Fat Transfer in Multiple Areas
Dr. Kamran Khoobehi is proud to offer one of the most advanced techniques available in the cosmetic surgery industry – fat transfer – to patients in Metairie, New Orleans, and surrounding areas.
Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat grafting or fat injections, is a popular technique that involves transplanting a patient’s own fat to areas of the body that need or require volume, such as the breasts, lips, buttocks, hip/thigh crease, and/or other areas of the face.
Since the fat is often harvested from “problem areas” such as the abdomen, buttocks and thighs, the technique helps many patients attain the attractive and natural-looking overall physiques they desire. Patients from throughout the country frequently contact our office regarding fat transfer because of its many benefits and because of the experience offered by Dr. Khoobehi. The fat harvesting technique used by Dr. Khoobehi is gentler than previous fat harvesting methods, causing less damage to the cells. The results are natural, beautiful and lasting.
During this procedure, fat is removed from the donor sites via liposuction. A vibrating technique is used which allows for a complete separation of the fat so that only healthy tissue is used for reinjection. This fat is prepared and slowly transferred into the body part where shape,volume and contour are needed.
Fat transfer treatment is performed with general anesthesia at Outpatient Surgical Center when it covers larger areas while local anesthesia at Dr. Khoobehi accredited surgical suite can be used if the area to be treated is small. The procedure will cause swelling and bruising on both the removal and injection sites. These side effects will subside in a few days. Recovery time depends on several factors, including how many liposuction area were involved in the surgery, as well as how much fat was transferred. Scarring is generally minimal with this procedure as the incisions made are just big enough for the cannula to be inserted. After surgery, patients are required to wear a compression garment to help the body adjust to its new shape.Dr. Khoobehi recommends Endermologies (post surgery massage) to be completed at least 5 times after surgery which helps reduce swelling and induce circulation.
The cost for a fat transfer will vary. Again, it will depend on the size of the area treated and how much fat was removed and transferred. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in performing Fat Transfer in multiple areas. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
Fat Transfer FAQs
How Long Do The Results Last?
A fat transfer procedure can give results that will last for years. While the concern of fat reabsorption is something to consider, a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Khoobehi, will be able to maximize the outcome by using the tested techniques in terms of fat layering. Dr. Khoobehi offers Platelet Rich Plasma to enhance fat cells before transplanting them into certain areas of the body.
Loss Of Volume?
When properly performed, a fat transfer can last a long time. In areas where the fat does get resorbed, the area can continue to be tweaked. For patients who want to continue to have volume enhancement, but desire natural results (i.e., lip enhancement), this is an ideal procedure. This is especially the case for those who are not comfortable using an implant.
How About Scarring?
Scarring is minimal during a fat transfer procedure. Any scars that remain will be small (either where the cannula or the syringe was inserted for the transfer). The incisions are usually placed in areas where they can be concealed by clothing.
For loss of facial volume, there are treatments that may be considered that will also produce positive results. For wrinkle problems, an injectable filler may be suitable. These fillers may include collagen or hyaluronic acid. Every option can be discussed in detail during the initial consultation.
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