Fat transfers are also known as Liposculpture, Lipofilling, and Liposhifting. Fat transfer aims to improve the body’s shape and contour by harvesting fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another area. The area of the body where the fat is harvested doesn’t need the extra fat. It then becomes a well contoured part of the body. The part of your body where the fat is injected is sunken or wrinkled. After the fat is injected, the hollowness disappears and becomes shapelier.
The fat can be harvested from any part of the body like the arms, abdomen, waist, torso, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles, and love handles. The most common treated part of the body is the face. As we age, wrinkles and hollowness of the face appears to increase year after year. The hollowness of the cheeks and the temples can be injected with the fat transferred from other areas of the body as well as heighten the cheekbone area to give you a more youthful look.
Liposculpture can also be used to add fatty tissue in a depressed body part like the side of the buttocks and below the hips where a lot of women have a natural depression. By injecting the fat transferred from another part of the body, you will be able to create a smooth outline and smooth contour of the depressed areas.
Other areas of the face like the chin and the lips can be injected with fat for that natural face implant look that can make someone more youthful. Fat is often used as a substitute for collagen or more expensive products. The good thing about using your own fat to enhance and sculpt your body is that it is 100% natural and it comes from you. This means that your body won’t be rejecting and adversely reacting to the fat injected to your various body parts.
If there are excess fat taken from you, you can opt for your doctor to prepare and freeze it up for you which can be stored for up to a year. This could be very beneficial if you’d like to get another fat transfer procedure within the year. Your doctor will simply defrost the small amount needed for your body contour and use the defrosted fat in the procedure.
Some of the fat transferred in your body will be reabsorbed by your body that’s why many fat transfer procedures needed at least two treatments. If the fat transfer is done on the face, treatments should be three to four times. The absorption of fat into your body will not happen very quickly, there will be a few months interval before another treatment is needed.