Fat Transfer in New York, NY

What Is a Fat Transfer?

An autologous fat transfer is removing fat, through liposuction, from one area of the patient’s body to another. For example, fat may be taken from the tummy and love handles and then re-injected into an area of the body where contouring is desired, like the buttocks. The fat is used as a natural filler.

Where Can the Fat Be Placed?

Fat can be placed in just about any location where the patient desires more volume. Certain areas are more popular than others and certain areas are dangerous to have fat injected. Popular injection sites include, but are not limited to: buttocks, breast, lips, cheekbones, and around the mouth.

Where Can the Fat Be Taken From?

The fat is liposuctioned from many different areas. During your consultation with Dr. Shridharani, he will review areas that you would like to have contoured and examine those areas to see if that is a good option for you. Common areas to liposuction include:

  • Abdomen (tummy)
  • Waist (love handles)
  • Pubis (lower abdomen)
  • Upper back (back bra roll)
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Where Will My Fat Transfer Be Performed?

My patients have the ability to have their procedures performed at my office or at area hospitals and “surgicenters” in New York City. My operating room and facility have certification and accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Our team provides patients with the option of having their procedure performed in the safety, convenience, and comfort of our office/facility.

What Results Can I Expect from a Fat Transfer Procedure?

It takes the body six months to one year to see the final results of most surgeries. However, you will see the overall change in contour and fullness within days after the procedures. It is common to have swelling and bruising during this time, so the shape will change and improve in the ensuing weeks to months.

Who Is a Candidate for a Fat Transfer?

Ideal candidates for a fat transfer are those who are at a healthy weight with a reasonable amount of body fat that can be used as the donor site in the procedure. Candidates should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Patients who undergo the fat transfer procedure can range in age anywhere from 18 to 70 years old. All candidates should be non-smokers and not suffer from any underlying health conditions that may affect recovery after the procedure.

If you are someone who has too little body fat, this procedure may not be possible for you.

What Are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer?

Because fat can be transferred to almost any other part of the body, such as the lips, breasts, and buttocks, this procedure is versatile and customizable to any patient. Not only do fat transfers allow patients to appear more youthful, but the procedure itself is minimally invasive compared to other surgeries such as liposuction. With a reasonable recovery time, patients will be able to enjoy their results permanently.

How Long Do the Results of a Fat Transfer Last?

Because the transfer of fat involves the fat cells settling into the skin, these results will remain permanent. Although it may take up to about six months for the fat cells to fully establish themselves in the skin, these cells will stay in place, allowing patients to enjoy their results for a lifetime.

Over time, however, the body will adjust as a patient ages, and the appearance of their results may change. In order to maintain their desired look, some patients schedule follow-up treatments.

Why Choose Luxurgery?

At Luxurgery, Dr. Sachin Shridharani and his dedicated team know the importance of experts in providing high-quality treatment and achieving patient satisfaction in all aspects of plastic surgery. Board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shridharani has been proudly serving Manhattan for years, improving the looks and restoring confidence of patients all across New York City.

Choosing Luxurgery for your fat transfer procedure will ensure a personalized treatment plan that fits your body’s needs and your aesthetic goals. If you’re ready to begin your journey, click here to schedule your first appointment.

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Is Fat Grafting Safe?

Yes! When a procedure is performed with appropriate precautions taken, you can have a streamlined overall experience. Even in the best circumstances, some complications can occur. Working with a surgeon you trust and feel comfortable with is paramount.

Watch Dr. Shridharani Perform A Fat Transfer to Breasts

Can I Get Another Fat Transfer in the Same Area in the Future?

Absolutely! Since we anticipate not all of the fat surviving during transfers, patients seeking further natural enhancement of certain areas may opt for another procedure spaced months after the first procedure. Giving adequate healing time to see how much total fat survived and the current contour is important.

Will I Have Tubes/drains Sticking Out Of Me?

Dr. Shridharani rarely uses drains/tubes during fat transfer surgery. There is little need to use drains for this specific procedure.


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Will I Have To Spend The Night After My Fat Transfer Procedure?

Patients are not required to stay overnight and generally go home the same day. Some of our patients choose to stay in a nearby luxury hotel with private nurses who monitor them overnight while they rest and recover.


Are There Things That I Can Do Before Surgery To Help Maximize My Chances Of My Fat Surviving?

Absolutely. Dr. Shridharani will go through several tips with you prior to your procedure and during the planning phase. Being overall healthy and not having any tobacco/nicotine in your system for several months are just two quick tips to help speed up the recovery process.

What Can I Do After My Surgery To Help Maximize The Chances Of Fat Surviving?

It takes the body six months to one year to see the FINAL results of most surgeries. However, you will see the overall change in contour and fullness within days after the procedures. It is common to have swelling and bruising during this time, so the shape will change and improve in the ensuing weeks to months.

Does Fat Transfer Cause Scarring?

Anytime an incision is made on the face/body, a scar will result. The goal of a good aesthetic surgeon is to place as few incisions as possible in areas that conceal well. During your consultation, Dr. S will thoroughly review with you the location of your anticipated incisions.

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Ready to learn more about fat transfer surgery and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation with board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.

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