NYC Plastic Surgeon

4 Facts You Need to Know about Fat Transfer

Fat transfer has become a popular way to sculpt and enhance the body in a variety of ways. This two-step procedure involves removing excess fat from one area of the body and placing it into another to improve the body contour overall. Dr. Madnani uses this technique for facial enhancement, providing natural results through injections of the patient’s own harvested fat. Dr.Madnani is highly experienced in fat transfer techniques, ensuring his patients enjoy the best possible results from their treatment. Before you book your appointment with Dr. Madnani, there are a few basic facts about fat transfer you need to know.

One Treatment Session, Dual Results

Fat transfer involves two different steps, but both of those steps can be performed in a single treatment session. The first step in the fat transfer process involves removal of isolated areas off at via a liposuction procedure. Dr. Madnani performs this procedure using local anesthesia. The fat can be removed from any number of locations, including the abdomen, hips or thighs. There needs to be a sufficient number of fat cells for removal to be able to perform the facial augmentation.

Once the fat is removed, it is purified and prepared for placement. It is injected in a similar fashion in which dermal fillers are administered.However, fat transfer uses the body’s own substance, eliminating any possibility of an allergic reaction or rejection of the substance.

The entire procedure is done right in Dr. Madnani’s office and only takes a couple of hours to complete. Patients are able to return home the same day as their treatment. There will be some recovery time needed after the liposuction procedure, but most patients are back to work within5-7 days after their procedure. There is no necessary downtime after the fat injection procedure since it involves little or no discomfort or side effects.

Works on Different Areas of the Face

Once the fat is harvested, it can be used on any area of the face in need of volume restoration. Common choices for fat injections include:

• Smooth out the area under the eyes

• Restore youthful volume to cheek hollows

• Add definition and shape to cheekbones

• Provide roundness along the jawline to reduce jowling

• Enhance the shape and fullness of the lips

• Strengthen a weak, receding chin

• Smooth away facial creases around the nose, mouth and chin

• Placed into the brow area to lift the brow and fill upper eyelids

Fat injections take just a few minutes to complete and do not leave behind any residual scarring. For this reason, the procedure is often preferred over surgical procedures that can offer similar results. Fat transfer also offers benefits over dermal fillers, because the results from fat transfer tend to last much longer than those provided by other injectable treatments.

Another benefit of fat transfer is the addition of stem cells that get transferred to the face- causing more collagen synthesis and rejuvenation skin tone and texture.

Can be Customized to the Aesthetic Goals of Each Patient

Fat transfer is a highly customizable procedure that can be tailored to the unique needs of each patient. From the location where the fat is removed to the place where the injections are administered, this procedure can meet your aesthetic goals with precision not seen with many other cosmetic procedures. Your injections will be strategically placed exactly where you want smoothing or volumizing to give you the precise look you were hoping for.

Before your fat transfer procedure, you will meet with Dr. Madnani to discuss your specific concerns and aesthetic goals. He will advise you on the best way to meet those goals with fat removal and fat augmentation specifically administered to your needs. Prior to your procedure, you will know exactly what to expect from your fat transfer treatment, from what the procedure will be like, to the length of your recovery and the results you can expect to enjoy.

Provides Long-Lasting Results
Fat grafting by injection is also long-lasting for most patients. Dr. Madnani will likely inject a bit more fat into the area than you want because a portion of that fat will be reabsorbed by the body in the weeks following the procedure. Once your results have smoothed out, you should be able to enjoy your new appearance for many years. Fat transfer is an effective method of facial enhancement, all in one outpatient procedure. To learn more about this treatment, contact Madnani Facial Plastics today at 212-203-8591 or 516-226-1080 or