As much as you love your appearance, there may be some features that you would like to improve. Whether you are dealing with the signs of aging in your face, would like to see more fullness in your breasts, or feel that your buttocks could use a boost, fat transfer is an effective alternative for cosmetic enhancement. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, fat transfer could be the best option for you to give you the results that you want.
What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is harvested from your body and transferred to another area in your body for cosmetic enhancement. Excess fat is removed by liposuction from trouble spots, such as the abdomen and thighs. It undergoes a purification process and then it is injected into the area of concern to provide more volume where it is needed.
What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is less invasive than other cosmetic procedures. Also, it provides the benefit of helping you to sculpt one part of your body that has unwanted fat while you are enhancing another part that needs more. By using something that is a natural part of your body, you are less likely to develop an infection or have an adverse reaction to the fat. There is no need to use chemicals or artificial substances during your cosmetic procedure. The results are immediate, natural in appearance, and will last while other cosmetic fillers are absorbed by the body.
What to Expect During Fat Transfer
A fat transfer procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Your cosmetic surgeon will make you comfortable with some form of anesthesia, whether it is a local anesthetic, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. Small incisions will be made in the area where fat is going to be harvested. A cannula, a thin, hollow tube, is inserted through the incision, to loosen fat, which is then suctioned out. Your surgeon will close the incisions, and the fat will be purified. Once the purification process is complete, your fat will be transferred to other parts of your body. Fat transfer is effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, and hollows in your face. It is also beneficial for providing a butt lift or breast enhancement.
Find Out if Fat Transfer is Right for You
After careful evaluation with your doctor, you can discuss your options and which cosmetic procedure will give you the desired results. Your doctor will look at your current health, your medical history, and determine if there are any factors in your situation that could put you at risk. Fat transfer is growing in popularity as patients enhance their features using a natural substance that comes from their bodies. When you want to make a change in your appearance and do not want an involved surgery, fat transfer could be exactly what you need.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we try to provide some of the best results that our patients expect. If you have any questions or concerns about fat transfer, Dr. Chernoff can assist you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.