About Fat Transfer
When someone loses/gains weight or moves through the normal aging process, they lose shape and fullness in various body features where volume was once plentiful. A new way to restore this lost volume is through an aesthetic procedure known as a fat transfer. This treatment takes fat from a section of the body and reinstates it into a specific place that could use additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can be performed on large areas such as the buttocks or breasts or on delicate areas such as the lower eyelid, cheeks, or lips. Fat grafting and transfers are generally chosen when an individual desires a natural enhancement versus having fillers or implants. Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon Dr. Fara Movagharnia incorporates the most advanced methods for performing fat transfers. This body contouring treatment at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery creates smooth and beautiful outcomes.
Men and women who want more fullness on the body or face that appear depleted of natural volume may be great candidates for the fat grafting (transfer) procedure. This procedure is even more desired because it provides an autologous way to produce results by using the patient's fat tissue. This way, there is a decrease in concern for rejection. Men and women at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery considering this procedure must be at a certain weight and have fat to extract for the transfer. In addition, patients must avoid tobacco use, as the process for grafting uses only healthy tissue for an effective outcome.
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"68 year old woman, overweight and tired of being miserable - I am a 68 year old woman, over weight and tired of being miserable. I had suffered with large breast since middle school; my breast just kept getting larger and my back and neck always hurt. I was in a car accident in 2011, broke my back, neck, collar bone, ripped Rotator cuff and concussion. I went through many surgeries plus procedures to help the swelling in my neck. Needless to say but I put on weight and my breasts were getting bigger and bigger. I made up my mind to have a breast reduction and help with the migraines and back/neck pain. Dr Fara is wonderful, he fully explained the procedure and what he can do for me. I am ecstatic over my results. I love my new breast and I do mean love! Very happy. Dr. Fara is kind and has a great bedside manner too. Called everyday after the surgery to make sure I was good. I listened to him before the surgery and started my high protein diet and I was doing exactly as he needed for me to be a success. Day of surgery, his staff and nurses were fantastic. I am 5 weeks out and I feel great, the itching is controllable, the incisions are healing nicely. I have itty-bitty titties now. Yeah, Dr. Fara, you are a rock star. I saw the pictures of before the surgery and I almost cried. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Fara."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 09, 2023
"Skills Are Unmatched !!!! The Best ! - 3 Breast Augmentations with Dr. Fara. I have changed sizes and now I am headed back again for the 4th surgery in 30yrs. I met Dr. Fara in my 20’s and -I am now in my 50s. He is the absolute Best ! His skills are unmatched ! Thank You to his team! Ask for Judy !! She is always going above and beyond making things flow easily !!!"- I. / RealSelf / Feb 28, 2023
"From my very first consultation, I knew that I was in the best hands - I just wanted to take this time out to express how overwhelmingly happy I am with my Tummy Tuck results. The process of finding Dr. Movagharnia Fara who is a BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON with over 20 plus years of experience was very easy. I was referred to him by my best friend who has had a few procedures with Dr. Fara, and her resluts and overall experience were AMAZING! From my very first consultation, I knew that I was in the best hands. I expressed to Dr. Fara how unhappy I had been for years with the excess skin and fat on my stomach. He assessed my concerns and assured me that he would be able to give me a flatter tummy. He was very thorough with the details of the surgery and was able to answer every question and concerned that I had with very honest responses. I knew immediately after my consultation that this was the Dr. I wanted to move forward with. He gave me very precise instructions to prepare for my Tummytuck and 2 months later on November 21, 2022, my life changed forever. I am now 4 weeks post-op and I am so HAPPY with my results. I feel very blessed that I chose Dr. Fara and I look forward to the positive progression that I will have through out my healing process. Thank You Dr, FARA!!!! You are the ABSOLUTE BEST PLASTIC SURGEON EVER.......God Bless you, and your AMAZING STAFF, Mrs. JUDY and Mrs. FARA.Sincerely,Lynese Doukoure"- A. / RealSelf / Dec 23, 2022
"Tummy tuck - The before and after care was excellent hands down - Dr Movagharnia : Is the best surgeon I have ever Had. I drove from Brunswick GA to Atlanta for my procedure and it was worth every mile! The before and after care was excellent hands down ! I needed him one evening and he texted me back at 2:00 am in the morning.! Because I was so far he had me to make videos and send them to him.I am so happy with my results.!!"- I. / RealSelf / Oct 26, 2022
During this procedure, you will be put under a type of anesthesia. The type of sedation or numbing medication will depend on how much fat tissue is being extracted, including the area where it will be placed. A form of liposuction is first performed using a thin, special cannula to carefully extract and take the fat, so it can be purified and harvested inside a centrifuge (which preps the viable fat for syringes). After prepping the injection site, the healthy fat tissue will be transferred into the area that needs volume. The injection process is completed in layers until the desired outcome has been attained. For certain body parts, numerous injections will be needed.
What to Expect
Following this procedure, you will enter a healing period. Remember there is generally more than one area of the body that requires healing: the extraction area and injection location. The recovery process may last longer if a larger section of the body was addressed. As an example, a fat transfer for lip enhancement will typically only require a 1 – 2-day healing period whereas a transfer to a more widespread area, such as the butt or breasts, can take much longer. Each area affected will appear red and slightly swollen, but the visible outcomes can be noticed almost immediately. An additional bonus is that the area where fat was extracted will look slimmer. A fat transfer yields great outcomes, but there will be some fat that reabsorbs back into the body. In some patients, a future transfer may be desired later on. There is almost no scarring that is noticeable with this treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $13,500
- Recovery Time
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 - 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Days, 2 Weeks, 2 Months
Take the Natural Approach
If you wish to attain more voluptuous lips or want to fill in lines and wrinkles, this procedure may be a great option. Moreover, a fat transfer is an outstanding option for the body, especially in areas such as the breasts. This treatment offers many alternatives for enhancement. We welcome you to speak with our front desk team to schedule your consultation at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery.