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Your Guide to Fat Transfer

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Can you choose where your fat goes? All bodies are different, and all fat is different. Some people carry their fat in the upper half of their body, some in the lower, and others hide it well because it is evenly-distributed. What if you could choose where you want the fat to be? Using the newest techniques in fat transfer, you can opt to put volume where you want it while slimming problematic areas. Here are some of the great benefits of this minimally-invasive procedure.

How Does it Work?

Fat transfer is a procedure that collects fat from one area of your body and injects it into a different part of your body. First, your plastic surgeon performs liposuction on fatty areas of your choosing and collects enough fatty tissue to be used. Then, the fat is purified and prepared for injection. The injection process occurs slowly and carefully to ensure that your desired contours are crafted using small, precise injections. Fat transfers can be used for breast and buttock augmentation, filling bodily depressions, rejuvenating the hands or face, and replacing temporary fillers. The possibility of allergic reactions is minimal because you are using your own fat, whereas other fillers are foreign products in your body.

Are You a Good Candidate?

You may be an excellent candidate for this procedure if you have parts of your body that would benefit from additional volume without the use of fillers or implants. During your consultation, Dr. Ellen can assess whether you have enough fatty areas from which to collect fat, and whether the amount of fat required for transfer can be safely removed. It’s also important that you do not have any problems with circulation, whether it be due to smoking or any medications.

Schedule a Consultation

Fillers or implants aren’t for everyone when it comes to restoring volume and achieving the curves you want, so fat transfer can be an excellent option. Dr. Ellen is a board certified plastic surgeon and will be happy to consult with you to see if this procedure would be beneficial. To schedule a consultation, contact our Birmingham office by calling or filling out our online form.

(248) 220-6760 60 West Big Beaver Rd, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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