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.
What is fat grafting?
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.
Who is a candidate for fat grafting?
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.
What should I expect during a consultation for fat transfer?
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.
Where is the fat grafting performed?
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.
How much does a Fat Grafting cost?
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.
What type of anesthesia is used for fat transfer?
Fat grafting is performed with general anesthesia.
How is fat grafting performed?
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.
How long is the fat grafting procedure?
The fat grafting process takes anywhere from one to four hours to complete.
Does fat grafting leave scars?
The incisions made for fat grafting are very small and almost imperceptible. This results in minimal visible scarring.
Is fat grafting painful?
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.
How long is the recovery after fat grafting?
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.
When will I be able to return to work after my fat grafting procedure?
Most patients are able to return to work on the day after their fat grafting procedure.
When will I be able to exercise after my 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.
What are the risks or possible complications of fat grafting?
There are few risks associated with fat grafting, which may include bleeding, scarring, and infection.
Is it possible to finance my fat grafting procedure?
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.