Your own body fat is an excellent cosmetic filler. It can be used to augment almost any area of the body – cheeks, chin, lips, and jaw, as well as the breasts, buttocks, hands, and calf muscles. Additionally, fat transfer can be used to correct irregular body contours and cellulite. It is particularly useful in a procedure known as natural breast augmentation, a cosmetic surgery solution that replaces lost volume in the breasts in a way that looks and feels completely natural. The surface of the skin is left smoother and firmer, and contours become more refined.
While injectable fillers such as Restylane® and Radiesse® are good options for replacing lost volume in the face, fat transfer is often preferred in cases where a more significant amount of volume enhancement or replacement is required, and it does have the potential to be permanent. It can smooth the appearance of scars as well as the dimpling of the skin in the thighs and buttocks, making it a popular choice for women whose diet and exercise routines are insufficient in the fight against cellulite.
The procedure is considered one of the safest, as the materials used to augment the desired body part are your own fat cells. As a result, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. Your body simply accepts the fat and integrates it naturally within the treatment area. Recovery times are generally quite brief; most patients can return to work in a few days.
With the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery technology and years of experience as authorities in the industry, the team at the Wiesman Institute has helped countless men and women realize their aesthetic enhancement goals. We can do the same for you. Contact our Chicago cosmetic surgery practice to schedule a fat transfer consultation.