What is a Fat Transfer Used For?


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Have you ever wished you could put that unwanted fat somewhere else in your body that lacks volume? With a fat transfer, you can! This cosmetic procedure allows you to augment and rejuvenate your face or body with your own fat.

What is a Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, involves removing excess fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another area. This cosmetic procedure combines the slimming effects of liposuction with a volume boost in strategic areas that augments certain features and improves your contour. The procedure can be performed on various parts of the body, such as the face, breasts, or buttocks.

A fat transfer starts with liposuction to remove fat from the donor site, typically an area with excess fat. The extracted fat is then purified and processed before being injected into the recipient site. Fat transfer is a popular procedure because it uses the patient’s own tissue, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions or rejection. It can also provide natural-looking results that last longer than other fillers or implants.


*Individual Results May Vary

Where is Fat Grafting Used?

Liposuction is the first part of a fat transfer, which can be performed almost anywhere the patient has unwanted fat. This is most often the abdomen or thighs, but it can also be the upper arms, flanks, or back. Once purified, this removed fat can be used in multiple areas to improve volume and contour. Dr. Stile typically uses fat grafting for facial rejuvenation and butt augmentation.

Facial Fat Transfer

A facial fat transfer is an effective way to rejuvenate your appearance. Age or weight loss can cause unwanted volume loss in the face, leading to a gaunt look. Dr. Stile can craft a softer, more youthful look by strategically injecting small amounts of fat into under-eye hollows or thin cheeks.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Another popular fat transfer procedure is the Brazilian butt lift (BBL). During a BBL, Dr. Stile will remove unwanted fat from somewhere else on the body and skillfully inject it into the buttocks. The result is increased volume and a more lifted, rounded butt. Women often have fat removed from their waistline for a BBL since slimming the waist and augmenting the butt creates an hourglass shape. 


What to Expect After a Fat Transfer

After fat grafting, both the donor and recipient sites must heal. You can expect bruising, swelling, and soreness in the areas you had liposuction done and the injection sites. Depending on whether you had a facial fat transfer or BBL, you should take one to two weeks off work. You’ll need to avoid putting pressure on the transferred fat for a few weeks.

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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