Body fat transfer surgery is one of the fastest growing surgical procedures in the US. Why? The results look natural and last a long time, and the procedure is very safe. The process is also known as autologous fat grafting.
What is body fat transfer surgery?
Body fat transfer surgery involves the use of the patient’s own fat to increase the volume of fat in another part of the body that has lost volume. The fat cells are harvested from an area which has excess fat, and then re-injected into the recipient site. Sites where fat is taken from include the outer thighs, abdomen, and flanks, while common recipient sites include the face, breasts, and buttocks.
Fat Transfer Procedures
During fat transfer, a very small cannula is used to extract the fat via liposuction. The fat is purified usually through a centrifuge, and then re-injected into the targeted area.
Below are some of the instances in which fat grafts are used:
- Brazilian Butt Lift: The fat cells are injected into specific points of the buttocks.
- Facial Fat Transfer: Fat is added to creased or sunken areas of the face such as the cheeks and beneath the eyes, to combat the effects of deflation due to aging. It is also used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles.
- Breast Augmentation: Fat is injected to augment the shape and size of the breasts.
Body fat transfer surgery has become popular because it is minimally invasive and very safe. Since the fat used for the operation is the patient’s own fat there is little chance that the fat cells will be rejected. However some fat may be lost due to re-absorption.
These surgical options utilizing body fat are available at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery, so you can give them a call and set up a consultation.