The Uses of Fat Transfer in Plastic Surgery

The Uses of Fat Transfer in Plastic Surgery

05th Jul 2017

Many people believe that unwanted pockets of fat in different areas of their body are unsightly. Most would prefer their stomach fat to transfer to other areas of their body, such as their buttocks. They would joke about the possibility of such a thing, but in this day and age, it is now a possibility through plastic surgery.

Fat transfer is a plastic surgery procedure that enables surgeons to reshape the body simply by removing excess fat and injecting them into lacking areas. The fat can be used to augment certain areas of the body, and it will be less likely that the body will reject it.

Men and women alike have benefited from the fat transfer procedure. It has been used to augment and reshape the buttocks to make it more flattering. It has also been used on the face to remove the wrinkles and improve the facial proportions. The fat can be transferred to various parts of the body where the proportions or mass needs to be restored.

Through the fat transfer procedure, two different areas of the body can be reshaped or improved. Areas with excess fat can be improved by siphoning the fat from selected regions of the body. Fat is typically removed from the stomach, thighs, and the arms. These areas become slimmer as the fat is removed. Furthermore, the area in which the fat is reinserted will also be improved. The reinserted fat will make their respective regions more plump, and increase the volume of the area.

The buttocks aren’t the only part of the body available for a fat transfer. Other areas – such as the hands, the breasts, the face, and sunken areas of the skin – can be remedied through injections of fat. With the injection of fat, the area will appear more plump and reinvigorated with youth.

The first step of the procedure is the identification of the donor sites, which are ideal for the siphoning of fat. The surgeons will utilize local anesthesia and remove the fat through liposuction. The siphoned solution won’t be pure fat cells and it requires purification before it can be injected into the body. The solution is successfully purified through centrifugation. Once the fat cells are ready, it is then injected into the area, which lacks volume.

The fat transfer procedure results in minimal scarring and it is usually found only in the areas that have been targeted by liposuction. Many people prefer this procedure, because it causes only minuscule scars. The tiny scars fade and become less visible as time passes. An experienced and board certified surgeon will be able to hide the incision marks to decrease any visible scarring even further.

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