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Fat Transfer Surgery Offers Many Cosmetic Benefits

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer surgery is one of the most popular and common procedures we perform. It is extremely effective, and the results are permanent. We perform this procedure alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelifts and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). The key to success is highly based on the surgeon’s experience and technical abilities.


The procedure is commonly used for breast augmentation, buttock augmentation/contouring and wrinkle and crease reduction. Because the transplanted fat comes from the patient, it does not carry a risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Other advantages include a short recovery time, long-lasting results and effectiveness on any skin type.

Fat Transfer Surgery Postoperative Instructions

It is important to follow all of your doctor’s postoperative instructions for fat transfer surgery procedures to achieve the best possible surgery results. Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery patients are provided with detailed instructions to ensure the best outcome to the procedure.

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Fat Transfer Surgery Postoperative Instructions

Why Choose Dr. Vijay

  • What type of anesthesia is used during fat transfer?

    Fat transfer surgery can be performed using local anesthesia. However, depending on the extent of fat removal, general anesthesia may be used to ensure patient comfort.

  • Will there be scars after my fat transfer?

    Tiny incisions are made at the liposuction site and the injection site that may result in minimal scarring. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.

  • How long will my recovery period last?

    The length of your recovery will depend on which area(s) have been enhanced using fat transfer. Fat transfer to the face has the fastest healing time of two weeks. Fat grafting to the buttocks has the longest recovery period of several months. During your consultation, your surgeon can discuss more accurate recovery timelines based on your individual circumstances.

  • Are the results of fat transfer long lasting?

    There may be some initial volume loss after your fat transfer as the body absorbs some of the grafted fat. However, any fat that remains after six months will provide permanent enhancement.

  • How significant of a breast size increase can I expect using fat transfer?

    Fat transfer surgery provides subtle enhancement of the breasts. Typically, most patients gain between a half cup and a full cup size increase.

Why Choose Dr. Vijay

Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Transfer