Fat transfer, sometimes referred to as fat grafting or fat injections, is a procedure which takes tissue from fatty areas of the body, such as the buttocks, hips or thighs, and moves it to other locations of the body that have lost volume. Many patients prefer this kind of rejuvenation treatment because it involves their own body tissue, as opposed to foreign objects or fillers such as silicone and saline. Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton is pleased to offer this treatment to facial plastic surgery and body contouring patients who wish to use their own body fat to rejuvenate their appearance.
The most common areas treated using fat transfer are the hands and face. However, advancements in this treatment have made it possible to treat many other areas of the body as well, including the buttocks, arms, lips and more. Another fat transfer procedure that is becoming popular is fat transfer breast augmentation.
Fat transfer is also ideal for patients who may be allergic to facial fillers such as Botox or Juvederm. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rafael Cabrera will discuss the fat grafting procedure and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Fat Transfer Candidates
Patients who are good candidates for fat transfer in Boca Raton are those who:
- Are over the age of 18
- Are unhappy with the loss of volume in the face, hands or other parts of the body
- Are in good general health
- Have enough fat deposits to transfer
- Have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure
The Procedure: Fat Transfer in Boca Raton
The fat transfer procedure typically lasts about one hour, but procedure time can vary depending on the area being treated. First, Dr. Cabrera will apply an anesthetic to both the area where fat is being removed and the area where it will be injected (autologous fat transfer). In most cases, fat is harvested from the thighs, hips or abdomen. This is done through a method similar to liposuction. The fat that is removed from the body is then purified before it is strategically re-injected into the receiving treatment area.
Boca Raton fat transfer patients will experience some bruising and discomfort in the days following surgery, and will therefore need someone to drive them home after the procedure while the oral sedation wears off. Our highly trained overnight nurses can also accompany patients home so they can be cared for during the recovery process. The professionals at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton will provide thorough post-surgery instructions to ensure a quick and safe recovery. Patients should expect to return to their normal activities about two weeks after fat transfer treatment.
Schedule a Fat Transfer Consultation
Fat transfer is a leading-edge body contouring procedure that offers many benefits to Boca Raton patients. If you are interested in learning more about aesthetic enhancement through fat transfer, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton today.