About Fat Transfers
When a man or woman has weight fluctuations or moves through the normal aging process, they lose that smooth and plump look in specific body areas where volume once resided. A terrific way to restore volume that has been lost is through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer. A fat transfer extracts fat from a place on the body and injects it into a specific area that could benefit from additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can be performed on widespread areas such as the breasts or buttocks or on delicate and smaller areas such as the laugh lines, lips, cheeks, or under the eyelid. Fat transfers are often chosen when an individual hopes to have a natural enhancement rather than using a device such as an implant or a substance such as a filler. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is able to use the most advanced liposuction and grafting methods for performing fat transfers. This cosmetic enhancement by Dr. Walters creates natural-looking, appealing outcomes.
Fat Transfer Ideal Candidates
Men and women who wish to have more smoothness and volume in specific places on the face or body that appear hollow, thin, or deflated may be appropriate candidates for the fat grafting (transfer) procedure. This specialized enhancement is even more desired because it provides an autologous way to produce results by incorporating the patient's fat tissue. Both women and men considering this procedure need to be at a certain weight and have fat to extract for the transfer. In addition, you must be a non-smoker, as fat grafting uses only healthy tissue for the most effective outcome.
Fat Transfer Reviews
"30 years old, breast augmentation with fat transfer to cleavage - I chose Dr. Walters based on his excellent reviews. He has exceeded my expectations in every way. From the consultation through follow-up, he has ma ..."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 15, 2016
"Amazing and impressive! - I had my first experience with plastic surgery at 21, and had breast augmentation with another surgeon in a different city. At the time I wanted very large breasts and was satisfied with my decision. Over the next ten years, my wants changed and I was looking for something different. I came to Dr. Walters, after hearing numerous amazing reviews, with the intent of having my implants removed, breasts lifted, and a new implant replacing the older one, as well as liposuction in various places. Through consultation and guidance from Dr. Walters, I came to the decision that I would have my implants removed, breasts lifted, liposuction, and fat transferred into my breasts and hips for a more natural and contoured appearance. I will admit that I doubted this a little bit, after all I have always wanted a large chest and who wants fat back into their body after it is sucked out?!?! I was nervous, but I trusted Dr. Walters. And, I could not be any happier that I did. I always hated the shape of my breasts and when I had my implants all I had was a larger version of what I hated. Dr. Walters took his time and changed that. He helped me achieve exactly what I was hoping for. He was caring, honest, and professional through the entire process and really made me feel like he not only cared about his work, but me too, as a patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Walters, and I am usually pretty hard to impress!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 24, 2017
"the best choice i've ever made - My experience with Dr. Walters has been great! I have been wanting a fat transfer for a while now and i wanted a doctor close to home that could deliver what i had in mind for my body. Dr. Walters was the fourth doctor i met with and after leaving the office i knew i want to continue with him. The consultation was not only educational but he listened to exactly what i wanted and im really happy with my results. Even after my procedure Dr. Walter stayed in contact with me making sure i was ok and that i was doing every thing to get well soon. Overall I am glad i choose the right doctor."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 12, 2017
"My results were beyond expectation!!!!!!! - Dr. Walters performed my tummy tuck, fat transfer, and liposuction. After having two boys, not only did I have extra skin hanging but I looked six months pregnant. I tried everything to flatten my stomach. I realized the only way I would get my body back was surgery. My results and my experience with Dr. Walters and his staff were beyond my expectations. I look better than I did before I had kids!!! This was the best decision I could make for myself and Dr.Walters was the best surgeon!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 18, 2017
"Very pleased with the results of having a tummy tuck. - Experience was awesome. Dr Walters is very knowledgeable and made this experience very enjoyable. I am happy with the results of surgery which included a tummy tuck, liposuction and fat transfer. I would highly recommend Dr Walters for any future patients."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 09, 2017
Fat Transfer Surgical Technique
When undergoing a fat transfer, you will be put under the appropriate kind of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia or numbing method will depend on how much fat tissue is being taken out, including the area where it will be placed. A form of liposuction is completed using a special cannula to precisely extract the fat, so it can be harvested, separated, and prepared (which preps the highest quality fat for syringes). After prepping the injection site, the extracted fat will be transferred into the area chosen. The process of injecting is completed in layers until the desired outcome has been attained. For some areas, numerous injections will be necessary.
What to Expect with Fat Transfer
After the transfer process has been completed, you will begin a healing phase. Remember there is generally more than one area of the body that needs to be carefully treated: the area involving liposuction and the injection sites. The recovery process may be longer if a larger place on the body was addressed. As an example, a fat transfer for lip enlargement will typically only warrant a 1 – 2-day healing period whereas a transfer to a more vast body part, such as the butt or breasts, can take more days. Each area will appear swollen with some possible bruising, but the outcomes can be noticed right away. Another perk is the area where liposuction was used will look slimmer. Fat grafting yields beautiful and lasting outcomes, but there will be some fat that reabsorbs back to the body. In some patients, another transfer may be necessary later on. There is almost no scarring that is noticeable with this treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Fat Transfer Take the Natural Approach
If you are looking to get more voluptuous lips or want to soften hollow areas or lines, this procedure may be a great option. Furthermore, a fat transfer is an outstanding option for the buttocks or breasts. This treatment offers many choices for adding volume and fullness. We welcome you to get in touch with our staff to make your consultation with Dr. Jules Walters.