Ever think about “repurposing” unwanted fat? At aFresh™ Med Spa & Plastic Surgery, we’ve done thousands of fat grafting procedures both while “awake” with local anesthetic as well as with anesthesia. If you have ever wanted to take fat from one spot on your body and move it somewhere else (i.e. face, breasts, hands or buttocks), fat transfer may be the right procedure for you. Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, can be used to correct soft-tissue imperfections with minimal discomfort.
If you are interested in receiving a fat transfer, contact our office in Glenview today to schedule a consultation to find out how fat transfer may benefit you. At aFresh™ Med Spa & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gutowski, our board-certified plastic surgeon, is dedicated to bringing our patients the most advanced and beneficial treatments so that you can look and feel your best.
What is Fat Transfer?
In simple terms, fat transfer is exactly what the name sounds like. Dr. Gutowski determines the best area to take the fat from, and then after processing it, he injects the fat into a different area.
Fat transfer takes place in three steps:
- Fat harvesting
- Fat processing
- Fat injection
There are various methods for successful fat harvesting, all of which are effective in their own ways depending on your individual needs. Fat harvesting is essentially the extraction of fat cells from certain parts of the body that will later be used in the fat injection step. The fat is harvested from a donor site such as thighs & abdomen via liposuction. The fat collected will undergo a process of refinement (commonly done by filtering), bringing the harvested fat down to a pure form that is then gradually reinjected into another area (i.e. breasts, face, hands, buttocks) with smaller syringes so the shape is evenly distributed.
How Can Fat Transfer Be Used?
- Buttocks (“BBL”)
- And other areas of the body!
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?
If you have areas of unwanted fat deposits on your body as well as other areas that may benefit from this fat (hands, face, breasts, etc.), then you may be a good candidate for fat transfer. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Karol Gutowski, would love to talk with you about what options are available and how fat transfer may be right for you. If you’re in the Chicago Metro area (Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka, North Shore, Arlington Heights, Oakbrook or Chicago), contact our office in Glenview today for more information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!