As the unfortunate alterations that time and gravity make to the body, the transitions become more evident as the soft tissue volume gradually disappears. Patients often seek the smoothest, most defined, and most youthful appearance. However, due to circumstances that they cannot control, their complexion is often diminished.
However, thanks to the constant advancements in facial and body contouring, patients now have many therapy options at their fingertips. In addition, the transfer of fat has become a desirable solution for those looking to get rid of fat in one area of their body to help contour another.
What is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer is the process of removing fat through liposuction from one body area to another. This comes in many different ways, but a popular example is when fat is taken from the stomach and re-injected into a different area of the body, like the butt. This fat transfer will enhance your appearance by adding volume to the areas you want to target for a beautiful contour to combat the negative side effects of aging.
This innovative and advanced surgical procedure utilizes excess fatty tissue from one area of the body and is refined and purified. Once done, it is then injected into the area that you want to improve. Other common names for this procedure are fat injections and fat grafting. The process requires no incisions at the target site and produces natural results! No one will ever know that you had the procedure done.
Where Can the Fat Be Taken From?
One of the best advantages of this procedure is that it contours 2 areas. The therapy takes away unwanted fat from one area to add definition to another. Therefore, it can be taken from many different areas. During your primary consultation with Dr. Dayan, he will examine the areas that you desire to be treated to see if it is a good and safe option for your unique condition. Areas include:
- Love handles
- Lower abdomen
- Upper back
What Areas of the Body Can the Fat be Placed?
The excess fat that is taken from one area of the body can be situated in just about any location where more volume is desired. Popular injection sites that we have seen at our clinic include:
- Around the mouth
- Cheek Bones
Results Following the Surgery
Generally, it takes the body up to one year to completely heal and show the final results of most body contouring procedures. However, fat grafting allows patients to see a significant change within weeks following the procedure. Initially, patients will have bruising and swelling in the targeted areas; however, they will gradually go away, and the body will improve fully within the months to weeks and months to come.
Is Fat Grafting a Safe Option for Me?
Absolutely! Especially when performed by the expert, trained, and knowledgeable hands of Dr. Dayan. He and his team take every precaution necessary to ensure the healthy and safe transfer of fat. Just like any surgical procedure, there are certain risks. But, patients can feel comfortable and safe from the initial consultation to post-recovery.
Common Questions Asked by Patients
Will I Have To Spend The Night After My Fat Transfer Procedure?
Following the procedure, patients will be monitored closely for a small period of time. After, they will be able to go to the comfort of their own home and start the recovery process. We recommend that a family member or partner stays with you for a few days in the unlikely case that you experience a problem.
How Long Will I Have To Recover?
We generally recommend that patients take between 1 to 2 weeks off from work and avoid exercise and heavy lifting. You will have to wear compression garments around the treated areas for 4-6 weeks. However, it is important to remember that each patient’s condition is unique, so the requirements for recovery time may differ. It is essential that you follow your post-op recovery instructions from Dr. Dayan to avoid complexations.
Is Fat Grafting Permanent?
Generally speaking, yes, fat grafting is a permanent solution. However, it is essential that patients understand that as the body ages, there is a loss of volume and smaller amounts of collagen produced. Additionally, patients should follow a regular exercise schedule to ensure that any fat that was transferred from one area doesn’t come back.
Does Fat Transfer Cause Scarring?
Because the procedure is invasive, there will be scarring. However, Dr. Dayan has years of experience performing this procedure and knows different techniques to strategically make incisions in areas that can be naturally concealed. During your consultation, he will thoroughly review the location of your anticipated incisions with you.
Are You a Candidate for Fat Grafting?
Do you want to get rid of fat in one area of your body and at the same time add volume to another? Then, you are an ideal candidate for fat grafting. This procedure is available for both men and women, and the age ranges from 18-70 years old. Generally, candidates are:
- In good overall health
- Do not smoke or drink in excess
- Have realistic expectations
- Can take time away from work for recovery
Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Dayan Today
During your initial consultation, our team will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether or not you are a candidate and if this technique is the right option to attack your unique condition. Once you are determined a candidate, the surgery will be scheduled, and you will be on your way to a more shapely, youthful figure.
Dr. Dayan and his team of specialists are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results, and they are with you from start to finish! Get the figure that you have always dreamt of today! Ready to learn more about fat transfer surgery and find out if you are a good candidate? Schedule your primary consultation, and let’s get started! You can also visit our clinic to see for yourself why patients in Chicago choose us for Fat Grafting; get directions here.