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Fat Transfer in Houston
As we age, it’s quite normal to notice that certain parts of your body have lost their youthful, supple qualities. Fat transfer is an exciting procedure that enables the transfer of your body’s own tissues, for rejuvenating results. If you are looking for an expert fat transfer in Houston, schedule a consultation with Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery today.
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Fat transfer—also referred to as fat injection—is a revolutionary procedure that allows youthful volume to be returned to areas that have experienced volume depletion. This procedure can produce remarkable results in rejuvenating the face in patients who are showing the effects of aging due to volume loss and can also be used in other parts of the body to enhance contour.
During the procedure, excess fat is removed from one site on the body, such as the abdomen or hips, and then transferred to another site that requires additional volume or sculpting.
How Fat Grafting Can Help
Fat grafting can restore a more youthful appearance to the face by plumping the soft tissue and filling in wrinkles, lines and other depressions. It can also rejuvenate aged-looking hands and add volume to areas like the breasts and buttocks. The fat grafting process also has an amazing effect on the skin due to the growth factors which are contained within the fat.
Is Fat Grafting Right for Me?
Fat grafting may be appropriate for anyone who has experienced volume depletion. Dr. Vitenas performs the procedure at Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. The procedure may take anywhere from one to four hours to complete and is performed with general anesthesia.
THE FAT GRAFTING PROCEDURE
During the procedure, very small, almost imperceptible incisions are made, which result in minimal scarring. Fat is harvested from the donor area using liposuction techniques. The fat is then prepared and injected into the area where it is needed.
RESTING AND RECOVERING
Following a fat transfer in Houston, recovery is very minimal and lasts about one to two days. Some minor discomfort, swelling, redness or bruising may result. Patients are generally able to return to work the following day. Exercise and other, strenuous activities, may be resumed within one to four weeks depending on the volume and area grafted. Complications are typically rare but may include bleeding, scarring, and infection.
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Fat Transfer FAQ
Fat grafting, also known as fat injection, is a revolutionary procedure in which fat is harvested from one area, and reinjected into another area to restore lost volume. Fat grafting is often performed on the face, hands, breasts and buttocks.
Candidates for fat grafting include men and women who are in good physical health and are looking to improve areas of the body that have experienced volume depletion.
At your consultation for fat grafting, Dr. Vitenas will review your medical history, discuss your goals, and answer any questions that you may have. You will also be able to view pre-op and post-op photos of previous patients who have undergone fat grafting. Dr. Vitenas will discuss all details of the procedure including the technique, recovery, risks, expected outcomes, costs, and financing options.
Dr. Vitenas will perform your fat grafting procedure at Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
Fat Transfer is a procedure whose cost can vary depending on a few different factors. The area that the fat will be harvested from and the volume of fat to be deposited will have a significant influence on the total price of the procedure. The cost of Fat Transfer generally ranges from $6,500.00 to $13,000.00 depending on the area. For pricing information about fat transfer to the buttocks or Brazilian butt lift, please click here.
Fat grafting is performed with general anesthesia.
For fat grafting, anesthesia is first administered. Very small, almost imperceptible incisions are made in the donor area. Through these incisions, liposuction techniques are used to harvest the fat, which is then prepared and injected into the recipient area.
The fat grafting process takes anywhere from one to four hours to complete.
The incisions made for fat grafting are very small and almost imperceptible. This results in minimal visible scarring.
Any discomfort associated with fat grafting is usually minimal. You will be given general anesthesia for your procedure. Medication can help to manage any discomfort you experience during your recovery.
Patients can expect a very minimal recovery period of one to two days following fat grafting. Recovery following fat grafting is minimal. Patients may experience some minor discomfort, swelling, redness or bruising, which tends to fade quickly.
Most patients are able to return to work on the day after their fat grafting procedure.
Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may be able to resume exercise and other strenuous activities, within one to four weeks following your fat grafting procedure.
There are few risks associated with fat grafting, which may include bleeding, scarring, and infection.
There are financing options available for plastic surgery, which Dr. Vitenas’ patient coordinators will discuss with you during your initial fat grafting consultation. Please visit our financing options page to learn more.