A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful fat grafting and are pleased with the results. (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
When to consider fat transfer:
If you would like to have a little more fullness somewhere else (other than where your fat currently lives) this can be a great procedure. With Brazilian butt lifts (BBL) for example the waistline fat is removed to help inflate the buttock area. For most of my patients, they don’t want a “cartoon-looking” butt. They just don’t want to have such a flat butt. Similarly, this is done with breasts. The fat is not as powerful as an implant, but it can really help increase the volume of the upper pole and is often placed at the time of the lift. Recently we have even been doing this for the face. Fat is the ultimate filler in the face because it is your own fat and has great longevity.