Body Fat Transfer in Detroit

Fat transfer used to enhance and sculpt the body is a great way to slim down one area of your body and enhance the other. During a body fat transfer, fat is removed via liposuction from a donor area and processed. Once the fat is processed, it will be injected into an area that the patient would like to shape or enhance.

What to Expect

  • Anesthesia – Fat transfer performed on the body is usually done using local anesthesia with IV sedation.
  • In/Outpatient – We generally perform fat transfer as an out-patient procedure in our accredited on-site surgery center.
  • Recovery – The size of the treatment area will affect the length of time it will take to recover. On average, patients usually need 1 week for a large fat transfer.

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Areas to improve by Fat Grafting

When used as a facial filler, fat grafting can improve the creased and sunken areas of the face, and add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Fat grafting is also commonly used in buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift) to create more curvaceous shaped buttocks.

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What Are the Benefits & Risks

There are two main benefits to the use of fat transfer to the body. The first is the reallocation of fat on the body. This allows the patient to slim down areas such as the flanks or tummy and adds that fat to the buttock. The second benefit is that fat transfer is a safe and longer-lasting alternative to synthetic fillers. No surgical procedure is risk-free, and that includes cosmetic surgery like fat transfer surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision. With an established track record of over 80 years, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body.

Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation during which you can discuss our facial and body services and tour our facility, including our on-site operating facility.

What is fat transfer?

Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that takes fat from one area of the body and injects it into another.

What is the goal of fat transfer?

The goal of fat transfer is to enhance the volume of a particular area on the body.

Where can I receive fat grafts?

Common areas where fat transfer is performed include fat transfer to the face, cheeks, under the eyes, lips, hips, breast, and buttocks.

What is the best place to remove fat from the body for the grafting procedure?

Fat tissue can be removed from almost any area where there is an excess deposit, such as the belly and thighs.

Is swelling and bruising severe after fat grafting?

Side effects such as swelling and bruising are to be expected following fat grafting. Depending on the area and the amount of fat grafting, swelling and bruising will go down significantly in the first few weeks/first month.

Will fat transfer help for the aging pace?

Fat transfer to the face can restore youthful volume, making it one possible solution for combatting signs of aging.

Is fat grafting permanent?

Once a fat grafted cell survives in the new location, it is permanent. Not all fat grafted cells will survive. Those that do survive are still responsive to weight fluctuations in the body.

Can your body reject fat transfer?

No, a person’s body will not reject its own fat cells. However, not all of the transferred cells will typically survive. Sometimes, the cells that do not survive may form oil cysts or scar bumps known as “fat necrosis.”

What happens if you gain weight after fat transfer?

If a patient gains a significant amount of weight following fat transfer, the fat cells in the treated area can expand, affecting the overall results of the procedure. Also, if a patient loses a significant amount of weight following fat transfer, the fat cells in the treated area can shrink – also affecting the overall results.

Do fat transfers leave scars?

Fat transfer requires small incisions, so the resultant scars are usually very small and not easily noticed.

What should I do before fat transfer?

Prior to your fat transfer procedure, you want to be at a stable weight. You may be asked to stop taking or change your dosage of certain medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking medications that can thin the blood. Your doctor will provide you with specific preparation instructions.