Fat transfers are a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses your own fat to improve the appearance of areas on your body that could benefit from skin rejuvenation and augmentation. Also known as fat grafting, fat transfers can be used to increase the size of your breasts and buttocks, and reduce signs of aging on the hands and face such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
During a fat transfer, your doctor harvests fat from your buttocks, lower abdomen, and thighs, and injects this fat into areas you want to be treated. Fat injections are often more effective than dermal fillers at reducing signs of aging, and present fewer side effects since the fat being used is harvested from your own body. Fat injections may also be safer than most surgical procedures since they require no incisions or general anesthesia.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of fat transfers, and where you can find this highly effective cosmetic treatment.
Cellulite is highly common and can be extremely difficult to eliminate despite long-term efforts to lose it with diet and exercise. In some instances, losing excess weight can make cellulite worse, especially when weight loss results in loose, sagging skin. Fat transfers can be used to plump areas with cellulite and even out areas of bumpy, dimpled skin.
Breast augmentation is commonly performed as a surgical procedure using saline or silicone implants. Surgical breast augmentation is associated with a long period of downtime and recovery and may result in scarring. Women who want larger, fuller breasts can undergo a fat transfer and have their own fat injected directly into the breasts. This eliminates the need for surgery and implants and presents a lower risk of side effects than surgical breast augmentation.
Those who want rounder, fuller buttocks can ask their doctor to remove fat from their thighs or abdomen and inject it into their buttocks for a more shapely silhouette. A buttocks fat transfer, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, is ideal for men and women who want to improve the appearance of buttocks that may be sagging, flat, and unshapely. A buttocks fat transfer can also help make body contours look more proportionate in women with large breasts.
A facial fat transfer can help minimize signs of aging on the face such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. A fat transfer can also be used to reduce and revise scars such as those caused by acne, burns, injuries, and surgery. Men with small chins can use a fat transfer to get a chin augmentation and achieve more pronounced, masculine-looking chins and jawlines.
The appearance of your hands can often reveal your true age, as your hands are constantly exposed to elements including sunshine, water, extreme temperatures, and irritants in soaps and cleaning supplies. Those who want to make their hands look more youthful can use fat transfer as a hand rejuvenation procedure. Reducing signs of aging on the hands can often give others the impression you are far younger than your true years.
Fat transfers offer patients a faster recovery and less downtime than that associated with surgical cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and facelift surgery. Fat transfers are also associated with fewer allergic reactions than injectable dermal fillers, given the fat injected is taken from your own body.
Fat transfers produce natural-looking results that can last for up to several years as long as you practice healthy behaviors such as exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, getting quality sleep, and avoiding excess sun exposure. Results from dermal fillers usually only last for up to several months and require repeat treatments to maintain a rejuvenated appearance. Some dermal fillers even contain chemical-based ingredients that contribute to a less natural-looking appearance.
Here at EnteBella Medical, we offer fat transfers to help you reduce signs of aging and achieve your unique aesthetic goals. If you are interested in reducing signs of aging or adding volume to your body contours, contact us to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for our fat transfer procedures.