I’m proud to be one of the plastic surgeons in the San Jose, CA, area offering fat transfer to my patients. Although media hype has grossly misrepresented this beneficial procedure, fat transfer remains a worthwhile technique for people who want to both remove small pockets of fat and enhance their body contours.
Consider these facts:
- Fat transfer simultaneously removes unwanted fat and enhances areas that lack volume.
Fat transfer provides dual body-shaping benefits by both reducing areas with excess fat and enhancing areas with too little volume. During the fat transfer procedure, excess fat is first removed using liposuction. This fat is then purified and injected into an area that lacks adequate volume – such as the breasts. As a result, the body looks much more proportional and body contours are shapelier and more balanced.
- Patients can choose a range of areas to enhance (breasts, buttocks, face).
Many people automatically associate fat transfer with buttock augmentation. And while fat transfer can be used to create a more pronounced backside, this isn’t the only option. At my practice, fat transfer can also be used as an alternative to breast implants during a natural breast augmentation. Or, it can be part of a facelift procedure to reduce wrinkles and add volume to the cheeks, chin, or lips.
- Women who may not want dramatic changes can enjoy subtle, natural-looking results.
Fat transfer gives women a natural alternative to synthetic implants or facial fillers. It provides a very soft, natural look and feel that many women are more comfortable with. This is especially true for natural breast augmentation since the breasts are only increased by about 1 cup size.