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What Procedures Can Be Done With Fat Transfer?

Posted June 24, 2024 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists

Fat Transfer


Fat transfer is a versatile technique that essentially kills two birds with one stone: removing excess fat from unwanted areas and transferring it to sites where more volume is desired. Results from a fat transfer can contribute to a slimmer appearance, restored volume, and smoother body contours. This blog will further discuss the benefits of a fat transfer, as well as some of the most common procedures that are done using a fat transfer: facial rejuvenation, breast reconstruction, and Brazillian Butt Lift.

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What Is Fat Transfer?

Have you ever wished your curves could switch places? Fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure which consists of harvesting fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another, more desirable location.

Fatty tissue, or adipose tissue, often gets a bad rap when it comes to the body’s aesthetic. This kind of tissue serves as the padding for youthful, plump skin. As we age, the fat under our skin thins out and contributes to wrinkles and sagging. So, fat is important for smooth, radiant skin. 

Additionally, while unwanted fat can create undesirable contours, such as on the stomach or hips, fat can be used to create beautiful contours or restore that plush cushioning to areas of the body that look hollow or gaunt. It can also be used to reshape and fine-tune your silhouette.

What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer?

There are many benefits of fat transfer procedures, including:

  • Reduce excess fat in unwanted areas like the abdomen, flanks, arms, and legs
  • Restore plump, youthful volume to the face and hands
  • Create desirable contours on the body
  • More transformative: solve two problems in one procedure
  • 100% natural
  • Less risk of allergic reactions
  • Short recovery time

What Are My Fat Transfer Options?

Fat can be harvested from almost anywhere there’s pinchable fat on the body, and it can be transferred to virtually any body part. The most common areas for fat transfer are the face, breast, and buttocks.

Facial Rejuvenation

The face suffers fat loss quite noticeably due to sun damage and general aging. Fat grafting to the face can address a variety of facial aesthetic woes. Not only can this procedure restore volume to the temples, cheeks, lips, under-eyes, and more, but it can also treat scars, burns, facial asymmetry, and more. Many patients choose fat grafting because it uses natural materials—your body’s fat tissue. The greatest benefit is that fat grafting tends to last longer than dermal fillers. Fat transfer to the face can be performed on its own, or combined with a facelift for an impactful restoration of a youthful appearance.

Breast Reconstruction

Natural Breast Enlargement

Fat transfer to the breasts is a natural solution for those who want a subtle increase in size but do not want implants or noticeable scars. With a fat transfer breast augmentation, you can increase your bustline by about a cup size. Alternatively, if you do want implants, fat transfer can further enhance this procedure. For example, if you do not have enough fatty tissue in your breasts to adequately cover the implants, a fat transfer can be the solution to perfect the shape of your breasts.

Brazilian Butt Lift

This popular procedure allows you to create the body shape you desire. Fat is taken, usually from from the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and injected into the buttocks. This gives your backside more shape and simultaneously slims your waist or reduces fat in other areas. The result is you’ll look your best in all kinds of clothing and love your new silhouette. 

Want to Learn More About Fat Transfer in Birmingham, AL?

If you have questions about fat transfer or want to discover if you’re a candidate, call (205) 298-8660 or fill out our online contact form. We’d love to hear from you!