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.
"I had breast surgery done from Dr. Mang 17 years ago, the results were amazing. I had minimal scarring. He and his staff followed up with me amazingly. Fast forward almost 20 years later, due to weight loss, weight gain, 2 more children and poor skin due to heritertly, I went back to Dr. Mang for another surgery. Again the results were perfect. In addition to excellent work, he checks on you PERSONALLY after your surgery. He is a talented surgeon. I again received exactly what I was looking for. Some people expect plastic surgeons to make them look like the housewives of Beverly Hills.. this isn’t going to happen ladies..However a good Dr. WILL create the best look and fit for you and what you have to work with."- A.L. / Google / Jun 09, 2020
"I always wanted to try out Botox, just a chicken committing because I don’t like needles; A few of my coworkers went with me to ease the idea of doing it alone.It’s important to note, they used clean and individual packages of needles for each of us and numbing cream with betadine on the spots I wanted to be injected with the filler. The process wasn’t bad at all, especially since they were doing a $9/unit special accompanied by a glass of Rose - how can I say no to that? When Dr. Mang injected my forehead and pulled out the needle, you can hear a small crunch; this is normal and Dr. Mang explained if you don’t hear this sound, it is not being done correctly. I wouldn’t have done this or brought other people unless it was anyone else than fellow Yelper, Anna M., because I trust her so much.Thank you for the opportunity - even though I got 10 units vs. 50 units of botox compared to a coworker - I feel that it was effective to iron out my wrinkles, even though I know I have minimal amount heading into my 30s. This was my X-mas gift to myself!I saw firsthand the difference for people who do have a lot of wrinkles & are young, so IMO botox is such an amazing product to help smooth out wrinkles."- J.X. / Google / Mar 01, 2020
"Dr. Brandon Mang has recently relocated his Pinellas Park office to South Tampa on Gandy Boulevard. I normally receive Botox injections from a nurse practitioner at a nearby practice. The people who have injected my Botox in the past have been quick in their process...almost too quick. Dr. Mang takes the time to discuss your areas of concern, applies numbing cream, and then marks these areas with Betadine to ensure no infection and proper placement. I chose Dr. Mang because he is an expert in his field. He and his staff are professional and friendly. Dr. Mang’s genuine bedside manner with his patients is truly one of the best I have ever encountered. He takes the time to answer all your questions and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the procedures you are inquiring about. I highly recommend Dr. Brandon Mang for all your plastic and cosmetic surgery needs."- A.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2020
"I work in the plastic surgery field and could have chosen any Dr for my mommy make over but Chose Dr Mang because of his experience and personality. He did an absolutely amazing job and transformed me both Inside and out. His work is very natural. No one even knows I had implants with my lift because of how they look. Staff very loving and caring and I have recommended all my friends!"- D.M. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Had Liposuction and he was amazing. Im still very swollen but I can tell he did an amazing job. The staff is amazing and the office and OR is very clean and neat. Thanks for the staff and for everything. If you are looking to get lipo at a good price he is the doctor for you."- N.R. / Google / Apr 29, 2019
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.
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.
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.