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What Is A Fat Transfer?

When an individual gains and then loses weight or moves through the normal aging process, various body parts begin to lose shape and volume, such as the face and hands. A new way to restore volume that has been lost is through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer. This process removes fat from a place on the body and injects it into another area that could use additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can also be performed on delicate areas, such as the lips and cheeks. Fat transfers are generally performed when an individual desires a natural enhancement instead of fillers or implants. Led by Dr. Pearce, our team utilizes the most advanced liposuction and grafting methods for performing fat transfers to create natural-looking, full outcomes. If you are interested in adding volume to your face or hands, contact Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX to learn more.

How Are Fat Transfers Performed?

Fat transfers are typically performed under anesthesia, and the specific type depends on the amount and location of the fat tissue being extracted. Liposuction is first performed with a thin, special cannula to carefully remove the fat so it can be separated and purified. After prepping the injection site, the extracted fat will be transferred into the area that needs volume. This injection is performed in layers until the desired outcome has been attained. In some cases, several injections will be necessary to achieve the desired results.

A Natural Approach To Volume

This treatment may be a wonderful solution if you want to get more voluptuous lips or fill in hollow areas or lines. This treatment can help you achieve the look you want without choosing to undergo an invasive surgery that might require a lengthy recovery period. To find out if a fat transfer can help you add volume for a more youthful appearance, we invite you to contact our team to schedule your consultation at Pearce Plastic Surgery.

What areas of the body can have a fat transfer done?

This procedure enhances or augments desired locations of the body. A fat transfer can be performed in the following areas:

Face: Restore volume lost through aging to a more youthful appearance. This procedure is often combined with a facelift for the best results 

Lips: This is a great option for patients interested in fuller, more natural-looking lips without the use of fillers

Jawline: Accentuate the jawline, giving you a more defined look

Chest: Fat grafting provides a natural way to augment the breast, giving a fuller look without using implants. For men, fat grafting to the chest is a great way to increase the size of the muscles to provide the appearance of more definition and gains from time spent in the gym

Buttocks: Fat transfer to the buttocks is also known as a Brazilian butt lift, which helps to augment the buttocks' size and shape, providing a rounder, more projected look

Hands: The condition of the hands often reveals one's true age. This procedure effectively conceals signs of aging and is an exceptional complement to a facelift

How much fat is transferred to the desired area?

Fat grafting is effective in providing natural fullness to an area. However, only 60-70 percent of the transferred fat survives. As a result, we typically need to transfer a slightly larger amount of fat than needed to ensure enough fat sticks around to deliver the results you desire.

How long before I see the full result of my fat transfer procedure?

During the first week after surgery, you may feel like an excessive amount of fat was transferred, but as time passes and the swelling reduces, the true results will shine through. The complete outcome becomes apparent around six months after the procedure, once we can assess the amount of fat that has survived after the swelling resolves.

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