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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Fat Transfer Procedure?

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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Fat Transfer Procedure?

Sarah Yousuff

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, doctors performed 15.6 million cosmetic procedures in 2014. That represents a 3-percent increase from 2013 and includes both minimally invasive and surgical procedures. There’s no doubt that plastic surgery is growing more popular with every passing year.

With bikini season just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to fulfill your cosmetic goals. At Evolve Medical Associates, we offer cosmetic treatments like Juvederm, liposuction and Botox in Charlotte. If you’re unhappy with your body, don’t wait; call us today at 704-935-5745 to discuss your beauty goals, and read on for more information about fat transfer procedures.

Minimum Risk with Maximum Results

Fat transfer involves removing fat from one area of the body and injecting into another. For example, if a woman is unhappy with her small breasts but doesn’t want to opt for artificial implants, she may be able to transfer fat from other areas of the body, like her stomach or thighs, to her breasts, giving them a fuller, more proportionate look. Fat transfer procedures have few risks, and patients tend to recover from them fairly quickly.

Most patients who undergo fat transfers to the chest or buttocks can return to work in a matter of days. For patients who undergo a fat transfer to their face, the recovery time tends to be about one week. A facial fat transfer is a great alternative to Botox for patients who want to combat fine lines and wrinkles without using foreign injections.

Because fat transfer procedures use the patient’s own tissue, there is no chance of an adverse or allergic reaction. Fat transfer is also more economical than other injectable fillers because surgeons can harvest between 1 and 2 liters of fat from a body to use on multiple areas. Fat transfers also tend to last much longer than injectable fillers, making them more cost-effective in the long run.

Realistic Expectations Are a Must for These Procedures

Though cosmetic treatments can vastly improve the way you look and feel, it is important to have realistic expectations. Good candidates for fat transfer procedures are those who remain optimistic but realistic about the final result. An eligible patient will also have adequate fat on the body available for transfer.

A surgeon can liposuction any area of the body for fat if it has fatty deposits, including the abdomen, thighs, flanks and back area. The first step in your fat transfer procedure will be scheduling an initial consultation. At the consultation, your provider will help your determine which procedures can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

If you are considering fat transfer or liposuction in Charlotte, we can help. At Evolve Medical Associates, we offer a variety of spa treatments, skincare services and body contouring procedures that leave our patients feeling young and beautiful. Call us today at 704-935-5745 to arrange an initial consultation to discuss your cosmetic goals. 

 

 

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