Cosmetic Body Treatment Options
- Laser Liposuction
- HCG Diet
- Laser Cellulite Reduction
- PRP for Cellulite
- Mesotherapy for Cellulite
- Labia Renewal
- Hormone Therapy
Skin Surface Renewal
- Mesotherapy for Tone & Texture
- PRP for Tone & Texture
- V-ST for Tone & Texture
- Medical Skin Renewal
- IPL Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Breast Enhancement
- Butt Lift
- Hair Restoration
- Acne Treatments
- Scar Removal
Information – Fat Transfer/Grafting
A fat grafting procedure, or fat injection, transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful fat grafting and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider Fat Transfer
- If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken
- If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers
- If you wish to improve your body contour, revise scars, fill bodily depressions and rejuvenate your hands and face
- For use in breast reconstruction, to fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants
- Autologous fat (from your own body), as opposed to dermal fillers, replaces “like with like,” reducing the chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances.
- Fat transfer results are natural, long lasting and safe.
- Fat transfer is a noninvasive method for achieving facial rejuvenation.
- It is time consuming to prepare fat tissue before transferring it, compared to dermal fillers, which are prepackaged.
- Though longer lasting than dermal fillers, fat transfer costs more.
- For augmentation, you may require multiple sessions to achieve your desired breast or buttock size.
Are you a good candidate for a fat transfer?
The purpose of fat grafting is to augment or fill in volume-deficient areas. Commonly grafted, or injected, areas include the hands, face (including the lips), depressions in the skin (following liposuction and scarring) and the breast and buttock (for augmentation). Of course, you must have donor sites from which fat can be taken. It is important that you do not have any circulation problems, either from a medical condition or smoking.
Facial fat transfer: If you have facial creases, such as laugh lines, smile lines, and crow’s-feet, fat can be removed from your abdomen, thighs, or other areas and be injected into your face. Acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips, and cheeks can also be filled in. Your plastic surgeon can even use grafted fat to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions or indentations and minimize forehead wrinkles.
Breast augmentation: If you desire a modest increase in breast size, you are a good candidate for fat grafting to the breast, but your breasts should already have a nice shape and good skin tone. If you have poor skin, sagging breasts, or want a significant increase in breast size, breast augmentation with fat transfer is not for you. The problem with only using fat for breast enhancement lies in getting large volumes of fat to predictably “take.”
Breast implants plus fat grafting: If your breast shape needs optimizing during a breast implant procedure, fat grafting can be useful. If you have residual breast irregularities after undergoing breast augmentation with implants, the irregularities can be filled in with fat to produce a smooth contour and an optimal shape.
Breast reconstruction with fat grafting: If you have breast defects following lumpectomy for breast cancer, fat grafting is an effective method for filling in these defects. Fat grafting is also an option for total breast reconstruction following mastectomy; however, to achieve sufficient breast volume, this is usually a multistage process that requires at least two to four sequential fat grafting procedures.
Buttock augmentation with fat grafting: Many people who desire a fuller, more rounded buttock will opt for a “Brazilian butt lift,” which uses fat transfer to provide a more curvaceous buttock without the use of an implant. Liposuction is commonly used to both sculpt the surrounding area and collect the autologous fat to be injected.
Hand rejuvenation with fat grafting: Fat grafting into your hands is effective for adding volume, “plumping up” wrinkled areas, covering underlying vessels and tendons and improving the quality of your skin over time.
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
Detailed Procedural Info
How is a fat transfer procedure performed?
Fat is harvested from one part of your body, washed and purified, and then carefully reinjected with specially designed needles into the areas that need augmentation. It may be necessary to repeat the fat grafting procedure several times to achieve the desired result. Fat grafting can be explained as a three-stage process: (1) harvesting (2) purification and transfer and (3) placement.
Harvesting: You and your Provider will select a site for fat removal and will inject it with a local anesthetic. Your surgeon will then create a small incision in the area for fat removal and, using a sterile technique, insert a cannula connected to a syringe to carefully extract fat (liposuction).
Purification and transfer: Once enough fat is obtained from the donor area, your Provider will process it to prepare the fat cells for transfer to small syringes that will be used for fat injection. Purification may require the use of a centrifuge to spin the fat or a filtration process to remove impurities prior to injection.
Placement: The area designated to receive the graft will then be prepared. Your surgeon will insert a needle or cannula into the incision point of the site being augmented. The injection needle is usually passed in and out of the areas to be augmented multiple times. Each time the needle or cannula is withdrawn, a line of fatty tissue parcels is carefully deposited in natural tissue planes. This process is repeated until the desired correction has been achieved, creating a grid of grafted fat. Some Providers recommend massaging the grafted areas to create a satisfactory contour. Others prefer to rely on the placement technique to create the appropriate contour.
The goal of your aesthetic plastic surgeon and the entire staff is to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results, as well as to make your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible.
What are my options?
Your own fat may be used to alter your body contour, revise scars, fill depressions created by liposuction or cancer surgery and rejuvenate your hands and face. Common sites for obtaining fat include the abdomen and the flanks (love handles), posterior arms and the hips and thighs.
What will my fat transfer incisions and scars be like?
Your only scars may result from liposuction, which is used to remove fat from the donor site.
keep your body strong.
injections should be administered on a daily basis. This will ensure that the
muscle tissues are preserved while losing weight on the other hand.
by a calorie free diet this process in turn makes it mandatory for the body to use the stored fat for its functions thus leading to a remarkable weight loss in the long run.
will be on a weight loss program. On the other hand the HCG program will not only let you lose your intended weight but it also ensures that the muscle tissues are reserved for the well-being of the body. That way it assures you to establish a long term weight loss strategy.
increased fat consumption. When you have achieved a stable metabolism rate it will
be a definite assurance that you can be able to maintain your current weight or lose your intended weight without much struggle. This is because your body will be able to burn off effectively all the excessive calories causing obesity.
levels can use the HCG injection to boost their testosterone levels. Research has
it that a large number of men that have taken consideration of this HCG hormone
have had their testosterone issues solved remarkably. Moreover on the
testosterone this hormone is quite important because it ensures that a man’s
sexuality, virility and muscle development stays at its best. Since this
hormone deals with testosterone issues it is likely that it can also hinder the
erectile dysfunction problems.
- Pregnancy – if you become pregnant during the program, let the Provider know immediately
- Suffering from cancer that is related to a dysfunction of the male/male hormones
- If you are allergic to contents within the HCG medication
- Heart or kidney disease
9 Benefits of HCG Diet
HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone. It is one of the hormones found in men and women that assists in regulating the body’s metabolic functions. When injected, HCG forces your body to burn adipose fat. Coupled with extremely low-calorie intake, HCG can promote a weight loss of anywhere between one-half to one pound daily.
Here are 9 additional benefits delivered by the HCG diet.
Improved Metabolic Function
In most dieting programs, cutting back on calories increases hunger. Your body thinks it is starving, slowing down metabolic functions with the unintended consequence of storing, rather than burning, extra calories. HCG achieves the opposite by instructing your body to use fat reserves as a supply of energy, speeding up your metabolic rate.
Most people suffer from a lack of energy. Dieting can compound feelings of exhaustion, hunger, irritability and overall fatigue. While using HCG, your body is releasing adipose fat, turning it into valuable energy. Most dieters report a significant increase in energy levels within days.
Healthy Weight Reduction
HCG burns excess fat from all over your body. This means you will shed fat from your waist, arms, neck, butt, and thighs, avoiding an unbalanced reduction. It also targets those fat stores which can be tough to lose via normal dieting.
HCG, coupled with a low-calorie intake, reduces blood cholesterol levels. Maintaining healthy eating habits once through the HCG diet will decrease your odds of getting heart-related diseases.
Preserved Muscle Integrity
Many diets that cause you to lose weight fast cut both fat and muscle. The problem is, dieting stops, muscle is much harder to gain back than fat, and you can put back on more pounds than you lost. HCG preserves muscle mass while releasing stored fats, which is important for a healthy bone and muscle building.
HCG balances your body’s hormones. It also releases sexual endocrines such as testosterone, which can improve libido for men. Additionally, estrogen levels for women are more fully regulated through HCG injections, promoting bodily homeostasis and a healthy weight loss.
No Associated Hunger
Most diets that require you to cut calories to an extremely low level will prompt intense hunger. The HCG diet requires a strict intake of only 500 calories per day. However, HCG injections cause your body to pull calories from stored fat, so you do not experience severe hunger sensations. Instead, you can burn fat easily while only having to count an easy 500 calories a day. You will be able to develop healthy eating habits because you won’t be experiencing hunger, which can often prompt people to make poor food decisions.
As you begin to lose weight, you will be able to exercise more easily and breathe more freely. You will be able to work out longer and harder, using your extra energy reserves to burn even more fat. HCG injections not only help you quickly lose weight, but they also give you the added benefit of getting you back on track to regular exercise more easily.
Look and Feel Great
You will see amazing results if you see the HCG diet through to its end. You will find that you are losing weight faster than you ever thought possible. You will look great and feel great. Once you are on the path to health and wellness, you can continue with a healthy diet and a routine exercise program to maintain your weight loss.