Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) has become an increasingly popular plastic surgery method for enhancing several body areas. It is a technique that more and more of Dr. Rob Kessler’s patients have requested. In this blog post, the Newport Beach plastic surgeon shares some of the most common reasons patients seek fat transfer.
To Get Rid of Unwanted Fat
Fat transfer can treat problematic body areas that are hard to treat with diet and exercise alone. Because fat transfer involves removing unwanted fat from one body area to augment another area, the procedure is a great way to bring balance to your figure. For example, you can achieve fuller breasts and get rid of pesky love handles; or eliminating those embarrassing bulges from the hips or thighs and getting a fuller, shapelier buttocks. The procedure can help you create sexier body contours and a more flattering figure — all in one procedure!
For a Subtle Boost in Breast Size
While breast implants are great for achieving fuller, larger breasts, they may not be for everyone. Women who desire a subtle increase in breast size can benefit from breast augmentation with fat transfer. The procedure generally provides augmentation of up to one breast cup size. If you want a larger increase, Dr. Kessler may recommend multiple procedures with fat transfer or implants.
To Restore a Younger-Looking Facial Appearance
As you age, fat cells in the face shrink, causing your face to looker thinner, hollow and older. And while injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can restore lost volume to facial areas, results are only temporary. Fat transfer can restore a full and younger-looking appearance to the facial area and results are considered permanent. Dr. Kessler can perform fat transfer to treat hollows under the eyes, sunken cheeks or the sunken area beneath the eyebrows.
For a Natural-Looking Buttocks
According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Brazilian butt lift is the most popular buttocks procedure, surpassing butt implants. This is no surprise to Dr. Kessler as the Brazilian butt lift produces a more attractive buttocks shape that feels and looks more natural than butt implants. Additionally, because the fat that’s injected into the patient’s body is their own, there is no risk of tissue rejection. This minimizes the patient’s risk of a foreign body reaction, which can be a concern with implants.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Kessler
Are you interested in learning more about how fat transfer can enhance your appearance? Dr. Kessler will gladly meet with you to answer all of your questions. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling his Newport Beach plastic surgery office at 949.644.6544.