Fat grafting transfer offers the chance to move fat from one area of your body and place it in areas where you seek additional contouring. The team of highly skilled professionals at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group has extensive experience in fat grafting, helping many in and around Beverly Hills, California, achieve their aesthetic goals. Book online or by phone today to get started.
Humans have a complicated relationship with fat. Necessary for survival and essential in your metabolism, fat also affects hormone balance and how you feel about your appearance. Too much fat in certain areas is undesirable, while too little fat in others is also problematic.
Fat grafting transfer, also known as fat injections or fat transfer, is a procedure that takes fat from one part of your body and repositions it to another area. It’s commonly done to enhance contouring.
Fat grafting is most commonly performed on the face. Injections of transplanted fat cells create enhanced contouring in multiple areas. Some of the benefits of facial fat transfer include:
Fat grafting is also a popular way to enhance body contouring. Treatments can refine the shape of your breasts, buttocks, and hips. Injections can even smooth the backs of your hands, an area that often shows age even before your face.
Fat grafting begins with harvesting fat from areas of your body like your abdomen, upper thighs, or upper arms. Liposuction allows your surgeon to remove the targeted fat without large incisions or lengthy recovery time.
Next, the harvested fat is purified to prepare it for transfer. This involves removing any dead cells, cellular debris, and excess fluid. The result is clean, healthy fat cells with the best possible chance of surviving the transplantation process.
Your surgeon draws the cleansed fat into syringes in preparation for transfer. They then carefully inject the fat into the areas where additional volume is desired. Each surgeon has their own technique for these injections, but the end goal is always to create a smooth, natural-looking final product.
Expect a degree of swelling and discomfort in the days following your fat grafting procedure. It takes several weeks for your body to fully recover from fat grafting, but you’ll begin to see your results as soon as the swelling subsides.
Learn more about fat grafting transfer during a personalized consultation, which you can schedule online or by phone today.