Many people who undergo liposuction procedures want to get rid of the excess, unwanted fat; however, there’s a procedure that can actually give you two great results by using this fat.
Fat transfer essentially takes the unwanted fat from areas such as the thighs and abdomen, and transfers it to other areas that may need plumping and firming. You will essentially be getting two great results with fat transfer. Fat transfer is also a natural alternative to fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane than may have side effects.
During a fat transfer procedure—also called fat grafting or fat transplant, excess fat is taken from the areas requiring smoothing using liposuction techniques. This liposuction procedure uses smaller needles and lighter suction in order not to damage the fat cells. These cells are then treated to eliminate any excess fluids, and then placed into areas where you want to see firming and plumping.
Fat cell transfer procedures can be used for:
• Breast augmentation
• Facial rejuvenation
• Buttock augmentation
• Hand augmentation
• Reducing the look of scars
Why Fat Transfer Instead of Regular Fillers?
While injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm have been used successfully for a long time, the results are not indefinite. When undergoing the fat transfer procedure using fat from a patient’s body, there is little chance of an allergic reaction and the results are more long-lasting.
Advances in Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is also beginning to advance by using fat stem cells. This procedure is called stem enhanced fat transfer and does not use controversial embryonic cells, rather it uses natural fat stem cells. Using these types of fat cells will actually increase the body’s natural ability to heal because of the anti-inflammatory agents that are released. Additionally, because these cells because these cells have growth factors, they can rejuvenate and tighten the skin.
The entire fat transfer procedure is safe and non-invasive. It is also relatively pain free, requiring only a local anesthetic. Patients will be able to return to their normal routines very quickly.