Fat Transfer to Face, Breasts and/or Buttocks a “Win-Win”
Fat transfer has become the most common topic discussed in our national plastic surgery meetings as of late. Fat transfer involves liposuction of a body region, purifying the fat harvested, and augmenting another site on the body with the fat. The most sought after regions for augmentation include the face, breast and buttock. Fat transfer provides a “win-win:” liposuction in one area creates a more sculpted, athletic look, while the recipient site becomes fuller as is preferred.
As we age, facial deflation occurs with loss of fullness in the cheeks, with more wrinkles and folds. Facial aging studies demonstrate that aging changes are not the result of gravity kicking in, but rather that youthful fullness deflates. While there are many commercial “fillers,” including Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Sculptra, fat is the best filler. It incorporates into your body more readily and will last your lifetime. Fat is great for filling the cheeks and lines in the face.
Fat is also useful for breast and buttock augmentation, to create a more full, curvaceous look without the need for implants. If you are interested in fat transfer, please call Dr. Michele Shermak at 4106163000