Fat Transfer (Fat Shifting)
As a part of the aging process, it’s common to lose volume in several regions of your body such as the face, breast or buttocks. Often, this loss of volume can leave you looking older than you feel. Fortunately, Dr. Berger can perform a fat transfer procedure to restore lost volume and reverse the signs of aging.
Whether you are looking to restore a youthful appearance or simply plump up an area of your body that has lost volume, fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, can deliver beautiful, natural looking results. Fat transfer can be done to the buttocks, face, hands, and more. The best way to determine whether fat transfer will address your cosmetic goals is to speak with Dr. Andre Berger in person. Please call 310.856.9173 today to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills office.
How Does Fat Transfer Work?
Fat transfer is a safe, simple procedure that provides you with a natural solution to address volume loss. During your procedure, Dr. Berger will perform liposuction to remove fat from a donor area on your body, such as the buttocks or abdomen. This fat will then be injected into the area you would like to improve. Since your own natural fat cells are used, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
Dr. Berger can perform a fat transfer procedure to treat a variety of areas on your body, including your:
- Buttocks (as part of a Brazilian butt lift procedure)
- Breasts (as part of a natural breast augmentation procedure)
This procedure is very effective at improving the appearance of:
- Hollow cheeks
- Deep smile and frown lines
- Sunken temples
- Thin lips
- Skin depressions
- Contour irregularities
- Botched prior liposuction
- Aging hands
Fat transfer can also be used to correct complications from a previous liposuction procedure. Dr. Berger can transfer fat back to the liposuction treatment site to improve the appearance of this area.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
Your fat transfer procedure offers the following benefits:
- Uses your own natural fat, eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction
- Smooth, natural looking results
- Long-lasting or permanent results
- Little to no downtime
Facial fat transfer procedures can be a great alternative to dermal fillers, reducing your risk of allergic reactions while providing longer lasting results. Ask Dr. Berger if this procedure is the right option to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals.
Stem Cell Enhanced Fat Transfer
Dr. Berger also offers a newer, more advanced fat transfer technique that incorporates stem cells. This stem cell enhanced fat transfer procedure uses naturally occurring regenerative cells from your body’s natural fat. These stem cells increase the effectiveness of your procedure by enhancing the blood supply to the treatment area.
Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute using the form at the right side of the page or call 310.856.9173 today to schedule your fat transfer consultation. Dr. Andre Berger serves patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.
FAT TRANSFER FAQs
How long do fat transfer results last?
Most patients find long-term results with fat grafting because this procedure uses the patient’s own donated fat cells. This means that the fat cells can more easily achieve the blood supply it needs to thrive— without this blood supply, the cells can die, and the body will reabsorb them. However, this can depend on the area in which it’s injected, since some treatment areas can more easily provide the nutrients the fat needs to survive than others. It can also depend on your surgeon’s technique during removal, processing period, and injection. Using advanced techniques like stem cell enhancement can improve this process by improving the blood supply to the injection area. It should be noted that there is always a chance of cell death during the fat transfer process, which is why the area is usually over-injected. Most patients experience some volume loss over the course of the first few months after the procedure before the fat settles in to their intended results. Over the course of aging, there is also a chance of volume loss since fat transfer cannot completely stop the aging process.
How much does fat transfer cost?
The cost of any cosmetic procedure can depend on many different things, including your specific treatment, the time required, and any materials or techniques that are used. You may also require multiple appointments in order to best plan your treatment and techniques to be used, and to prepare you for the procedure and recovery. Since fat transfer is a multi-step process, your price can depend on the cost of the fat donation process (usually including liposuction) and the injections. For example, a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can be more costly than facial fat transfer because more fat and other materials are needed for best results. Opting for multiple treatment areas can increase your cost, as well as the use of stem cell enhancement techniques. During your consultation, you’ll be given an estimate of pricing for your unique procedure that takes these factors into consideration.