The Plastic Surgery Institute offers our patients in Beverly Hills fat transfer procedures to relocate excess fat from a donor area of the body to areas where you want more volume, such as your face, breasts, or butt.
At the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, fat transfer (sometimes referred to as fat grafting or fat injections) refers to the minimally-invasive process by which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another, with the goal being to improve or augment the area where the fat is injected.
This procedure involves extracting adipose fat by liposuction, processing the fat, and then reinjecting purified fat into the specified area(s). Fat transfers and fat grafting are performed with various amounts of fat to be injected, measured in cc’s. There are three primary, ideal locations for focusing these efforts – the face, the breasts, and the butt.
If you are a healthy adult who would like to get rid of fat in some parts of your body and add volume to other areas, then fat transfer may be right for you. Fat transfer procedures can also be used in breast reconstruction to fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants. Other areas can benefit from fat transfer, such as the hips, hands and feet. Visit The Plastic Surgery Institute for a consultation on what options might work best for you.
There are common “problem areas” that are ideal donor candidates for this procedure, such as:
Ideal candidates for a fat transfer procedure are healthy adults who wish to:
You eat well, you exercise right, and you take care of yourself. And yet sometimes, when you look in the mirror, you just wish you could take a little fat from one part of your body and put it somewhere else.
That’s called fat transfer. It’s real, and so are the results.
At the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, fat transfer can help you relocate that fat from your trouble spots to a more ideal area, such as the butt, the breasts, or even the face. With fat transfer, you can use your own fat to give yourself a more youthful, vivacious appearance.
Facial Fat Transfer
For your face, between 10cc - 100cc is typical, and will help restore a youthful appearance by adding volume to those hollowed out or wrinkled areas, such as the area below the eye, and the nasolabial folds.
Fat transfer can also help to repair scars, add volume to the cheeks to help create the appearance of higher cheekbones, and helps to improve the texture and appearance of skin.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
For breast fat transfers, 25cc – 400cc (per breast) is typical and can help to increase the breast size by one or two cup sizes. It is an ideal solution to help correct breast asymmetry.
Fat transfer can also help to correct scar deformities from lumpectomy or breast reconstruction, as well as to help repair radiation tissue damage. Fat transfer can also be used as a replacement for volume loss during treatment for breast implant capsular contracture or in cases of implant removal.
BBL with Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is an excellent choice to help make the buttocks appear perkier. Augmenting the buttocks size with this route is commonly referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift” with fat transfer. Just as breast augmentation can be done with fat transfer, BBLs can be done with fat transfer instead of implants to achieve natural, long-lasting results.
The amount of fat injected is measured in cc’s and ultimately varies according to patient case specifics, as well as the area of the body where the processed fat is injected.
There are three steps to a fat transfer:
The length of the procedure depends on how much fat is to be removed and the number of liposuction sites. You will receive medications to make you as comfortable as possible – often, local anesthesia and intravenous sedation are used for patients.
Your surgeon will follow the plan you set up together. First, a tiny incision will be made and fat will be removed from each donor site. The fat will then be purified and injected into the reception sites.
The Plastic Surgery Institute is dedicated to results, from the moment you first walk through our doors to your final results. We are committed to quality in all aspects of your experience, from our resort-style surgery center to our friendly, helpful staff.
Our doctors take the time to focus on you. We want to get to know you and understand what you want from your fat transfer procedure. To do that, we answer your questions, share our expertise, and craft a plan for your fat transfer that keeps your dream results in mind from the very beginning. Let the award-winning doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute help you achieve your best body. Contact us today to schedule a consultation
After your procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area, where you will continue to be closely monitored by your surgeon. You will be given a compression garment to help tighten the skin around the donor site. After a short observation period, you will be permitted to go home and continue your recovery. Your surgeon will provide you with specific care instructions to maximize the benefits of your fat transfer while minimizing the chance for complications.
Butt Lift One of the most popular fat transfer procedures now is known as the Brazilian Butt Lift which can give patients a more sculpted, shapely butt. It is one of the most effective procedures of giving women the natural curves they desire. This method is often preferred over buttock implants because it is a safer more reliable method of yielding natural looking results.
Fat Transfer to Breast Another favored fat transfer procedure is the "Natural Breast Augmentation" or Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. Fat Transfer to Breast is a natural and safe alternative procedure for patients who seek to improve the size and shape of their breasts without undergoing a major surgical procedure using breast implants. Generally, an increase of one cup size can be achieved through one session of fat grafting.
Fat Transfer to Face Fat transfer can be used as an alternative to dermal fillers and improve appearance of hollow cheeks, sunken temples, deep lines or wrinkles, scars, and thin lips.
The fat transfer process is FDA approved and can deliver natural results in a safe and simple approach with little downtime. Patients can experience mild to moderate swelling or bruising, although majority are able to return to normal daily activities within a few days of their procedures.
When you have a fat transfer, the fat cells from your donor site are permanently removed and added to their new locations. Patients can expect to retain 50-70% of the fat transferred as long lasting, although individual results may vary.
As long as you maintain proper diet and exercise, those results can last indefinitely. However, fat transfer does not prevent other fat cells from growing or shrinking as your body changes over time.
Procedures are performed with local anesthesia. Not all patients may be candidates for fat transfer. Please be sure to share your medical history with our surgeons during your consultation to determine if there are any risk factors that may prevent you from being a candidate for fat transfer.
No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.
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