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Areas That Can Benefit from Fat Transfer


Posted April 06, 2024 in Fat Transfer

Fat is a complicated commodity from an aesthetic perspective. Fat can be desired and beautiful in some areas of the body while wholly unwanted in others. Undoubtedly, that is why fat grafting is such a popular plastic surgery procedure. Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, harvests fat cells from one region and moves them to another where they can create appealing contours. In this blog, Dr. Scott Green discusses where fat transfer is most beneficial.

Areas That Look Better with Extra Fat

Arguably, the most popular fat grafting procedure is Brazilian butt lift. Previously, butt augmentation involved silicone implants to add volume to the backside. These days, most plastic surgeons and patients prefer using the patient’s own fat cells to create a shapelier derriere. Because fat cells are extremely moldable, Dr. Green can achieve beautiful curves and proportions.

Some women who want to enlarge their breasts use fat instead of breast implants. Whether it’s a cosmetic breast augmentation or breast reconstruction following mastectomy, real fat tends to feel more natural to women who would prefer to avoid a prosthesis in their chest.

Another area where fat is desired is in the face. In a person’s youth, “baby fat” gives the face appealing fullness and contours. With age, facial fat starts to droop and vanish, which can make the face appear gaunt and cause it to develop lines. By adding fat to the face, Dr. Green can recreate voluminous cheeks and minimize the hollows that form underneath the eyes.

Areas From Which Fat Is Taken

One of the added benefits of fat transfer is the opportunity to remove fat from areas where it is in surplus, effectively minimizing problem areas. During a consultation, Dr. Green examines the patient’s body and discusses the areas where fat would be best to harvest from, but patients can also share their input. The most common areas where excess fat is stored are the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, flanks, and back.

Some patients may decide to address multiple areas and even collect more fat than necessary for the transfer procedure. This is a great way to improve the body’s contours and create their preferred proportions.

Learn More About Fat Transfer from an Elite Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Green is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring procedures to help people achieve their ideal figure. By relocating a patient’s own fat cells, he has found that he can boost confidence and happiness. For a consultation, please call his office in Sacramento at 916-929-1833 or in Granite Bay at 916-773-5559.