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Fat Transfer in West Hills, CA

What Is A Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, redistributes fat from areas on the body that have too much into other areas that need more volume. Fat transfer procedures can be used on widespread areas of the body, such as the buttocks or breasts. Autologous fat transfers are commonly chosen when someone desires a natural enhancement versus using implants or fillers. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang is skilled at using the most effective methods for performing fat transfers. This procedure at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery creates natural-looking, appealing results. If you are interested in learning more about fat transfer, contact our practice in West Hills, CA.

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What Are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer?

Fat transfers offer many great benefits to improve and reinvigorate your appearance as an alternative to synthetic dermal fillers. The perks of a fat transfer in West Hills, CA at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery involve:

  • Restores lost volume for a more youthful appearance (hands, face)

  • Offers a more natural treatment

  • Outcomes have a natural feel and look

  • Augments desired body regions (buttocks, breasts, cheeks, lips)

  • Accentuates natural curves

  • Quicker recovery time

  • Reshapes and contours the body

  • Eradicates excess fat in bothersome regions (abdomen, back, thighs, and more)

  • Little chance of scarring

  • Not as invasive compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures

  • Safer compared to implants considering it utilizes the body’s natural fat tissue

Am I A Candidate for A Facial Fat Transfer?

Men and women who wish to have more smoothness and volume in specific places on the face or body that appear depleted of natural fullness may be appropriate candidates for a fat transfer. This treatment is even more advantageous because it offers a natural approach to produce results by introducing the patient's fat tissue. With this method, there is less risk or worry for rejection. Men and women at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery considering this treatment need to be at a healthy weight and have enough fat to extract for the transfer.

How Does A Fat Transfer Work?

During this procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia. To begin, liposuction is performed on areas where you have unwanted fat using a small, specialized cannula to precisely remove the fat so it can be purified and harvested inside a centrifuge. The extracted fat will then be injected into the area of the body chosen for the transfer. This injection is performed in layers until even smoothness has been attained. Normally, numerous injections will be necessary to achieve an ideal outcome. Following this procedure, you may have swelling and bruising on both the extraction and injection sites. These side effects should decrease over a few days.

Contour and Enhance

If you are looking to get more voluptuous breasts or buttocks, Dr. Hwang can perform a fat transfer that will create a smooth, fuller shape in those areas. With this procedure, you will also get the added benefit of having the fat removed from an area of the body you don't want it in, such as the thighs or abdomen. Contact Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA today to schedule your consultation.

Fat Transfer FAQS

How much does a fat transfer cost? Your cost for a fat transfer will vary based on a number of factors. For transfers to the butt or breasts, a higher volume of fat is required, so surgical liposuction is used, and a lengthier process is incorporated for fat purification and then graft where needed. Smaller fat transfers, like adding facial volume, take less fat and time. The volume amount needed to achieve your needs and goals will be explained in your consultation with Dr. Brian Hwang, along with pricing estimates and payment methods we accept.

Where can I have fat transferred? A fat transfer can be performed almost anywhere on your body or face that you want volume. A few of the most popular areas are the butt (often known as a Brazilian butt lift), hands, face, and breasts. Fat grafting may be combined with breast implants or breast reconstruction to correct imperfections. Volume loss caused by aging in the face and hands may also be corrected with fat grafting, especially in the hollows under the eyes or to add shape to your lips. Be sure to tell Dr. Brian Hwang in your initial about where you want to make improvements so he can create your personal fat transfer plan.

How long will the results of a fat transfer last? The results of a fat transfer look natural and can last for a long time with proper care. Dr. Brian Hwang uses advanced techniques to purify and graft fat, which limits reabsorption. Although there is usually a small amount of fat that doesn't attach to its new location, Dr. Brian Hwang often adds slightly more fat. If you would like to enhance or touch up your appearance after a while, a second fat transfer can be performed.

*Indicidual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contains models.

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