Also known as fat grafting or fat injection

A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the abdomen, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results.

When to Consider Fat Transfer

  • If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken
  • If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers
  • If you wish to improve your body contour, revise scars, fill bodily depressions and rejuvenate your hands and face
  • For use in breast reconstruction, to fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants

Related Procedures

Many people who consider fat transfer also consider liposuction, buttock augmentation, Dysport & Botox, and fillers.

Am I a good candidate for a fat transfer?

The purpose of fat grafting is to augment or fill in volume-deficient areas. You must have donor sites from which fat can be taken.

FACIAL FAT TRANSFER:

If you have creases on the face, such as crows feet, laugh lines, smile or frown lines, fat can be removed from your thighs, abdomen, or other areas and then injected into the areas needed. Scars or sunken areas of the face, lips, or cheeks can also be treated. Dr. Wright can even use grafted fat to decrease the lines next to your nose and mouth and even the forehead.

BREAST AUGMENTATION:

You can also gain some decent breast size increase, but only if you have nice breast shape and good skin tone. If you have poor skin tone, sagging breasts or droop then fat grafting may not be best for you as you may need a breast lift. The problem with only using fat for breast augmentation is knowing how much fat will actually “take.” What you may need is breast implants with fat grafting.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION WITH FAT GRAFTING:

If your breasts have superficial defects after having breast cancer surgeries or breast lump removals, fat grafting is an excellent way to fill these areas in.

BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION WITH FAT GRAFTING:

Many people who desire a fuller, more rounded buttock will opt for a “Brazilian butt lift”. Liposuction is performed and the fat that is removed is then injected to the buttocks to sculpt more curve and volume.

HAND REJUVENATION WITH FAT GRAFTING:

Fat grafting into your hands will add volume and will fine out the wrinkled areas, covering visible blood vessels and tendons.

About Your Procedure

HOW IS A FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Fat is liposuctioned from a part of your body, washed and purified, and then carefully reinjected with specially designed needles into the areas that need augmentation. It is important to understand that you may need more than one fat grafting session to achieve the result you are looking for. It may be necessary to repeat the fat grafting procedure several times to achieve the desired result.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

While the results of fat transfer can vary from patient to patient, most patients see a truly remarkable effect for years, if not permanently. As much as 40-70% of the fat transferred appears to last indefinitely.