Fat Transfer is an add- on to Tumescent liposuction that uses your own harvested fat and repurposes in your buttox or breasts. Dr. Shuell is the #1 rated plastic surgeon in Scottsdale and his specialty is the Brazilian butt lift fat transfer. This procedure takes about two hours, uses local anesthetic and requires little down time. This procedure is quickly growing in popularity and outpacing regular liposuction and other plastic surgery options.
Fat transfer is a combination therapy to sculpt and re-shape various areas of the body. Minimally invasive tumescent liposuction removes excess, unwanted fat throughout the body and then the fat is transferred to areas such as the buttocks or breasts.
The fat transfer procedure is a combination of tumescent liposuction or (liposculpting) and moving that fat to other areas of the body to create a smooth and sculpted look. This is an outpatient procedure and the two most common areas augmented with the fat removed are the breasts and the buttocks (also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift). The tumescent lipo procedure reduces the risks associated with traditional liposuction for quick recovery time and little residual pain.
Your provider will review your full medical history with you to ensure you are a good candidate. Basically you need to be in good health and free of medical conditions such as diabetes, untreated high blood pressure, significant heart disease or blood clotting disorders.
The procedure can be utilized on virtually any area of the body. Your provider will review your specific concerns and advise the best course of action to meet your goals.
The tumescent technique with local anesthesia involves the injection of large volumes of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (drug that shrinks capillaries) into subcutaneous fat. With the tumescent technique, the volume of dilute lidocaine injected into fat is so large that the targeted areas become swollen and firm. The technique produces long-lasting local anesthesia of the skin and subcutaneous fat preventing pain during and after treatment. This eliminates the need for general anesthesia, sedation or prescription pain medications.
The removed fat is treated for re-entry and injected into the areas desired for permanent augmentation.
Generally tumescent liposuction is not painful. You will may receive medication beforehand to relax you during the procedure. Your physician then will slowly inject a numbing solution into the areas of excess fat that are to be removed. There is no need for general anesthesia, sedation or pain medications. After the fat injection procedure, depending upon the area treated there may be some swelling and pain. Your provider will go over the specific expectations and after care instructions.
Typically, the tumescent liposuction procedure lasts only about 2 hours and the transfer of the fat into other areas lasts about….
The procedure is like a body reset…as long as you take care to eat a healthy diet and exercise you can retain your new body shape indefinitely.
Typically, only one treatment is required and the results are immediate. If there are several areas to be addressed you might have multiple treatments, just depending on the amount of lidocaine the is safe for you. Also with breast transfer it is usually recommended to have 2 treatments.
During the consultation with your provider you will receive any pre-procedure actions.
Fat transfer is unique to every patient. Depending upon the areas re-shaped you may have some recovery time and not be able to perform all of your regular activities immediately. Your provider will review your specific case, the expectations of results and recovery time with you.
Specifically for the Brazilian Butt Lift, no sitting for 6-8 weeks. We recommend a special pillow or rolled towels un the back of the thighs, no compression.
For breast transfer we recommend a wireless, lightly supportive sports bra for 6 weeks, no compression.
Since tumescent liposuction and fat injection is minimally invasive and not under general anesthesia risks are few. The three main risks are:
Patients may encounter some soreness and swelling after both tumescent liposuction and the fat transfer procedures.
At Derma Health we recognize your needs are unique. Therefore, we offer all patients free consultations to assess the treatment options and combinations that will give you the best, ultimate outcome. We often have package pricing and special promotions that you can take advantage of. Regarding payment, we have various options to fit your needs and budget. We accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards and we offer two types of easy approval financing. To learn more about financing or to apply online click here.
*Individual results may vary. Photos are intended to give an example of one patient’s results.