Fat injections, also known as fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that uses your own excess fatty tissue to enhance the face, breasts, or buttocks without the need for implants or foreign substances. In addition to a variety of benefits, fat transfer can last a really long time. How long? Dr. Perry explains how this technique can provide enduring results:
A portion of any fat transferred from one area to another will be reabsorbed by the body; however, the fat that remains after the initial healing process, usually about three months after the operation, is considered permanently transplanted. By this point, blood vessels have developed in the new fatty tissue, helping the fat stay viable in the area.
A few factors can affect your results in the future, though. If you gain or lose weight, your body contours could change. While fat cannot disappear or generate on its own, fat cells can grow larger or smaller as you gain or lose weight. Therefore, if you lose weight, the transferred fat may decrease in size, potentially changing the appearance of your outcome.
We recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly, to limit the possibility of altering your results.
Fat transfer can be a great way to contour your body and add volume where you want it most. To learn more about this innovative technique, contact our practice to schedule a consultation.