If you lack volume in some parts of your body, and have other areas that have stubborn pockets of fat deposits, fat transfer can add volume where you need it. But what areas of the body can be treated with fat transfer.
What is fat transfer?
Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer or lipo-augmentation,is a procedure in which fat is taken from select areas with excess fat, and transferred to places that have volume loss. The procedure uses the patient’s own fat which is typically harvested from regions such as the outer thighs, buttocks, or abdomen.
Lipo-augmentationis usually done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. The fat is harvested from the donor site using a gentle liposuction technique. The fat tissue is then processed, before being injected into the areas that need volume.
What areas of the body can be treated with fat transfer?
Most areas of the body can be treated with fat transfer. It is commonly used on the face to add volume to the cheeks and undereye hollows, fill in depressions and deep wrinkles, and augment the lips. Fat transfer can also restore volume to other parts of the body such as the breasts, buttocks, back of the hands, and calves.
Fat transfer is an effective procedure that can produce incredible results when performed by a board certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon.
Are you interested in learning more about fat transfer? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Guilford, CT area, the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at langdoncenter.com, or by calling (844) 551-9880.