Redistributing Fat: A Guide to Improving Your Look with Fat Transfer

Posted on: January 30, 2023

Maximize Your Fat Transfer Results

A fat transfer procedure can yield excellent results, but it is important to follow certain guidelines to ensure the best outcome. Here are some tips to maximize your results:

1. Follow your doctor’s instructions: Before and after the procedure, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for the best results.

2. Avoid smoking: Smoking can limit the amount of oxygen that reaches your skin and can reduce the effectiveness of the fat transfer.

3. Maintain a healthy diet and exercise: Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help to maintain a healthy weight, which can help to ensure the best results from the fat transfer.

4. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help to keep the skin hydrated and healthy, which can help to ensure the best results from the fat transfer.

5. Limit sun exposure: Sun exposure can damage the skin and reduce the effectiveness of the fat transfer.

6. Take care of the treated area: It is important to take care of the treated area, such as avoiding strenuous activities and not using harsh soaps or lotions.

7. Follow up with your doc.

Pros and Cons of Fat Transfer

Natural looking results
Risks of infection and scarring
Long lasting results
Possibility of fat reabsorption
Can be used to fill in wrinkles and hollow areas
Costly procedure
Minimally invasive procedure
Risk of asymmetry

Areas Improved with a Fat Transfer

A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, can be used to enhance many areas of the body, including the face, breasts, buttocks, hands, and more. The fat is typically harvested from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and back. The ideal minimum BMI for a good candidate is generally 18.5.

The ideal minimum BMI for a good candidate for a Fat Transfer procedure is 18.5 according to a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study found that patients with a BMI of 18.5-25 had the best outcomes following fat transfer procedures. The study also found that patients with a BMI higher than 25 had an increased risk of complications such as fat necrosis and fat embolism. Sources:

1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2020). Fat Transfer: Safety and Risks.

2. Schaverien, M., & Grover, R. (2017). Fat Transfer: A Review of Indications and Techniques. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 37(9), 1171–1186.

A good Fat Transfer candidate should have a minimum BMI of 18.5

Fat Transfer and Liposuction: Redistribute Unwanted Fat and Add Volumen Where Needed

Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat from problem areas, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. It is usually done using a thin tube called a cannula that is inserted into the fat layer and suctioned out. Liposuction can be used to improve body contours and reduce the appearance of stubborn fat deposits. It is often combined with fat transfer to enhance the results.

Fat transfer is a great option for people who want to add volume to their face or body. It can also be used to correct asymmetry or fill in areas that have lost volume due to aging. The procedure involves harvesting fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen, and transferring it to another area, such as the face or buttocks. The fat is injected into the desired area using a special syringe. The transferred fat cells are then left to settle and integrate into the surrounding tissue of the targe areas.

Lipo + Fat Transfer can redistribute unwanted fat, but the best technique to harvest fat before a fat transfer depends on the individual patient. Generally, liposuction techniques used to preserve the extracted fat include tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction and water-assisted liposuction.

Lipo 360 is a liposuction technique that removes fat from multiple areas of the body at once, and may be beneficial for fat transfer. However, each liposuction technique has its own advantages and disadvantages and should be discussed with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine which is best for the individual patient.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Fat Transfer Procedure

1. Research the procedure: Before getting a fat transfer procedure, it is important to research the procedure. Be sure to understand the risks and benefits associated with the procedure, as well as the potential results.

2. Consult with a qualified surgeon: It is important to consult with a qualified surgeon who is experienced in performing fat transfer procedures. Ask questions and make sure that the surgeon has the necessary experience and qualifications.

3. Consider the cost: Fat transfer procedures can be expensive, so it is important to consider the cost before getting the procedure. Be sure to ask about any hidden fees or additional costs that may be associated with the procedure.

4. Understand the recovery process: After the procedure, it is important to understand the recovery process. Ask your surgeon about the expected recovery time and any special instructions that need to be followed during the recovery period.

5. Consider the long-term results: Finally, it is important to consider the long-term results of the fat transfer procedure. Ask your surgeon about the expected results and how long they are likely to last.

  • The cost of the procedure
  • The potential risks and complications associated with the procedure
  • The experience and qualifications of the surgeon performing the procedure
  • The recovery time and any follow-up care required
  • The expected results of the procedure
  • Any lifestyle changes that may be necessary to maintain the results
  • The potential side effects of the fat transfer procedure
  • The type of anesthesia used during the procedure
  • The amount of fat that will be transferred and where it will be taken from

How Long Does it Take Transferred Fat to Settle?

It typically takes around three to four months for transferred fat to settle. During this time, the body is slowly absorbing the fat and redistributing it throughout the area it was injected. It is important to be patient during this period and not to expect immediate results.

“After having fat transferred to my face, I was ecstatic with the results! It only took a few weeks to see the full effects, and the fat settled in about 3 weeks. I’m so pleased with the outcome!” Daniela B (33):

“I was delighted with the outcome of the fat transfer to my chin, and after about three weeks of settling, I am extremely pleased with the final result.” Jeanne S (39)

“I had fat transferred to my lips and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I saw the results. The fat settled after only two weeks and I’m very pleased with the outcome.” Debora R (45)

“After having fat transferred to my chin, I was delighted with the outcome. It took about three weeks for the fat to settle, and I am extremely pleased with the end result.” Kendra S (29)

“I had fat transferred to my cheeks and was delighted with the results. It took a few weeks to see the full results, and the fat settled after about 5 weeks. I’m so glad I decided to get the procedure done!” Hellen M (31)