Fat transfer (or fat grafting) for body sculpting has become all the rage in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit, Michigan. Grand Rapids Plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson specializes in performing these long-lasting body-contouring procedures, helping Bengtson Center patients safely achieve head-turning curves in all the right places.
Fat transfer is available for Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit area residents at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Body sculpting procedures involve first performing gentle, precisely controlled liposuction on areas containing unwanted body fat, such as the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, or back. Once that fat is processed, it is re-injected into specific areas where you would like to see greater volume or a more curvaceous silhouette. Our Grand Rapids Fat transfer patients typically elect to add volume to the following areas:
During a body sculpting procedure, transferred fat is gently manipulated to create smooth, rounded contours and a more feminine shape. It’s the natural way to a shapelier, curvier you!
What are the benefits of fat transfer body sculpting?
Because fat transfer uses autologous (your own) fat, you have no risk of rejection or allergic reaction, and the end result looks natural.
At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids fat transfer is used to improve the shape and size of the buttocks, a Brazilian Butt Lift can yield immediate, long lasting results for our patients, provided their weight and activity level remain stable. fat transfer used for facial fat transfer can also yield immediate results that often last longer than those obtained with man-made injectable dermal fillers.
Obtaining the curves we love may not always be possible through weight loss and exercise alone. Fat transfer procedures help many of our Grand Rapids patients sculpt their body features, dramatically improving the shape and proportion of their body and enhancing their appearance and self-esteem.
Women and men of various ages and from many circumstances choose to undergo a fat transfer at our Grand Rapids practice.
The best candidates are patients who are close to their optimal weight but have isolated areas of fat and lack volume and/or shape in specific areas such as breasts, buttocks, or face. The following factors generally define good candidates for fat transfer procedures:
1. Most fat transfer procedures take approximately 1 to 2 hours.
2. We transfer your own fat from areas you do not want it, to areas you do.
3. Occasionally, additional sequential grafting may be performed.
4. All surgeries carry the potential for risks, during your consultation for fat transfer Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson will fully discuss with you what those are.
5. You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the surgery center.
6. Approximately 50 to 75% of the transferred fat survives.
7. Results may be long lasting, but weight loss/gain or pregnancy can change your results, and normal aging and gravity may affect your outcomes.
8. Fat transfer is most commonly performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. For smaller areas, it may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.
9. Afterward, you will return to your home or, for our out-of-town guests, to one of the designated hotels conveniently located a short distance from our office.
10. Following your procedure you will experience swelling, potential bruising, and some soreness in the treated area. Recovery ranges from 5 to 14 days, depending on the number and size of treatment areas. Within one day following surgery, you will return to normal, light activity.
11. Liposuction incisions for fat transfer are very small, often about a quarter inch, and they are placed so that they will not be visible while wearing clothing or swimsuits. Incision placement will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Dr. Bengtson, and the entire staff of the Bengtson Center for Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids want you to be well informed about your choices and any potential risks or side effects. They will thoroughly explain your options, answer all your questions, and support you in whatever decision you make during your informed consent process.
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If you're interested in fat transfer body sculpting or fat transfer for a butt lift with Grand Rapids' Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso, schedule your consultation today! Request your appointment online, or call our office at 616.588.8880.Fees & Financing