Fat Transfer also know as autologous fat transfer, fat grafting, stem cell breast augmentation or stem cell buttocks augmentation, refers to the removal of adipose or fat cells along with stem cells from one part of your body and moving them to another part of your body. This process will remove a volume from one area where you have excess fat and put it back into an area where you are lacking fat, ie. buttocks or breasts. In many cases this procedure can replace the need for breast or buttocks implants.
The fat transfer procedure is an alternative to traditional breast augmentation or buttocks implants. The fat injections can make a natural enhancement to the breast or the butt. In most cases the breast implant costs are significantly higher than the fat transfer breast augmentation.
Fat transfer to the butt is likely significantly more affordable than buttocks implants.
The fat cells along with stem cells (these are the cells that contain information that tells your body how to grow the fat cells) will be placed in the desired area. These cells are essentially planted in the area and will need nutrients from your body to grow. To get the nutrients, your body will produce new blood vessels to feed those cells. This whole process takes time, and along the way, some of those cells will not get enough nutrients and they will not survive. But the strong will survive and flourish. Studies have shown that anywhere from 50-60% of the cells transferred will survive. Having more fat cells in a given area will increase the likelihood of gaining mass in that area first if you gain weight, and reduce the loss when you lose weight. Your body will gain weight where the fat cells are present, so if you have more fat cells, you should notice more of an enlargement in that area. Although there is no hard data on the subject, most believe that the results of fat transfer will be permanent.
The results are very natural looking since it is your own fat. You will simply have more volume and will fill in your bra much better. In most cases, you can expect to increase about one bra size. With the butt, most people are simply looking to fill their pants better, which can be accomplished with fat transfer to the butt.
The recovery is not very painful. For the first 2 weeks you will want to keep pressure off the treated area. So if you have your butt treated, this means no sitting or sleeping on your backside. This can be a challenge, but there are some tricks to making it a little easier. The area treated will usually get very hard initially since there is an increased volume in the area. Your bodies natural reaction will be to swell, so you may actually get larger initially. The pain is usually minimal throughout the recovery. Over the first few weeks, the swelling will come down and a portion of the fat cells will not survive, so you will get somewhat smaller that the initial size immediately after the procedure.
Cost: The fees for fat transfer include the process of preparing the fat cells after removal and injection to the chosen area. We charge for transfer to the breast or the butt separately. Click here for current pricing.
Advantages: The advantages of fat transfer over traditional implants are many. First, the scars from this procedure are so small and hidden that you likely will not see them at all. Second, the results are much more natural in appearance since it is your own fat. You will not have the obvious “plastic” look that most get with implants. Third, the whole procedure can be done under local anesthesia which eliminates all of the risks of general anesthesia. Also, the recovery is much easier than that of getting implants. Another advantage is that since the fat is your own, the results last forever and there are less complications than implants. Finally and most importantly, fat transfer is much cheaper than getting implants. In fact, you can get liposuction on your trouble areas and get the fat transferred to your breast or butt for about the same cost as implants!! Get MORE for your money.
Disadvantages: There are a few disadvantages. When the fat is transferred it is kind of like planting seeds. The tiny fat cells including stem cells will be placed in the area desired, but then it is up to your body to accept them, create a blood supply and grow the cells. It is expected that about 50-60% of the fat transferred will actually survive. For this reason, a larger volume will be transferred expecting that some will not survive. The problem is that no one can predict how much will survive, which makes the outcome somewhat unpredictable. You also will need to keep pressure off the treated area for at least the first 2 weeks. This can be difficult with the buttocks, since you should not sit on your backside. There some tricks that we can show you to make this a little easier.
The Liposculpture Specialist will only do fat transfer to one area per appointment (either the buttocks or the breast). If you wish to have fat transfer to both the buttocks and the breast, it is recommended to wait at least 2 months between fat transfer procedures. For more details on getting a complimentary consultation, click here.