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If you’ve heard about fat transfer for breast or buttocks enhancement, you may be curious about the entire scope of benefits this highly customized procedure can deliver.

Artesia Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Raymond Schultz is often recognized as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in the US and performs a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures in Williamsville, New York, including fat transfer.

You can trust our highly esteemed and board-certified plastic surgeon because he has the skill and experience necessary to achieve impressive body-sculpting results with fat transfer.

Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer?

If you feel that certain parts of your body are not well contoured because they lack volume while others have unwanted fat, you may be a perfect candidate for a fat transfer procedure.

Fat transfer is often used to restore volume to the following areas:

  • Lips
  • Face
  • Breasts
  • Hands
  • Buttocks

Fat transfer is also used to correct depressions left by a prior liposuction procedure.

As with any surgery, fat transfer patients should not smoke or use nicotine products. To be a good candidate for fat transfer, you should be in good health, with an adequate amount of unwanted fat to use, and have realistic expectations.

Notifying Dr. Schultz if you smoke or have a history of bleeding disorders is crucial.

What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is the most natural way to sculpt your body and can accomplish the following:

  • Remove stubborn, unwanted fat
  • Add volume to the breasts, buttocks, or face
  • Provide natural-looking results
  • Increases breast volume with no risk of implant rupture, capsular contracture, or breast implant illness (BII)

With your customized fat transfer treatment plan, you can remove excess fat from one problem area and relocate it to another where volume is needed or sculpt your entire body.

What Is Involved in Fat Transfer?

The first step is an in-depth consultation with Dr. Schultz. During this meeting, you will have a chance to discuss your cosmetic goals and review your options.

After listening to your concerns and examining the treatment areas, Dr. Schultz will provide you with an expert assessment and create a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs.

Depending on your goals and treatment plan, liposuction will be used to remove fat from one or more of the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Back

General anesthesia is usually administered before your procedure begins. During liposuction, unwanted fat is suctioned away with a thin tube (cannula) attached to a medical vacuum.

Once the unwanted fat has been removed, it goes through a purification process and is typically transferred by injection into the lips, face, breasts, buttocks, or hands.

Fat Transfer to the Breasts

Women with small, misshapen, or asymmetric natural breasts are excellent candidates for fat transfer to the breasts. Fat transfer can reshape and increase the size of breasts for natural and noticeable results and can help breast reconstruction patients accommodate breast implants.

Fat Transfer to the Lips

Fat transfer can provide fuller, more sensual-looking lips while decreasing the appearance of fine lines.

Fat Transfer to the Face

Fat transfer can restore volume to hollowed cheeks and sunken eyes to correct age-related volume loss in the face. This option lasts longer than synthetic dermal fillers.

Fat Transfer to the Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift)

Fat transfer can recontour your buttocks to improve their shape and size for a more appealing body profile with a shorter recovery period than with implants.

Fat Transfer to the Hands

Fat transfer can also add volume to the hands, which are notorious for telling our ages. By strategically injecting fat into the hands, they can look plumper and younger.

What Is Recovery From Fat Transfer Like?

On average, fat transfer recovery is often complete four to six weeks after surgery. However, this will vary depending on the amount of fat removed and transferred. Recovery from more intensive fat transfer procedures may last up to four months.

Preparing your recovery area, following post-operative instructions, and attending follow-up appointments will help lessen discomfort and help shorten your downtime.

What Results Can I Expect After Fat Transfer Surgery?

Dr. Schultz’s expertise in this field and his commitment to delivering excellent results while taking all precautions to avoid complications help ensure you are delighted with your outcome.

Fat Transfer FAQ

Q: What type of anesthesia is used during fat transfer?

A: Fat transfer is usually performed under general anesthesia for maximum comfort, but sometimes only a local anesthetic is necessary.

Q: Will there be scars after my fat transfer?

A: Very small incisions are made during liposuction, leaving tiny scars that are difficult to detect. Injection sites rarely cause visible scarring.

Q: How much does fat transfer cost?

A: Body contouring using fat transfer is entirely customized, so prices will vary significantly. Your consultation with Dr. Schultz will help inform you of the best approach to help you achieve your goals. You will be given an accurate cost estimate once your treatment plan has been established.

Q: How long do fat transfer results last?

A: Because your body will absorb a small percentage of the graft following the procedure, Dr. Schultz will inject extra fat into the treatment area to compensate for this natural volume loss. After six months, you can expect your results to be permanent.

Your Williamsville, NY, Fat Transfer Experts

Dr. Schultz and the team at Artesia Plastic Surgery are dedicated to producing outstanding results in Williamsville, New York, with fat transfer and a range of other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Learn more about fat transfer in Williamsville by calling (716) 650-4622 today!

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Artesia Plastic Surgery is located at
6044 Main St Suite 106
Williamsville, NY

(716) 650-4622