Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure often performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in conjunction with liposuction. During the fat transfer, undesirable fat is removed from the patient’s thighs, hips and potentially other areas of the body. The next step entails transferring the suctioned fat to the area(s) of the body that need increased volume, fullness and plumpness. Plumping the skin smooths wrinkles, and may ease some of the sagging associated with aging skin. The body may absorb 40% of the transferred fat within four months, but 60% will remain for several years.
How you may benefit from the fat transfer procedure
1. You may be a mother who, having had your last child, wants your pre-pregnancy figure restored and may choose breast augmentation via fat transfer, instead of utilizing silicone implants. Since the fat comes from your own body, known as autologous fat, you can avoid some of the risks, maintenance requirements and additional surgeries associated with silicone implants and their removal. Fat transfer procedure used in conjunction with liposuction for the purpose of breast augmentation typically results in a more natural appearance, than they might with silicone implants.
2. If you want to appear vibrant, energetic and youthful, you may benefit from the fat transfer procedure. Having fat transferred to the face can soften facial wrinkles associated with aging. The face loses fat with age, resulting in wrinkling and sagging, so you may opt for the fat transfer procedure to smooth wrinkles on your face or body to plump up your skin in areas that lack volume or fullness. Less facial fat also makes under eye circles more prominent, making you look tired and adding years to your face. Fat transferred to the under eye region makes them less noticeable.
3. You exercise and eat well, but realize your wrinkles are no smoother, and you are ready for your outward appearance to convey your youthful mindset. If you are comfortable with medical intervention, but want realistic results, fat transfer may be the procedure for you. To learn more about the possibilities with the fat transfer procedure, contact our New York offices today to set up a consultation.