How to Preserve the Results of Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is a revolutionary procedure designed to restore volume to the face, breasts, or buttocks without using synthetic fillers and products. Many men and women are drawn to fat transfer because of the overall body contouring result that it achieves. However, patients may be skeptical about whether fat transfer can provide the results they desire. While it sounds too good to be true, fat transfer really does work for many patients. However, there are a few important aspects that will affect the quality of your fat transfer results.
It is important that you are a good candidate for fat transfer to receive the full benefits of the procedure. People considering fat transfer should have an adequate supply of excess fat for harvesting. A large amount of harvested fat helps ensure a greater number of young, healthy fat cells. Fat transfer is most suitable for patients looking for a less dramatic and more natural enhancement.
The fat transfer technique used plays a key role in the quality of your results. Dr. O’Neil specializes in fat transfer and has been perfecting his technique for years. His technique focuses on preserving the highest volume of fat cells during the liposuction process as well as grafting in natural results. Ensuring that the transferred fat highlights your physique will dramatically change your results.
Fat Harvesting Technique
- The fat must be harvested under low pressure with non-sharp suction tubes (cannulas) so as not to damage the fat cells.
- The fat cell must be “washed” of debris and blood cells which might hinder fat cell survival.
- Platelet rich plasma from the patient is added to the fat cells to enhance survival.
- The fat cells are transplanted a few drops at a time so that the cells have maximum contact with the blood vessels.
Follow Recovery Instructions
You should always follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions to the smallest detail to prevent infection. During fat transfer recovery, this is just as important for ensuring the highest percentage of fat retention. In the weeks following the fat transfer procedure, some cells may be lost because they don’t connect to the new blood supply. Dr. O’Neil’s recovery instructions are designed to ensure that your fat transfer properly takes.
Don’t Lose Weight
Transferred fat is subject to the same biological effects as other fat cells. Losing a significant amount of weight can cause you to lose fat in the transferred area. Patients should be near their ideal weight before their fat transfer procedure. Liposuction will provide you with the body contouring results you desire. Once your fat transfer has settled, it is important to maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.
If you are considering fat transfer, schedule your consultation with Dr. O’Neil today. Contact our office at (888) 820-5762 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.