Buttock Augmentation: The Procedure
Many of the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that are performed involve some type of fat transfer. The term for the process is fat grafting and the fat is used to help provide a plump and full look to different areas of the body. These transfers help to provide candidates with a new look and often leaves no scarring. One of the biggest benefits of the procedure is that you are using your own cells so you do not have to worry about the body rejecting them.
Where Does the Fat Come From?
As mentioned above briefly, the fat comes from your own body, but where from? It is taken from places of your body where there is excess fat hanging around. Many people have it removed from their thighs, stomach, or similar areas. The procedure is considered to be safe and it has proven results. Patients tend to have transfers done to improve an area of their body that they are unhappy with.
Types of Fat Transfers
There are a variety of transfers that can take place. For instance fat can be injected during a breast augmentation procedure to help provide your breasts with a more natural look and feel. Many women who decide they do not want large, full implants can benefit from having the fat placed into their breasts.
Fat can also be extracted and re-injected into your buttocks to create a plump look. The Brazilian butt lift procedure uses this technique and takes excess from the surrounding area including the thighs and hips. Once the fat is purified in a centrifuge machine, it is then injected into the butt cheeks in multiple places. The number of injections you need will depend on your expectations for your buttocks.
Another place that the transfer is used is the face. Once the fat is injected into the face, the skin evens out and you benefit from a plump look. You will have fuller cheekbones and you will notice that sunken eyes are brought to the surface, creases and dips filled in, and you have a better glow about you. Many patients prefer an injection over a dermal filler because the filler places a chemical into your body whereas the fat comes right from your body.
How Is It Performed?
During the procedure, the areas to harvest the fat are identified. You will be undergoing an outpatient surgery so it is important that you make arrangements for your pickup and care. The area for harvest will be numbed with a local anesthetic to prevent any pain.
Once the fat is extracted, it will be processed and purified so that it is separated from any other fluids present. After purification, it is placed into a needle and then re-injected into the places you and your cosmetic surgeon discussed.
Am I the Right Patient for the Procedure?
As with any surgery, you do need to make sure that you are an ideal candidate; otherwise, you will find that the results are not exactly what you expected. The procedure is best performed on someone who has extra fat to lose in areas and places where it can go. For instance, if you are underweight or you are maintaining a healthy weight, you may not be able to lose fat in key areas where it needs to be extracted from. You would not make a good candidate in this case.
Also, patients need to have a condition that can be treated effectively using the transfer procedure. Depressions in the face, sunken eyes, frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles are all excellent problems that an injection of fat can fix.
Get Your Consultation Today
If you are ready to learn more about how fat can improve your body in other areas, get in touch with your local FL cosmetic surgeon. He or she will be able to go over the entire procedure with you and show you before and after pictures to help give you a realistic idea of what you can expect.