When people think about body sculpting, they often think about it as a way of removing fat from their body. However, body sculpting can also involve taking fat from one part of your body and adding it to another. For example, there may be parts of your body that have an excess amount of fat, such as your thighs, your arms or your midsection. Fat from these areas can be taken and put in areas where you need it the most, such as your breasts, your buttocks or your face. This useful procedure is known as a fat transfer.
One of the nice things about using your own fat to sculpt your body is that it can produce some very natural-looking results. Since it is your own fat that is being used, there is virtually no chance of your body reacting negatively to it. The safety and effectiveness of these procedures can be seen in the fact that every year, there are thousands of people that undergo them and are pleased with the results.
What conditions would cause you to consider a fat transfer? Well, look at yourself in the mirror right now. Are there parts of your face that seem like they are sunken in? Because the loss of facial fat happens gradually, we become accustomed to the way that we look and cannot really tell that it has happened. However, take a few minutes to look at some pictures of yourself from 10 years ago. Now compare those images with the way that you look right now. Pay special attention to the area around your cheeks and under your eyes. Do you see the difference? Does that difference bother you? If so, then a fat transfer might be the right option for you.
Maybe this is the first time that you realize you’ve lost facial volume. Maybe you’ve even already used dermal fillers. Dermal fillers, especially those that use hyaluronic acid, can provide some remarkable results. However, they’re not for everyone. Those who want longer-lasting results would likely benefit from a fat transfer.
When you choose a fat transfer, you are creating a more permanent correction than what you could get from using dermal fillers alone. Fat transfers can be used to reverse the depressions caused by scars and even to rejuvenate your hands.
Are you considering breast augmentation? Instead of using artificial implants, why not consider using your own fat and transferring it? You can use your own fat to fill in and contour some of the irregularities in your breasts that you do not like.
In order to be a candidate for a fat transfer, you should be in good general health and have pockets of fat on your body that can serve as donor areas. Fat is often harvested from areas such as the upper and lower abdomen. Dr. Hetz can help you learn more about donor areas and treatment areas during your consultation.
At Youthful Endeavors, we strive to serve Green Bay and Manitowoc with personalized cosmetic procedures designed to help every patient look and feel their best. If you are interested in learning more about fat transfer procedures, contact us today to schedule your consultation!