How Long Do Liposuction With Fat Transfer Results Last?
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat or want to sculpt specific areas on your body? Considering liposuction and fat transfer? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso specializes in body contouring procedures that can help you attain a slim and sexy silhouette. Contact the office of Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. in Miami, FL to book an in-person or online consultation with Dr. LaGrasso today. During this time, he can discuss your cosmetic goals and the results you can expect from liposuction and fat transfer.
What is liposuction?
At Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D., liposuction is one of our most popular procedures. This surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to suction unwanted fat from precise locations on the body. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure and is generally performed using general anesthesia. A tiny incision is created, and a specialized tube (known as a cannula) is inserted into the target area. Fat cells are then extracted via a controlled, vacuum technique. Dr. LaGrasso offers several different types of liposuction methods, providing multiple options for our Miami, FL patients.
How long do liposuction results last?
The results from liposuction last for many years. This is one reason why it’s so popular among Miami patients. Liposuction provides greater definition to the body and offers natural-looking outcomes. Many of our clients are thrilled with their results and have shared their testimonials online. To see stunning before-and-after photos, visit our photo gallery.
What is fat transfer?
A fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat and reintroduce it to other areas of the body to achieve a fuller shape. Liposuction is performed first to extract fat from an area on the body that has excess adipose cells. Afterward, the fat is purified and then injected into specific areas that are lacking volume. The area is then massaged to evenly distribute the newly placed fat. A fat transfer is an outpatient procedure that uses general anesthesia with larger treatment areas and local anesthesia with smaller transfer sites.
How long does a fat transfer last?
Fat transfer results are long-lasting. Once the fat is removed from the donor site, it cannot return. When it’s injected into the desired treatment area, some fat may be reabsorbed by the body, but this is normal. Dr. LaGrasso will also inject a little extra fat to limit the natural loss of adipose cells during the transfer process. This technique will help achieve the desired outcome. But, excessive weight gain can alter your fat transfer results. This is why Dr. LaGrasso recommends that patients maintain a stable weight to preserve their new chiseled shape.
Liposuction and fat transfer recovery
The recovery process for liposuction with fat transfer varies as it depends on the number of areas treated, amount of fat extracted, and post-recovery side effects. It’s also important to remember that you will have multiple areas that require healing: the area of fat extraction and reinjection site. On average, swelling and bruising generally resolve within 2 – 3 weeks. Most patients are able to get back to low-impact activities after 10 – 14 days. Dr. LaGrasso will also schedule follow-up appointments at Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. to monitor your progress. If liposuction is performed alone, recovery will be shorter.
What areas does liposuction with fat transfer treat?
Liposuction with fat transfer can be performed almost anywhere on the body. The same goes for liposuction alone. Some popular treatment areas include the:
Liposuction and fat transfer Miami, FL
Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso has been performing liposuction with fat transfer for many years with great success. To book a virtual consultation, call Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. in Miami, FL. You deserve to look and feel your best.