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For the latest in body contouring procedures, consider fat transfer, also referred to as fat grafting, which transfers fat cells from one site of your own body to other areas.  At Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Shrewsbury, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides the option of fat transfer for body contouring patients in Worcester and neighboring areas in Massachusetts. 

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, known medically as autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipoinjection, refers to a safe and effective cosmetic procedure in which fatty tissue is harvested from one area of the body and transferred to another. This procedure may be used to augment areas of the body such as the buttocks or breasts, while removing fatty deposits from other areas, such as the abdomen or thighs.

Why Should I Consider Fat Transfer?

Because fat transfer works with your own tissue, there is virtually no risk of adverse reaction. This procedure also requires no conspicuous incisions, leaving virtually no scarring.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Fat Transfer Procedure?

Fat Transfers Candidacy

The fat transfer procedure may be ideal for adults who are in good general health and maintain reasonable expectations about the results. In addition, prospective patients should have enough body fat to provide sufficient fat cells for harvesting. The fat transfer procedure may be used to augment almost any area of the body, including:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Hands
  • Face

How is Fat Transfer Performed?

The procedure is a three-step procedure.  First, fat cells are extracted from the harvest site through liposuction. Secondly, these harvested fat cells are liquefied and prepared for injection. Thirdly, the liquefied fat cells are injected into the target area.

What Can I Expect During Recovery from Fat Transfer?

Immediately following the procedure, many patients report feeling somewhat sore. You may be instructed to wear special bandages or compression garments depending on the specific site or sites of your procedure.  Dr. Ekstrom will want to see you every few weeks for follow-up visits to monitor your progress. There may be minor swelling and bruising that will resolve over a few days, and any discomfort or pain will be addressed with medication. Most patients are able to resume non-strenuous daily activities after two to three days.  In some cases, your body may absorb some of the transplanted fat cells, and you may require one or more additional fat transfer treatments in order to achieve optimal results.

Are Results of Fat Transfer Procedure Permanent?

Results from fat transfer procedures look and feel very natural and in most cases are permanent, though future weight gain or loss may affect results over time. The final results of your fat transfer procedure will be fully appreciable after a few weeks once all swelling has subsided.

How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost in Worcester?

Most fat transfer treatments may not qualify for insurance coverage; however, to ensure that our patients have access to these procedures, Salisbury Plastic Surgery provides financing and flexible payment options.

Are you curious about body contouring through fat transfer? This safe and revolutionary procedure uses your body’s own fat to achieve natural results.  At Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Shrewsbury, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom provides fat transfer procedures for adults who reside in Worcester and the surrounding communities in Massachusetts. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.