Body Fat Transfer
Do you ever look in the mirror and wish you could shift things around by making certain areas of your body thinner and other areas fatter? Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, can do this for you by redistributing your body fat. Dr. Palladino can carefully harvest fat from one area of your body and reinject it into other areas. Body fat transfer can be performed on nearly any area of the body but is usually used to enhance the buttocks and female breasts. This procedure produces natural-looking enhancement with long-lasting results.
Am I a Candidate for Body Fat Transfer?
If you have a sufficient amount of excess “donor fat” in your abdomen, thighs, or another area, you are likely a good candidate for body fat transfer. As candidates must have excess fat for harvesting, some patients choose to gain weight in order to become eligible for this treatment. Dr. Palladino can provide you with more details and discuss his approach and techniques during your personal consultation. He will assess your unique needs and consult with you on how to prepare for your treatment.
Fat transfer can be used to improve the contour of multiple areas of the body. In most cases, the fat is transferred to the breasts (as a form of breast augmentation) or the buttocks (as with the Brazilian Butt Lift). However, it is also frequently performed to enhance the hips, the pectoral area in males, and even the calves or arms. This procedure can help address soft tissue defects and is also frequently used to correct signs of aging and volume loss in the face.
How Is Fat Transfer Performed?
Fat transfer is performed on an outpatient basis in a two-stage process. In the first stage, Dr. Palladino harvests fat from the donor area(s) using liposuction. The extracted fat is cleansed and purified in preparation for reinjection into the target area(s). In the second stage of the same surgical procedure, Dr. Palladino injects the purified fat cells into the target area(s) to enhance volume and improve your body shape. With his delicate touch and artistic eye, Dr. Palladino can produce balanced and harmonious results that look natural and attractive.
Your Recovery From Fat Transfer: What to Expect
Your recovery from fat transfer should be quick and have minimal bruising and swelling. Fat transfer has a low risk of complications because the injected fat is 100 percent natural to the body. To ease your recovery, it is best to avoid putting pressure on the donor and target sites as they heal. Dr. Palladino will follow up with you to monitor your healing and ensure that all is well.
The average price for body fat transfer can range from $5,500 to $10,000. The cost may increase from there depending on the number and amount of areas to be treated.
Learn More About Body Fat Transfer
Fat transfer can improve your body shape in multiple areas with just one two-step procedure. To learn more about fat transfer and to determine your eligibility, request your personal consultation with Dr. Palladino. To schedule your appointment, call 915-590-7900 or fill out our online contact form today.
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