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What Should I Expect From My Fat Transfer?

Houston TX Fat TransferFat Transfers may be one of the hottest new cosmetic procedures, but the actual process of using excess fat as filler began way back in the 1980’s. Over the years, liposuction procedures have become safer and more efficient, allowing surgeons to perfect their Fat Transfer techniques. Today, a Fat Transfer is an excellent way to permanently augment the breasts, buttocks, hands, cheek bones, and the calves. What also makes a Fat Transfer a great option, compared to saline or silicone implants, are the benefits from using your own cells. There are no allergic reactions or chance for rejection when using your own fat tissue. The procedure is safe and the stunning results will last for years to come.

What reasonable expectations should you have for a Fat Transfer procedure? Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery lays out what you need to know. If you are still thinking a Fat Transfer is right for you, set up a consultation appointment, and use this information as a starting place for a discussion with your cosmetic surgeon.

  • A Fat Transfer procedure takes from 1-5 hours, depending on the site.
  • Fat Transfers are done as outpatient procedures.
  • 80% of your final results will show by 2 months post Fat Transfer.
  • By 6 months after the Fat Transfer, the results you see will be close to final.
  • The average increase in breast or buttock size will be about 25%.
  • A Breast Fat Transfer will result in approximately one cup size increase.
  • There is a limit to how much fat can be safely harvested at one time, so if you desire a much larger increase in the size of your buttocks or breasts, an additional Fat Transfer may be necessary.
  • On average, 60% or more of the delicate fat cells transferred will survive long-term; your surgeon will take this into consideration when planning for your desired results.
  • The more experienced and skilled your cosmetic surgeon, the higher percentage that most of the transferred fat cells will survive long term.
  • Fat Transfers do not usually scar, as there is no large incision needed.