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What Is A Fat Transfer?

When someone has weight fluctuations or ages, they lose that smooth and plump look in certain body features where volume was once plentiful. A terrific way to regain volume that has been lost is through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer. This process extracts fat from a section of the body and injects it into another area that could benefit from additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can be performed on widespread areas, such as the buttocks and hips. Autologous fat transfers are generally chosen when a patient hopes to have a natural enhancement rather than using implants or fillers. Board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin incorporate the most advanced grafting techniques for fat transfers. This cosmetic enhancement at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL creates gorgeous, soft outcomes.

What Are The Benefits Of A Fat Transfer?

A fat transfer procedure performed by Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen can refresh, rejuvenate, and enhance your look with benefits that include:

  • Using your own fat instead of a filler or implant
  • Restoring age-related volume loss
  • Enhancing the lips, breasts, butt, etc.
  • Reducing unwanted fat from problem areas
  • Accentuating natural curves
  • Diminishing lines and wrinkles
  • Achieving results that feel and look natural

Am I A Candidate For A Fat Transfer?

Men and women who want to reduce fat in problems areas and create more smoothness and volume in specific places on the face or body that appear hollow, thin, or deflated may be great candidates for a fat transfer. This treatment is even more advantageous because it offers a natural approach to producing results by incorporating the patient's fat tissue. This way, there is little worry about rejection. Patients at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates considering this treatment should be at a certain weight and have fat to extract for the transfer.


Men and women who desire more fullness throughout the body may be appropriate candidates for a fat transfer. This treatment is even more advantageous because it provides a natural way to create results by using the patient's own fat. With this method, there is less risk or concern for rejection. Patients at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL considering this treatment must be at a certain weight and have enough fat to remove for the transfer. A form of liposuction is performed first using a small, specialized cannula to delicately extract the fat so it can be purified and harvested inside a centrifuge (which preps the viable fat for syringes). After prepping the injection site, the healthy fat tissue will be transferred into the area of concern. The process of injecting is performed in layers until even smoothness has been attained. For larger areas, numerous injections will be necessary.

Fat Transfer FAQ

How much does a fat transfer cost?
The price of a fat transfer will vary greatly based on many factors. For fat transfers to the breasts or buttocks, a larger amount of fat is needed. Thus surgical liposuction is used, which means a longer process is employed for fat purification and then graft it where needed. Smaller fat transfers — like adding facial volume — take less time and fat. The amount of volume required to reach your needs and goals will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Nuveen, along with pricing estimates and payment methods we accept.

Where can I have fat transferred?
A fat transfer can be performed almost anywhere on your body or face that you want volume. A few of the most popular areas are the butt, face, breasts, and hands. A fat transfer may be combined with breast reconstruction or implants to minimize irregularities. Age-related volume loss in the face and hands can also be corrected with a fat transfer, especially in the hollows under the eyes or to add shape to your lips. Tell Dr. Nuveen during your consultation where you would like to make improvements so he can develop your personal fat transfer treatment plan.

How long will the results of a fat transfer last?
A fat transfer offers beautiful, effective results that can be long-lasting with proper care. Dr. Nuveen uses advanced techniques to purify and graft fat that minimizes reabsorption. However, there is usually still a certain amount of the transferred fat that doesn't attach to its new location, so Dr. Nuveen typically adds slightly more fat. If you want to touch up or enhance your results after a few years, a second fat transfer can be discussed.

What if I don't have enough fat for a transfer?
In your first appointment with Dr. Nuveen, he will explain how much fat is needed to achieve your goals. In some cases, you might not have enough fat to transfer, but this is usually only an issue if you want a large volume of fat transferred or you have a very low body fat percentage. Fat can be removed from several areas if needed or supplemented with donor fat. Dr. Nuveen will discuss all of your choices in this consultation.

Take the Natural Approach

If you wish to attain a fuller figure or want to smooth out hollow areas or lines, this procedure may be a great option. Fat transfer is an outstanding option for the buttocks and hips. There are many alternatives for cosmetic enhancement. This treatment can help you achieve the look you desire without choosing to undergo major surgery. We invite you to call our staff to schedule your consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL.

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