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Fat Transfer

Many of us think of "fat" as the enemy, but at Advanced Aesthetics in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Dr. Kevin Johnson can make your unwanted fat work for you via fat transfer. Also called fat grafting, this procedure essentially moves fat from one area of your body where it's unwanted, such as your abdomen, to another part of your body, such as your breasts, where you could use a little more. The result feels and looks incredibly natural and can last for years.

Good Fat Transfer Candidates

Fat transfer uses your own fat, so the procedure is typically quite well-tolerated. At Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Johnson offers fat transfer for, Brazilian butt lift, natural breast augmentation, and the correction of breast implant rippling, liposuction contour irregularity, and soft tissue deformity.

You're likely a good candidate for this technique if you meet the following qualifications:

  • You have enough existing body fat to use for augmentation
  • You're generally in good physical and mental health
  • You have reasonable, clear goals for your results

Fat transfer also makes a nice option for women who have previously considered breast augmentation with implants but may want more subtle results.

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Fat Transfer Procedure

Fat transfer begins with removing unwanted fat via liposuction. Dr. Johnson uses a gentle technique to ensure the harvested fat cells survive and are suitable for transfer. Common "donor sites" for fat transfer include the abdomen and inner thighs, although other locations may be suitable, too.

Liposuction requires only a few small incisions, so the resulting scars are quite inconspicuous. Your procedure will be performed entirely under local anesthesia with oral sedation medications. There are no IV's and no General Anesthesia. During your initial consultation, Dr. Johnson helps you better understand what to expect.

Once Dr. Johnson removes the fat, he processes and purifies it, which helps increase the percentage of fat cells that will survive in their new location. He then injects the donor fat into the area of your body that you wish to augment. He carefully shapes the treated area to ensure soft, natural-looking curves.

Recovery & Results

Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure, meaning you return home the same day. Typically, fat transfer patients can comfortably return to their usual activities within a few days.

Results are immediate, but changes in the appearance of your results are normal within the first few weeks, as swelling goes down and some of the transferred fat is absorbed. The results you see at the 6-month mark are likely final, and you can expect your results to last for many years.

Dr. Johnson and his team are excited to help you reveal your most beautiful body. Request your complimentary consultation online, or call us at (208) 676-8346 to schedule your visit.

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