What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer uses your own fat to augment age-related contour depletions, fill in depressions and scar indentations, reduce wrinkles and creases, and correct the visible rippling of breast implants. Fat is removed from an area of the body where it can be spared (usually the abdomen, flanks, or thighs) and is then injected into areas where needed to increase or replace lost volume. Because the fat is taken from the patient’s own body, this is the most natural kind of filler.

Advantages of Fat Transfer

  • Both facial contours and skin quality are improved
  • Results look and feel natural
  • Unwanted fat is removed from the donor region
  • There is no risk of an allergic reaction, as fat transfer uses your own tissue exclusively
  • Your fat naturally contains stem cells, which have anti-aging and rejuvenating properties
  • The procedure is minimally invasive
  • No scarring is left behind
  • The results last for many years 

Restoring a More Youthful Appearance

With age, there is often a gradual loss of fat in the face. This results in a flattening of the facial contours and sagging of the overlying skin. Fat transfer has the ability to restore a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance when these signs of aging develop. Fat transfer may be performed either as a standalone procedure, with superficial skin treatments (such as a chemical peel) or with more extensive plastic surgery in order to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. 

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What Happens During the Fat Transfer Procedure?

Fat transfer is performed under sterile conditions in the operating room and usually requires local anesthetic and intravenous sedation for maximum patient comfort.

The first step during fat transfer is to remove the fat from another part of your body using a technique similar to liposuction. A tiny incision is made at the donor site, and a thin cannula is inserted to suction out the fat, which is then purified. Finally, the fat is precisely injected into areas of deflation and depletion to enhance contour and aesthetic appearance.

Some of the fat may be resorbed, but the majority of fat cells survive and produce a very long lasting, natural looking result.

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Natural Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Fat transfer can also provide a natural alternative to breast implants. For women who are interested in a subtle enhancement of their breast contour or restoration of breast volume and shape after pregnancy, fat transfer is an excellent option. 

After the fat is removed from another area of the body and purified, it is placed into a syringe so that it can be injected into the surrounding breast tissue. This provides a noticeable yet more subtle enhancement than breast implants, and there is no risk of breast implant related complications. With fat transfer, breast augmentation results are permanent. 

Natural breast augmentation with fat transfer is safely performed under IV sedation anesthesia. Appropriate candidates for the procedure are women who desire a moderate increase in breast volume and have sufficient fat available for transferring into their breasts. Although most of the transferred fat will retain its volume, multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the best results with the desired breast shape and size.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

  • Increases total breast volume in women with small breasts
  • Restores lost breast tissue after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or massive weight loss
  • Corrects asymmetry or size differences between the breasts
  • Offers an alternative for breast volume restoration after breast implant removal
  • Provides an additional layer of soft tissue coverage around breast implants used in augmentation or reconstruction
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Why Choose Dr. Hutchinson?

Olivia Hutchinson, MD brings the highest standards of quality and care to every procedure she performs. As a Fellowship trained board certified female aesthetic plastic surgeon serving the Upper East Side, NYC, and beyond for over 20 years, she provides an ultra high end, sophisticated, top notch experience for her patients. Patients enjoy an elegant, quiet, and unhurried ambiance, and we offer exceptional concierge services for maximum privacy and convenience. If you’re interested in discovering what fat transfer can do for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hutchinson. Please contact us online or call us at (212) 452-1400.

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