Five FAQ About Liposuction With Fat Transfer

Imagine being able to get rid of unwanted fat in your problem areas and enhance your flattest features all in a single procedure that does not involve artificial implants or fillers. With liposuction plus fat transfer, this dream can become a reality. At Jeffrey LaGrasso MD in Miami, FL, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso performs advanced body and facial contouring using liposuction plus fat transfer. Read on to find the answers to five of the most common questions about liposuction with fat transfer, and discover why this exciting procedure may be the life-changing solution you’ve been searching for.

Q: What is liposuction plus fat transfer?

A: Liposuction plus fat transfer is a two-step body contouring procedure that involves harvesting extra fat from one area of the patient’s body and injecting it into another area(s) to make natural-looking, long-lasting enhancements. Depending on the size and number of treatment areas involved, Dr. LaGrasso may perform lipo plus fat transfer using either general anesthesia or local anesthesia. In either case, liposuction with fat transfer is performed as an outpatient procedure at a fully accredited surgical facility to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and care possible.

Q: Where is the fat taken from during lipo with fat transfer?

A: The fat cells that are harvested and transferred in liposuction plus fat transfer procedures are typically taken from areas where the patient has unwanted excess fat. These include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Q: Where can you transfer the fat removed during lipo?

A: Once the fat cells have been removed, the most viable and healthy fat cells will be isolated for transfer via injection. Common features and areas that are enhanced during the fat transfer portion of the procedure include:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Face

Because liposuction with fat transfer uses only a patient’s native fat – rather than artificial implants or synthetic fillers – there is virtually no risk of adverse or allergic reaction. Furthermore, the results typically look and feel more natural compared with implant-based augmentations or filler treatments.

Q: How long is recovery after lipo plus fat transfer?

A: On average, patients can expect to take about one week off of work after liposuction plus fat transfer, though this may vary based on how many areas were treated, the size of the treatment areas, whether general anesthesia was used, and other factors. Even after returning to work and resuming light daily activities, patients will need to refrain from strenuous physical activities and exercise for about 4– 6 weeks. It is also important that patients avoid putting direct pressure on the areas of fat transfer, as this can cause the newly transferred fat cells to die and may compromise their final outcome.

Q: How long does liposuction plus fat transfer last?

A: Patients who select a highly qualified plastic surgeon to perform their liposuction with fat transfer and maintain a stable weight after the procedure can enjoy their newly enhanced look for years or even decades to come. It is important for patients to keep in mind that losing or gaining weight can significantly impact the areas that were treated both with lipo and fat transfer, making it imperative that a stable weight is maintained.

Transform your look and elevate your life with lipo plus fat transfer in Miami, FL

There’s no denying benefits of lipo plus fat transfer for trimming problem areas and rejuvenating flat features. Join the many patients who have finally reached their full aesthetic potential with liposuction plus fat transfer in Miami, FL by calling Jeffrey LaGrasso MD to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso today.

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