What is fat transfer?
Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer for its medical term, is a surgical procedure that uses the own body fats and tissues of a person and transfers it to another body part. Modern technology have now enabled doctors to gather fats from specific places like the abdomen, thighs, arms, etc. and move them to areas that need more volume and firmness--like breasts, lips, butt, and more. It is an outpatient surgical procedure that usually takes 2 to 4 hours.

Below are some of the areas where fat transfer is commonly done:

I. Breast
After gathering fats from other body parts, these same fats are transplanted on the breast to increase its size.

II. Face
There are various facial parts that can benefit from fat transfer. These fats can be used to correct facial scars, to fill out hollow cheek bones, and to enhance the fullness of the lips.

II. Butt
A very popular method of butt augmentation, fats are harvested from other parts of the body and transplanted into the butt to get the desired shape and size.

How the procedure is done
The procedure of fat transfer starts off with local anesthesia administered. Similar to liposuction, the fat will then be gathered with the use of a thin tube to avoid damaging the live fat cells. These will then be injected to the preferred area like face, breast, butt, or other scarred areas. The fat will provide the necessary plumpness and fullness needed by the other parts of the body, resulting to a younger looking body.

What to expect after fat transfer?
During the first few weeks, they might be some swelling, bruising, and discomforts. These will subside over time and there are medications that can be prescribed by the doctor to help ease them. After a few days, patients can go back to their regular routine as the recovery period for fat transfer does not take that long.