As more people turn to body contouring procedures to get the shape they want, techniques continue to improve to offer dramatic, lasting results with less discomfort and downtime than traditional surgical procedures. One of those techniques is fat transfer, a procedure that takes fat from one area of the body and places it into another. There are a number of good reasons fat transfer is becoming a popular body contouring option today.
Body Sculpting Benefits
The first step in a fat transfer procedure is removal of isolated fat deposits from one area of the body via liposuction. Dr Ritz will place a narrow cannula directly into the localised fat to loosen and gently suction fat cells out of the body. This procedure can be used to slim down any number of areas, including the midsection, hips, thighs, back and buttocks.
Augmentation for Different Areas
Once the fat is removed, it is purified and prepared for injection. Depending on the amount of fat removed, you can augment areas like the breasts buttocks or face. In fact, nearly any area of the body can be augmented using this technique to provide natural, long-lasting results.
Correct Congenital Deformities and Reconstruct after Cancer Surgery
Aesthetics may not be the only reason to perform fat transfer. The procedure may also be recommended to correct congenital deformities like Poland’s syndrome. Women may also opt for fat transfer to restore the look and shape of the breasts after breast cancer surgery. Fat transfer can be used on its own to restore the breast contour after a lumpectomy. It can also be used in combination with breast implants after a mastectomy to provide even better cosmetic results.
While liposuction is a surgical procedure that does require anaesthesia and downtime, it is typically less invasive than augmentation using implants. Incisions are much smaller to perform liposuction, which means less post-operative discomfort and scarring for you.
“Natural,” Long-Lasting Results
Because this procedure uses the patient’s own cells to sculpt and augment, the results tend to be very natural and long-lasting. A plastic surgeon experienced in this procedure will perform a number of injections in strategic locations throughout the augmented area to achieve natural, beautiful results. Fat transfer is also much more long lasting than other types of injectable treatments, lasting many years for most patient.
There are many reasons why fat transfer is becoming the body contouring procedure of choice for both men and women today. To learn more about this treatment, contact Dr Morris Ritz on 03 8692 5566.