Fat Transfer in NJ

Fat grafting, also commonly referred to as fat transfer, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves extracting adipose fat tissue, processing the fat, and then reinjecting it into the area of the body needing improvement. Fat grafting can be performed on the face, breasts, hips, and buttocks. Not only can it improve and enhance the cosmetic appearance of the body, but fat grafting also helps repair damage to breast tissue during radiation treatment. I have 25 years of experience in fat grafting procedures, ensuring the sterile handling of fat during removal and rapid reinsertion to provide my patients with the best results!

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. View our fat grafting before and after photographs to see our patients’ amazing body transformations, and request a consultation today!

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Good-Candidate

Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is right for you if you are at a stable and healthy weight, have enough donor fat available for harvesting, have realistic expectations for your surgery, and want to add natural volume to areas of your body. A 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 your transfer.
During-surgery

What to Expect During a Fat Grafting Consultation

During your consultation, I will talk to you about your previous medical treatments and surgeries, current medications, drug and alcohol use, drug allergies, as well as your surgical goals. My team and I will also evaluate your general health status, take photographs, recommend a course of action, and discuss likely outcomes and potential risks associated with the procedure.
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How Do You Prepare for a Fat Transfer?

To prepare for your fat grafting procedure, you may need to get lab testing, stop smoking, take or adjust certain medications, and avoid taking over-the-counter drugs that may increase bleeding. You should also arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery.
During-surgery

What Happens During Fat Grafting?

The process of fat grafting involves the extraction of fat from the donor area with liposuction, decanting, centrifugation, processing of the fat, and reinjecting the fat into the desired location. The best method for fat extraction is through thin liposuction cannulas, which processes out debris, excess fluid, and dead cells in the viable adipose fat cells. Finally, the fat is reinjected in small droplets throughout the subcutaneous tissue of the recipient area. I also use the Hybrid BBL technique on my patients to enhance the buttocks.

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is one of the most popular procedures performed in plastic surgery today. I always appreciated the “power” of shaping that could be achieved by the lifting procedure. I refined the aesthetics of this procedure early in my career, along with the understanding of vector translation of lifting to make this an art form. Initially, before fat grafting was mainstream, I utilized segments of tissue destined for disposal during the lift excision, transposing these tissues back into tunnels within the buttock. 

By the late 1990s, I realized that simultaneous waist shaping with liposuction and fat grafting of the buttock at the time of buttock lifting could take the place of the more involved flap transposition. My Hybrid technique, as I refer to it, limits the amount of fat required in the grafting transfer, as the simultaneous lift is a powerful component in and of itself. Additionally, I perform this procedure with the fat injected only subcutaneously and typically in the lateral position.

By lifting the buttocks, the actual amount of fat needed to make a dramatic, youthful restoration and enhancement is much less! I do perform liposuction and simultaneous fat grafting “BBL” without excision lifting for younger patients who do not need the lift, which you can see throughout the before and after gallery.

Recovery-time

How Long is Recovery After Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting is a relatively low-risk procedure. Patients are usually able to return to work within two to five days following surgery. Patients may also experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which are all common side effects in the week following the procedure. 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. The results of fat grafting are long-lasting! Patients should be able to see the full results of their procedure after six months.
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