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3 Benefits of Fat Transfer

For many of us, the aging process is unkind. We lose volume in our faces, our facial creases become more prominent, and we accumulate fat in less-than-desirable areas. With the progression of science and cosmetic medicine, plastic surgeons are now able to remedy all of those inconveniences of aging with a procedure called fat transfer.

Fat transfer, also referred to as fat injections, fat grafting, and lipofilling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves using fat from one area of your body and transferring it to another in order to achieve a more contoured, youthful appearance. For instance, if you’re accumulating unwanted fat in your abdominal area, you might consider transferring it into your cheeks or lips, or perhaps even another part of your body. There are several benefits for fat transfer, and in this blog, we cover three of them.

Removing unwanted fat

One of the best reasons to opt for fat transfer is that you can get rid of unwanted fat in your abdomen, chin, or thighs. In the first phase of a fat transfer, your surgeon sucks out fat from the desired part of your body. This is done by making small incisions and removing the fat with a limited liposculpture. Once the fat is removed, it’s processed and prepped for injection. You’re then left with a smaller waist, a more contoured chin, or beautifully sculpted thighs.

Restoring a youthful look to your face

More and more people are looking to dermal fillers to obtain a younger looking face. While fillers are a great option, fat transfer looks just as natural and is a longer-lasting option. This procedure works wonders for filling facial wrinkles and creases, smoothing out scars, and contouring your face to restore a youthful look. When paired with a facelift, fat transfer leaves you with a smooth, plump, natural look that only enhances the beauty of your rejuvenation.

Negative side effects are less likely

Since fat transfer uses your own fat to achieve the look you’re longing for, you’re much less likely to have an adverse reaction to the procedure. Your downtime is significantly less than that of undergoing surgery, and a speedy recovery is much more likely.

Dermal fillers are synthetic, which means that while they are safe to use, they do run the risk of causing an allergic reaction. By using what’s already yours, it’s significantly less likely that an allergic reaction will occur. Similarly, the chance of infection is reduced not only because your own fat is being used, but also because the procedure is minimally invasive, involving only a few small incisions.

Fat transfer is a safe and effective option for giving yourself a new and renewed appearance. When done properly by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Rachel Ford, MD and Brian Eichenberg, MD at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center, your fat transfer results in a sculpted, lean, contoured look. To schedule a consultation, give our Murrieta, California, office a call or request an appointment online.

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