Fat Transfer Surgery vs Implants

Reconstruction of female breast

A lot of us who are concerned with our body shape consider getting plastic surgery, liposuction, breast implants, mesotherapy, and a whole host of other procedures. When it comes to getting rid of fat, a lot of us think liposuction is the best way. However, what if that fat could be put to good use?

Most of us can see that the look and feel of artificial implants, such as breast implants, buttock implants, chin implants, or even calf implants, are not yet 100% natural. This is where fat transfer surgery has come in to help those who want that natural look and feel. It is even being used for reconstructive surgery when certain parts of the body become deformed due to an injury or an illness. Fat transfer breast reconstruction is popular among breast cancer patients. It is not so much that they want to increase the size or enhance the shape, but rather to attain the look they had before the cancer operation(s). In this case, fat grafting is a much better alternative to silicone implants.

Popular Fat Grafting Procedures

Some of the following are surgeries performed using fat transfer to enhance different areas of the body:

  • Buttock augmentation – This is often referred to as a Brazillian butt lift as it is designed to increase the size of the buttocks while improving the overall shape. Fat is taken out of the surrounding areas, such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen using liposuction, and is then injected into the buttocks.
  • Breast augmentation – Some women don’t want to go with artificial breast implants for many reasons. They do not feel natural and can be dangerous in the fact that they can break inside the body. Fat transfer offers a great alternative as your own fat is used to augment the size and shape of your breasts.
  • Facial fat grafting – This procedure is used to remove fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It can also be utilized to remove visible bags or dark circles around the eyes. Even the features or the lips, nose, and cheeks can be enhanced using facial fat grafting.

Where To Get This Procedure

If you are considering a fat transfer procedure of any of the aforementioned types, find a plastic surgeon in a city near you that is board certified and qualified to conduct these types of plastic surgeries. You will want to make sure they have experience but also offer competitive prices. These types of surgeries can be quite expensive. Ask if they provide you with a free consultation before you have to make a final decision.

Some of the biggest areas that provide fat grafting procedures are:

  • Houston, Texas
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dallas, Texas
  • New York City
  • Miami, Florida
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Why waste your own natural healthy fat with liposuction if you can put it to better use by enhancing certain parts of your body?