What is fat transfer?
A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is a great way to add volume to different areas of your body without using artificial fillers. In a fat transfer, gentle liposuction is performed to remove fat from body parts that have fat to spare, such as the abdomen,outer thighs, hips and lower back.
Once extracted, the fat from the donor site is transferred to areas of the body that would aesthetically benefit from an increase in volume.
Fat Transfer or Fillers?
The Fillers are less invasive and require almost no downtime, whereas a fat transfer is a minor surgical procedure. The results of a fat transfer are long-lasting and more permanent than fillers.
What Does the Process Entail?
The fat is harvested by making a small incision and inserting a cannula connected to a syringe for extraction. Once the fat is harvested, it is processed in a special auto-graft system.
Your doctor will then insert a needle or cannula into the incision at the recipient site. Usually, the injection needle or cannula is inserted and withdrawn from the recipient site multiple times to deposit lines of fatty tissue until the desired effect has been achieved.
Fat injections can be performed with local anesthesia.
What is a BBL?
A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants.