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
Fat Transfer Reviews
"After having implants for 16 years I was finally ready to remove my implants, I gained 44 pounds from when I first got implants do I should have decent boobs. I thought about it often for a full year and finally decided to schedule the date for removal. I contacted nuveen office because he had previously removed and replaced three times. Let’s start with the scheduling process. I should have noticed red flag when trying to schedule and do online consult I sent pictures as requested and had to call them to follow up and ask them to give me an answer as to weather or not I would need lift or capsule removal. First answer was no breast lift or capsule removal because dr didn’t mention it in his payment plan.. Sooo I asked her again can you ask him to confirm I will not need a lift or capsule removal bc I’m not ready for a lift... I would have done more research for sure. Well I call her again after not getting a call back and she said the dr said no breast lift or capsule removal. I then paid and waited for operating date. On day of surgery dr tells me how bad my breast will look without a lift and my nipples well be looking at the floor... So I felt pressured to get breast lift and I said no I’ll see what they look like without it, and his facial expression was like that of disgust so I said ok I’ll get the lift, just like that I made a quick decision and I gave regretted it since. I feel like it’s a horrible nightmare. I often wonder, like every day what would I have looked like without lift. So today I just want to show my results do people can see what happened to me.Updated on 22 Mar 2021:So I guess after seeing other woman who have explanted I decided mine were actually good. My results were decent. I still think extra tissue was removed because I had almost zero breast tissue but overall i guess I’m ok, next surgery was fat transfer to breast."- A. / RealSelf / Oct 19, 2020
"I would like to start off my thanking all the women who took the time to write reviews in breast implant removal. You really helped me in my decision. I am interested in breast implant removal. Here are my pictures. I think they are too big for my body. I liked them for about six months, but have realized they are too big and want them gone. It is difficult for me to find clothing that fits my body right. I also have difficulty working out. And have pain under the implant crease where I can feel the implants. I'm also at a very different place in my life than when I got the implants put in. I'm about to graduate college and start my professional career and don't think my big boobs will fit into my lifestyle. I've researched the various alternatives and have come to the conclusion that removal is the best action for me. I scheduled my surgery 4/14/16 with the same doctor who put them in.Updated on 19 May 2016:I am so glad I went through with this. I love my results so far and they will only get better! :) Back to my own body. There is almost no sagging after the explant, that's what I was most worried about. It was a quick procedure, my doctor left the capsule in since my implants had not ruptured. It was also a very quick recovery- about 3 days."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2016
"Dr Nuveen is AMAZING! He has done both my surgeries. My first surgery I had a tummy tuck, arm liposuction, and fat transfer to buttocks. Second surgery after 8 months I came back and got butt implants & lower back liposuction. He gave me that shape & I’m so inlove with my results!! He is so caring & sweet. He understands your needs & wants! I HIGHLY recommend him! I definitely will be back for my rhinoplasty & a few more surgeries!"- H.B. / Facebook / May 27, 2022
"Dr Nuveen is AMAZING! He has done both my surgeries. My first surgery I had a tummy tuck, arm liposuction, and fat transfer to buttocks. Second surgery after 8 months I came back and got butt implants & lower back liposuction. He gave me that shape & I’m so inlove with my results!! He is so caring & sweet. He understands your needs & wants! I HIGHLY recommend him! I definitely will be back for my rhinoplasty & a few more surgeries! ⌛️"- M.B. / Facebook / Dec 31, 2021
"Dr Nuveen is AMAZING! He has done both my surgeries. My first surgery I had a tummy tuck, arm liposuction, and fat transfer to buttocks. Second surgery after 8 months I came back and got butt implants & lower back liposuction. He gave me that shape & I’m so inlove with my results!! He is so caring & sweet. He understands your needs & wants! I HIGHLY recommend him! I definitely will be back for my rhinoplasty & a few more surgeries! ⌛️"- H.B. / Facebook / May 26, 2022
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.
HOW IS A FAT TRANSFER DONE?
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.