A New Choice in Cosmetic Surgery
Fat Transfer may be right for you if:
- You desire a natural way to enhance parts of your body.
- You want to restore the look of your body prior to natural aging, significant weight loss, or tissue damage
- You seek to refine your appearance and support your self-confidence and a healthy body image
Cosmetic Surgery with Your Own Fat+Cells
Cosmetic Surgery, using your own fat tissue, is one of several options and one of the newest to be made available to patients.
What makes this procedure unique is that it allows you to use your fat tissue and your naturally occurring, fat-derived stem and regenerative cells to enhance areas on your face or body. This new, but tested procedure is a viable option if you want to sculpt your body naturally without artificial implants.
By taking your fat (or as it is termed medically, adipose) from areas on your body, this procedures can provide overall shaping for your body, producing a well-proportioned physique to support your self-confidence and a healthy body image.
Using only natural components of your own body poses no risk of rejection.
The implanted fat becomes part of your body, continually changing as your body naturally ages and evolves. Fat reabsorption may require repeat procedures or may even produce asymmetry if, for example, one side of the breast absorbs more than the other.
Key Questions About Cell Enriched Cosmetic Surgery
Q: Am I a Candidate?
A: Generally, candidates for the fat transfer procedure include women who would like to enhance their appearance, enlarge their breasts without implants or who have had implants in the past but are unhappy with the results.
Q: What Can I Expect After Treatment?
A: You can expect to see a noticeable difference very soon after surgery. The results will be natural looking and feeling. Over time, as you heal and the swelling subsides, the results will be natural looking and feeling. Over time, as you heal and the swelling subsides, the results will be even more noticeable. To ensure patient satisfaction, it is important Dr. Caruth evaluates you prior to surgery, sets appropriate expectations, and explains how the procedure can help to achieve the look you desire. Individual results may vary.
Fat is: biocompative, easily accessible and available.
Q: What Do I Do Next?
A: Schedule a consultation. During the consultation your doctor can review the procedure with you, make certain that you are comfortable with your choices and assure that you have a full understanding of the procedural steps from beginning to end.
What are the Key Steps Involved in Fat Transfer?
1. The surgery may be performed under either local (with or without sedation) or general anesthesia. It is important to work with Dr. Caruth in advance to determine what the best choice is for you.
2. Liposuction is performed to remove an amount of your own excess body fat, usually from your stomach, hips or thighs. This part of the procedure usually lasts one hour, but ultimately depends on the the amount of fat to be removed.
3. The fat is then injected into the desired area of the body or face.
5. On average, the entire procedure lasts about 2 to 3 hours.