Fat Transfer in Tampa, FL

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What Is A Fat Transfer?

Because of significant weight loss or aging, patients may lose shape and fullness in certain parts of the body and face. To help restore volume loss, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang offers fat transfer. This process removes fat from a section on the body and transfers it into another area that needs more volume. We can perform fat transfers on the breasts, buttocks, lower eyelids, cheeks, or lips. Usually, autologous fat transfers work well for patients who prefer a natural treatment versus an implant or a dermal filler. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, Dr. Mang has an artistic perspective and precise technique, which creates natural-looking and beautiful results.

Is A Fat Transfer Right For You?

A fat transfer is a great option for patients who:

  • Want to smooth the complexion and reduce wrinkles
  • Enhance the contour of the face
  • Add volume to the lips, cheeks, or temples
  • Improve the shape of the buttocks or breasts

Often, patients who prefer a natural method for increased volume like this treatment. This way, there is little chance for rejection. Before undergoing this surgery, patients should be at a healthy weight and have enough fat to extract for the transfer.

Surgical Technique

At the beginning of your procedure, we will administer anesthesia to help you stay comfortable. The type of sedation or numbing medication depends on certain factors, including the amount of fat we remove and the transfer location. Next, we perform liposuction with a thin, special cannula to precisely extract the fat. This helps us harvest and purify the fat inside a centrifuge. After preparing the treatment area, the healthy fat tissue is injected into the specific part of the face or body. We will repeat the injections until reaching your desired cosmetic goals. Depending on the size of your treatment area, you may require multiple injections.

What to Expect

Following this procedure, you will require some recovery time. Please remember that you will have at least two sites that require healing – the liposuctioned area and the injection site. Your recovery time depends on the size of your treatment area. For example, a lip fat transfer requires a 1 – 2 day recovery period. However, if we transfer fat to the butt or breasts, your recovery can take much longer. At first, the treatment areas will appear swollen and red, but you can see your results almost immediately. Additionally, the liposuctioned area will look slimmer. Fat grafting produces beautiful and lasting results, but over time, you will have some fat that reabsorbs back into the body. For some patients, they may require another fat transfer treatment in the future. You will have minimal scarring associated with a fat transfer treatment.

Fat Transfer FAQ

How much does a fat transfer cost?
The cost of a fat transfer will vary greatly, depending on many factors. For fat transfers to the breasts or butt, a larger amount of fat is needed, thus liposuction is used and a longer process is employed to purify the fat and then inject it accordingly. Smaller fat transfers, such as those to the face and hands, take less fat and time. The volume amount required to reach your goals will be explained during your consultation with Dr. Mang, along with estimates of cost and payment options for you to consider.

Where can I have fat transferred?
Fat can be transferred almost anywhere on your body or face that you want volume. A few of the most common areas are the butt (typically known as a Brazilian butt lift), breasts, face, and hands. Fat grafting may be combined with breast implants or breast reconstruction to correct imperfections. Volume loss caused by aging in the hands and face may also be corrected with fat grafting, especially in the hollows under the eyes or to add shape to your lips. Talk to Dr. Mang during your consultation where you want to add volume so he can create your personal fat transfer treatment plan.

How long will the results of a fat transfer last?
A fat transfer offers beautiful, effective results that can be long-lasting with proper care. Dr. Mang employs advanced techniques to graft fat that minimize reabsorption. Usually, there is a small amount of the transferred fat that does not graft to the new area so Dr. Mang typically transfers slightly more fat than is needed. If you would like to enhance or touch up your appearance after a few years, a second fat transfer can be performed.

Are there any alternative treatments to a fat transfer?
Based on where you want to add fat, there may be an alternative to a fat transfer. In your buttocks and breasts, augmentation surgery with an implant may be performed rather than a fat transfer. In your face and hands, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery offers multiple injectable dermal fillers for long-lasting volume and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Mang will discuss all of the various choices during your consultation so that you can have the results that will meet your personal and aesthetic goals.

What if I don't have enough fat for a transfer?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Mang, he will talk about how much fat is required to meet your goals. You might not have enough fat to transfer; however, this is usually only a problem if you want a large volume of fat transferred or you have a very low body fat percentage. Fat can be removed from multiple areas if needed or combined with donor fat. Dr. Mang will explain all of your choices in your appointment.

Take the Natural Approach

If you desire fuller lips or you want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, fat transfer may be a great option. A fat transfer can also help patients who want shapelier breasts and buttocks. During your consultation, Dr. Mang will create a detailed treatment plan that outlines your cosmetic goals, the fees, and treatment costs. Once he does this, we can discuss the billing and if any financing is available. This treatment can help you attain your desired cosmetic goals without undergoing major surgery or enduring a long recovery time. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we invite you to call and schedule an appointment.

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