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What is fat transfer?

Fat transfer describes the movement of fat from undesirable areas like the waist, hips, abdomen and inner and outer thighs, to areas that can use extra volume, like the face, chest, breast or buttocks. This is the ultimate “win-win” procedure. Some call fat transfer to the buttocks a “Brazilian butt lift”. Whatever you call it, this surgery can help you achieve impressive, remarkable results with the smallest, most inconspicuous incisions and relatively rapid recovery. Sometimes fat transfer is performed to improve upon appearance of surgical scars or postoperative contours following cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.

Who is a good candidate for fat transfer in Baltimore?

Good candidates for fat transfer are individuals in good physical and psychological health who have localized fat deposits plus an area that could use extra volume without relying on implants. Patients should have realistic expectations for improvement based on their private consultation with Dr. Shermak.

Is Fat Transfer possible for non-cosmetic purposes?

Fat Transfer provides an excellent solution for individuals who have experienced traumatic injuries or postoperative contour irregularities and scarring that may benefit from fat transfer.

What is the recovery like for fat transfer?

Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis in one or two hours. One may experience temporary discomfort, swelling, and numbness with nearly invisible scars. Patients are up and walking within hours of surgery, and most resume regular activities within one week. Swelling and numbness may take several months to resolve. The final result of fat “take” typically occurs by 3 months. The key to optimal recovery is the optimal surgeon. Beware of unbelievable deals locally or in foreign countries because the procedure requires an educated, experienced, safe surgeon and routine follow-up evaluations.

Achieving comprehensive cosmetic results

The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating patients in Lutherville for fat transfer, Dr. Shermak offers a range of body sculpting techniques as well as facial rejuvenation treatments. These include liposuction, tummy tuck, breast surgery, and facial plastic surgery procedures. Please visit these pages to learn more.

Scheduling Your Consultation

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-616-3000 to schedule your personal, comprehensive consultation today. You may also learn more by visiting our online library of before and after photography.

1304 Bellona Ave, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Dr. Michele Shermak offers some of the top cosmetic procedures Baltimore, Maryland has to offer, including breast augmentation & liposuction

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