Body Sculpting with Fat Transfer in Atlanta
Body sculpting puts your own fat to good use!
Do you ever wonder why you have excess fat around your hips, thighs, and belly, but your body somehow couldn’t manage to store it in places where you would like to be a little curvier? We are genetically programmed to store fat in certain areas, which are different for everyone. But if you are unhappy with the cards you were dealt when it comes to where your body holds onto fat, a body sculpting procedure called autologous fat transfer may help.
An autologous fat transfer is a body sculpting procedure that literally shifts fat around in your favor, removing fat from problem areas to create a slimmer profile, and adding a portion of it back to an area that is better suited for it. The result is a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette and a natural curve enhancement.
Fat is a safe, natural, and non-allergenic filler that will last.
What can a fat transfer procedure do for you?
Autologous fat transfer can be used to improve appearance in a variety of areas on the face and body:
- Add volume and definition to the buttocks for an enhanced lower body shape
- Restore age-related volume loss to the face
- Rejuvenate the hands
- Add subtle volume to the breasts in certain patients
How does fat transfer work?
Autologous fat transfer is a two-step procedure that can typically be performed during a single operation. First, excess fat is selectively removed using liposuction. A portion of the fat is prepared to be added back to a new location. Next, this fat is injected into specific areas where you would like to enhance your features.
Our surgeons perform body sculpting and fat transfer procedures at our private, accredited on-site surgery suite. General anesthesia is typically used for your comfort and safety.
Am I a good candidate for body sculpting?
The best candidates are those who have a modest amount of excess fat requiring transfer to achieve the desired results and good skin elasticity, which will allow the skin to contract smoothly to the new, improved body contour.
Fat transfer recovery and aftercare
What you might expect for recovery following autologous fat transfer really depends on the nature of the procedure. Generally, the more extensive the surgery (in terms of amount and location(s) of fat removed), the longer you will have to wait before resuming activities. Your Swan Center surgeon will explain to you the details of what you might expect early in the consultation process so that you can make an informed decision.
One special aspect of a fat transfer recovery: if you are having fat transferred to your buttocks, you will have to modify how you sit for a few weeks as the transferred fat gets used to its new home.