Fat grafting or fat transfer is a method used to enhance areas of the body, such as the buttocks or face, without the use of implants. In this procedure, excess fat cells from one part of the body are removed and then implanted into the desired area to create a natural look and feel.
A good candidate for fat grafting is someone who is healthy and seeking to improve their appearance naturally. Because the procedure involves transferring fat tissue, there must be enough fat present in a suitable area to make the procedure an option.
The surgeon can determine if you are a good candidate for fat transfer enhancement during an initial consultation. You will be provided specific instruction on how to prepare, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking and avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, that may interfere with the blood’s ability to clot.
Fat Grafting Consultation
If you are interested in improving the contour of your body with fat grafting, you will need to consult with one of our plastic surgeons to plan your procedure. Doctors will help you decide if fat transfer or another procedure will give you the results you’re looking for. Your fat grafting consultation is a valuable opportunity to get to know us and prepare for your surgery.
Sources: emoryhealthcare.org, pennmedicine.org