What is Fat Transfer and how does it work?
Dr. Kerr harvests excess fat from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, hips or thighs and, after preparation, injected into areas of the body that need filling. Dr. Kerr specializes in the use of the microfat grafting technique. The patient is awake during the procedure due to the use of tumescent anesthesia. Much like Smartlipo™ or VASER® the procedure is minimally invasive. Once the area is numbed, low-vacuum liposuction is used to harvest the living fat cells. The fat is then prepared and then injected into the tissue of the favored site. New techniques have shown up to a 70% fat cell survival rate.*
What other areas can be treated with Fat Transfer?
Facial contouring – With aging, the fat in our face has a tendency to move downward over time, and as a result, the face appears too thin or saggy. Body Molding into the face adds fat to the area beneath the skin, adding fullness where needed.
The fat creates a lasting youthful, fuller appearance. Treatable facial areas include: temples, cheeks, marionette lines, laugh lines, under eyes, jaw line, cheeks, and scars due to acne or surgery.
FAT TRANSFERS MAY ALSO BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:
Chin Augmentation – Fat Transfer is used in this area to correct small or underdeveloped chins without the need to undergo synthetic chin implant surgery. This procedure will strengthen the facial profile and bring a better balance to the facial features.
Brazilian Lift – The Brazilian Lift is a treatment involving the injection of harvested fat into a patients buttocks. This procedure can add fullness to any part of, or the entire, buttocks to create the desired look. Recovery is mild and most clients return to work within a day. Dr. Kerr harvests fat from donor sites such as the inner thighs, lower abdomen, or love handles; and then prepares the fat before re-injection. The Brazilian Lift assures lasting results and gives a very natural shape and feel to the buttocks.
Breast Augmentation – Breast augmentation via fat injection gives the breasts a look and feel that is natural and the results are permanent.
Hand Rejuvenation – Hand Rejuvenation turns back the clock by restoring youthfulness. Injecting fat or adding dermal fillers to the area can eliminate the bony look and veiny look that comes with age.
Fat transfer is used in combination with at least one area of liposuction. Read more about our state-of-the-art liposuction and Smartlipo* techniques here.
*Procedure results are typical and may vary