Seattle Fat Transfer Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Many patients equate cosmetic surgery in part with procedures that reduce the amount of fatty deposits in the body, therefor making patients look thinner and younger. These types of procedures, such as liposuction, are very common. However, sometimes losing fat from areas as we age is not a good thing, and can make us look old or sallow, as skin begins to sag. Here at the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery, our doctor, Dr. Jan Zemplenyi, is one of the few plastic surgeons that offers the use of liposuction in fat transfer cosmetic surgery in Seattle.
Fat transfer surgery is a procedure that involves taking fat from one area of the body, and placing it onto another, adding more volume to skin. This is often done in the facial area, where patients have a tendency to have saggy lips or sunken eyes with age. Fatty deposits can easily be taken from the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks in most patients with the use of liposuction, and applied to areas that need fatty deposits to help patients look more younger and fresher.
There are several steps to accomplishing fat transfer surgery, including the liposuction procedure, fat grafting, and fat injection. For the liposuction procedure, patients can opt to have twilight sedation or full anesthesia, as both are available her in our Bel-Red offices. The patient and Dr. Zemplenyi can decide which is best on a case-by-case basis. The injection and grafting should require minimal sedation, if any. This is a surgical procedure with a recovery time, and patients should plan well ahead of time for rest.
To learn more about fat transfer cosmetic surgery in Seattle, or to make an appointment for a consolation, please call the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery at (425)358-4164 to speak with a professional member of our staff.