Fat transfer, also called fat grafting or fat injections, is a safe and versatile way to improve and rejuvenate your appearance or to augment a part of the body. This method can be used to fill in wrinkles, lines, and scars and to improve the contours of the face or body. Using fat transfer can provide natural, subtle improvements to your facial appearance or enhance the size of the breasts and buttocks.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
- Softer and rounder contours
- Natural-looking results
- A rejuvenated appearance
- Stronger confidence
- Improved body proportions
Achieved With Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is often used to enhance the buttocks. This process improves body contour by removing unwanted fat from one area and injecting it into another. Redistributing body fat creates more attractive contours in both areas.
A loss of facial fat is a common consequence of aging and can lead to poorly defined facial contours and sagging skin. Injecting fat into the cheeks or other areas of volume loss in the face can create a more youthful appearance with softer, more defined facial contours.
A face marked by wrinkles, lines, and scars looks old and worn. Fat transfer to the face can fill in lines, wrinkles, and depressed scars so that the skin looks youthful and plump again. This technique can create a more naturally rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
While implants can be bold, dramatic, or fake looking, fat transfer leads to subtle, natural-looking results. The fat used in fat transfer is natural to the body, and the body will reabsorb much of it after the procedure. This helps the results to look subtle and attractive instead of fake and unnatural.
Fat Transfer Procedure
Fat injections are usually done on an outpatient basis under local, sedation, or general anesthesia depending on the location and the amount of fat harvested and transferred. The donor site (often the buttocks, abdomen, flanks, or thighs) is first numbed and injected with a fluid to make it easier to extract the fat. The donor fat is then collected through a cannula and syringe (liposuction). This harvested fat is processed to remove excess fluids and prepare it for reinjection into the target area. Once it is prepared, the fat is injected into the treatment area through another cannula. Dr. Chin performs this injection process carefully to achieve the desired look. Because some of the injected fat will be reabsorbed by the body, Dr. Chin will slightly overfill the treatment area so that the final results will meet your desires.