About 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 services, or fat grafting, to patients wanting to use their own fatty tissues to fill in hollow areas or augment areas for cosmetic effects. Transferring your fat from one area to another is a safe and cost-effective procedure. It also slims one area of your body, such as your abdomen, so that you can enhance another that needs more volume or added curves. The procedure 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.
Body areas you can have a fat transfer:
- Breast augmentation (instead of using a synthetic implant)
- Facial skin for rejuvenation (to reduce wrinkles or augment hollow areas)
- Backs of the hands to decrease the signs of aging
- Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift)
- Cheeks, chin, and lip augmentation
- Any area of the face or body that needs added volume for reconstruction
"This facility gets 10 stars from me!! My first experience with Inspire was for a pretty extensive cosmetic procedure that I was beyond nervous about- breast lift, reduction, and augmentation. At the age of only 29, my breasts were in very bad shape after losing a great deal of weight. However, Dr. Drew absolutely NAILED it!! I could not be happier with the outcome and am incredibly grateful for not only his expertise, but for how kind and supportive the entire staff was towards me throughout the process. If you are looking for an honest group of doctors to help improve yourself, this is the facility to check out! You will understand the second you walk in :)"- C.P. / Google / Jul 21, 2020
"Excellent experience with Kate! I had my lips done and I am over the moon with my results. I feel 10 years younger..She is so gentle and precise..I had no bruising at all.. I will go back again to see Kate."- A.F. / Google / Jan 14, 2021
"I was very nervous about getting lips fillers, as it was my very first time getting any type of cosmetic "procedure" done. I had my lip fillers done by Chris... Not only is he great and passionate about what he does, he has a great comforting spirit/energy that made me feel safe and secure 🙂 And as far as Inspire Aesthetics as a whole, lovely place! Very modern, clean, and comfortable environment with a very friendly professional staff. Will definitely be returning for all future work ❤"- S.G. / Google / Jan 13, 2021
"Had a wonderful experience with Chessi, she is very sweet and answer all my questions, she did a wonderful job, the center was clean and the stuff was super nice. Will be return to Chessi in the future"- S.E. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
"Inspire is the perfect place to go if you need to feel better about yourself. The staff, from the receptionist to the surgeon, is always helpful and professional and competent! I’m thrilled with the results and know that I will be returning for future work. I can’t thank them enough!"- J.C. / Google / Jan 02, 2021
Best Candidates for Fat Transfer
If you would like to have a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons for a fat transfer, you should have:
- An adequate amount of available fat to extract
- Good skin laxity and tone
- Good health and be a non-smoker
What to Expect with Fat Transfer
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your overall health, the area(s) of available fat, as well as your skin quality. The area(s) to have grafting will also be evaluated to judge suitability for receiving grafts. This evaluation will help us develop your individual plan. During the consultation, we encourage you to discuss any areas of your appearance that concern you, as well what you hope to accomplish with surgery. This will help us understand your goals and expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved. Swelling and bruising are expected in the areas where fat was removed and transplanted, although it will vary among patients. The swelling and bruising will start to subside within 1 – 2 weeks after surgery. A compression garment may be necessary if larger amounts of fat are removed. Most patients can resume modest activity in 7 – 10 days, if small amounts of fat are removed and in 6 – 8 weeks if large amounts of fat grafts are removed. Complete recovery from fat grafting surgery usually takes 6 months.
Common areas for fat transfer include the face for facial rejuvenation. This includes fat grafting for under the eyes and within the cheeks and lips. Fat transfers are also common to fill laugh lines, as well as 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 corrects contour irregularities that may result from over aggressive liposuction and is sometimes used during breast reconstruction. Rejuvenation of the hands, using fat from the patient’s own body, can create gorgeous results, hiding obvious veins and tendons that become more apparent with age.
Plan Your Procedure
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Contour and Enhance with Fat Transfer
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 for you. We invite you to schedule a consultation at Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL so that we can assess the areas for treatment and help you understand more about the procedure and if it is right for you. Fat transfers can create a smooth, fuller shape in areas as small as the lips, or as large as the buttocks.