What Is Fat Transfer?
Fat Transfer is the removal of fat cells and stems cells from one part of your body and the subsequent injection of them into another part so as to increase the size of the area (e.g. buttocks). As a result, you can improve your overall appearance.
Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics offers cutting-edge fat transfer technology for sculpting your body to look younger and feel better about yourself.
Fat Transfer Procedure
Often a fat transfer procedure can serve as a less expensive and less risky alternative to buttocks implants. The excess fat removed from one area of the body is re-injected into areas needing a lift. Once the cells are injected into the desired area during the fat transfer, your body will produce new blood vessels to nurture these cells.
Because the fat is natural and your own, there are less likely issues with the body rejecting the fat cells. In addition, the results of a fat transfer are likely to look very natural. The procedure is far less invasive and far less expensive than traditional buttock enhancement procedures.
What Our Patients Have to Say
“Dr. Bertolino and his staff were Amazing he is very detailed and professional. He always ensures he does what fits your body and enhances your natural beauty. I would refer him to anyone. He took great care of me and his staff were the best. His office is very warm and friendly. I felt very comfortable speaking with him and allow him to work on me.”
“From start to finish, Dr. Bertolino was transparent, patient, well-informed, and friendly. He thoroughly explained the steps of the procedure as well as any possible negative outcomes, even those that were statistically very unlikely to happen. Not only did he walk through each step with me, he had visual aids that helped me as a potential patient understand exactly what would be happening to my body. I particularly enjoyed how warm Dr. Bertolino and his wife are. Even though it is a voluntary operation, it’s a very anxiety-inducing situation, and he and his wife made sure to mitigate that anxiety with their beautiful warm personalities and extensive knowledge.
The first part of my operation was the Vaser Liposculpture. Based on online testimonies and personal experience, I would confidently say that Vaser is a better and more convenient procedure when compared to traditional liposuction (that is, for those who aren’t looking for weight loss, rather a tightening of their bodies like a smaller waist, a flatter torso, etc). The procedure left virtually no scars, had immediate results that are only getting better over time (!!!), and had me back on my feet within a week.
The second part of the procedure for me was a fat transfer to the buttocks. While a little more painful than the liposculpture, it was overall a very quick procedure that also had immediate results. Dr. Bertolino’s method of fat transfers aren’t like the violent transfers normally seen with other plastic surgeons. With a smaller cannula and a softer touch, the doctor gently transfer the fat to your desired area, taking special care not to inject the fat below your muscle (which is really bad). To ensure that the maximum amount of cells survive the transfer, Dr. Bertolino puts in about 50% more fat than required for your desired look and has you avoid sitting on your bottom for a minimum of 2 weeks using a special pillow. While slightly inconvenient, following those instructions gave me the results I was looking for (aka a very nice bottom!).
Post-op, Dr. Bertolino makes sure you have a way to always contact him and checks in with you at his office once a week to ensure that the healing process is moving along well. Overall, I have had the best experience I could’ve imagined and would recommend Dr. Bertolino 110%.”
How Long Is Fat Transfer Recovery
Recovery time after a fat transfer is also significantly shorter. You may experience some swelling, bruising and numbness in the incision or puncture areas during your recovery. Most patients can return to work within seven days after the fat transfer surgery and can resume most normal activities in about two weeks. Fat transfer, results vary from person to person but the corrections generally last several years or more.
What to expect after Fat Transfer procedure
The post-procedure process takes time, and you can expect slightly more than half of the cells to survive. However, the results of a fat transfer are long-lasting, and you’ll see beautiful changes and a new you! Though the procedure is minimally-invasive, there still may be mild bruising or swelling at the injection site.
The extent of this bruising and swelling will depend on the number and areas being treated. Any post-treatment discomfort can often be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.