Fat transfer is a very safe procedure but risks include: • Non-survival, disappearance of transplanted fat cells • Need for additional treatment • Infection • Very rarely, pulmonary embolism
Because the procedure will vary from patient to patient, the cost for fat transfer will be discussed during your initial consultation with your physician.
Recovery times after fat transfer will vary depending on the area and amount of treatment. There can be some discomfort in the donor area as after liposuction. The injection site may show some bruising and swelling which will gradually improve and disappear over a few days to two weeks. Patients, if they feel up to… Read More
Survival of the fat cells depends on the gentleness of their harvesting, processing and injection as well as the injection technique. Injection of small volumes in multiple tracts into the recipient bed improves longevity by promoting vascularization of the grafted fat which needs blood vessel nourishment to survive. PRP, if used, also stimulates vascularization of… Read More
The fat from the donor area is removed with a gentle, atraumatic liposuction technique. The fat is then gently spun down to separate the fat cells from contaminates and oils. To enhance fat cell survival, Dr. Zemplenyi may add platelet rich plasma (PRP) prepared from the patient’s own blood, to the gathered fat cells. PRP… Read More
The type of anesthesia used for fat transfer depends on the extent of the procedure and preference of the patient. Small volumes of fat transfer can be performed under local sedation in the office. More extensive procedures such at buttocks or breast enhancement, requiring large quantities of fat, may require IV sedation (twilight sleep) for… Read More
In the face, fat injections can: Plump cheeks, fill hollow eyelids or augment thin lips Fill deep furrows to smooth the facial surface Fat injection is a natural substitute for fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and others. In cosmetic uses for the breast, fat transfer can: Augment breast size without the use of… Read More
Fat transfer is a procedure where fat is removed from one area of the body and then placed into other areas of the body that would benefit from increased volume. As we age we lose fat, muscle, and bone along with loss of skin elasticity and collagen. This becomes noticeable in the face as sunken… Read More