What Happens During a Fat Transfer?

Fat transferfat transfer, or fat grafting, is a procedure that involves the removal of fat from one area of the body and placing it into another without using any artificial fillers. This procedure is an excellent way to provide volume to various of your body while contouring problem spots.

What Does a Fat Transfer Entail?

A fat transfer typically involves harvesting fat from a specific donor site on your body. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best location for optimal results. After the decision is made, the procedure will involve using a cannula that is connected to a syringe and inserted into a small incision on the donor location.

The fat is harvested from the location and processed in a special centrifuge that effectively separates the viable fat cells from those of poorer quality. After the separation process, the cannula is inserted into the recipient site, and the lines of fat tissues are deposited into the desired location in natural tissue planes.

Where Do Fat Transfers Work on the Body?

Several locations on the body can benefit from fat transfer surgery. These include the lips, buttocks, breasts, and hands. In addition to providing a more filled appearance to the recipient area, fat transfers can help treat abnormal depressions or dimples and scarring on the skin. Many patients also greatly benefit from having a fat transfer performed on their face to reverse some aging effects.

What to Expect After Your Procedure

After the fat transfer is complete, you will be transferred to a recovery area. You will be monitored for a short period. Afterward, you will be sent home to recover. You must have someone who can drive you home after the procedure. You should be able to return to work after a few days. However, you must refrain from lifting anything over 20 pounds and avoid aerobic exercises, swimming, and other strenuous activities until your incisions are healed.

Is Fat Transfer Surgery Right for You?

If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for fat transfer surgery, contact Dr. Sachin Shridharani today by calling 212-508-0000 to schedule an appointment. Our team can also be reached by filling out the online form.

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