Many Scottsdale cosmetic surgery patients have been requesting fat transfer procedures rather than using artificial implants to enhance their body. Today, modern fat transfer techniques, also known as fat grafting, are used to augment many areas of the body, including the buttocks, breasts, and hands, as well as used as injections to the face. A fat transfer involves using your own fat cells via liposuction, which means that it’s biocompatible and may help eliminate the risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Also, a body fat transfer feels and looks more natural than a body implant.

Candidates for Fat Grafting

At Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we work diligently to ensure every patient has a personalized plastic surgery plan. Candidates for fat grafting should be in good overall health, both physically and emotionally, and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and can’t do for them. If you are a smoker, you should stop for several weeks prior to and following your procedure as smoking can slow the healing process, increase your risk of complications and impact negatively on your final cosmetic result. You must also have adequate fat deposits for the graft.

The Procedure

The fat transfer procedure varies depending upon the technique and the area(s) to be treated. However, the procedure can be described in three steps: First, anesthesia is administered. Next, the fat cells are harvested from the donor site through liposuction. Last, the fat cells are processed and purified and injected into the treated area.

Chosen as Best Board Certified Plastic Surgeon of the Valley by Arizona Foothills Magazine, Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery specializes in many plastic surgery procedures. If you are interested in learning more about your options in cosmetic surgery, including fat grafting, and hope to look and feel your best, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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