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Fat Transfer – Chicago, IL

Restore Volume to Thin Areas

Person with flawless shape after fat transfer

If you struggle with unwanted body fat in certain trouble areas, like your hips or thighs, you don’t need to feel insecure about your appearance. Instead, you can choose fat transfer in Chicago to treat areas that are thinner than you’d like, such as your face or backside. The revolutionary treatment uses a gentle low-vacuum liposuction method to extract the fat. It’s purified before being slowly injected into the recipient site using a small syringe or cannula. With fat transfer in Chicago, IL, you'll enjoy a lasting alternative to dermal fillers to feel confident about the reflection you see in the mirror.

How Does a Fat Transfer Work?

Woman with added facial volume using fat transfer in Chicago

Dr. Wiesman uses the microfat grafting technique to remove body fat via thin, non-traumatic cannulas, which protects each harvested cell. Upon their extraction, they are purified before being slowly inserted into an area using a syringe or cannula through a small incision. Dr. Wiesman will place tiny droplets throughout the tissue to ensure the fat cells have adequate blood supply after being transferred. This helps to promote their permanent survival for long-term results. 

What Areas Can I Treat with Fat Transfer?

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The fat used for the procedure can be extracted from various areas, like the abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs. The harvested cells can be used to add plumpness to specific regions of the body, including:

Fat Transfer VS Dermal Fillers

Older woman smiling after fat transfer procedure

Many people visit their cosmetic surgeon in Chicago, Dr. Wiesman, for a fat transfer instead of dermal fillers because it provides long-lasting results. Since your own tissue is used, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction. In addition, you’re able to achieve a larger volume because of your body’s own availability of fat cells.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to turn back the clock and add fullness to specific areas of your body, you might be a candidate for fat transfer. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Fat Transfer FAQs

Woman’s attractive body in blue undergarments following fat transfer in Chicago

Fat transfer in Chicago can be an excellent way to achieve your aesthetic goals. Before you schedule your consultation for it, though, you may want to know more about the road ahead. To help you out, we have put together the following list of FAQs, along with succinct answers. Feel free to give us a call if you do not see your specific questions addressed.


Does Fat Transfer Hurt?

We take steps to make sure that patients are comfortable during the procedure. In addition to using a local anesthetic, we may use light sedation as well. You should feel little to nothing while Dr. Wiesman is working to move your fat cells from one place to another.

After your appointment, you might experience some swelling and discomfort for a few days.  Most people find that all swelling is gone within a week or so. You should be able to resume light activity right after your procedure, but strenuous activity should be postponed for at least several days.

What Percentage of Fat Cells Survive?

Dr. Wiesman takes precautions to ensure that as many fat cells as possible survive the transplant. A higher survival rate means that your results are more likely to stand the test of time. However, some loss is to be expected because many of the cells lose their blood supply during the transfer. In anticipation of such loss, it is customary to transfer extra fat to make up for the cells that die off. On average, about 40 – 50% of the fat cells survive long-term.

Will I Have a Scar After Fat Transfer?

The cannulas used to extract the fat may leave very small scars. The marks are so small that the vast majority of people would never notice them, unless they knew exactly what they were looking for. You can expect the visibility of any scars to lessen over time. They may eventually reach the point where they are almost invisible.

During your consultation, Dr. Wiesman can discuss where your scars may be and what to expect with them. Your genetic predisposition to scarring, as well as the color of your skin, will affect the appearance of your scars.

How Many Fat Transfer Sessions Will I Need?

For facial fat transfer, one session is usually enough to achieve the desired results. To fill in scars, or to treat a large area of the body, multiple appointments, spaced at least a few months apart, may be necessary.

Be wary of care providers who freeze fat from one session in order to use it later. The fat typically does not survive the freezing process; it should be transferred very soon after it is extracted from the body.



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