Patients who want to improve specific areas of their body while removing fat from others are often great candidates for fat transfer surgery. This fat transfer procedure, sometimes known as “microlipoinjection” or “autologous fat transplantation,” removes unwanted fat cells from one area of the body and injects it into another. Because the fat cells are removed from the patient, there is no risk of allergic reaction. This treatment can improve two areas in a minimally invasive manner.
What areas can be improved with fat transfer surgery?
There are many areas of the body in which fat can be removed and replaced. Fat is often removed from the:
- Stomach/abdominal area
- Inner thighs
- Inner knees
Then, the fat is then reinjected into the recipient site, which may include the:
This transfer is achieved by removing fat cells during liposuction and preparing it for injection in other areas. The results are natural-looking and do not require implants to achieve.
Where might a patient use fat transfers in the face?
The facial area is a common location for patients to reuse unwanted fat from their body. Injections may be completed in the eye area to remove sunken areas, or in the cheek to restore volume. Patients may also use fat injections in the same way they would a dermal filler for fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This may include nasolabial folds and forehead creases. The patient might even utilize fat injections to augment the lips, regain a fuller, plumper appearance to the lower lip, or to address asymmetry.
Are fat transfers safe?
When patients have fat transfers performed by trained professionals, the results are incredibly safe and natural in appearance. Our team understands how important it is to ensure treatments are appropriate and safe for our patients.
Interested in discussing fat transfer solutions with a plastic surgeon?
Contact Dr. Armen Serebrakian of Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center at one of the two conveniently located practices in Pinhole and Larkspur, CA. His practice services patients in and around the area of San Francisco seeking cosmetic solutions for the face and body.