You can rely on fat transfer for augmentation of those areas that lack the volume and size you desire, the natural way. Gone are the days when artificial implants or injections were the only available option to plump up those flat or sunken areas. The best thing about this procedure is of course the fact that it would use your own body fat and so this fat has a practically nil chance of being rejected by your body. The results achieved would also feel and look natural and hardly anyone would realize that you’d done surgery for it.
Liposuction Fat Transfer – the Procedure
The person who can ideally go for this procedure would:
- Be physically and mentally healthy
- Be desirous of augmenting her breast or buttocks or of filling up her lips, cheeks or wrinkled and sunken areas of the face
- Have areas of excess fat buildup
- Have practical aesthetic goals/expectations
Your plastic surgeon would extract fat through liposuction from areas such as the buttocks, back, abdomen, thighs, love handles or upper arms of your body at a low vacuum pressure. Only low vacuum pressure is used so as to keep the fat cell viability intact.
Fat harvesting is followed by processing and purification of the extracted fat. The purified cells are introduced by way of injections into the areas the need more volume.
The fat cells removed and processed by liposuction are an abundant source of stem cells. So they can even be cryogenically frozen and stored for as long as a year for you to use later for fat grafting, reconstructive surgery, correction of asymmetry or wound care.
Outpatient, Short Duration Procedure
Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure and mostly takes about an hour to perform. If the procedure calls for the removal of only a small quantity of fat, local anesthesia would be enough. However, if there is a lot of fat to be removed, the plastic surgeon may use sedation along with the local anesthesia. What’s more, the procedure is associated with minimal surgical trauma and risk.
If you are considering fat transfer for augmentation the natural way, it is of utmost importance that you find the right plastic surgeon. Fat transplantation is a challenging procedure that involves both liposuction and grafting. Any mistake in liposuction can cause inconsistencies and asymmetry. A mistake in the fat transplantation process can lead to poor viability of the fat cells or poor results.
Visit Brian Evans Plastic Surgery today!
Dr. Brian Evans is a plastic surgeon in West Hills, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Joaquin Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
He has assembled a team of plastic surgeons and skin care specialists to perform procedures such as Liposuction in Thousand Oaks to provide patients with comprehensive aesthetic care. Don’t wait; call our office at (818) 676-4001 today!