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Fat Transfer - Fat Grafting - Houston, TX

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About Fat Transfers

When someone loses or gains weight or ages, they lose fullness in various facial features where volume was once plentiful. A new way to regain this lost volume is through an aesthetic procedure known as fat grafting (a fat transfer). This treatment takes fat from a section of the body that has extra fat, and reinstates it into another area that could use additional volume. A fat transfer can be used on delicate features such as the lower eyelid, cheeks, or lips. Fat grafting and transfers are generally chosen when a patient desires a natural facial enhancement versus having dermal fillers or implants. Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Nikko, incorporates the most effective methods for performing facial fat transfers. The results of this treatment creates smooth and beautiful outcomes. To schedule your complimentary consult, call the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX.

Ideal Candidates

Individuals who want additional fullness on face that appear deflated and flat, may be great candidates for a fat transfer. This procedure is even more advantageous because it provides a natural approach to create results by using the patient's own fat. In this approach, there is a decrease in the worry for rejection. Men and women considering this treatment, must be at a healthy weight and have fat to remove for the transfer. Furthermore, patients must avoid tobacco use, as the process for grafting uses only viable tissue for an effective outcome.

Breast Fat Transfer (Natural Breast Augmentation)

Natural breast augmentation, also referred to as Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, is a breast enhancement procedure designed to increase breast size without the use of implants. Some women may not feel comfortable with the idea of placing a foreign object in their body, so they would be good candidates to inquire about the natural breast augmentation.

Surgical Techniques

During this procedure, you will be placed under some type of anesthesia. The type of sedation or numbing medication will be based upon how much fat is being extracted, as well as the body area it will be reinstated. Liposuction is first used to remove fat via a thin, special cannula to carefully take the fat where it will then be purifed and harvested through a centrifuge, which prepares the viable fat for syringes. After preparing the injection site, the healthy fat tissue will then be injected into the area that needs volume. The injection process is performed in layers until an even aesthetic has been attained. For certain areas of the face, more than one injection may be needed.

Breast Fat Transfer (Natural Breast Augmentation)

Using liposuction, fat is taken from other areas of the body, processed, and injected into the breasts. By using your own fat to increase your breast size you can have a more organic breast enhancement that feels and looks more natural than traditional breast augmentation with implants. However, not everyone is the right candidate for this natural breast augmentation.

Natural breast augmentations are outpatient procedures and are performed at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston. You will be placed under general anesthesia before undergoing your natural breast augmentation. Using liposuction, Dr. Nikko will remove fat from other areas of the body; this is a great way to remove stubborn fat deposits from elsewhere in the body in conjunction with your natural breast augmentation procedure. Once the fat has been collected, it is harvested and sterilized before being reinserted into the body. Using a specialized tube, known as a cannula, Dr. Nikko injects the fat into the breast area, sculpting and contouring the breasts with minimal scarring. The fullness and projection of the breasts are greatly increased by laying many layers of fine micro-fat grafts throughout the thickness of the muscle and the subcutaneous tissue.

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What to Expect

Following this procedure, patients will enter a healing period. Keep in mind, there will be at least 2 sites on the body that require healing, including the extraction area and injection location. The overall recovery may last longer if a larger section on the face was addressed. A good example, a fat transfer for the lips will generally only require a 1 – 2 day recovery, whereas a transfer to a more widespread area, such as the cheeks can take longer. The sites affected will appear red and slightly swollen, but the visible outcomes can be seen almost immediately. An additional bonus is the area where fat was extracted will appear slimmer. A fat transfer yields great results, but there will be some resorption back to the body. For some, a future transfer may be desired down the road. There is minimal scarring visibly seen with this procedure. 

Breast Fat Transfer (Natural Breast Augmentation)

Natural breast augmentation recovery is minimal because it uses your own fat to enhance the breasts without the aid of implants. Because fat is a living organism it can be reabsorbed into the body; fat injections might need to be repeated over time to obtain or keep your desired results.

Take the Natural Approach

If you wish to attain fuller lips, or wish to fill lines and wrinkles, this treatment may be a great option. Moreover, a fat transfer works great for those individuals who have a naturally thinner facial profile. However, there are many alternatives for enhancement. We invite you to call our front desk team to schedule your consult.

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