The aging process may make us wiser, but we don’t always appreciate the physical aspects. One of the common ill effects of maturity is a loss of fat volume in both the face and body. The cheeks become hollow-looking, the lips begin to deflate, the breasts begin to sag and shrink, and the buttocks lose their plumpness and projection.
Fortunately, there is an excellent cosmetic solution for volume loss, called fat transfer. The fat transfer process harvests excess fat from the places we don’t want it, such as the hips, belly or thighs, purifies and sterilizes it, and then injects it into the areas we do want the fat, such as the breasts or rear end. Fat transfer has a double benefit – it contours the donor areas (tummy, love handles, thighs) while enhancing the target zones.
Fat transfer is a very safe, effective procedure that is well tolerated by even those with sensitivities, as the fat is taken from the patient’s own body. Although it is a somewhat simple procedure, it still requires the expertise of a skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr. Parker to ensure results are uniform and artistically pleasing. Dr. Parker delivers nuanced and natural-looking outcomes that will compliment to your frame.
Natural fat transfer can be the perfect way to add volume to any of the following face or body areas:
At LV Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we offer a free consultation to those considering natural fat transfer. We do not set a limit on our appointments and will take as much time as you need. A typical consultation takes in the range of one to one and a half hours.
Our consultation will include a review of your medical history and any medications or supplements you take, along with the risks and benefits. You can meet with our Patient Care Coordinate to discuss the costs of the procedure, and review photos of patients who have undergone natural fat transfer.
We have no limit on post-operative care, and you will always be seen by Dr. Parker, not an assistant. We make ourselves available for calls 24/7. You can expect concierge-style service from start to finish.
This procedure involves about four to six weeks of recovery time, based upon the body areas from which the fat was harvested. This system purifies the harvested fat, prepares it, and loads it into the syringe to be immediately injected into the area to be enhanced. The harvest areas are typically:
As gentle liposuction is used to extract excess fat, you will need to wear a compression garment after harvesting the fat. The incisions are very small, about 8mm long, and any scars are minimal, quickly fading to become almost invisible.
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