheeks, hollows below the eyes, temples, brow area and the lips. The jaw line can also be accentuated. An added benefit is that fat transfer to the face often improves the appearance of the overlying skin.
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Dr. Weider is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a wealth of experience performing all aspects of cosmetic surgery. During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions and formulate an individualized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. At Weider Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to ensuring that every patient’s visit to our office is a comfortable, educational and pleasurable one. Please call Weider Plastic Surgery today at 972.566.8444 or email us to learn more about these procedures and to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Weider.