You can remove fat from almost any body part, especially in areas with more fat than you find optimal. Liposuction is a great way to remove fat and get a slimmer appearance.
But what you do with the fat we remove in liposuction is up to you. Sometimes, we can do a fat transfer (also called fat grafting) and boost the volume in your breasts, buttocks, or other body parts. Advanced Plastic Surgery Center specialists explain more about the fat transfer process.
What fat transfer entails
The fat transfer process involves two important steps: removing unwanted excess fat from one part of your body by liposuction and then adding the fat back to body parts where you would like to have more definition.
Although some areas on your body where you might like a boost are fairly obvious, such as your breasts or buttocks, you may also choose to have fat transferred to other parts of your body. These may include your chest (pectoral) muscles, shoulders, or thighs. Some people even choose to transfer their fat to their faces.
What you can expect from the procedure
First, you’ll have a consultation with our specialists. They will review your health history and determine if you’re in good enough overall health for the procedure.
If you are, they will tell you how long the fat transfer process will take. This is often highly individual based on how much fat you have removed and where you will put it. This is usually all done in one procedure, so you don’t have to worry about going under anesthesia multiple times.
After the procedure, some side effects are normal. These include the following:
You should expect these side effects to go away over time. However, you’ll need to wear compression garments after the surgery to help reduce the swelling and bruising.
How long until you can resume normal activities
Although liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, it presents some complications and risks. One of the best ways to avoid these complications is to take as much time as recommended to recover.
You should avoid smoking before the procedure as well as after it. There are plenty of good reasons to quit smoking, so you could let your procedure be extra motivation!
You also must not have any circulation problems, as poor circulation will impair your healing process.
After about six weeks after the procedure, you can stop wearing compression garments and return to normal exercise levels. However, your skin will continue to shrink and tighten for several months.
If you’re considering getting liposuction, consider fat transfer to boost your body elsewhere. Contact the specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or request an appointment for a consultation online.