Fat Transfer

Fat transfer or Fat Grafting is an innovative procedure in which fat is removed from an area of the body where it is not wanted (commonly the abdomen, hips and thighs), processed and then placed into areas where an increase in volume or an improved shape is desired. Fat transfer is most commonly done into the face (to plump up the cheeks, add fullness to the lips and to fill in hollows under the eyes), breasts (either for breast augmentation or to aid in breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer), buttocks (commonly referred to as a "brazilian butt lift"), and the hands (to plump up thin aging hands). Fat grafting can be also done over existing breast implants to improve the results by adding natural fat tissue over the implants. Fat grafting into the cheeks and lips can also be done at the same time as facelift procedures to restore youthful volume to the face while tightening loose facial muscles and skin.

Ordinary liposuction, laser liposuction, and ultrasonic liposuction disrupt living fat cells and do not provide suitable living fat cells for grafting. Specialized techniques are necessary to harvest, purify and transfer the fat cells to obtain optimum results. Swelling is normal initially following the procedure and some resorption of grafted fat is expected during the healing process. If necessary, more than one fat transfer can be accomplished in a given area after allowing the previous graft to fully heal (usually about 3 months).

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Office Location

765 North Hamilton Road
Suite 130
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: 614-478-4785
Fax: 614-478-4159