What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a procedure that combines liposuction of the waist; abdomen, back or legs, with a fat transfer technique using patient’s own natural living fat cells.
The harvested fat can be re injected to enhance:
Fat transfer to lips and face are considered minor procedures. The amount of fat harvested from the donor area is minimal.
Every person has his or her own reasons for considering fat transfer. Improving one’s self image is usually one of the reasons.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate For Fat Transfer?
You are not a good candidate for fat transfer, if you:
- are not 18 year old and emotionally mature to understand the fat transfer procedure
- do not have realistic expectations about fat transfer
- are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an infection any where in your body
Initial Consultation for Fat Transfer
A personal consultation with Dr. David Liland is the very first step if you are considering fat transfer.
During the consultation at Park Cities Plastic Surgery, Dr. David Liland will assess physical and emotional health, discuss expectations regarding the fat transfer procedure, and examine the areas desired for the fat transfer procedure.
You will be able to discuss the procedure, the incisions, and the risks involved with the fat transfer procedure.
Fat Transfer: The Procedure
Fat transfer is performed as an outpatient (no overnight stay required) procedure at Park Cities Plastic Surgery. Dr. David Liland’s office is conveniently located on Oaklawn Avenue near downtown Dallas. Fully equipped with an AAAASF certified operating room, it stands out to be one of the most private and select plastic surgery offices in the Dallas area.
Fat is removed from areas such as the abdomen, flanks and / or legs. Once removed, the fat is processed to remove excess fluid and then transferred in its native form. Fat is injected through small incisions into the recipient area (lips, face, buttocks or calves).
After Fat Transfer
You will probably feel tired and sore for several days after the fat transfer procedure. However, within one or two days you should be up and around. The surgical area may remain swollen and sensitive for a few weeks.
Specific recommendations will be suggested once you arrive at Park Cities Plastic Surgery in Dallas.