Three Areas on the Body to Restore Volume with a Fat Transfer
When you think of the word “fat,” negative connotations may come to mind. However, fat is not necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, fat gives the face youthfulness and provides the body with desirable curves. The real problem with fat is that it often accumulates in undesirable locations and disappears from areas you need it most.
Luckily, a simple, minimally invasive procedure, fat transfer, can help better distribute the fat in your body and remove it from stubborn “problem areas.” At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brand Dzung Mang offers patients fat transfer to help restore volume, enhance body contours, and transform their physique in Tampa, FL.
What is a fat transfer?
A fat transfer is the removal of fat from one area of the body with the purpose of injecting it into another area that needs more volume. The fat is harvested from a donor area, purified, and then strategically administered to the target areas to deliver flattering results.
At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Mang utilizes fat transfer to restore volume to many areas, creating natural-looking outcomes and a youthful effect. Benefits of fat transfer include:
Restoring age-related volume loss in the face
Enhancing multiple body areas at once
Removing excess fat from problem areas
Contouring and shaping the body
Minimal scarring and a quick recovery time
Subtle enhancement for the buttocks and breasts
Filling in facial wrinkles and fine lines
Creating long-lasting improvements in definition and overall physique
Most common body areas to undergo fat transfer
Every patient is different and has different goals for surgery. So, no two fat transfer procedures will be the same. However, there are issues we see more often than others, including loss of volume in the face due to aging, loss of volume in the breasts due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations, and lacking curves in the hips and thighs.
The three most common areas where we perform fat transfer are the breasts, buttocks, and face.
We offer fat transfer to the breasts as an all-natural alternative to traditional breast augmentations to subtly enhance breast fullness, restore symmetry, and create a slight “lift” to improve and add shape. Fat transfer to the breasts is also a desirable option for patients who aren’t comfortable with implants or having general anesthesia.
More commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift, fat transfer to the buttocks has gained popularity over the years for its ability to harvest excess fat from the abdomen, hips, and thighs and redistribute it to the buttocks to create a lifted voluminous backside. A Brazilian butt lift can also help patients in Tampa, FL enhance the definition of the buttocks and deliver that “hourglass” figure.
Unfortunately, facial volume loss is a natural result of aging that causes areas such as the cheeks, lips, temples, and below the eyes to become hollow, thin, and prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Facial fat transfer is a procedure that restores this lost volume to specific areas of the face to help patients achieve a natural, youthful appearance. Each facial fat transfer is customized to meet the patient’s needs and cosmetic goals for treatment. Consequently, injections may be made in many areas, including the lips, brows, forehead, and jawline.
Are you a good candidate for fat transfer?
Most individuals who are in good health and prefer a natural method for increasing volume in the face or body are good candidates for fat transfer. However, the procedure does require patients to have an adequate amount of excess fat elsewhere on their bodies.
Typically, the fat used in fat transfer procedures comes from the abdomen, thighs, lower back, or waist. However, you may not be a good candidate for treatment if you do not have sufficient fat. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mang will discuss your options and help you understand how much fat is required to meet your goals.
Transform your body with minimally invasive fat transfer
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing fat transfer procedures, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang has developed a keen artistic eye for detail and the ability to achieve beautiful, natural results. If you’re interested in learning more about your fat transfer options in Tampa, FL, contact Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation.