Patients looking to augment the breasts or buttocks may want to consider a fat transfer, as it uses unwanted fat from other areas of the body to enhance the figure. At Plastic Surgery Consultants, we offer fat transfer treatments to men and women living in Richland County, Lexington County, and the surrounding areas of South Carolina.
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What is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer, also referred to as fat grafting, is a treatment that uses harvested fat from the body to enhance other areas of the body, such as the breasts or butt. This technique is most often used for breast reconstruction, but can also be easily used to augment the butt, improving its shape and size. Many patients feel comfortable with fat transfer treatments because it only requires fat from the body. This means that there are no foreign substances being introduced to the body, reducing the risk of infection and accelerating recovery.
How is a Fat Transfer Performed?
A fat transfer is performed in two steps. First, fat is collected from the body, most often with the use of liposuction. This process is performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. After the fat is harvested, it is purified to prepare it for injection. Once this is complete, the fat will be carefully injected into specific areas of the body to produce the desired results.
What Can I Expect After a Fat Transfer?
The injections performed for the fat transfer procedure are typically quick to heal and require very little downtime. However, since liposuction is often involved in the fat transfer procedure, patients will often have some downtime for the body to recover. Most patients are able to resume work and non-strenuous activities within one to two weeks of treatment. During your consultation with Dr. Wassermann, he will develop a personalized treatment plan and let you know what to expect regarding treatment and recovery.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer Cost?
A fat transfer can be an effective way to augment different parts of the body using unwanted fat from other areas. Plastic Surgery Consultants offers fat transfer treatments to the residents of Columbia, Lexington, and the neighboring South Carolina communities.