What Is A Fat Transfer?
When someone ages, or gains, then loses weight, they lose fullness in specific body areas where volume was once plentiful. One way to regain this lost volume is through a cosmetic treatment known as a fat transfer. This process removes fat from a section on the body and transfers it into a specific place that could use additional volume. At Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa, this technique is a natural alternative to synthetic materials because you can take unwanted fat from areas on your body and use it to fill areas that need a volume boost. In Temecula, CA, Dr. Gloria Tumbaga and her experienced team are skilled in using the most effective laser technology for performing fat transfers.
During this procedure, the live harvested fat cells are injected into areas of the body that have lost volume, including facial areas and certain areas of the body, such as the buttocks. This is a wonderful, natural alternative to fillers because we are using your own fat to fill these areas that have lost volume. Our clients are also happy with the buttocks treatment because they are getting a fuller figure without using expensive fillers or implants. This cosmetic enhancement at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa creates smooth and beautiful outcomes.
Benefits Of A Fat Transfer & Laser Lipo
With a fat transfer procedure designed by Dr. Tumbaga, you can reshape and enhance your body with great benefits like:
- Offering customizable options
- Reducing stubborn fat in problem areas
- Enhancing the lips, cheeks, hands, buttocks, and breasts
- Accentuating natural curves
- Shaping and contouring the body
- Achieving a healthier, more youthful appearance
- Creating natural-looking, long-lasting results
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Ideal Candidates For Laser Lipo And Fat Transfer
Men and women who desire additional fullness in areas of the body that appear visibly thin or deflated may be appropriate candidates for the fat transfer procedure. This procedure is even more desired because it offers an autologous way to create results by incorporating the patient's fat tissue. By doing this, there is less risk or worry for rejection. Patients at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa considering this procedure need to be at a certain weight and have fat to remove for the transfer. The procedure can remove fat from problem areas, such as the abdomen, hips, love handles, and thighs.
Fat Transfer and Laser Lipo Technique
The initial part of the treatment includes laser liposuction, which is performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthetics. In comparison to surgical liposuction, the laser’s energy provides the added benefit of less bruising and swelling often seen with other fat harvesting methods. Next, the harvested fat will be injected into the desired area in order to add the wanted volume.
The amount of downtime depends on the amount of volume you seek to remove and restore. For smaller cases, such as full-face volumization, patients may experience a mild degree of swelling, bruising, and soreness for 24 – 48 hours, none of which should prevent you from resuming daily activities the next day if desired.
What to Expect After Treatment
Following this procedure, you will begin a healing phase. Remember, there are at least two sites on the body that need to be carefully treated: the area involving liposuction and the injection sites. The overall recovery may take longer if a larger area on the body was addressed. The added bonus is the area where fat was extracted will appear slimmer. A fat transfer yields beautiful and lasting results, but there will be some fat that reabsorbs back to the body. For some, an additional transfer may be needed down the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser lipo & fat transfer cost?
Pricing for fat transfer and laser liposuction can vary based on your needs; therefore, our physician can best evaluate your total package cost during your consultation when they assess your needs. We do offer patient financing plans if you are interested in this, and we have many patients who have opted in our financing plans and pay only a certain amount per month for their full treatment!
Where can I have fat transferred?
A fat transfer can be performed on most areas of your face or body where you want to add volume. A few of the most common areas are the buttocks (typically called the Brazilian butt lift), face, thighs, and hands. Volume loss caused by aging in the face and hands can also be improved with a fat transfer, particularly in the hollows under the eyes or to add shape to your lips. Talk to Dr. Tumbaga during your consultation about where you want to add volume so she can develop your custom fat transfer plan.
How many treatment sessions are required?
The transfer of these fat cells can be performed in one treatment, and you may be able to see a difference right away! Some patients will see improvements that last for years while others may desire touch-up treatments periodically.
How long will the results of laser lipo & fat transfer last?
The results of a fat transfer look natural and can last for a long time with proper care. Dr. Tumbaga employs the latest methods to graft fat, which minimize reabsorption. Although, there is generally still a certain amount of the transferred fat that doesn't attach to its new area, so Dr. Tumbaga often adds a little more fat. If you want to touch-up or enhance your appearance after a while, another fat transfer can be performed.
Are there any alternative treatments to a fat transfer?
Depending on the area where you want to increase volume, you may have an alternate option to a fat transfer. In your breasts or butt, augmentation surgery with an implant may be performed rather than a fat transfer. In your hand and face, Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa offers many injectale fillers for long-lasting volume and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Tumbaga will explain all of the various options in your initial consultation so that you can see the results that match your concerns and goals.
What if I don't have enough fat for a transfer?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Tumbaga, she will explain how much fat is required to meet your goals. In some cases, you might not have enough excess fat for the transfer; however, this is typically only a problem if you have a very low body fat percentage or you want a large volume of fat added to one area. Fat may be removed from multiple areas or supplemented with donor fat. Our staff will explain all of your choices during your appointment.
Take the Natural Approach
A fat transfer and laser liposuction treatment offers many options for cosmetic enhancement. This procedure can help you to achieve the look you desire without choosing to undergo an invasive surgery that could require lengthy downtime. We welcome you to get in touch with our staff to schedule your consultation at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa.
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