What Is A Fat Transfer?
If you have lost a significant amount of weight or because of aging, you may experience decreased volume in certain parts of the body, such as the breasts, lips, cheeks, or buttocks. A new way to regain this lost volume is through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer or fat grafting. This process removes fat from a specific part of the body and places it into another area that needs additional volume. We can perform fat transfer treatments on large or small delicate areas, such as the buttocks, lower eyelids, cheeks, or lips. Fat grafting works well for patients who prefer a natural enhancement. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina uses advanced fat grafting techniques to help you attain your cosmetic goals. This body contouring treatment creates smooth and beautiful outcomes.
What are the benefits?
Fat transfers offer a host of great advantages to enhance and reinvigorate your appearance as an alternative to synthetic injectable fillers. The perks of a fat transfer in Tulsa, OK at Tulsa Surgical Arts involve:
- Provides a more natural solution
- Replenishes lost volume for a younger look (hands, face)
- Enhances desired body regions (cheeks, lips, buttocks, breasts)
- Diminishes stubborn fat in bothersome areas (thighs, abdomen, back, and more)
- Remodels and sculpts the physique
- Brings out natural curves
- Safer than implants since it relies on the body’s own fat
- Outcomes have a natural feel and look
- Not as invasive as other cosmetic surgery
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter healing period
"Dr. Cuzalina and his entire staff have been so incredible to me. I wish I could give more than just 5 stars. I’ve lost 135 pounds and they did my tummy tuck! Not only this, but they did it completely free to me after applying for Dr. Cuzalina’s complimentary surgery. Never once did I feel as if I was treated any differently than patients who paid. Each member of the staff was so incredibly kind, caring, and made sure to let me know they were there for me! They gave me their personal cell phone numbers to be able to access them outside of regular office hours if I had any issues. My stomach has never been flat my entire 23 years of life, and now it is thanks to Tulsa Surgical Arts! Down the line I hope to get skin removal on my arms and thighs as well, and I know without a shadow of a doubt I will be returning to their office when I can afford it. Thank you all so very much for changing my life. Words can’t describe how grateful I am for all of you."- S.H. / Google / Oct 20, 2020
"I couldn’t be more happy for my decision to do my septoplasti at Tulsa surgical arts !! Amazing friendly staff & Dr Cuzalina is probably one of the best Beauty surgeons in the country !!! You will fall in love with him and his magic !! They will take care of you so well all throughout your process!!! I will highly recommend!!"- R.S. / Google / Oct 14, 2020
"Awesome place. Literally left a new woman! Dr. C is a wonderful caring doctor that always goes above and beyond to make sure you receive the best care. He even checked on me after hours when I had an emergency ❤️❤️❤️ Also, check out Brandy for lymphatic massage!!! Angelica, Missy, and Kathy are so sweet and wonderful!"- J.W. / Google / Oct 08, 2020
"Top quality facility! Dr. Cuzalina and his staff are very professional but also personable. From the consult all the way through the post op appointments they go out of their way to take care of you. Truly a great experience. Couldn’t have been any better."- T.G. / Google / Sep 29, 2020
"I cannot say how thankful I am for Dr. Cuzalina and his team! I absolutely love my results! If you’re thinking about getting any cosmetic procedures, don’t walk, RUN to Tulsa Surgical Arts!"- A.F. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
Is Fat Grafting For You?
Patients that experience hollow, thin, or deflated body or complexion problems may benefit from fat transfer procedures. As a natural treatment option, fat transfer has become more popular because patients can attain their cosmetic goals with little concern for rejection. If you want to undergo this treatment, you should be at a certain weight and have enough fat to extract for the transfer. During your consultation with Dr. Cuzalina, he will listen to your goals, assess your condition, and create a personalized treatment plan.
When undergoing a fat transfer, we use general anesthesia or IV sedation. The exact type of sedation or numbing medication is based on how much fat we remove. It also depends on where we inject the fat, such as the buttocks or face. During the first part of your procedure, we will perform liposuction with a special cannula to extract the fat and place it inside a centrifuge. The centrifuge then separates and purifies the fat so we can place it into syringes. After prepping the injection site, the fat is injected into the treatment area, and we will massage the skin layer by layer. Until we have attained your desired cosmetic results, we may administer multiple injections.
What to Expect
Following your procedure, you will require some recovery time. Please keep in mind that you will need to care for and monitor two different parts of your body, including the extraction and injection site. The recovery period can take longer if we addressed a larger part of the body, such as the buttocks. Depending on the size of your treatment area, it may take 1 – 2 days or longer. Each area will appear swollen with possible bruising, but you can see your results almost immediately. Another benefit of the procedure is the area that involved fat removal will appear slimmer. A fat transfer yields beautiful and long-lasting results, but you will experience some resorption back to the body. For some patients, an additional transfer may be necessary down the road. With a fat transfer treatment, you should have almost no scarring.
Fat transfer FAQs
Are fat transfer results natural?
When skillfully performed by an experienced professional like Dr. Cuzalina, a fat transfer can provide beautiful and natural-looking results. The injected fat cells behave just like the surrounding tissue, so they grow and change with your body over time. This means that your fat transfer results can last for many years with proper care.
Is fat transfer treatment safe?
Yes, fat transfer is considered a safe cosmetic procedure. Because the injected fat cells come from your own body, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Additionally, fat grafting has been used in cosmetic treatments for years with few side effects. Tulsa Surgical Arts can review potential risks and complications of fat transfer during your consultation.
How do I make fat transfer recovery easier?
Most people report minimal discomfort and swelling after a fat transfer. To help ensure a smooth and speedy recovery, Tulsa Surgical Arts can provide specific post-operative instructions. It is important to follow these guidelines carefully to minimize complications. We also recommend that you take it easy after treatment and avoid any strenuous activities.
Take the Natural Approach
If you want fuller-looking lips or you want to fill in hollow areas or lines, fat grafting could help you attain your results. In addition, a fat transfer works great for different parts of the body, such as the breasts or buttocks. When it comes to adding volume and fullness to the skin, patients have a variety of options to choose from. However, this treatment can help you to achieve your desired look without the expense and recovery of a more complex procedure. We invite you to contact our office and schedule a consultation at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK.