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Fat may not be a “four-letter” word, but it can make us cringe like it’s one. We try to limit our intake of fat from food and attempt to eliminate bulges of fat from our bodies. Many fight a constant battle against fat in attempt to achieve the body they want. They may have tried an assortment of diets, “magical pills,” and exercises marketed towards fat reduction and weight loss. Although it’s considered an enemy by many, fat can also be a friend. If you have excess fat in one area of the body and are lacking it in another, you could use your fat to your advantage. Fat transfer surgery offers a natural and safe solution for restoring volume to areas of the body that lack fullness.

Reduce Signs of Aging

Before and After Fat InjectionsWhen someone thinks about diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, facial fillers and facelift surgery often come to mind. Although facial fillers are excellent treatments for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and creases, they require follow-up treatments to maintain results. Facelift surgery can involve one to two weeks of hiding out. Fat transfer surgery offers patients a longer-lasting option for restoring the loss of facial volume than commercial fillers and can usually be done under local anesthesia. Fat grafting can be done during a facelift.

During fat transfer surgery, fat is taken from one area of the body such as the hips, abdomen, or thighs via liposuction. The fat is filtered, removing free fat and blood so that intact fat cells are injected to add highlights or to fill grooves. Surgeons can restore attractive contours to patients’ cheeks and chin, correct deep creases, rejuvenate the hands, and fill in depressed scars. Fat transferred to thin lips can last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers.

Gluteal (buttock) enhancement can be done if the client has enough fat to harvest and process to obtain enough concentrated fat injected deeply under the gluteal skin. Buttock contouring can make the buttock appear more prominent by extracting fat from areas surrounding the buttock. Some patients decide to undergo liposuction of the abdomen, thighs, and hips along with buttock augmentation with their own fat (Brazilian Butt Lift) to create an overall more defined silhouette. The Brazilian Butt Lift is appropriate for properly selected clients.

If you are interested in how you can use your fat to your advantage, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jervis today! He can evaluate your goals and anatomy to help you decide if fat transfer surgery is right for you. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.