As we get older, our bodies pack on the pounds in difficult areas. Sometimes you can exercise certain parts of your body in hopes you’ll appear slim and toned, but to no avail. What if you could remove the fat while also treating conditions like sunken facial features, implant removal, severe scarring, thin lips, and more? A fat transfer performed by our expert team of specialists at Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Omaha, NE can give you the results you’re looking for.
Why Should You Consider a Fat Transfer? Top 7 Advantages
A Fat Transfer Lasts Longer Than Fillers
The best thing about a fat transfer compared to dermal fillers is it lasts much longer. It will not last forever, but the results could last as long as two years. By comparison, dermal fillers usually last between six to twelve months, which is a big and potentially expensive difference. Some fat transfer treatments work better than others, but they all ultimately outlast dermal fillers by a wide margin, which is why they are so popular today.
Reabsorption has the potential to become a problem for inexperienced staff, but our team understands the possibility of fat reabsorption. We take the necessary steps to prevent it from becoming a problem.
How We Prevent Fat Total Fat Reabsorption
We take one important step to prevent total fat reabsorption: we compensate for absorption by injecting more fat than we deem necessary. By using this approach, your body can naturally absorb some injected fat while still leaving plenty to provide the fuller, more complete look you crave.
Another Reabsorption Possibility
Because of the body’s potential to reabsorb the fat, you might need to undergo a second treatment. If your body reabsorbs more fat than desired, you’ll need another treatment to compensate for the fat that was unintentionally reabsorbed.
This is a normal part of the transfer process, and it’s best to be aware of the possibility. We do not know how your body will react to the treatment. Sometimes the body doesn’t reabsorb any transferred fat. At other times, it reabsorbs more than we’d hope for. Your body will react in its own way, but we’ll help you get the results you need!
The Fat Harvesting Process Removes Fat from Other Parts of Your Body
Fat harvesting is definitely a big benefit of the transfer process that many people appreciate. It’s hard to slim and tone some areas of the body, like the thighs, glutes, abs, and other problematic areas. They may not look as shapely as you’d like even following the strictest diet and exercise regimen. There’s no need to fret about these problem areas. Our specialist uses this additional fat to transfer to other parts of your body that need it more.
Most treatment recipients prefer taking fat from specific areas on their body with extra available cushion. These areas are perfect for the transfer process. The most common areas for fat harvesting include the buttocks, hips, thighs, love handles, upper abdomen, lower abdomen, and inner thighs. Patients rarely mind removing fat from these regions because they’re problem areas. Removing this fat brings more symmetry to the body.
Other Advantages of Fat Harvesting for Transfer
Fat harvesting is a natural process because it takes fat from your body, so it guarantees the transfer process will go smoothly. Some ingredients, like dermal fillers, have the occasional adverse effect, but this is never the case with your own naturally occurring fat.
You can rest easy knowing that your body will not reject this treatment. Since we use a purified sample of your own fat, rejection is never an issue because your body will fully incorporate the purified fat to fill in problem areas, including the face, hands, and more.
A Transfer Is a Minimally Invasive Treatment
Although this treatment uses more than injectable fillers, it’s still considered minimally invasive. This process doesn’t require major downtime after the treatment is complete, which is a big advantage. You can resume your regular activities and daily life right away. This is wonderful for anyone in need of this treatment who doesn’t want to suffer through major downtime.
This process is much less invasive when compared to a facelift. Facial incisions aren’t required to complete this process, unlike a facelift. No scarring of any kind will ever happen during the injections, which are minor and easy to handle. There also isn’t a lot of extended downtime.
Other Aspects of This Treatment Process
In addition to the injections, this process involves liposuction. This is used to remove fat stores and deposits from one area of the body to transfer to another. With liposuction, anesthesia is necessary for a portion of the treatment. This is normal and essential because our staff needs you unconscious to remove the fat to purify and transfer it to the desired treatment areas.
It’s an Excellent Treatment In Conjunction With Other Options
Undergoing multiple treatments at a time makes perfect sense when you intend to fix two or more problem areas. This is an excellent companion therapy for Botox injections, a tummy tuck, or liposuction.
Botox & Transferring Fat: A Solid Match
With Botox, you intend to reduce the appearance of fine lines and creases on your facial features. This treatment does an excellent job of minimizing these problem areas by freezing the muscles to smooth out your face. It’s no trouble for our team to provide Botox injects and a transfer at the same time.
Liposuction & Transferring Fat: An Excellent Fit
Liposuction is already a necessary and critical part of the transfer process. We need it to remove fat from specific areas of your body during the harvesting process. Since you’re already being put under, our specialists can lipo all of your problem areas. It’s a fantastic way to kill two birds with one stone and achieve complete symmetry to look your best after the treatment is through.
Combining Treatments & Recovery Times
Many patients wonder if combining treatments is worth it. They fear the overall process will take too much time and create other issues. While it’s possible to need more recovery time because of multiple procedures, it’s usually the best option regardless of the extra recovery. You’ll likely end up saving time and money by using an “all at the same time” approach.
As an example, by getting multiple procedures together you need not schedule one procedure one day and another treatment two weeks later, with more consultations in between, perhaps. Why should you needlessly put yourself through the extra hassle? Even better, by getting two or more treatments together, you’ll regain your youthful appearance more quickly, which definitely doesn’t hurt!
Allergy Testing Is Unnecessary With This Treatment
Believe it or not, dermal fillers aren’t right for everyone. They make these injectables out of bovine tissue, and since some patients are allergic to bovine tissue, these treatments aren’t suitable for every person: and sometimes they’re actually dangerous. This is disheartening for many because they want the injectable treatment but can’t get it because their allergies disqualified them.
Allergic patients need not suffer any longer. Allergy testing isn’t necessary while transferring fat. Since it uses the fat from your own body, you’ll never have an allergic reaction. You will not be allergic to your own body, so this treatment is a great fit. And it works, which is why many people appreciate this bovine-free option.
What About Hyaluronic Acid Injectables?
Many treatments use hyaluronic acid for their injectables instead of bovine tissue. This is a much better alternative for many patients because of the hyaluronic acid benefits and the likelihood that they will not be allergic to this treatment.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone. Some people experience a slight reaction caused by hyaluronic acid. This happens because some people suffer from an unexpected allergy to this substance. It happens to the best of us. And since this isn’t natural fat coming from your own body, it’s possible that you might be allergic.
Feel More Secure With the Harvesting and Transfer Process
You’ll likely feel much more secure using fat from your own body for the injectables instead of dermal fillers or other substances. Since the fat is completely purified before being re-injected into your body, it stimulates collagen production and adds much-needed fullness and firmness to areas of your body that sag and jiggle. And when your own fat makes up the injectable ingredients, the transfer process will go off without a hitch.
The Treatment Is Natural, Safe, and Long-Lasting
When compared to other cosmetic treatments, this option takes the cake because it’s as close to a natural process as you can get. The injectables comprise your own fat stores, so the overall treatment looks perfectly natural when all is said and done.
We appreciate this treatment because it lasts such a long time. While many treatments fade away within six months to a year, you can expect to see full-fledged results for at least two years or more. So many people love this treatment because of its longevity, which helps them continue to look their best long after the process is complete.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Safety is the biggest reason this treatment appeals to so many people. Using your own fat stem cells to fight back against the signs of aging is one of the most natural things in the world to do. It’s much safer than injecting animal by-products and other ingredients that typically aren’t found within the human body.
Facial rejuvenation is at its finest when the fat from your own body is transferred from your thighs or buttocks, processed for purity, and then injected into your face. This technique adds facial volume that lasts for two or more years. And the results speak for themselves.
This Treatment Is Helpful for Many Areas of the Body
While it’s perfectly sound and reasonable to use your fat for facial injections, it’s also an excellent choice for other parts of the body. Some patients suffer from the effects of aging hands, and this makes their hands look older and uneven. Fat injections will improve the appearance of the hands by eliminating crinkly skin and getting rid of unwanted creases.
Sometimes the transfer process is needed when a person has their breast implants removed. This is an outstanding choice because the breasts will have an irregular contour after removing implants. The additional fat can help fill the space to restore a more normal appearance. The same holds true for the removal of buttock implants or implants of any kind.
End the Cycle of Dermal Injections for Good
Are you tired of needing regular dermal injections because the treatment wears off too quickly? A fat transfer is safer, looks natural, lasts longer, and the potential to experience an unexpected allergic reaction doesn’t exist. If you believe this treatment will help you look like your younger self again, contact Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Omaha, NE right now to find out more about this option.