What Is A Fat Transfer?
When an individual gains and then loses weight or begins to age, they lose overall shape in specific body areas where volume was once plentiful. A terrific way to regain this lost volume is through an aesthetic procedure known as fat grafting (a fat transfer). This process removes fat from a place on the body and injects it into another area that could use additional volume. A fat transfer can be performed on widespread areas such as the buttocks or on delicate features such as the lower eyelid, cheeks, or lips. Fat transfers are commonly chosen when an individual desires a natural enhancement vs having fillers or implants. Baltimore, MD plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Schultz, ABPS Certified, is skilled at using the most advanced methods for performing fat transfers with both VASER® high-definition ultrasound assisted laser liposuction and power-assisted liposuction. This body contouring treatment creates smooth and beautiful outcomes.
"How do I even begin to say how wonderful Dr. Ben Schultz is … he is simply the best physician/surgeon I’ve ever encountered! He is extremely knowledgeable, cares deeply about his patients, and has an impeccable bedside manner! He provided excellent care before, during, and after my nasal surgery. He is very attentive and always answered all of my questions. I know he has several patients, but he made me feel like I was his only one! I had a few complications after the surgery and he was very accommodating and understanding. It's rare to find a physician so caring and concerned about my health!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 02, 2023
"Right from the beginning I knew I would be in good hands with Dr. Ben. I was really nervous about my surgery but he put my mind at ease. From initially meeting him he was friendly, compassionate and easy to talk to. He was very thorough and answered any concerns I had. You can tell he truly cares for his patients. He would always check up on me to see how I was doing and was available when I needed him. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me. Dr.Ben is truly an amazing surgeon!"- E.H. / Google / Apr 17, 2023
"Wow...where should I start??!! I was diagnosed with breast cancer July of 2022. My GYN referred me to Drs. Ben and Michael Schultz (I will leave a separate review for Dr. Michael). From the time of my first consultation until today, Dr. Ben has been a God send. He is meticulous, and set realistic expectations. He texted me daily after my surgery to ensure I was feeling ok and healing properly. He did an amazing job on my reconstruction. EVERY doctor and staff person that has seen my results say, "Wow, your surgeon did an amazing job!" I usually question EVERYTHING I am told. However, he provided information in a way that was clear and concise. and.... best of all... his work proved exactly what he said he was going to do. Thanks Dr. Ben! ~Chevel God Speed!"- C.V. / Google / Apr 07, 2023
"Dr. Ben is amazing at what he does. And, amazingly, he gets back to me immediately with every question and concern. He always has a smile on his face to put you at ease. He and his father are the kindest doctors I’ve ever dealt with."- R.L. / Google / Mar 24, 2023
"Dr Ben, I can’t even put in words how appreciative I am of this man. I’ve been wanting a reduction for over 8 years now, I was at the point where the size literally weighed me down. He sympathized with me so much immediately and set himself apart from other surgeons I’ve met with by not downplaying my pain. I was so nervous about my surgery but he reassured me at every single step, he gave me his personal number for any post op questions which made me feel even better about choosing him. Every time I had a question, I waited no more than 30 mins for a response which was surprising given the amount of patients I’ve met at his practice. As a black woman, anything dealing with medical professionals is scary but Dr. Ben is the best I’ve ever interacted with. He restored my confidence in my body, went from a 36H to about a D cup. I have had absolutely no complications with my surgery, I felt like I was back to myself about 3-4 weeks post op. Thank you so much Dr. Ben! May God bless you infinitely"- M.M. / Google / Mar 18, 2023
What are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer?
There are many reasons patients consider our cutting-edge fat transfer procedure in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Schultz offers fat transfers to:
- Enhance the breasts and buttocks: A fat transfer is an excellent alternative to implants if you want natural-looking results that feel like your own tissue.
- Reduce wrinkles and lines: By adding volume to areas with deeper creases, men and women can look years younger without surgery.
- Recontour your face: For a more attractive profile, fat transfers can be used to sculpt the cheekbones and define the lips.
- Balance facial features: If one side of your face looks different from the other, Dr. Schultz may use fat to correct asymmetry.
How is a fat transfer performed?
During this procedure, you will be put under the appropriate kind of anesthesia. The type of sedation or anesthesia will depend on how much fat is being extracted, including the location where it will be placed. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Schultz will identify the best method of liposuction specifically for your needs and goals. He utilizes VASER and power-assisted liposuction to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Liposuction is first performed using a thin, special cannula to delicately extract the fat, where it will then be purified and harvested inside a centrifuge (which prepares the highest quality fat for syringes). After prepping the injection site, the extracted fat will be transferred into the area that needs volume. The injection process is completed in layers until even smoothness has been attained. For certain body parts, numerous injections will be necessary.
Fat Transfer FAQ
Can fat transfer help correct physical irregularities after an injury?
Fat transfer can be an effective solution for correcting physical irregularities or asymmetries caused by injuries. By using your own fat, Dr. Ben Schultz in Baltimore, MD, can target specific areas that need volume due to injury-induced changes. The precision of the procedure, combined with Dr. Schultz's expertise in utilizing advanced liposuction techniques, allows for a tailored approach to restoring a more natural appearance to the affected area.
What should I know about the recovery process?
Understanding the recovery process is crucial for patients considering a fat transfer. Post-procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising in both the donor and recipient areas. Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but typically, patients can return to normal activities within a few days. However, Dr. Schultz advises avoiding strenuous activities for a certain period to ensure optimal healing. Follow-up appointments at our Baltimore clinic are essential to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.
Will my results look natural?
Dr. Ben Schultz's approach to achieving natural-looking results from a fat transfer involves a combination of his surgical expertise and the use of state-of-the-art techniques. By carefully selecting the donor and recipient sites, and using advanced methods like VASER high-definition ultrasound-assisted laser liposuction and power-assisted liposuction, Dr. Schultz ensures that the fat is placed strategically for a smooth, even appearance. His meticulous technique focuses on creating results that not only enhance your appearance but also feel natural to the touch.
Take the Natural Approach
If you wish to attain more voluptuous lips or want to smooth out facial lines, this treatment may be a great option. Moreover, a fat transfer works great for the breasts and buttocks. This procedure can help you achieve the look you wish for without pursuing a major surgery that could require a lengthy recovery period or associated downtime. We welcome you to get in touch with our front desk team to schedule your consultation.
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