Fat Transfer

Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic -  - Body Contouring Specialist

Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic

Body Contouring Specialist & Plastic Surgeon located in Las Vegas, NV

Do you have certain areas of your body where you’d like a bit more fullness and softer curves, and other areas where you’d like a bit less volume? If so, fat transfer offers a solution and is one of many procedures available from Mustafa Ahmed, MD, of Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic in Las Vegas. Redistributing fat cells may sound like science fiction, but in actuality, there’s some serious science behind this popular aesthetic treatment. Schedule an appointment online for a consultation, or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.

Fat Transfer

What is a fat transfer?

Fat transfer is a procedure that is aptly named because it involves the transfer of fat from one area of your body to another. How many times have you wished for more volume in certain areas while struggling to reduce volume in others? Fat transfer offers the ideal solution. 

The process is also known as fat grafting or fat injections. While fat transfer has been in use since the late 1800s, recent technological innovations have made fat transfer applicable in a wider range of anatomical sites. 

What are some common areas where fat grafting is performed?

Fat grafting is a great treatment to add fullness and enhance contouring. Some of the areas where fat is commonly transferred include:

  • Face
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Hips

Fat transfer can even be used on your hands and feet to fill in areas where your bones and connective tissues have become more visible over the years. 

What is the process for having a fat transfer?

The first step involves removing excess fat cells from areas of your body where you’d like less volume. Liposuction is used to remove targeted fat cells. 

You’ll receive medication to help you rest comfortably throughout the process. A local anesthetic is often enough to eliminate sensation for low-volume fat transfer procedures, while general anesthesia is needed to transfer significant volumes of fat. 

Next, the extracted fat is processed to clear away any excess fluid, dead skin cells, and other debris. Once the fat is prepared for transfer, it’s drawn into syringes. 

Dr. Ahmed then injects the fat into the areas of your body where you seek enhanced volume. The injections are placed very slowly and carefully to increase the number of fat cells that will survive the process. You won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. 

After your fat transfer is complete, you’ll need to follow your postoperative instructions carefully. You may need to wear bandages or a special compression garment. It’s also important to keep the areas where fat was harvested and deposited clean to reduce the risk of infection. These steps can increase the number of fat cells that will thrive in their new location. 

If you’d like to learn more about fat transfer and how it can help reshape your body, schedule an appointment with Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic today, online or over the phone.