Fat placement varies in every individual. Some areas, like the thighs, waist, or buttocks may be more plump than areas like the face, cheeks, or chest. In Tucson, Arizona, patients can choose to transfer fat from these plumper areas to create more volume in their face, cheeks, chest, or other disproportionate area.
If you suffer from noticeable depressions or areas with volume deficits, you may benefit from a fat transfer procedure. To be eligible for fat transfer, patients should be living a generally healthy lifestyle. Avoiding habits like smoking or excessive drinking is recommended for the best results. Fat transfer surgery requires patients to have sufficient donor areas as well as good circulation. If you desire more volume in the following areas, fat transfer might be right for you:
Fat transfers, performed in the Tucson area, provide many benefits not offered by other procedures. Because fat tissue is taken from your own body, the risk of allergic reactions is reduced. As opposed to dermal fillers, which create volume through gel injections, fat transfer is longer lasting. Finally, in areas like the Catalina Foothills and Casas Adobes, fat transfer can be combined with other cosmetic procedures. These can include breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and buttocks augmentation.
Treatment with fat grafting involves three procedure steps. The first step in your procedure is the harvesting of fat. To harvest fat, your surgeon will make a small incision in the area you chose to use. Using liposuction with a cannula and syringe, fat is removed from the area. Next, the fat is purified and prepared for transfer. For purification, the fat cells will either be put through a centrifuge or filtration process to remove impurities. The prepared fat will then be transferred to syringes. The final step of your treatment is placement. The area you chose to receive fat grafting is prepared and an incision is made. The purified fat is then deposited into the area and evenly distributed.
After your fat grafting procedure, you can expect added volume in your desired area. Results have a natural look and feel that are long-lasting. You can expect to have some recovery time after your procedure. The length of your recovery and your restrictions will depend on the areas you chose to take and receive fat from. Your plastic surgeon will discuss what you can expect during and after your specific procedure during your consultation.
You can schedule a consultation to learn more about what donor sites and areas of volume may work best for your tissue graft. Dr. Eades can provide you with more information, previous examples of procedures, and more detailed expectations for your surgery. The office, conveniently located in Tucson Arizona near the cities of Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde, and Casas Adobes is open during the week. Learning more about the ins and outs of fat transfer can help you decide if this procedure is right for you.