Fat Transfer in Chicago
The process of fat grafting, which is also called an autologous fat transfer or liposculpture, involves restoring face volume by harvesting the patient’s fat from the thighs, abdomen, or other areas. Getting a fat transfer in Naperville, Chicago, or Schaumburg, IL, can be used to treat facial lines, sunken cheeks, and acne scars, as well as other areas that may have lost volume due to sun damage, aging, or other conditions. This method can also be used as a natural breast augmentation for women who are turned off by silicone implants, or in a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure to enhance the backside.
Unlike other volume treatments, fat grafts are harvested from the patient. This essentially eliminates the risk for an allergic reaction or other negative effects. The fat is already a natural part of the body. Autologous fat transfers are also longer-lasting than the typical synthetic materials.
The Fat Transfer Process
During this procedure, we will harvest fat from the designated donor area by using a cannula to suction out the fat. This is a similar process to liposuction. The removal is completed with local anesthesia to eliminate local discomfort. This fat is then purified to ensure only fat cells are used in the grafting process. Once the fat is prepared, we inject it into the targeted area through a cannula to achieve the desired fullness.
We can perform this procedure on an outpatient basis in our Chicago, Naperville, or Schaumburg, IL, office. Because there are many factors in how this procedure is performed, the amount of time it takes can vary significantly for each patient.
Fat Transfer Results & Recovery
You may experience some bruising and mild swelling after your fat transfer, but this can be reduced with ice. These fat grafts typically last longer than your traditional fillers and other similar treatments. Fat transfer is considered safe because there are no foreign materials introduced into the body.
What Are The Risks Of Fat Transfer?
Although this treatment is relatively safe for most people, there are risks involved. Some of the potential issues include:
- Nerve damage
- Under or overcorrection
You can minimize these risks by choosing our professionals for a fat transfer and following the instructions we provide after your procedure.
Fat Transfer Schaumburg, Naperville, Chicago
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