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When a person has weight fluctuations or moves through the normal aging process, they lose fullness in specific body areas where volume once resided. A terrific way to restore volume that has been lost is through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer. Our Reston plastic surgeons are skilled at using the most advanced liposuction and fat grafting methods for performing fat transfers. This cosmetic enhancement at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery creates appealing, natural-looking outcomes.
A fat transfer extracts fat from a place on the body using liposuction and injects it into a specific place that could benefit from additional volume.
At our practice in Reston fat transfer procedures can be performed on widespread areas, such as the breasts or buttocks, or on delicate and smaller areas, such as the laugh lines, lips, cheeks, under the eyelid, under the eyes, or in the temples. Fat transfer is also excellent for smoothing out uneven dimpling, scars, or aging hands. Fat transfers are often chosen when an individual hopes to have a natural enhancement rather than using a device, such as a breast implant, or a substance, such as a filler.
Fat transfers provide many fantastic advantages to improve and rejuvenate your appearance as an alternative to breast augmentation or injectable fillers. The benefits of a fat transfer in Reston, VA at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery include:
Should I Get a Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer procedures are widely popular among both men and women. They are especially beneficial for women who desire breast fullness but do not want to have breast implants. This fat transfer to the breast is chosen by patients who prefer an autologous approach because it uses the patient's own fat tissue. By doing this, there is less risk or concern for rejection. Both women and men who are considering this procedure need to be at a healthy weight and have enough fat to extract for the transfer.
Explore the Possibilities
Learn about the remarkable results this technique can provide by scheduling your fat transfer consultation at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery. With a fat transfer Reston patients can harness the power of their body's resources to create subtly stunning transformations.
Our team of award-winning plastic surgeons will help you define your goals and envision possibilities for sculpting your silhouette, revitalizing your appearance, and restoring balance and harmony to your features. With a fat transfer procedure, you have the opportunity to enhance one area while whittling down another, all using your body's own tissues. Don't miss out on exploring this innovative technique to unlock your inner radiance. Schedule your consultation today at Austin-Weston, where goals become a reality, and your true beauty shines through.
Putting Our Experience to Work for You
When undergoing a fat transfer Reston patients will be put under the appropriate kind of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia or numbing method used will depend on how much fat tissue is being taken out, as well as the area where it will be placed.
A form of liposuction is completed using a special cannula to precisely extract the fat so it can be harvested. After prepping the injection site, the extracted fat will be transferred into the area chosen for the transfer. The process of injecting the fat is completed in layers until the desired outcome has been attained. For some areas, numerous injections will be necessary. Our surgeons are extremely skilled at creating balanced, harmonious, natural-looking results with fat grafting.
Enjoy a Rejuvenated, Natural-looking Outcome
While the results are permanent, it's important to note that not all fat cells survive the procedure. Some are naturally reabsorbed by your body, which may impact the volume achieved.
Typically, your surgeon will transfer slightly more fat than is needed to make up for this expected fat loss. Patience is key, as it takes approximately six months for the transplanted fat cells to establish a new blood supply and for you to witness your final results. At this point, you can enjoy a rejuvenated, natural-looking outcome that will leave you feeling confident and vibrant for years to come.
Make a Beautiful Recovery
After the fat transfer process has been completed, you will begin a healing phase. Remember, there are two different areas on the body that need to be carefully treated: the area involving liposuction and the injection sites. The recovery process may be longer if a larger place on the body was addressed.
As an example, a fat transfer for the lips will typically only warrant a one-to-two-day healing period, whereas a transfer to a larger body part, such as the butt or breasts, can take a few months. Each area will appear swollen with some possible bruising, but the outcomes can be noticed almost immediately. Another perk is the area where liposuction was used will look slimmer. Fat grafting yields beautiful and lasting outcomes, but there will be some fat that reabsorbs back into the body. In some patients, another transfer may be necessary later on. There is almost no scarring that is noticeable with this treatment.
After a fat transfer procedure, the downtime can vary based on factors like the extent of the procedure and individual healing rates. Most patients can resume light activities within a few days, but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks. It can take several weeks to months for swelling to subside fully and final results to be visible.
Fat transfer is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks such as infection, bleeding, fat absorption, contour irregularities, fat necrosis, and anesthesia risks. It's important to consult with a skilled surgeon, understand the potential complications, and follow post-operative instructions to minimize risks and ensure a safer procedure.
Alternatives to fat transfer for achieving similar results include dermal fillers, implants, and synthetic fillers. Dermal fillers are temporary injectables used to add volume, while implants offer a more permanent solution for specific areas like the breasts or buttocks. Synthetic fillers and autologous tissue flaps are other options depending on individual preferences and desired outcomes. Consulting with a plastic surgeon will help determine the best alternative procedure for your specific goals.
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