Fat TransferWilliamsville, NY
What Does It Mean to Undergo Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer combines two beneficial enhancement procedures in one. Fat is harvested from troublesome areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. It is then purified and injected into another area to produce subtle, natural enhancement.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
Areas of the Body Benefitted by Fat TransferAbdomen
FAQQ: What type of anesthesia is used during fat transfer?
A: Fat transfer can be performed using local anesthesia. However, depending on the extent of fat removal, general anesthesia may be used to ensure patient comfort.Q: Will there be scars after my fat transfer?
A: Tiny incisions are made at the liposuction site and the injection site that may result in minimal scarring. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.Q: How long will my recovery period last?
A: The length of your recovery will depend on which area(s) have been enhanced using fat transfer. Fat transfer to the face has the fastest healing time of two weeks. Fat grafting to the buttocks has the longest recovery period of several months. During your consultation, your surgeon can discuss more accurate recovery timelines based on your individual circumstances.Q: Are the results of fat transfer long lasting?
A: There may be some initial volume loss after your fat transfer as the body absorbs some of the grafted fat. However, any fat that remains after six months will provide permanent enhancement.Q: How significant of a breast size increase can I expect using fat transfer?
A: Fat transfer provides subtle enhancement of the breasts. Typically, most patients gain between a half cup and a full cup size increase.