What Is Fat Transfer?


According to scientific findings, you have fat deposits all over your body. Because of lifestyle changes and aging, some fat cells accumulate in areas that disrupt your ideal contours. In case you are not satisfied with the shape and volume of your face or body, a new procedure can help. Fat transfer is a type of surgery that is now becoming more popular because of its natural results and advantages. If you are considering this new cosmetic surgery, here are some of the basic details you should know.



New clinical reports state that fat transfer attracts many people because it is versatile and just slightly invasive. In this procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will use your excess fat deposits from your hips, thighs, or stomach to fill areas of your body or face to reshape them. The result is a smoother, plumper appearance, free of depressions and wrinkles.


The Consultation

It is important to seek the advice of a reputable and experienced cosmetic surgeon first if you want to improve your shape with fat transfer. Make sure you talk about your goals for the procedure. This way, your surgeon could ascertain whether your objectives can be fulfilled by fat transfer or not. Learn as much as you can about this new technique by asking relevant questions such as ones about payment options, lifestyle changes, and pre-surgery medications.


The Ideal Candidate

Before you choose the fat transfer surgery, you should know if it’s the right one for you. You’re an ideal candidate for this procedure if you want subtle improvements to your body or face. Experts say that you should be of good health and have sufficient fat to use for the transfer you need. If you had liposuction before, the scar tissues formed may limit possible sites for fat harvest.


The Procedure

Prior to the surgery, your surgeon will prepare the type of anesthesia you need, according to the amount of fat that needs to be transferred, or how many areas will be treated. Your surgeon will then proceed with liposuction to remove excess fat from your thighs, stomach, or hips. Fat extracted from these problem areas will be processed carefully for injection. After this, your surgeon will introduce your purified fat into areas of your body or face that need contouring. Once your injected fats re-establish circulation in their new locations, you will have a more desirable shape.


The Recovery

The only scars you need to worry about after your fat transfer procedure are the ones caused by your liposuction. Fat injection is not too invasive to form scars at all. Your recovery will be brief, so you’ll be up and about in no time. A two-week rest and healing period is standard. Normal side effects are discomfort, bruising, and swelling. In about six months, you will be able to see the desired effects of the procedure.


Fat transfer is a less invasive way to help you achieve the more voluptuous figure or the more youthful face that you want. Here at Kenneth Bermudez, MD, we make sure that you only get optimal results while we maintain your good health. Please feel free to contact us at 415-712-1800, for appointments or any questions you may have. You can also visit our clinic in San Francisco, California, for a one-on-one consultation.