How is the fat transfer procedure performed?

Fat transfer aims at removing fat from one part of the body to another.  It is done through gentle liposuction and then the fat is injected into another part of the body. Although the grafting works well for all the body, it is commonly used for face enhancement, filling hollow eyelids, and building up areas that have lost volume because of aging. The procedure can also be used to increase breast size and improve breast shape. If such is your need, Denver Peak Plastic Surgery Center is your one stop center.

The procedure involves harvesting of fat from one part of the body, purification, and finally, placement at the desired point.


After visiting the clinic, you and your surgeon agree on where fat will be removed and where it will be injected. The procedure is done with local anesthesia, a small incision is made for the fat removal. A cannula connected to a syringe to extract fact is then inserted and collects the fat.

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Purification and transfer

After obtaining enough fat, your surgeon will process it to prepare the fat cells for transfer. This is done so the fat will be able to go through the smaller syringes that will be used for injecting the fat. The process of purification requires the use of a centrifuge to spin the fat. A filtration process is also required to remove impurities before injection.


The area where the fat is to be deposited is then prepared. The surgeon inserts a needle into the specific point of the incision where the augmentation is taking place. A line of fatty tissue is carefully deposited each time the needle is withdrawn.  The parcels of fatty tissues are deposited in the natural tissue planes.  The process is repeatedly done until the desired correction has been achieved. It is recommended that a massage be done in the grafted areas to create an even contour. A bandage or a dressing may also be placed on the grafted area.

Pros and cons of fat transfer

Because the fat being transferred is from your body, there is a reduced chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances. The transfer process is natural, long-lasting, and safe. Because only a small area is cut, the procedure is non-invasive. On the other hand, it is very time consuming. The process of preparing fat tissue before the transfer takes time compared to other procedures like dermal fillers. There is usually a need to repeat the procedure to achieve the desired outcome.

The goal of the Peak Plastic Surgery Center is to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results. The entire staff is friendly and welcoming. Before undertaking any procedure, you are given relevant information about it. The surgeon is well trained so that you get what you had in mind after the surgery. Many times people go for surgery and come out with uneven contours. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center, we give you the best. We make your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible.