According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), fat grafting procedures, which involve removing unwanted fat from one body area to enhance another, have steadily been on the rise in recent years.
If you are considering plastic surgery and are contemplating a fat transfer procedure to enhance your look, Dr. Sayah is here to help. In this blog post, the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon answers the most frequently asked questions regarding fat transfer.
First Things First: What Exactly Is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a procedure that involves using a patient’s own natural fat to enhance another body area. This unwanted fat can come from several areas, including the hips, abdomen, flanks or thighs. The fat can be used to fill in creases and wrinkles on the face, or to add volume and shape to the buttocks or breasts.
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?
If you desire to enhance one body area and slim down another, then fat transfer may be a great option for you. Additionally, you should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about what your procedure can and cannot improve.
How Is Fat Transfer Performed?
First, stem-cell-rich fatty tissue is removed from one body area via liposuction. The fat is then purified and re-injected into the desired treatment area. The procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure and may require light or general anesthesia, depending on the body area being treated.
Is Fat Transfer Safe?
Fat transfer procedures can deliver safe, natural-looking results as long as they are performed by a qualified and board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sayah. However, as is the case with all surgical procedures, fat transfer comes with risks and possible complications, including infection and excessive bleeding. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Sayah will discuss these risks in detail with you.
How Do I Get More Information?
Dr. Sayah or a member of his trusted medical team is available to answer any additional questions at all times. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sayah, please call his Beverly Hills practice today at (310) 905-8405.