Dr. Elliott B. Black, III

Dr. Summer Black

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

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Fat Transfer in Metairie, LA

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What Is A Fat Transfer?

When a man or woman gains, then loses weight or moves through the normal aging process, they lose overall shape in certain body features where volume once existed. One way to restore volume that has been lost is through a cosmetic treatment known as fat grafting (a fat transfer). This process removes unwanted fat from a section of the body and transfers it to provide additional volume for the face or breasts. Fat grafting is generally chosen when a patient wants a natural enhancement rather than having fillers or implants. Dr. Summer Black and Dr. Elliott Black incorporate the most effective grafting techniques for performing fat transfers for their patients in Metairie, LA.

Am I a Candidate for a Fat Transfer?

Individuals who wish to have more volume in areas of the body that appear visibly thin or deflated may be great candidates for a fat grafting procedure. This treatment is even more advantageous because it provides an autologous way to create results by using the patient's fat tissue. This way, there is less risk or worry for rejection. Both women and men considering this procedure should be at a healthy weight and have enough undesired fat to extract for the transfer to the face or breasts.

How is Fat Transfer Performed?

During this procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia. The exact type of anesthesia or numbing method will depend on how much fat tissue is being taken out, including the area where it will be reinstated. A form of liposuction is completed via a special cannula to precisely extract the fat so it can be harvested and separated through a centrifuge. After prepping the injection site, the fat will be transferred into the area that needs volume. The process of injecting is completed in layers until even smoothness has been attained. For some areas, multiple injections will be necessary.

What Results Can I Expect From a FAt Transfer?

After a fat transfer, you will go through a slight recovery period. Remember, there are at least two sites on the body that need 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 augmentation will generally only warrant a 1 – 2-day healing period whereas a transfer to a more vast body part, such as the breasts or buttocks, can take many more days. The sites will appear red and slightly swollen, but the results can be seen pretty quickly. Another perk is the area where liposuction was used will look slimmer. This procedure yields beautiful and lasting outcomes, but there will be some resorption back to the body. For some, an additional transfer may be necessary later on. There is minimal scarring that is noticeable with this treatment.

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If you wish to attain fuller lips or want to soften hollow areas or lines, this treatment may be a great option. Furthermore, a fat transfer is an outstanding option for the buttocks or breasts. There are many alternatives for adding volume and fullness, and Dr. Black will ensure you receive the treatment plan that precisely fits your needs. This procedure can help you to achieve the look you wish for without undergoing a major surgery that could require a long downtime. We invite you to call our office to make your consultation at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Metairie, LA.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.