Fat transfer to create a youthful look
As previously thought, sagging skin is not simply the result of gravity, it is also about a loss of volume. Anyone who was accused of having a round face when they were younger gets the last laugh when they hit middle age. If you look at an old picture, you looked younger partly because you had more fat in the right places. Dr. Robert Whitfield uses fat transfer to strategically restore this lost volume. The result is a more youthful, completely natural look to your face, breasts or body.
During your fat grafting procedure, Dr. Whitfield will use gentle liposuction to harvest excess fat from a body area where you have too much. The most common areas from which fat is extracted are:
- Love handles
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
The benefits of natural fat grafting are that not only are you adding volume – your body is being reshaped and sculpted when harvesting fat cells for transfer. The results can be a dramatic improvement in body appearance.
What body areas can be enhanced with natural fat transfer?
Once the fat is harvested, it is processed, purified, and prepared for re-injection. Dr. Whitfield will artfully inject the fat cells into the areas needing enhancement or plumping. Possible placement areas for natural fat transfer include:
Is natural fat transfer better than synthetic injectables?
There are two advantages to fat transfer over facial fillers. As the fat is from your own body (autologous), you are not having a foreign substance injected in your face. This reduces the risk of any kind of potential reaction, such as an allergy.
The other advantage is the results will be long-lasting once the swelling has resolved and the tissues have healed. The downside of a fat transfer is that is can be more expensive takes longer to achieve the final outcome. Fat transfer for breast enhancement may require multiple sessions to achieve the increase in volume you envision.
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Find out more about fat grafting for aesthetic enhancement.
Fat grafting is one of the most exciting developments in aesthetics. It is versatile, soft, natural, and effective. Whether you are considering enhancing face, breasts, buttocks, or hands, you can find out more about the process with a private consultation with Dr. Whitfield.
How long is the recovery from natural fat transfer?
For most fat transfer procedures, only small amounts of fat are removed with liposuction under local anesthesia. Since multiple areas may be treated, you can expect to be sore and bruised, but you shouldn’t experience any significant downtime.
In cases where larger amounts of fat are necessary, liposuction will be performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgery center. Recovery in these cases will take a bit longer, typically one to two weeks, during which you will need to wear a compression garment. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.