Fat Transfer (Body)
Although transferring fat from one area of the body to another area to help increase fullness is not new to plastic surgery; its popularity has never been higher. Adding volume to areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging or to enhance areas such as the buttocks for a firmer, more youthful appearance have become popular over the past few years. This procedure requires removing or “harvesting” fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips or thighs and injecting it into the face or buttocks.SURGERY: This procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
AFTER SURGERY: Patients will experience mild to moderate swelling that lasts about 2-3 weeks depending on the amount of fat transferred. Downtime is approximately 2 weeks and patient may resume exercise in approximately 4 weeks.
Fat has a variable amount of reabsorption which can vary from patient to patient. The results are longer lasting than dermal fillers used in the face but the fat may require secondary injections to achieve the desired outcome.
To answer all of your surgical questions and for detailed discussions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.