A procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body (typically the abdomen or thighs) that is purified and re-injected into other areas of the body that have lost volume, including the face breasts and buttocks.
Dr. Whiteman has developed a special technique that uses suction to remove fat from an area of the body, processes it and places it in another area of the body in a matter of a few minutes. This allows us to increase the amount of available fat and decrease the time of the procedure.
Fat transfer injections can also be included as part of a Grammy Makeover.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and would like to discuss fat transfer injections, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation with Dr. Whiteman today.
Q: Am I a good candidate for fat transfer injections?
Good candidates for fat transfer injections include people who want to add volume to areas on the face and body like the hands, face (including the lips), breasts and buttocks. Fat transfer patients must have enough fat in donor sites from which fat can be taken. It is also important that fat transfer candidates not have any circulation issues, either from a medical condition or smoking.
Q: How safe are fat transfer injections?
Very safe. Since fat transfer uses a patient’s own fat, it greatly reduces the chance of potential adverse reactions that can occur as a result of a foreign substance. As fat transfer patients begin to heal, the injected fat creates its new blood supply where it is able to safely adapt to its new home.