How Fat Transfer Can Boost Your Tummy Tuck Results
By on April 24, 2023 in Uncategorized
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen for a more contoured look. This procedure is often combined with liposuction to remove additional fat in the abdominal area. Many individuals may not know that the fat removed during abdominoplasty can be used to enhance the appearance of other parts of the body in a procedure called “fat transfer.” Partington Plastic Surgery offers abdominoplasty with fat transfer for maximum benefit from your procedure.
Who Can Benefit From Abdominoplasty?
Women who have had a number of pregnancies often have loose skin in the abdominal area that makes them feel unattractive and uncomfortable. Anyone who has had dramatic weight loss may also have significant looseness in the abdominal skin that does not respond to exercise. Aging itself can cause increased fat distribution and a breakdown of the supporting muscles in the abdomen. These issues can cause discomfort when wearing clothing with tight waists or belted garments.
Adding Fat Transfer to Your Abominoplasty Procedure
In an abdominoplasty, often called a “tummy tuck,” some amounts of fat are removed along with the loose skin to create a tighter, flatter contour. Liposuction, is the removal of fat from areas of the body using a cannula that sucks out fat cells. These cells can then be processed and injected under the skin to enhance the size and contours of other parts of the body, in a procedure called “fat transfer.”
Fat Transfer Can Be Used To Correct Other Body Problems
Fat transfer uses your own fat cells to contour problem areas of the body. Surgeons may use it to augment the breasts or provide shaping for the buttocks. Fat transfer can also be used on the face to fill out hollow areas under the eyes or enhance the cheeks. It may also be used to plump areas that have lost volume due to aging. Because the procedure uses your own body’s cells, there is no danger of rejection. Fat transfer can provide a more natural look than using implants to re-shape the body. However, some of the fat may be absorbed by the body, and multiple treatments may be necessary.
The Combined Procedures Can Save You Time and Money
During your consultation with Dr. Partington, you can discuss your objectives for plastic surgery and areas of the body that concern you. You may be able to combine your abdominoplasty with fat transfer procedures, which can save you both recovery time and the cost of a separate procedure. Dr. Partington will determine if this is an advisable plan for your needs, based on your general health and your expectations regarding the results.
Schedule Your Consultation
Plastic surgery can correct a variety of body problems and can give you a new feeling of attractiveness and confidence. If you feel an abdominoplasty with fat transfer would help you to look better in clothes and feel better about your body, contact Dr. Marshall Partington of Partington Plastic Surgery at 425-247-1895 for a consultation, to learn more about the procedures that can help.