Where Can Fat Be Transferred On the Body After Liposuction?

Have you been considering liposuction but want to use that unwanted fat in other places on your body to add more shape and fullness? Cosmetic procedures have come a long way in the past few years. Today, there are many ways to look younger and feel more rejuvenated. One option in particular that continues to rise in popularity is liposuction and fat transfer, also known as fat grafting. Whether you want to enhance your breasts without using implants, smooth out fine lines or wrinkles on your face, or have a rounder, shapelier backside, a fat transfer serves many purposes.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso performs this highly effective operation in Miami, FL. At Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D., our professional staff and Dr. LaGrasso will help guide each patient on this body contouring procedure's ins and outs to achieve their aesthetic goals.

What can liposuction and fat transfer do?

A fat transfer is a cosmetic surgery that uses liposuction to extract adipose fat from one area of the body to be injected to enhance the body and face. The primary goal of a liposuction and fat transfer procedure is to recontour or augment an area of the body with a more natural, safer alternative than implants or synthetic fillers. When diet and exercise are no longer effective at reducing unwanted fatty tissue, liposuction is a fat reduction technique that can recontour and sculpt a patient's body in different areas. Women and men can reveal a more fit-looking, slimmer appearance while at the same time naturally add more shape or volume to other areas, such as the breasts, buttocks, or face.

What are some benefits of a fat transfer?

There are various reasons why more and more Miami, FL patients choose to have a liposuction and fat transfer procedure for body contouring help. Here are some common reasons:

  • More natural or autologous approach
  • Low risk of rejection or infection
  • Less invasive
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery period
  • 2-in-1 body contouring procedure allowing another area of the body to look slimmer

Common areas for a fat transfer

Liposuction and fat transfer procedures are among the most popular surgeries performed in the United States. Depending on a patient's aesthetic needs, some of the most common areas for fat grafting are:


A popular rejuvenation procedure is liposuction and fat transfer to the face. Facial fat grafting can take the place of popular synthetic dermal fillers and is a more natural approach to fill lines, add volume to sunken areas, and create more soft, youthful contours to the skin.


In addition to your face, aging skin can create visible changes to the back of the hands. As tendons and veins start to become more pronounced, a fat transfer to hands procedure can add volume to thin, deflated skin. Fat cells are grafted into the back of the hands and then massaged into place to create a smooth, even, more youthful appearance.


A fat transfer to the lips is one type of autologous augmentation, and a great option to add volume to thin, deflated lips or reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. This is a natural alternative when compared to implants or injectable fillers by using your unwanted fat cells to have plumper, fuller lips.


If you want to change your backside's appearance, then a fat transfer to buttocks procedure may be the answer. Also known as a Brazilian butt lift, liposuction can extract fat cells from other body areas, such as the lower back, thighs, and hips, to create a firmer, rounder backside. Best of all, it looks more natural in comparison to augmentation with butt implants.


Breast fat transfer for augmentation is an all-natural way to enhance and add volume to deflated breasts. Fat grafting allows Miami, FL women to reshape their profile and achieve similar results compared to breast implants. Extracted adipose fat via liposuction can be injected into the breasts to create the desired shape and size. It is also less invasive than traditional breast augmentation surgery, involving less scarring and providing a quicker recovery process.


If you are considering body contouring help and want to learn more about liposuction and fat transfer, we invite you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso at Jeffrey LaGrasso, M.D., in Miami, FL. You can love how you look again with this body contouring option, so call today.

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