Fat transfer injections have exponentially increased in popularity in recent years due to its many uses. Though despite this sudden boom in demand, there are still many prospective plastic surgery patients who are not aware of this unique procedure and what it can help people accomplish. Let me begin with the basics. Fat transfer involves taking fat that is removed during liposuction and re-injecting it back into the patient’s body to add volume to certain areas that may be lacking.

Depending on the patient’s needs, fat transfer can be used to help treat several different areas. Fat transfer is a popular option for women who prefer more modest breast enhancement. Unlike traditional breast augmentation with implants, fat transfer to the breasts is intended to help patients who only want a slight increase their breast size or correct breast asymmetry. It can be used in conjunction with a breast implant in some cases. Facial areas that appear sunken due to a loss of volume like the cheeks and lips can also be treated with fat transfer. Fat transfer injections can also be performed on the buttocks or hands to plump and revitalize the area.

It’s important to see a skilled plastic surgeon with considerable experience performing fat transfer in order to ensure the safest and most aesthetically pleasing results from your procedure. I have personally been performing fat transfer injections for years and have developed a special technique that uses suction to remove fat from the body for this purpose. Once removed, the fat is safely processed and injected into another area of the body. The process is over in a matter of minutes.

In the following video, I discuss fat transfer injections and what patients should understand before undergoing this cosmetic procedure:

No matter how you choose to use it, I have little doubt that fat transfer injections can provide my patients with uniquely excellent aesthetic results. If you’re interested in fat transfer, 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. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more cosmetic surgery tips, news, photos, and updates.