Fat Transfer

Achieving results that last and appear natural is a priority for many men and women who desire cosmetic enhancement. One of the most effective procedures that do not involve implants or synthetic materials is fat transfer. This procedure involves removing unwanted fat from problem regions and adding it to areas where volume is lacking. Volume loss can occur due to genetics, aging, weight changes, pregnancy, and other factors. Fat transfer can be performed in place of fillers, breast augmentation with implants, or butt augmentation with implants, and there is no risk of allergic reaction because it uses your own tissue.

Ideal Candidates for Fat Transfer

Candidates for fat transfer wish to add volume to areas such as the face, breasts, or buttocks and have enough fat in another part of the body to use as a donor site. Patients should also be non-smokers in good health to ensure the best results as well as the safest surgical experience.

The Fat Transfer Process

Dr. Hotchandani performs fat transfer to the buttocks, face, and breasts, depending on the desires and goals of the patient.

  • Liposuction will be performed first to harvest the fat to be transferred. Common donor sites include the abdomen, thighs, or flanks (love handles).
  • The fat is collected after VASER® liposuction, which allows for more viable fat to be harvested.
  • The purified fat is placed into small syringes and then strategically injected into the desired location. The fat can also be directly injected from a collection device (Wells Johnson system) to improve definition, shape, and overall volume.

While most of the transferred fat cells will survive and establish a new blood supply, a small percentage of the cells will not survive. Typically, slightly more fat is transferred than is necessary to account for this.

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