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Once considered a curiosity or rarity, fat transfer injections have become a staple of plastic surgery practices around the country. This is unsurprising considering their ability to safely rejuvenate areas all over the face and body. Versatility and dependability are major drivers for this surge in popularity. Today, I wanted to share this simple guide to fat transfer injections and help explain why so many male and female patients have chosen to undergo this procedure in recent years.

Let’s start with the basics of fat transfer. During fat transfer procedures, we begin by using liposuction to remove fat from areas like the hips, abdominal area, or thighs. Once this has been done, this fat is purified and then re-injected back into the patient’s body to add volume and fullness to a specific area of the patient’s choosing. Some of the most common areas that fat transfer can help address include the breasts (including after breast cancer surgery), the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift), and the hands. It can also be used as a tool for facial rejuvenation for patients who are looking to add volume to their lips or cheeks.

While it may seem complicated due to the multiple steps required, fat transfer injections are actually a pretty simple and very dependable cosmetic procedure. With that said, it’s critical to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with significant experience performing fat transfer injections in order to promote safety and the best-possible aesthetic results.

In the video below, watch as I go into detail on fat transfer injections, how the process works, and the aesthetic benefits that they can provide patients:

For anyone who thinks they might be a good candidate for fat transfer injections, I invite you to schedule a consultation appointment to learn more. For more information on fat transfer injections, contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram for additional plastic surgery videos, tips, practice updates, and much more.