What are the Side Effects of Liposuction with A Fat Transfer?

While some men and women look to liposuction to help them reduce fat or complement their weight loss efforts, others look to liposuction with a fat transfer to fill in areas that need more volume. A common procedure in the aesthetic industry, liposuction with fat transfer is beneficial in places like the hands, breasts, butt, lips, and face.

At Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. in Miami, FL world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso and his team offer men and women the opportunity to sculpt the look of their dreams with our cutting-edge procedures and state-of-the-art technologies. With a desire to make things more beautiful, Dr. LaGrasso is known for his stunning results, incredible ability to listen to his patients’ desires, and artistic abilities.

Why get liposuction with a fat transfer?

Liposuction with fat transfer is ideal for individuals who would like to reduce body fat in one area while plumping up another area. Some common combinations are reducing fat in the abdomen or lower back, and replenishing the breasts or butt for a rounder or fuller shape. This fat removal surgery has the benefit of trimming one area of the body while creating more volume in another.

Can I get liposuction with fat removal?

You may be a good candidate for liposuction with fat transfer if:

  • You want to add volume to a certain area of the body
  • You are in good health
  • You have enough fat to remove from another area of the body

If you smoke or have a history of abnormal bleeding or swelling after a procedure, be sure to discuss these with Dr. LaGrasso so he can put proper precautions in place.

How does liposuction with fat transfer work?

Fat transfer using a patient’s own fat is a great option because it eliminates the risk associated with fillers and uses your own healthy tissues. After discussing your desired goals and understanding what you want, Dr. LaGrasso will work with you to create a treatment plan that will get you a look as close to your desired results as possible.

Dr. LaGrasso will perform liposuction to remove fat from unwanted areas of the body. A solution will be used to strip the healthy tissues away from the fat, so any unhealthy materials are not reinstated back into your body. Once ready, Dr. LaGrasso will carefully and delicately inject and massage the healthy tissues into the desired areas for increased volume. This process could take up to about six hours, depending on your particular treatment and goals.

What are the side effects of liposuction with fat transfer?

While a safe procedure in general, both liposuction and fat transfer can come with some risk. For starters, all surgery comes with some potential risk; but using a skilled surgeon, like Dr. LaGrasso, can help significantly reduce complications. Risk is dramatically reduced with this procedure, however, since we are using your own healthy tissues.

Our Miami, FL team works diligently to combat and reduce negative side effects by using advanced technology and state-of-the-art treatment methods. It's also important to weigh the side effects with the outcome and remember that although there is possible risk, the results you gain often far outweigh the risk.

Some patients may experience:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Uneven fat removal
  • Transferred fat that becomes firm or lumpy
  • Recovery of about 6 – 8 weeks

For more information on liposuction, fat transfer, and how you can obtain a trimmed, toned, and beautiful body, call Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D. in Miami, FL to schedule a consultation with Dr. LaGrasso. We look forward to helping you become beautiful inside and out.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.