A fat transfer performed by Dr. Frank Filiberto, can fill an area of your body with volume that looks and feels natural.
What Is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a simple and safe method primarily used for filling in volume in areas such as the buttocks, lips, etc. Dr. Filiberto has many years of experience and training in fat transfer surgery.
During fat transfer surgery fat cells are transferred from one area of the body to another. The use of the patient’s own body fat to reshape. Fat injection achieves a more natural result, has a lower risk of infection, and it contours to enhance the overall effect. Since fat transfer uses your body’s own tissues, generally, the body does not reject the cells. The result of fat transfer surgery is a soft and natural look.
Your Fat Transfer Surgery
In most patients, the fat is obtained from the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen in a process similar to liposuction. Local anesthesia is used and only a small incision or puncture is required. Once the fat is harvested, excess oils and fluids are removed. The fat is then re-injected into the desired area through a tiny tube. Fat transfer surgery lasts 1-3 hours.
Fat Transfer Recovery
Fat transfer incisions and punctures are barely noticeable. You may experience swelling, bruising and numbness in the incision/puncture areas. Most patients can return to work within seven days after the fat transfer surgery and can resume most normal activities in about two weeks. Since some fat is reabsorbed into the body, touch up fat transfers at a later date may be necessary. Fat transfer results vary from person to person but the corrections generally last several.