Most of us, at some point or another, find ourselves dissatisfied with our appearance to some degree. While many Staten Island residents choose plastic surgery to help them achieve the look that they want, some people find this change to be too dramatic.
One alternative to traditional plastic surgery is fat transfer, which is sometimes also referred to as fat grafting or fat injection. Here are three reasons why this procedure might be just what you’re looking for:
If you’re not interested in making a dramatic change, a fat transfer may be a better choice for more natural results. That’s because it’s using your body’s fat cells, so any enhancement will be more subtle than if you were to choose a traditional augmentation procedure. As your body heals from the procedure, some of the fat will also be reabsorbed.
Two Birds with One Stone
Fat transfer allows you to accomplish two goals simultaneously. You can slim down in one area while simultaneously enhancing another area of your body. That’s because this procedure first uses liposuction to remove fat from an unwanted area that has enough donor cells — many of our patients choose their tummy, thighs, or arms. Next, the fat is purified so that it can be injected into another part of the body, such as the breasts or buttocks.
Less Chance of Adverse Reactions
Because it uses your body’s own cells rather than a synthetic substance, fat transfer procedures tend to be well-tolerated by most individuals. They very rarely result in allergic reactions the way that other materials can.
How Do I Know If a Fat Transfer Procedure Is Right for Me?
Although many people do well with this procedure, it is not right for everyone. In order to be a good candidate, you should be between the ages of 18 and 65 and in good health. It is always recommended to talk to your doctor about whether or not a cosmetic procedure is appropriate for you.
For fat transfer procedures in particular, it is important that you have enough fat cells in the donor area in order to enhance another part of your body. People who are very lean may want to consider a different procedure instead.