Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Fat Grafting: 3 Body Parts You Can Enhance With Your Fat



Not everyone is on board with having implants in their breasts or butt. While we’re used to hearing about breast and butt implants, there are other ways to increase the size of these regions and it’s through the use of your own fat. The same thing goes for butts—butt implants are still used to enhance butts, but Brazilian butt lifts are increasingly popular and the preferred method of surgeons.

Fat grafting (also known as fat transplantation) creates a win-win situation for patients. If you’ve got fat somewhere you don’t want, like on your stomach or thighs, you can have it removed through liposuction. That fat is then purified and transferred to other areas of your body where you do want volume.

Curious about how fat grafting works? Learn more about the process and where on your body you can transfer your fat to.

Fat in syringes for fat grafting
Source: SpaMedica. Fat cells have been purified and transferred to syringes. These will be used for fat grafting.

Fat grafting to the breasts


When you have fat grafting done to your breasts, you’ll see a modest increase in size in your breasts. Unlike breast implants, your final results are dependent on how much donor fat you have available. The fat can come from your abdomen, hips, arms or thighs. After choosing where the fat will come from, your surgeon will administer local anesthesia in this region. They will perform Vaser liposuction to separate your fat cells. These fat cells are then suctioned, transferred and prepped for breast augmentation.

Fat grafting to the butt


The same process happens during Brazilian butt lifts. Since fat grafting to the butt is considered as a large zone, that means a large amount of fat is needed to shape and provide volume to the butt. It isn’t unusual to inject between 200-400 cc of purified fat into each butt cheek. Because of this, fat needs to be harvested from several areas. So while the butt becomes bigger, the rest of the body becomes slimmer and contoured. The whole procedure should take about 1.5 hours to complete.

Before and after fat grafting to the face
Source: SpaMedica. Before and after photos of a patient who had facial fat grafting

Fat grafting to the face


If you find that your face isn’t as full as you want it to be, you can change that without the need for dermal fillers. Some patients find that parts of their faces have lost volume whether it’s from age or trauma. Common areas where you may lose facial fat include: around the eyes and mouth, jawline, temples and cheeks.  A small amount of donor site fat is required for this procedure—usually about 20-30 cc of purified fat is needed. In areas that are non-mobile like the temple, bridge of the nose and jawline, the grafts can last from 3-5 years. Fat grafts around the lip areas can last from 1-2 years.

A little excess fat isn’t bad after all. If you’ve been thinking about removing excess fat through liposuction, now you know you can actually use that fat to transfer it to certain parts of your body for more shape and volume. Book your appointment online or call us at 1-877-695-2835 for more information.

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