You’re trying to get rid of your fat, but your plastic surgeon wants to put it to good use. Don’t be surprised if your surgeon suggests fat transfer as part of your next cosmetic procedure. Fat transfer is growing in popularity, especially for facial procedures and butt lifts.
Here is a look at what fat transfer is and how it can help you achieve the look you want.
What is Fat Transfer?
Your cosmetic surgeon is now able to harvest your fat, then use it on another part of your body. He can use liposuction to remove excess fat from your abs or thighs or other trouble spot. After he puts this fat through a purification process, he can inject it in other areas.
After it is injected, the harvested fat plumps up spots that have lost volume, like the face or buttocks.
Why Use Fat?
Fat transfer offers several benefits. Patients love the double-whammy. First, removing the fat makes their stomach or thighs look more toned and attractive. Second, what was removed is no longer considered a waste product. Instead, it is a valuable injectable that can make their face or butt look younger.
Here is a look at other benefits from fat transfer:
• The procedure is less invasive than many other types of cosmetic treatments.
• It uses a natural body material, so you have less risk of infection, allergic or other adverse reaction.
• The cosmetic work doesn’t involve artificial substances or chemicals.
• Fat increases volume right away.
• The look is natural.
• It lasts longer than other types of cosmetic fillers. In fact, most patients keep 50 to 80 percent of the fat that is transferred.
• For most people, fat transfer is safe. The body tends to tolerate it well and risks are low.
• Downtime is short for the fat transfer itself. There may be a longer recovery period if it is combined with other cosmetic procedures.
Fat Transfer and the Butt Lift
Cosmetic surgeons like to use the fat transfer method for the Brazilian butt lift. It lets them sculpt a natural look and give the patient a shapelier, more attractive rear.
Patients report high satisfaction levels with this method. They say their new posteriors are entirely natural looking, more so than with artificial methods.
Fat Transfer and Facial Rejuvenation
Surgeons using fat transfer for facial cosmetic procedures feel it produces the most natural results. Injecting a person’s own fat in the face, as part of an overall facelift treatment, produces a rested, younger look. Fat transfer can also be used as a standalone procedure.
As a person ages, the amount of fat under the skin of the face gradually lessens. The result is a face that looks drawn, tired and old. Fat transfer can plump up the volume in hollows on the face. By transferring fat to fill in lines around the mouth, cheeks, eyelids and lips, the face looks rounder and the patient a looks healthier and more youthful.
Work with an Expert
Antoine Hallak, M.D., has been serving the San Diego community for many years. His goal is to give women and men achieve the look they want and to help them feel comfortable in their skin.
Dr. Hallak works closely with each patient to make sure he fully understands the person’s expectations and medical history. During his one-on-one consultation, the doctor fully explains the options available, both surgical and non-surgical. He insists that each patient thoroughly understand what are realistic outcomes and what is involved in the procedure.
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hallak specialized in Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery at the highly respected McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
He has the respect of his peers, shown in the award of Physician of the Year, voted by the Pomerado Hospital Operating Room Administration and Staff. He is the representative of the plastic surgery subsection of the Department of Surgery at Palomar Pomerado Health.
Does fat transfer sound intriguing? Call for a consultation today with Dr. Hallak to find out how it can help you achieve the body of your dreams.
Company Name: Hallak Plastic Surgery
Contact Person: Dr. Antoine Hallak
Address:16766 Bernardo Center Dr #109
City: San Diego
Country: United States