How a Fat Transfer Works

How a Fat Transfer Works

Learn more about fat transfers, how they work and how they could benefit your appearance.

When most people turn to our Carlsbad, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Seare they are looking for cosmetic procedures that can help them look and feel their best. A fat transfer is a popular procedure that removes unwanted fat from one area of the body and surgically places it in other areas of the body to enhance or augment a person’s figure. Of course, many people don’t realize the many benefits that fat transfer offers that lie outside of simply esthetic ones.

How does a fat transfer work?

During a fat transfer, we will use liposuction to remove fat from an area of the body where the fat is undesirable, such as the sides of the body or abdomen, and then reinject the fat into certain areas of the body such as the breasts to augment them. Fat transfer offers two cosmetic treatments in one: first our Carlsbad, CA, cosmetic surgeon will remove unwanted fat and then use it to improve another area of the body that can benefit from augmented tissue. Fat transfer can be used for both cosmetic and therapeutic reasons.

What is fat transfer used for?

While a fat transfer is typically considered a cosmetic procedure its uses are vast. It can be used to augment the buttocks or breasts (particularly after breast reconstruction), it can also be used to improve the appearance of burns or scars. It can also augment thinning skin or improve the color and appearance of skin in areas that may have been altered by radiation therapy.

What is the recovery process like?

The recovery process is surprisingly quick, with many patients returning to work within a few days. Most patients will make a full recovery within 1-4 weeks after their procedure. You will also start to see results within those coming weeks.

What are the benefits of fat transfer?

One of the benefits of fat transfer is that our team uses your own fat tissue so we know the body won’t reject the transfer. This procedure can also be performed in just one session rather than multiple sessions, which cuts down on the amount of time you need to come into our office to achieve optimal results. Fat transfer is also an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home the very same day.

If you are interested in what a fat transfer could offer you and your appearance, our Carlsbad, CA, plastic surgeon Dr. Seare would be happy to discuss this treatment with you to see if you’re an ideal candidate. To schedule a consultation, call Clinique Sculpture at (866) 972-8578.

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