Fat transfer is a technique used to improve or enhance the cosmetic appearance of the fast, breast, hands and buttocks. Fat grafting has also shown benefit in the healing of wounds and scars, as well as the ability to repair damage to the breast tissue following radiation treatment.
Fat transfer technique involves extracting the fat by liposuction, processing the fat, and then re-injecting purified fat into the area needing improvement. Smaller particles of this “Liquid Gold” are typically used for the face and hands. Larger particles are used for the breasts and buttocks.
Ask Dr. Admire
Q: Does fat transfer really work?
A: Yes, it definitely does work! The success of retaining the fat depends on multiple factors – how it’s harvested, where it’s harvested, the vascularity or “health” of the tissues it’s being injected into, how it’s injected (for example, adding too much or large clumps with cause the central area of fat to necrose or die). With that being said, it can still dissipate over time but the fat transfer in experienced hands should have about a 75% retention rate of 4-5 years.
Q: Can I lift weights after a Fat Transfer to my Breasts?
A: Assuming you have had a normal recovery, without any complications, then it should be fine to resume all normal activities including weight lifting. The recovery can vary with the amount of fat transferred as well.