What Is a Fat Transfer?
As we age, it is normal to lose smooth, youthful suppleness in parts of the body where volume once resided. A natural-based way to regain such lost volume is through an advanced cosmetic treatment known as a fat transfer. This process removes fat tissue from one or more parts of the body and reinstates it into another area where additional volume is desired. Fat transfer procedures can be performed on large areas, such as the breasts or buttocks, or on delicate features, like the lips, cheeks, laugh lines, or under the eyelid. At Bluegrass Aesthetics in Bowling Green, KY, our experienced team uses the BeautiFill® by Alma laser-based system for performing fat transfers in the face, breasts, and buttocks. These minimally invasive body contouring treatments can create smooth and beautiful outcomes to help women and men achieve their aesthetic goals.
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What are the benefits of a fat transfer?
Small fat deposits can make a big difference in your appearance and confidence. A fat transfer improves your contours and proportions by removing targeted areas of fat. Patients love working with our professionals at Bluegrass Aesthetics for the following reasons:
- Safe: The BeautiFill system uses laser-based technology that does not cause any damage to the surrounding tissue.
- Minimally invasive: Our procedure does not require long hospital stays or an extended amount of time in recovery.
- Natural results: The fat cells that are transferred are your own, so outcomes look and feel completely natural.
- Long-lasting: Results from a fat transfer can last for years, and some patients report that their outcomes continue to improve over time.
Is a Fat Transfer Right for Me?
South Central Kentucky men and women who desire more volume in areas of the body that appear flat or misshapen may be great candidates for a fat transfer with BeautiFill. Fat transfers to the breasts, butt, or face are a natural aesthetic alternative to implants or injectable substances, such as dermal fillers. This body enhancement option at Bluegrass Aesthetics offers a nonsurgical way to slim, lift, and enhance areas of concern by relocating a patient's own live fat cells from one part of their body to another. Since fat transfers use a patient's own tissues, there is also little concern for rejection and less risk of adverse effects.
Fat Transfer FAQ
How much does a fat transfer cost?
The price of a fat transfer will vary depending on several factors. For fat transfers to the butt or breasts, a larger volume of fat is needed. Thus, surgical liposuction is used, and a longer process is performed for fat purification and injection. Smaller treatments, such as adding facial volume, take less fat and time. The amount of volume needed to reach your needs and goals will be discussed in your consultation with Dr. Korba, along with estimates of cost and payment methods we accept.
Where can I have fat transferred?
A fat transfer can be performed almost anywhere on your face or body that you want volume. Some of the most common areas are the butt (typically called the Brazilian butt lift), face, hands, and breasts. A fat transfer might be performed with breast implants or breast reconstruction to minimize irregularities. Age-related volume loss in the face and hands can also be improved with fat grafting, particularly in the hollows under the eyes or to add shape to your lips. Talk to Dr. Korba in your initial consultation about where you would like to add volume so he can create your custom fat transfer 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. Korba employs the latest techniques to graft fat, which minimize reabsorption. However, there is usually a small amount of the transferred fat that does not graft to the new location, so Dr. Korba often transfers a little more fat. If you would like to enhance or touch up your results after a while, a second fat transfer can be discussed.
Are there any alternative treatments to a fat transfer?
Based on the area where you want to increase volume, there may be an alternate option to a fat transfer. In your breasts or butt, implants may be surgically placed rather than a fat transfer. In your face and hands, Bluegrass Aesthetics offers several injectable dermal fillers for long-term volume and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Korba will discuss all of the various options in your consultation so that you can have the results that will match your goals.
What if I don't have enough fat for a transfer?
In your consultation with Dr. Korba, he will explain the amount of fat that is required to achieve your goals. You might not have enough fat to transfer; however, this is typically only an issue if you want a large volume of fat transferred or you have a very low body fat percentage. Fat may be removed from multiple areas if needed or combined with donor fat. Dr. Korba will discuss all of your choices during this consultation.
What to Expect With a Fat Transfer
Fat transfer treatments with the BeautiFill system are provided on-site at our modern med spa in Bowling Green, KY. With our laser-based device, our team will extract and preserve live fat cells, and then gently reimplant the fat into designated areas within the face, breasts, or buttocks. The results should create a slimmer appearance where the fat was extracted and a rejuvenated, more supple result in areas where increased volume is desired. After a fat transfer, the treatment areas will take some time to heal, but the initial outcome can be noticed almost immediately. Laser-assisted fat transfer treatments can offer a safer, faster surgical aesthetic alternative while delivering long-lasting volume and skin rejuvenation results.
A Natural Approach to Body Enhancement
Whether you desire more voluptuous lips, subtle breast enhancement, or rounder, lifted buttocks, a fat transfer with BeautiFill technology may be a great option for you! Our highly trained team is thrilled to provide fat transfer treatments for Bowling Green, KY men and women to help create a more youthful, lithe, and supple body shape. Please contact Bluegrass Aesthetics for more on the benefits of a fat transfer, pricing and financing information, or to schedule your consultation!