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Fat Transfer

Did you know you can use your own body fat as a natural, living filler to augment or enhance your appearance? At Inspire Aesthetics, our plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, provide fat transfer, or fat grafting, to patients wanting to use their own fatty tissues to fill in hollow areas or augment areas for cosmetic effects.

Autologous Fat: The Ideal Filler

Autologous fat, derived from your own body, is the ideal filler. Unlike synthetic fillers, fat cells drawn from your body eliminate the risk of allergic reactions or rejection, ensuring safety and compatibility. This innovative technique restores lost volume in targeted areas of the body and improves skin texture, offering long-lasting and natural-looking results. At Inspire Aesthetics, our skilled plastic surgeons offer personalized fat transfers to sculpt and rejuvenate your body.

About Fat Transfer Surgery

Fat transfer works by removing fat using traditional liposuction in areas of the body with excess fat, then injecting the purified fat into other parts of the body. For example, excess fat may be harvested from your tummy and injected into the buttocks.

Transferring your fat from one area to another is safe and cost-effective. It also slims one area of your body, such as your abdomen, to enhance another that needs more volume or added curves, such as the buttocks.

Fat Transfer Treats:

  • Hollowed or sunken facial areas
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of breast volume
  • Loss of volume from the buttocks
  • Loss of volume from the hands
  • Scars and skin depressions
  • Other areas with insufficient volume or contouring

Common Areas for Fat Transfer

A fat transfer is an extremely versatile procedure that can be used for volume restoration in most parts of the face and body. Common areas for fat transfer include the face for facial rejuvenation. This includes fat grafting under the eyes and within the cheeks and lips. Fat transfers are common to fill laugh lines and lines under the chin.

A specialty fat transfer is gluteal reshaping, which involves a fat transfer to the buttocks, commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. Fat grafting can also correct contour irregularities that may result from aggressive liposuction. Hand rejuvenation using fat can also create gorgeous results by hiding the veins and tendons that become more apparent with age.

The following are popular fat grafting procedures:

  • Breast augmentation with fat transfer instead of a synthetic implant
  • Facial skin rejuvenation to reduce wrinkles or augment hollow areas
  • Hand rejuvenation to decrease the signs of aging on the back of the hands
  • Brazilian Butt Lift to enhance and volumize the buttocks
  • Cheeks, chin, and lip augmentation to improve facial contours
  • Reconstruction or contouring for other areas of the face or body that need added volume

Best Candidates

Fat transfer is ideal for individuals seeking natural enhancement and rejuvenation without synthetic fillers or implants. The best candidates are those with adequate donor fat, good overall health, and realistic expectations. Whether addressing facial hollows, body contouring, or scar revision, fat transfer offers a versatile solution. At Inspire Aesthetics, our experienced plastic surgeons can determine if you are a suitable candidate for a fat transfer.

Benefits of Fat Transfer:

  • Natural-looking results using your body’s own fat.
  • Minimized risk of allergic reactions or foreign body rejection.
  • Versatile treatment for various cosmetic concerns.
  • Dual benefit of contouring donor areas like the abdomen or thighs.
  • Long-lasting results compared to synthetic fillers.
  • Reduced downtime and shorter recovery compared to more invasive procedures.
  • Customizable to address specific individual needs.
  • Potential for multiple treatments and touch-ups over time.

Your Fat Transfer Consultation

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your overall health, the area(s) of available fat, and your skin quality. The area(s) for grafting will also be evaluated to judge suitability for receiving grafts. During the consultation, we encourage you to discuss any areas of your appearance that concern you and what you hope to accomplish. This will help us understand your goals, determine if they are realistic, and develop your individual plan.

Your Fat Transfer Recovery Process

After a fat transfer, you can expect swelling and bruising in the areas where the fat was removed and transplanted. The swelling and bruising will start to subside within 1 to 2 weeks. A compression garment may be necessary if larger amounts of fat are removed.

Most patients can resume modest activity in 7 to 10 days if small amounts of fat are removed or within 6 to 8 weeks if large amounts of fat are removed. Complete recovery usually takes 6 months.

Schedule Your Consultation

Inspire Aesthetics is a premier plastic surgery practice led by board-certified plastic surgeons committed to helping you achieve remarkable results. If you have an area of your body that has low volume due to weight loss, aging, or genetics, fat transfer surgery may be a good option. Fat transfers can create a smooth, fuller shape in areas as small as the lips or as large as the buttocks. Schedule a consultation at Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, to learn about fat transfers.

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