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Fat Transfer – Fat Graft – Dallas (Plano), TX *

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Overview

The fat transfer or fat grafting procedure involves transferring fat from one area of the body to other areas that have lost volume as a result of the natural aging process. This procedure is commonly used for the face. As a result, Plano, TX double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, is able to use a patient’s own fat tissue as a natural filler to allow him to artistically enhance and shape areas of volume depletion and restore a youthful fullness. Fat grafting is often combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as face lifting and laser resurfacing, for optimal results. Since a patient’s own fat is used, the procedure consists of 100% natural material with minimal downtime.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women are turning to plastic surgeons to perform fat transfers to plump cheeks, fill lips, and make buttocks and breasts fuller and shapelier. Great candidates for a fat transfer:

  • Have areas of the body with enough excess fat for liposuction
  • Have areas of the body that are flat or thin and need volume
  • Are allergic to injectable fillers, such as Radiesse® or Voluma®
  • Need tissue replenished following a cancer removal surgery
  • Have overall good health

What to Expect

Once the patient is under general anesthesia or local sedation, an instrument called a cannula is inserted into the skin to suction out the fat. Incisions for this procedure are routinely very small, and will be easily hidden under clothing. The removed fat is then sorted and purified before being put into a syringe for the transfer. The plastic surgeon will inject the fat into the skin and massage the area so that the fat settles smoothly into the needed area. This process may have to be performed several times, which is also known as a layered fat grafting, for the best results. The patient will see redness and swelling initially, but fat transfers usually have a downtime (7 – 10 days) and total recovery period (1 – 2 weeks).

Anticipated Results

Patients receiving a fat transfer may need additional grafting surgeries in the future. As the fat settles into the new area of the body, it may become reabsorbed by the body. Fat transfer is generally an easier and more natural way to enhance and add volume to areas of the body than dermal injectables or artificial implants. Some patients may consider having dermal injections in the area(s) that need volume as a test to see what they do or do not like about the size the surgeon makes their backside.

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Weight loss, aging, and genetics are all reasons why an area of the body needs replenished volume. A fat transfer creates fuller, healthier looking areas of the body without allergic reactions since it is the patient’s own fat. We invite you to schedule a consultation to learn more about fat transfer surgery and your options. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.