The fat transfer procedure offers the benefit of enhancing volume in one area of the body while simultaneously slimming down another. At Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, we offer fat transfer procedures to residents of Newburyport, Salem and Boston, MA, as well as those in Hampton, Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH, and the surrounding areas.
What is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a body sculpting technique that removes unwanted fat from one area of the body and uses it to enhance the volume in another area. This is a popular technique because it can be used to improve the contours of one area of the body, such as the abdomen or hips, while increasing volume in the face, hands, or buttocks. Many patients choose fat grafting over Dermal fillers and injectables because it results in natural volume in the face. In fact, we are sometimes able to combine fat grafting with PRP techniques to produce even greater results. We recommend this combination for patients who want to address tear troughs and rejuvenate the area beneath the eyes. At Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, we use the LipoLife system for fat transfers.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer Cost in Boston, MA?
The cost of your fat transfer treatment at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your initial consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to develop an individualized treatment plan. Once we determine the treatment approach that is best for you, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We accept traditional payment methods and offer financing through CareCredit® for your convenience.
How is a Fat Transfer Performed?
The fat transfer procedure uses the LipoLife system, which combines traditional liposuction with laser technology. Using local anesthesia, the treatment begins with performing liposuction on an area of the body where the patient has excess fat. The laser component of LipoLife makes this process safer and more effective, as it minimizes bleeding, swelling, and other side effects that are commonly experienced during and after liposuction. The LipoLife system also maintains the integrity of removed fat cells, which ensures that they are suitable to be used for the fat transfer. Once removed, the collected fat will be purified to prepare for injection. Then, injections will be made into the desired areas to add natural volume to the body.
What is the Recovery Like After a Fat Transfer?
The recovery from a fat transfer can vary because it depends on two areas: the area treated with liposuction, and the area where injections were performed. Patients may experience bruising or swelling in either area that lasts for several days. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a day or two of treatment, but Dr. Ballenas will provide you with specific recovery instructions based on your individual treatment.
How Long Will My Fat Transfer Results Last?
After a fat transfer procedure, not all of the fat will survive. In order to compensate for the fat cells that will be lost in the transfer, it is common practice to add extra fat during the injection process. This ensures that patients will achieve the results they desire after the fat has settled. At this point, patients can expect their results to be somewhat permanent. Unlike dermal fillers and injectables, natural fat will not fade or be absorbed by the body over time. Still, gradual changes can occur over time due to the natural aging process, and patients will still experience natural volume loss despite their results.
Suite Six Medical Aesthetics offers fat transfer procedures to help patients in Haverhill, Boston, Newburyport, and the nearby communities of Massachusetts enjoy natural, long-lasting volume. Contact us today to learn more about this treatment or to schedule your initial consultation.