Fat Transfer Surgery Specialist in Langhorne, and Philadelphia, PA
Fat transfer is a procedure to tone your body using your own body fat. Mostly, it is done on the breasts, buttocks, abs, arms, hands, and face as well. To know if you are a good candidate for this procedure, talk to Dr. Durvi Patel. It is crucial to remember that not all transplanted fat is going to last; some may be reabsorbed by the body over time. However, fat cells that survive can provide long-term results. For more information, contact Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 940 Town Center Drive, Suite F-20 Langhorne, PA 19047.
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A good candidate for fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, is someone who is looking to enhance or sculpt areas of their body using their own fat tissue. This procedure is about getting rid of fat from one area of the body, like the abdomen, hips, or thighs, by using liposuction and then injecting it into another area that could benefit from additional volume or contouring.
Ideal candidates for fat transfer should have enough excess fat tissue in the donor area to create the desired results in the recipient area. They will have to be in decent overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. Some common areas that can be enhanced using fat transfer are the face, breasts, hands, and the bum.
Fat transfers are used for a bunch of cosmetic and reconstructive purposes, such as filling in wrinkles or hollow areas of the face, restoring volume to the breasts after a lumpectomy or mastectomy, or improving the appearance of scars or deformities.
The ideal weight for fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, can vary depending on the individual patient. The amount that can be harvested for fat transfer depends on the amount of excess fat tissue that is available in the donor area.
In general, patients who are at a stable weight and have a moderate amount of excess fat in the donor area are often good candidates for fat transfer. Remember that the amount of fat that can be harvested for transfer should not compromise the overall health and well-being of the patient.
Those overweight or obese might not be ideal candidates for fat transfer, as they may require other weight loss strategies before considering the procedure. Additionally, patients who are underweight or have too little excess fat tissue may not have enough fat available for transfer.
A qualified plastic surgeon can help determine if fat transfer is the right choice for each patient’s individual needs and goals. They can assess the patient’s medical history, current weight, and body composition to determine if they have enough excess fat tissue to undergo the procedure safely and effectively. Ultimately, the goal of fat transfer is to enhance and sculpt areas of the body, and achieving the best results requires careful consideration of each patient’s unique anatomy and goals.
The number of sessions of fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, that a patient needs can change depending on a few things, like the extent of the procedure, the patient’s anatomy, and their desired outcome.
In general, fat transfer is typically performed as a one-time treatment, but some could need multiple sessions to achieve their desired results. The number of times needed will depend on the amount of fat that is harvested and the amount that is needed to achieve the desired outcome.
Fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, can be impacted by weight fluctuations. If a patient gains weight after undergoing fat transfer, the transferred fat cells will expand along with the surrounding fat cells, potentially altering the results of the procedure. Similarly, if a patient loses weight after fat transfer, the transferred fat cells may shrink along with the surrounding fat cells, leading to a reduction in volume in the treated area.
It is important to note that not all of the transferred fat will survive, and some of it may be reabsorbed by the body over time. However, the fat cells that do survive can provide long-lasting results.
To maintain the results of fat transfer, patients are generally advised to maintain a stable weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Significant weight fluctuations can impact the results of fat transfer and may require additional procedures to restore the desired outcome.
A qualified plastic surgeon can help determine if fat transfer is the right choice for each patient’s individual needs and goals. They can assess the patient’s medical history, current weight, and body composition to determine if they have enough excess fat tissue to undergo the procedure safely and effectively. Additionally, they can guide you on how to maintain the results. For more information, contact us. We serve patients from Langhorne PA, Philadelphia PA, Newtown PA, Levittown PA, Bensalem PA, Yardley PA and surrounding areas.