Fat Grafting

Fat grafting procedures, or autologous fat injections, are becoming increasingly popular as a way to enhance and refine body contours without using implants. Autologous fat, meaning a person’s own body fat, is taken from one area of the body via liposuction and transferred to another part of the body to add fullness, improve symmetry or enhance curves.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu of Basu Plastic Surgery in Houston specializes in body contouring procedures. His extensive experience tailoring fat transfer to fit the individual needs of men and women throughout Texas provides him with the insight to deliver high-quality, natural-looking results to those in the Houston area and beyond.

Contact us online or call our office today at 713-799-2278 to schedule a consultation at Basu Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in three centers throughout Houston.

Why Consider Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting can produce beautiful, completely natural-looking results without the risk of an allergic reaction or rejection that are sometimes associated with dermal fillers or implants. Fat can also be safely injected in varying amounts, making it an ideal filler for body and facial contouring.

People who consider fat grafting often have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Depressed scars or birthmarks
  • Asymmetrical features
  • Flat or uneven buttocks
  • Thin lips
  • Hollowed cheeks
  • Thin or aging facial features

Fat transfer also has the added bonus of slimming down the part of your body from where fat is harvested, which is often the hips or thighs.

How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost?

Because fat grafting can be performed on a variety of areas of the body, the cost of a single procedure can vary widely. If you are considering fat grafting for medical reasons, such as to repair a scar or other skin condition following an injury, your insurance provider may help to cover the costs associated with the procedure. The total associated costs will include facility fees, anesthesia charges and your pre-op and post-op appointments.

At Basu Plastic Surgery, we offer frequent special promotions for a wide range of cosmetic procedures. We also offer plastic surgery financing options to help make your procedure as affordable as possible.

Your Fat Grafting Options

If you’ve decided to move forward with fat transfer, you’ll have a few options to consider.

Donor Site

The donor site is the part of your body that Dr. Basu will harvest fat cells from using liposuction. Many people take this opportunity to reduce their love handles or slim down their thighs. Some people are able to use another location as their donor site, such as the upper arms. While the slimming aspect of fat grafting is an added bonus for many, it’s important to remember that usually only a small amount of fat is transferred in a single procedure.

Common Enhancements

The most common enhancements that people have involving fat transfer include Brazilian butt lifts, lip enhancement and facial rejuvenation. People also commonly use fat cells from their own body to fill out depressed scars from acne, injury or a birthmark. If you have another appearance concern that you would like addressed with the help of fat grafting, you can discuss your goals with Dr. Basu during your consultation.

Your Fat Grafting Procedure

During your consultation, Dr. Basu will explain the details of the fat grafting procedure and answer any questions you may have about the fat transfer process. During this time, he will also work closely with you to create a surgical plan that will incorporate your specific goals for your final results.

The fat grafting procedure is a two-step process. First, Dr. Basu uses general or local anesthesia to harvest fat from your donor site before purifying the fat cells and re-injecting them into areas of the face or body that you would like to enhance. As some of the transferred fat will not integrate into its new location, Dr. Basu may inject a greater amount than needed initially in order to provide you with the best ultimate results.

Your Recovery & Results

Fat grafting is a highly individualized procedure, and recovery will vary depending on the amount of fat taken during liposuction, the number of areas in which Dr. Basu performed liposuction and the extent of fat injections. Dr. Basu will provide detailed instructions about recovery at your personal consultation. Once recovery is complete, fat transfer offers long-lasting results as the injected fat integrates with the existing fatty tissue.

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To take the first step toward achieving your ideal figure with fat transfer, contact us online or call our Houston office today at 713-799-2278.