Fat Grafting in NJ
Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injections, is the process of removing excess fat from one area of the body with liposuction, purifying it, and transferring it to another part of the body where it can improve appearance. Fat grafting can slim your abdomen, waist, thighs, or other parts of your body, while adding volume to your face, breasts, hips, or buttocks. Fat grafting is a long-lasting way to improve your contours, and it can also help repair damage to breast tissue from radiation treatment.
I have 27 years of experience in fat grafting procedures, ensuring the sterile handling of fat during removal and rapid reinsertion to provide my patients with safe, outstanding outcomes. I infuse an artist’s vision with every procedure to optimize each result. Patients have come from more than 25 states and 17 different countries for our surgical and cosmetic treatments because of our results. We want every patient to remember us for having been a positive, life-changing influence.
Why You Might Consider Fat Grafting
You might benefit from fat grafting if you would like to redistribute fat from areas with extra to those that have less.
The beauty of fat grafting is that it makes two changes at once – slimming one part of your body and adding volume to another – without using manufactured fillers or implants.
Fat grafting can:
- Add volume to your breasts, buttocks, or hips
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Restore a natural shape to breasts after a lumpectomy
- Smooth the backs of your hands to reverse the signs of aging
Fat transfer can also improve the health of breast tissue after radiation treatment or when you must have implants removed due to capsular contracture.
Fat Grafting Before and After
The results of fat grafting are long-lasting! Patients should be able to see the full results of their procedure after about six months. Please review our before-and-after gallery to see our patients’ transformations three to six months after treatment with fat grafting!
Fat Grafting Candidates
You are probably a good candidate for fat grafting if you:
- Are at a stable and healthy weight
- Have enough donor fat available for harvesting with liposuction
- Want to add natural volume to one or more areas of your body
- Are in generally good health
- Do not smoke, or are able to quit for at least six weeks before and after your treatment
- Have realistic expectations for your treatment
- Fat transfer is not a substitute for diet and exercise. If you are planning on losing or gaining weight, it may be best to achieve your goals before you schedule a fat transfer procedure.
Meet Scott SpiRo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
SURGEON BY TRADE
I am a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast cancer reconstructive surgery and cosmetic procedures of the breast, body, and face. To me, every patient is unique and deserves results tailored to their concerns. You can understand my approach to care by reviewing the testimonials and before and after galleries on this site and learning about the many “Top Doctor” awards I have won.
ARTIST AT HEART
Art is my other passion, and my artist’s vision guides my work as a surgeon. I have done technical illustrations for many journal articles, book chapters, and patient resource pamphlets for national societies. I am also an accomplished painter, sculptor, and photographer. When you visit our office, you’ll see a gallery of reproductions of many of my pieces in oil, graphite, and photography.
What to Expect During a Fat Grafting Consultation
During your consultation, I will review your medical history and discuss your goals and areas of concern. I will evaluate your general health status and ask questions to understand any health conditions or risk factors that you may have. Once I have gone over your medical history, I will examine the areas of your body you want to contour with liposuction and fat grafting. I will make specific recommendations based on your individual needs and explain what the procedure will involve. I will also explain the likely outcomes and potential risks of liposuction and fat grafting and answer any questions you may have.
Fat Grafting in NJ at Spiro Plastic Surgery
I perform fat grafting using general anesthesia at an outpatient surgical center in New Jersey. I have refined my fat grafting technique to give my patients optimal, reliable, long-lasting results. My protocol involves gentle aspiration, gentle filtration, sterile handling, and rapid reinsertion. We recently began employing state-of-the-art safety measures in buttock fat grafting, which include ultrasound guidance placement of the fat.
Using liposuction, I extract fat from the part of your body that needs slimming and contouring. Then, I carefully process this harvested fat to purify it and preserve the stem cells. Finally, I carefully inject the filtered fat into the targeted areas using special needles and cannulas. With my specialized, artistic approach, I create beautifully natural and long-lasting results.
For buttock augmentation and reshaping, I also use a combination buttock lift and fat transfer. Known as the hybrid BBL technique, this involves making an incision above the buttocks, across the lower back/ upper buttock region in the line that a bikini bottom would lie. I remove excess skin to lift, reshape, and smooth the buttocks, and use fat grafts to add volume and roundness.
Fat Transfer Preparation
As preparation for your fat grafting procedure, I will advise you to quit smoking six weeks beforehand, temporarily stop taking specific medications, and avoid aspirin or herbal supplements that may cause an increase in bleeding or bruising. You may also need to get lab testing.
Please arrange for someone to take you home from our surgical center, as you will be unable to drive.
What to Expect After Fat Grafting Treatment
After your surgery, you will be recovering from two procedures – liposuction and fat grafting injections. You can expect some swelling, soreness, and bruising or redness in the donor and recipient areas. The initial discomfort typically lasts for one to three days. Patients can usually return to work within two to five days following treatment. Swelling and bruising will subside over several weeks.
My team and I will provide you with instructions on how to care for the surgical site, what medications to apply or take orally, what specific concerns to look out for, and when to schedule a follow-up appointment.
Not all the grafted fat will survive in its new location. Some of the fat cells will die and get processed out of your body as waste. For this reason, and because of post-procedure swelling, the augmented site may appear fuller at first. Your ultimate outcome will be visible a few months after your procedure, when all residual swelling has subsided and the fat that will remain permanently has settled into position. Once results appear, they are long-lasting!
Fat Grafting Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Scott Spiro is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Spiro Plastic Surgery, specializing in fat grafting procedures of the body. With his special fat grafting method, he improves body contours with beautifully natural results.