Get the Facts About Fat Transfer Procedures

Fat transfer procedures allow patients to get the volume they want without the use of implants or other fillers. Fat transfer relies fat stores from other parts of the patient’s body that are transferred to a more desirable position. These procedures can be done on the face and the body when patients want an increase in volume or curves. Here are the facts you need to know about these procedures.

What happens during a fat transfer procedure?

Fat transfers involve removing the fat from one area of the body and injecting it in a different location. For the fat removal, a low suction form of liposuction is performed. That fat is treated so that the fat is separated from liquid. The fat is then injected into the desired location. The fat injections are carefully controlled to ensure that provide an appropriate amount of volume to deliver a natural appearance. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the area of the body being treated.

What areas can be treated using fat transfers?

Two popular treatment areas for fat transfers are the face and the buttocks. For fat transfers to the face, areas in which age-related volume loss has occurred are typically targeted for plumping, including cheeks, lips, marionette lines, and nasal labial folds. These transfers provide a natural alternative to dermal fillers. For the buttocks, fat transfers are part of Brazilian buttock lift procedures, in which the buttocks are shaped and enhanced with additional volume without the use of implants.

Why are fat transfers popular?

Patients like that fat transfers provide an alternative to artificial volume fillers and implants. Because these procedures use a patient’s own fat, there are no concerns about immune reactions or other issues that can occur with volume-filling options.

To find out if fat transfers could help you achieve the look you want, schedule a consultation with Maloney Plastic Surgery. We offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic surgeries and med spa procedures in Tucson and can help you select the right treatments for you. To schedule a consultation, call (520) 298-2330.