About Fat Transfers
Did you know you can use your own body fat as a natural, living filler to augment or enhance your appearance? At Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, our board-certified plastic surgeons provide fat transfer services, or fat grafting, to patients wanting to use their own fatty tissues to fill in hollow areas or augment areas for cosmetic effects. Transferring your fat from one area to another is a safe and cost-effective procedure. It also slims one area of your body, such as your abdomen, so that you can enhance another that needs more volume or added curves. The procedure works by removing fat using traditional liposuction in areas of the body with excess fat, then injecting the purified fat into other parts of the body.
Body areas you can have a fat transfer:
- Breast augmentation (instead of using a synthetic implant)
- Facial skin for rejuvenation (to reduce wrinkles or augment hollow areas)
- Backs of the hands to decrease the signs of aging
- Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift)
- Cheeks, chin, and lip augmentation
- Any area of the face or body that needs added volume for reconstruction
"What an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2019
"I talked to four different doctors in my state when trying to choose a surgeon to perform my FTM top surgery, and Dr. Schnitt was by far the best option for me. I have talked to many other transmasc individuals who have undergone the same procedure with other surgeons, but never have I heard of one being so attentive and accommodating as Dr. Schnitt. He is knowledgeable and talented, and his team was absolutely wonderful. The staff at Inspire Cosmetics is absolutely phenomenal and I would highly recommend this surgery center as a safe and comfortable environment for anyone looking to undergo top surgery!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jul 22, 2019
"I had a bad experience with injections years ago and was nervous to try again. So glad I did. Had a wonderful appointment and love the results. Will be only place I go. Thanks so much"- M.M. / Yelp / Jul 12, 2019
"I got this Groupon deal for the half syringe of Juvederm and once I got into the office, the lady at the front desk discussed with me and answered all my questions and concerns. She was very genuine and kind when discussing all of my options. I read such good things about Katie on reviews and I was so happy to have the pleasure to get work done by her. She was so welcoming and discussed with me all my options and I got her own personal opinion and professional point of view on what would fit me best. She did such an amazing job. I could not be more pleased with my results. Thank you Katie, and the team at Inspire!"- T.M. / Yelp / Jun 26, 2019
"I was very happy with the injections I had done at Inspire a couple months ago with Katie, she was excellent. I will definitely be back for more. PS Kristen was great too not pushy and went over my options."- K.P. / Yelp / May 28, 2019
If you would like to have a consultation with one of our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for a fat transfer, you should have:
- An adequate amount of available fat to extract
- Good skin laxity and tone
- Good health and be a non-smoker
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your overall health, the area(s) of available fat, as well as your skin quality. The area(s) to have grafting will also be evaluated to judge suitability for receiving grafts. This evaluation will help us develop your individual plan. During the consultation, we encourage you to discuss any areas of your appearance that concern you, as well what you hope to accomplish with surgery. This will help us understand your goals and expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved. Swelling and bruising are expected in the areas where fat was removed and transplanted, although it will vary among patients. The swelling and bruising will start to subside within 1 – 2 weeks after surgery. A compression garment may be necessary if larger amounts of fat are removed. Most patients can resume modest activity in 7 – 10 days, if small amounts of fat are removed and in 6 – 8 weeks if large amounts of fat grafts are removed. Complete recovery from fat grafting surgery usually takes 6 months.
Common areas for fat transfer include the face for facial rejuvenation. This includes fat grafting for under the eyes and within the cheeks and lips. Fat transfers are also common to fill laugh lines, as well as lines under the chin. A specialty fat transfer is gluteal reshaping, which involves a fat transfer to the buttocks, commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift. Fat grafting corrects contour irregularities that may result from over aggressive liposuction and is sometimes used during breast reconstruction. Rejuvenation of the hands, using fat from the patient’s own body, can create gorgeous results, hiding obvious veins and tendons that become more apparent with age.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Contour and Enhance
If you have an area of your body that has low volume due to weight loss, aging, or genetics, fat transfer surgery may be a good option for you. We invite you to schedule a consultation at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa so that we can assess the areas for treatment and help you understand more about the procedure and if it is right for you. Fat transfers can create a smooth, fuller shape in areas as small as the lips, or as large as the buttocks.