Fat Transfer (Fat Grafting) – Fort Worth, TX
Fat transfer surgery, also known as fat grafting, combines liposuction to remove fat from areas of the body with too much and transplants the purified fat to an area of the body with too little to create desirable body contours. The expert plastic surgeons at Fort Worth Plastic Surgery can remove fat from many areas of the body, but typically the stomach and thighs are chosen, which slims the body in areas you want to be smaller. Then, the fat is purified and prepared to be added to the desired areas of the body, such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt (transferring fat to the butt is also called a Brazilian butt lift). Fat transfer surgery is safe and effective since it uses the patient’s own fat instead of an implant or filler, but some of the fat may be re-absorbed by the body and eliminated over time.
During the consultation, the surgeon and patient will discuss what donor sites will be most suitable and desirable for fat removal. During surgery, fat is removed from the donor site using a cannula. The tissue will then be separated and purified so that only the healthy fat tissue remains for transplantation. The fat will be placed in a syringe and augmented into the transfer site. The surgeon will simultaneously massage the area so that the fat settles where needed to create a satisfactory, smooth shape and contour. Multiple injections are usually needed.