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.
"I have been going to Dr. Moradi's office for many years. He along with his staff are so welcoming and provide many wonderful services. Recently I started seeing Becca and she is wonderful! I highly recommend their office."- C.D. / Yelp / Apr 10, 2019
"Where do I even start? First off, I have been coming to Dr. Moradi for several years and he has always met or exceeded my expectations in that he is very skilled, has always given me his honest opinion, excellent advice, and has the utmost integrity. As for my most recent visit, let me start with this: Veronica is THE BEST! She always makes sure I am comfortable and nice & numb for any facial procedure. She is so sweet, warm, and kind - and during this visit she gave me a tip for a potential $100 discount, which worked out for me, yay! Dr. Moradi, as usual, was very gentle and completed my procedures quickly and skillfully. Honestly, I have never left his office anything other than completely satisfied and today was no different. In fact the very next day I was even MORE happy with my results, as I noticed he did not leave a single mark or bruise on me. (If you have ever had injectables, you know some bruising or marks on the skin are to be expected.) I continued to be amazed by Dr. Moradi's expertise and eye for giving me a beautiful, natural look. Thank you Dr. Moradi, Veronica, and all the office staff, I appreciate you!"- D.S. / Yelp / Feb 19, 2020
"I just need to RAVE about Dr Moradi, Veronica and staff once more! They are bar none in knowledge, service, follow through and caring for their clients. Veronica is just as incredible as I've said before and really makes sure whatever is done is right for the client and just really knows her stuff! Dr Moradi is kind, compassionate and the best at what he does in any procedure or service desired and makes sure that his clients are happy. He takes the time to explain options and reasonings for such and works with the clients for optimal results. There's no reason someone wouldn't want to be back again and there's a reason their clients tell everyone about them. Absolutely the BEST!"- S.M. / Yelp / Feb 19, 2020
"Omgosh, I have just the MOST wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating to my hectic schedule. I had my first laser hair removal with Shannon the other day and she was incredibly welcoming and gentle with the treatment! I have had other services there prior to my hair removal,as well as been part of their research trials. Jeanette, Jocelyn and Becca are especially fantastic. I have never felt more comfortable at a doctor's office. I can't wait for my next appointment."- K.H. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2020
"I came here almost 4 years ago after being recommended highly from a close friend. Dr Moradi & staff are the real deal! The front staff treats you like they have know you as a client for ages...just the friendliest! Now, Veronica...she’s is just fantastic! So knowledgeable, calm and always so helpful with any questions or needs I might bring up! It’s no wonder she is Dr. Moradi’s right hand, I just can’t say enough good things about her! Dr. Moradi himself really gives you ...all the confidence you need and is so honest, kind and puts the client first! In fact, I was having a conversation with another friend of mine, and she was telling me about her dr, etc etc...I stopped her and asked who it was and low and behold it was Dr Moradi! I exclaimed ‘I knew it!’!! You know you’ve found a great Dr and staff when someone else is talking about theirs in such a good manner and you know it’s the same Dr!! I will be a client for life! Thank you Dr. Moradi, Veronica and staff, y’all are amazing!"- S.S. / Facebook / Jan 29, 2020
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Fat Transfer FAQs
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.