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Fat Grafting History & Applications

Surprisingly, fat grafting has existed for hundreds of years. Today, cosmetic surgeons use fat transfer to improve the appearance of aging faces, restore breast size following childbirth or mastectomy surgery, create beautiful BBLs, and to enhance the shape and volume after weight loss surgeries. Fat grafting continues to grow in popularity due to its versatility, safety, and effectiveness.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines fat grafting as a surgical procedure involving "the transfer of fatty tissue from one part of the body to another." This technique improves facial contours and augments areas such as breasts, buttocks, hips, calves, and hands. In addition, surgeons use fat grafting to treat scars and skin irregularities resulting from surgeries, including cosmetic, accidents, and birth abnormalities.


Who Performs Fat Grafting In Las Vegas?

Mustafa Ahmed, MD, is a triple board-certified physician passionate about aesthetic care. Through his practice at Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic, he is known for his artistic eye and the skilled hand of a sculptor. His approach adheres to specific standards of care, including requirements related to training, equipment, and safety protocols appropriate for their surgical techniques.

Fat Grafting Process

Fat grafting involves harvesting fat cells from one part of the body into an air-tight container and placing them into another area of healthy tissue where it is desirable. This transfer helps fill out areas of less volume, such as the buttocks, cheeks, arms, hands, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, calves, feet, breasts, and lips. Our own body fat is a superior filler in many cases as there is no chance of rejection or allergic reaction.

Fat grafting is generally a 3-stage technique: 

  1. Harvesting adipose (fat) tissue from the donor site
  2. Processing of the liposuctioned fatty tissue to eliminate cellular debris, non-cellular oils, and the infiltrated solution added before liposuction
  3. Re-injection of the purified fat cells 

Cosmetic fat transfer with Doctor Ahmed utilizes ultrasound-assisted VASER liposuction, which uses sound waves to break up fatty tissue with minimal damage to the cells. Unlike traditional or laser liposuction which damages fat cells with heat and trauma, VASER gently "shakes" fat cells loose. That means far less trauma to the fat cells and far less bruising and pain for the patient.

Once removed, he processes the fat with a purifying solution and readies the fat for injection within a short time to maintain viability. By using VASER liposuction and correct protocols, more of the healthy fat will remain in the injection site, stabilize and establish its own blood supply.

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Typical Areas Of Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is an old procedure that dates back to the 1800s when surgeons would extract fat from one part of the body and inject the removed material into another area where there was scar tissue or missing volume. In the early 1900s, surgeons used this technique to repair wounds. More recently, doctors have been performing this surgery to improve facial contours and reduce wrinkles, enlarge the buttocks, fill in "hip dips" and even do modest breast enlargement.

  • BBL, for increasing the volume and roundness and sculpting the contour of the buttocks
  • Hips, for filling in hip dips and rounding to create an hourglass figure
  • Breasts to create a modest increase in size or to create even proportions
  • Stomach, for filling out irregularities from previous surgeries and poorly done liposuction
  • Face, lips and hands for restoring diminished volume from aging and smoothing out wrinkles
  • Scars that create depressions from prior trauma or surgeries

There are several ways to perform fat grafting, including micro fat harvesting, and autologous fat transfer with liposuction. The rest of the article focuses on the autologous fat transfer possibilities and how it works.

Hips (100cc-300cc, each side)

The Brazilian butt lift procedure uses liposuction techniques to augment the buttocks. Surgeons that are sensitive to proportions and creating ideals curves, fill areas around the hips, especially the concave region between the hip and thigh that creates what we call "hip dips".

Buttocks (200cc-1300cc+, each cheek)

Fat transfer to the buttocks is an effective way to increase volume. Options are available depending on how much larger and what shape you prefer. If you want to boost the size and shape of your buttocks, we offer buttock augmentation or the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). 

It is important to note that safety is paramount for doing a BBL. There is a limit to how much fat can be safely added between the skin and muscle wall. Fat penetrating the muscle wall can lead to a fat embolism. The technique used, the experience of the surgeon and correct amount is essential for a beautiful and lasting result.

Face (10cc – 100cc, total)

Facial fat transfer treatment helps add volume to your face and lessen deep creases. No harsh chemicals or foreign matter is involved. Fat dermal fillers are natural and safe with minimal downtime. For some people, the fat lasts much longer than fillers.

Breast (50cc-250cc, each breast)

Augmenting breasts is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. However, with technological advances, several options are now available to patient. 

A breast lift with fat transfer can give you a natural look while restoring lost volume and improving shape. This procedure involves lifting the skin and muscle tissue around the nipple area to reshape it into a uniform size and position. The amount of fat added  depends on how much additional volume you want but the breast area in particular can only hold a modest amount at a time so a cup size is the most you can expect with fat transfer to the breast.

Fat grafting can also be used to correct asymmetries caused by pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fat Transfer May Not Always Be The Solution For Breasts

Fat transfer sounds like a dream come true — a procedure where fat cells are harvested from another part of your body and placed into your breast tissue pocket. While there are different ways to do this, most people opt to use liposuction in unwanted areas to harvest the fat.

But while it works well for some women, it isn't always the best solution. Fat grafting for breast augmentation sounds like quick fix for getting larger breasts. The fact is fat transfer can only add a half to one cup size of breast volume. To have larger breasts with fat transfer can mean more than one session over a few months and the results are not guaranteed. Too much fat added to the breast area at one time often results in the body absorbing most of the fat. For adding more than one cup size, a modest amount of fat must settle, develop a blood supply and only then should you do a second transfer.

Women desiring more volume should consider breast implants for a fuller look.

Breast Augmentation vs. Fat Transfer

There are two main types of breast augmentation procedures: implant-based and non-implant based. Implant-based techniques involve placing silicone gel or saline implants inside your chest wall. These are the most common type of breast augmentation because they provide long-lasting results and have more options for size. However, they also require a more extended recovery period.

If you go with fat transfer for breast augmentation, Dr. Ahmed performs liposuction to remove excess fat from your hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach and / or back. Once he does that, he takes the processed fat cells and injects them directly into your breasts. Then, he waits for the fat cells to settle into place using digital manipulation. Depending on how much fat he thinks will stay in your breasts, the amount of fat transferred might vary.

What Are The Benefits Of Fat Transfer?

Fat grafting can be used for many cosmetic procedures, including facial contouring, breast augmentation, lip enhancement, and more. It's also a great way to improve skin appearance with added volume which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The procedure is performed by injecting fat from other areas of your body into specific areas on your face or body. That means there is little to no chance of rejection, unlike injectables or implants.

Done correctly, many of injected fat cells develop their new blood supply in that area over time. There are areas of the body that "host" more new fat cells successfully more than others. For example, the percentage of (healthy) fat that remains in the buttocks is often greater than the amount that remains in the breasts over time.

What Are The Risks Of Fat Grafting?

Although fat grafting has become popular among people who wish to enhance their looks, some minor risks are still involved. These include swelling, bruising and infection. 

You need to be in good overall health, be a non-smoker to avoid complications and have no circulation issues.

Types Of Anesthesia Used

Fat injection is a minimally invasive procedure. The only incisions made by the surgeon are the ones made for liposuction in the areas used for fat harvest. Most people only have a brief recovery period and get back to thier normal activities quickly.

Patients can plan to take approximately a week off to rest and heal following surgery. Medication can treat minor pain the first few days. Bruising and swelling are normal side effects.

Expect to see results over the next few months. Swelling goes down, and the transferred fat establishes its blood supply. Final results are about 6 months after fat transfer.

Fat Transfer Recovery

Although fat grafting has become popular among people who wish to enhance their looks, some minor risks are still involved. These include swelling, bruising and infection. 

You need to be in good overall health, be a non-smoker to avoid complications and have no circulation issues.

How Long Does Fat Transfer Last?

Fat grafting, when correctly performed, should last for many years. As we develop more long-term patient histories, we will know the actual fat retention after ten years.