Preparation is an important step before any plastic surgery procedure. This includes both mental and physical preparation to ensure that you are healthy and ready to successfully undergo your respective treatment and promote the best long-term results. Fat transfer injections are no exception. In order to help my patients enjoy the best possible experience from their procedure, I wanted to take a moment to discuss how to prepare for fat transfer injections.
There are a few crucial boxes to check off before a fat transfer procedure can take place. The first, and most important, step is to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with fat transfer to perform the surgery. Once this is done and I am able to confirm that the patient is a good candidate for fat transfer, we must then determine the right area to remove the fat from. Fat is often removed from the abdomen or back, but this can vary. Like with any other plastic surgery, patients will be instructed to stop smoking and the use of other nicotine consumption for up to 6 weeks leading up to their procedure (as well as a few weeks following their procedure). Medications like aspirin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDs (as well as vitamins) that can thin the blood and lead to complications during surgery and recovery should also be avoided in the week before and after fat transfer.
In the video below, I discuss what patients should know before their fat transfer procedure:
Fat transfer injections can provide outstanding aesthetic results to areas all over the face and body including the lips, breasts, and more. If you think that you might be a good candidate for fat transfer and would like to learn more, the first step is consulting with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like myself. For more information or to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more cosmetic surgery videos, news, tips, and updates.