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7 Different Places to Transfer Unwanted Fat (5 May Surprise You)
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7 Different Places to Transfer Unwanted Fat (5 May Surprise You)

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Juli Albright
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

7 Different Places to Transfer Unwanted Fat (5 May Surprise You)

Fat transfer is exactly what the name implies. In this procedure, cosmetic surgeons use liposuction to extract fat from one area and move it to other parts of the body.

The fat grafting procedure is relatively uncomplicated. That is the reason it has become one of the go-to options for smoothing deeper wrinkles and fine lines. Not only this, but the fat transfer technique also helps people enhance body contour and restore lost volume in different areas.

If the idea of transferring unwanted body fat seems interesting to you, keep on reading to find the information you need to opt for the procedure.

Why Using Unwanted Fat of the Body for Cosmetic Surgery is a Good Idea?

Using a patient’s body fat as injectable fillers provide outcomes that withstand rigorous routines and chemical changes in the body. Moreover, because the used fat is taken from the patient’s tissue, it is 100 percent natural.

Board-certified surgeons perform the surgery, effectively minimizing risk factors. Plus, surgery does not involve any risks of reaction as it is the patients own fat. And most importantly, many people who undergo fat transfer surgery like the fact that you remove fat where it is not wanted. Usually, these areas include the hips, the abdomen, or thighs. It dramatically improves the appearance of the “donor area.”

Another reason why many people now feel comfortable undergoing fat transfer surgeries is that techniques and medical procedures have dramatically improved over the years. Doctors can now optimize the fat amount they take through the pre-transfer process and actual placement. Unlike previous surgical procedures in which overfilling the targeted areas was necessary, recent techniques are much simpler.

The areas of your body that can transform from fat transfer surgery can surprise you. Here, we compiled a list of seven different places that you can enhance through a fat transfer procedure.

1. Buttocks

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a one-of-its-kind procedure in the world of cosmetic surgeries. It has gained significant popularity in the past few years. It makes buttock augmentation much more reliable and simpler. The effective body contour procedure enhances the shape and size of the buttock, adding small amounts of fat to them. Surgeons harvest fat from the thighs or abdomen in a Brazilian butt lift and inject layers into targeted regions of the buttocks.

2. Breasts - Breast Enhancement

Did you know that breast augmentation or enhancement does not always need implants?

Fat transfer surgery, for instance, is an advanced process that increases breast size, boosts volume, and improves symmetry. Often used to fix minor deformities or divots after surgeries like lumpectomies and biopsies, the fat transfer procedure is excellent for breast enhancement. It sculpts of the donor area of the body while enhancing the shape of the breasts.

That means patients can enjoy several contour-enhancing benefits for two areas of the body with a single medical procedure. Surgeons use natural tissues and fat from areas like the abdomen and thighs to enhance the breast size by one-cup. Surgeons perform the procedure under general anesthesia, and patients require minimal downtime for recovery.

3. Cheeks

When it is about restoring plumpness, smoothening wrinkles on cheeks, or adding a youthful look to your facial features, you have plenty of excellent fillers to select from. But if you want everything natural (that means no implants or fillers) or do not want to schedule a touch up every few weeks to maintain a look, you need cheek fat transfer.

Cosmetic surgery, like fat transfer, is great to improve facial fullness. In this advanced procedure, surgeons inject purified fat into your cheeks. First, they perform liposuction to retrieve the natural fillers, clean it and then graft to cheeks for a plump and youthful appearance. Plus, a facial fat transfer enhances the contour of the cheeks, nasolabial, and chin.

4. Eyes

Dark circles, hollow and under-eye bags are some of the inevitable aspects of growing older.  All these signs become more pronounced over the years. Fat transfer surgery is a highly developed tool many surgeons rely on to revive the patient’s under-eye zone.The fat grafting surgery serves as a rejuvenation toolbox to give eye areas youthful plumpness.  

5. Lips

Fat grafting for lips is a fantastic alternative to implants and fillers. The surgeon uses the patient’s own tissues for lip augmentation. Fat transfer to your lips is a kind of autologous augmentation. It is an in-office surgery that a cosmetic surgeon performs by giving local anesthesia.

6. Breast Reconstruction

Breast size or shape is a prominent cosmetic concern for many women, particularly if they do not get the look or appearance they want. Using implants for augmentation is a standard procedure that enlarges and adds volume to the breasts.  

As mentioned earlier, it is not the only option.  Breast reconstruction through fat transfer is an excellent alternative that takes unwanted or excess fat from one area of the body and injects it into the breasts. It helps women achieve enhanced breast shape and size.  

7. Other irregularities - Dimple in thighs?  Weird indentation in the tummy?  

If your body has undergone significant weight loss, you might be experiencing problems like hanging skin, dimples, and indentations in the tummy.  That makes you a good candidate for fat transfer surgery for a thigh or tummy lift. The procedure will be ideal for your flabby, dimpled, and saggy skin.

Bottom Line

Overall, the fat transfer procedure is an ideal option when it comes to rejuvenating and improving the appearance of your body and face.  However, you should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure your expectations are realistic.

Written by
Juli Albright

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