Fat transfer and injections use unwanted fat from one area of the body to add a natural volume in another area. At Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we offer this effective technique to men and women living in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington, FL.
What is a Fat Transfer and Injection?
A fat transfer and injection, also called fat grafting, is a body sculpting or rejuvenation technique that takes unwanted fat from one area of the body and uses it to enhance another area. Fat is first collected from an area of the body via liposuction. Then, the fat is purified and injected into another area of the body to produce an increase in volume that looks and feels natural. You may choose this technique over other treatments because it does not involve implants or dermal fillers, and works entirely with fat collected from your own body.
How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injection Cost?
The cost of fat transfer and injections will vary based on your unique needs and treatment goals. During your consultation, we take many things into consideration to design a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your results and treatment experience. Once this treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your fat transfer and injection treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
Where Can Fat Transfer and Injections Be Performed?
The fat transfer and injection treatment involves two different steps: liposuction to collect fat and then injection of the collected fat. Men and women often choose to perform liposuction on their abdomen, legs, or lower back. This allows you to enhance your figure before adding volume to another area. The injections can be performed nearly anywhere that you desire a natural increase in volume. Most often, men and women use fat transfer and injection to enhance the face, breasts, or buttocks. A breast augmentation using fat transfer and injections can be a great option if you don’t want to have implants or if you need to have your implants removed, but want to maintain your enhanced breast size. The Brazilian butt lift is a popular butt augmentation procedure that uses fat transfer and injections to enhance the buttocks.
What Can I Expect During the Fat Transfer and Injection Procedure?
Before a fat transfer and injection procedure, we will use anesthesia to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the treatment. The first step in the procedure is using liposuction to collect unwanted fat. During this step, we will collect excess fat from your abdomen, legs, hips, or other areas. Then, the fat is purified to prepare it for injection. Next, the fat is injected into and around the desired treatment areas, whether it is the face, breasts, or buttocks. Once injected, Dr. Rosenthal may lightly massage the area to ensure that the fat is evenly distributed. Once the desired results are achieved, the treatment is complete.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Fat Transfer and Injection?
The results from a fat transfer and injection are visible immediately. However, you may notice that the treatment areas look slightly larger than expected. This is because after the fat transfer procedure, not all of the fat “takes,” meaning that some of the fat is absorbed by the body. To ensure that you achieve your desired results, we may inject a little bit of extra fat to make up for the fat that is absorbed after treatment. The full results will become visible a few weeks after treatment, once the fat has settled and any swelling has subsided. The results from a fat transfer and injection can provide permanent enhancement in the treatment areas.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Fat Transfer and Injection?
Due to the invasive nature of fat transfer and injections, you will likely have to take time away from work and other activities while recovering. You may experience swelling, bruising, and other side effects for a few weeks before the full results of your treatment are noticeable. Dr. Rosenthal will inform you on how to care for yourself during the healing process, which may include important instructions regarding hygiene, diet, and daily activities.
Fat transfer and injection can help patients achieve volume that looks and feels natural while simultaneously sculpting another area of the body. If you are considering this treatment, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology welcomes residents from Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.