A fat transfer is a procedure that uses liposuction technology to extract unwanted fat from certain areas of the body to place it in areas that lack volume. This procedure conducted at Moradi MD in San Diego, CA, can be an effective way to eliminate cellulite as well as offer body contouring and reshaping benefits. The results can last for several years, depending on the patient's body and procedure. If you think a fat transfer may be right for you, then call our San Diego office to schedule a consultation with our board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Amir Moradi.
During this procedure, fat is removed from the donor sites via liposuction. An antibiotic solution is used which allows for a complete separation of the fat so that only healthy tissue is used for reinjection. This fat is prepared in syringes and slowly reinstated into the body part where shape and contour are needed. During the injection process, the area will be slowly massaged so the fat deposits settle in compact layers for the best contour finish possible. Normally, multiple injections are necessary to create an even spread of fat and achieve an ideal outcome.
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"I have been coming to Dr. Mordai for over 15 years. He is hands down the BEST! Not only is he a talented Plastic Surgeon, he has one of the best bedside manners I have EVER experienced!His staff is also wonderful!!HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"- K.K. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2018
"I have been going to Dr Moradi for nearly 10 years and the reason I keep coming back is multifaceted. Dr. Moradi understands my desire to look “normal...” and knows how to do just enough to maintain what is naturally my own look. So as a professional he knows what he’s doing. Just as importantly though is who he is as a person. I like how he treats me. And the staff who work for him stay year after year so it feels like “family.” I highly recommend this doctor and this office."- D.M. / Facebook / Jan 08, 2018
Fat transfer treatment is performed with general anesthesia when it covers larger areas while local anesthesia or IV sedation is used if the area to be treated is small. Both methods will be treated as an outpatient treatment at an accredited surgical facility. The procedure will cause swelling and bruising on both the removal and injection sites. These side effects will subside in a few days. Recovery time depends on several factors, including how many body parts were involved in the surgery, as well as how much fat was transferred. Scarring is generally minimal with this procedure as the incisions made are just big enough for the cannula to be inserted.
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How Long do the Results Last?
A fat transfer procedure can give results that will last for years. While the concern of fat reabsorption is something to consider, a skilled surgeon will be able to maximize the outcome by using the tested techniques in terms of fat layering. There is an ongoing research study that promises long-term stability of these grafted fat tissues, which involves Platelet Rich Plasma to enhance fat cells before transplanting them into the body.
Create a Slimmer Silhouette
If you're suffering from stubborn areas of fat and cellulite in unwanted places and desire a more contoured physique, a fat transfer procedure could be the right option for you. It's an effective way to not only reduce cellulite, but to also add fullness and shape to other areas of your body. Schedule a free consult with our San Diego office today.