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Liposuction and Fat Transfer Augmentation

Posted April 27, 2019 in Body Contouring, Fat Transfer, Liposuction

Have you ever looked wanted to change part of your body? Most people do at some point in their lives. Wishing for a slimmer profile or shapelier breasts or buttock is completely normal. At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, we strive to help our patients feel their most confident. We help our patients reach their goals through our advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Many people seek out body contouring procedures to help either reduce an area or augment an area to fit their aesthetic desires.  Many times, people look to liposuction or fat transfer to contour their bodies. For an ultimate body sculpting experience, Dr. Berger may recommend using liposuction with fat transfer.

What is Liposuction

For fat removal and body contouring, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic methods. There are various liposuction techniques that are offered by Dr. Berger here at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute. Though the techniques differ slightly, the basic of liposuction is that a small surgical cannula is inserted to remove away fat through multiple small incisions. This can be done with the help of ultrasound energy and laser heat. These are known as Hi-Definition Liposuction and SmartLipo. Liposuction works best for patients who have good skin elasticity so that their skin can tighten to the new contour once the fat is removed. The removal of the fat cells is permanent, though patients can still gain weight in other areas which may affect their results. We use these highly advanced methods of liposuction to make the fat removal process easier and thus, making the recovery time much shorter.

What is Fat Transfer?

To augment different parts of the body such as the breasts or buttocks, you can use fat transfer in place of getting implants. Fat transfer is a great option for those who want a natural-looking augmentation, plus it comes with fewer risks than using implants. The fat transfer procedure is done using liposuction. Fat transfer chooses an area on the body that has excess fat to harvest the fat tissue and inject it into areas for augmentation. The fat transfer procedure is done in multiple steps. The first step is using liposuction to remove the fat from the donor area. After this, the fat is sanitized and prepared for insertion. Then it is inserted into the treatment area to add more volume and make it shapelier.

What Are the Benefits of Both?

The perks of doing both liposuction and fat transfer are that you can get the slim, shapely, contoured appearance you’ve always desired. The liposuction can remove excess fat from your thighs, waist, flanks, arms, or abdomen, to augment the breasts, buttocks, or even face. This way you are addressing multiple concerns with one procedure. Also, with fat transfer since it is your own fat, there is no risk of rejection or an allergic reaction. We provide our patients with these minimally invasive, advanced procedures to give them natural results that come with a short recovery.

What is the Recovery Like?

Dr. Berger will go over what to expect during the recovery period with you. You may experience some minor side effects such as bruising, swelling, redness, and inflammation but these should subside on their own. Many patients may need to take up to a week off before returning to work and it could be two-to-three weeks before resuming normal daily activities. Fat transfer with liposuction recovery is much milder than recovery with implant augmentation. These procedures are done in combination to give you the shape you desire most.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Berger is a highly sought-after cosmetic surgeon in the Beverly Hills, California area. He is an expert in liposuction and fat transfer techniques. His highly advanced, minimally invasive techniques provide patients with amazing results and an easy recovery period. If you are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this procedure contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute to schedule a consultation.