Fat Transfer Plastic Surgery Treatments

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

Posted: August 4, 2020
Torso and buttocks of fit woman

Fat transfer is an incredibly effective way to add volume, structure, and symmetry to areas of the body that may be lacking. Using fat from your own body serves the dual purpose of sculpting a donor site and providing a filler that is quickly accepted, entirely compatible, and able to produce results much longer than synthetics. 

Where Can Fat Transfer be Used?

Fat transfer is used for body parts that can lose volume and suffer other consequences as the body ages. These include:

The amount of fat needed to enhance your areas of concern will be dependent on factors unique to your anatomy. During your initial consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, we will carefully evaluate your frame and provide information on all of the treatments that may be useful in reaching your goals.

Liposuction First

Fat transfer plastic surgery procedures start with liposuction. At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer both tumescent and power-assisted liposuction. The correct technique is entirely dependent on the area of the body being treated.

Liposuction can be used on nearly any part of the body, but ideal donor sites for fat transfer are typically those with excess fat to spare. These include:

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Low Back and Flanks
  • Abdomen

One of the unique benefits of fat transfer plastic surgery is its ability to both tone and enhance the frame; toning by way of liposuction and enhancing by way of fat injections. The end result is often quite impressive and can last for several years – much longer than dermal fillers and other nonsurgical methods of rejuvenation. 

While results from fat transfer plastic surgery are permanent, your body will continue to change, making diet, exercise, and proper skincare all the more important. We can discuss these things with you in greater detail during your time in our care.

Please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 to schedule your consultation today.