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.
"A wonderful surgeon and person! - I am so glad that I found Dr Movagharnia! I rarely write reviews, but I had to do this one. The decision to go under the knife can be an extremely scary and difficult one. I want to share that I have had a wonderful, life-changing experience with Dr Movagharnia. I went to him for help with a botched surgery outcome at the hands of another well-known Atlanta surgeon. My experience with him has been nothing short of redeeming and therapeutic. Dr Movagharnia is not only a skilled surgeon, but a genuinely caring, gentle, and hard-working person. During my consultation and preparatory appointments, Dr Movagharnia went to great lengths to ensure that he understood what I hoped for, and that I understood what my options were and what he could do. He shared his expertise honestly so that I could make informed decisions. He went over my chosen procedures in detail, letting me in on every decision that I had previously been excluded from. I’m happy with the transformation that is happening for me, and to know that this was done by Dr Movagharnia! He has truly partnered with me throughout this process. My recovery from the surgery was so much easier than I anticipated, and from experience, I know to attribute this to his gentle precision in the operating room. I was off my pain medication in one week. His sutures were actually beautiful. He followed up to make sure I was doing well after surgery, even over the weekend and after hours. The people working in the office are such friendly, kind people too! Judy responds to every email or call within one day. I feel cared for, and went under anesthesia knowing I was in good hands. I’ve been treated with such kind attention and am so appreciative. Though I’m still healing and my final results will not be evident for another 2-3 months, I’m already amazed and excited! Dr Movagharnia takes pride in his artistry and his ethic, loves what he does, and empowers his patients before and after surgery with information, with proper preparation, and with post-surgery exercises to facilitate healing and best result. He wants his patients to feel proud and be happy and healthy. He has been here for me every step of the way and sincerely wants to make sure we achieve the best possible result. I have had every question or concern immediately addressed. It is critical to be in the care of someone skilled and compassionate. I recommend Dr Movagharnia. He is exactly the kind of doctor I want my family and friends to see."- S.A. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"Exceeded my Tummy Tuck Expectations Totally! - I am totally satisfied with my results from Dr. Fara!! I had TT, MR, 2hernia repair and lipo to sides. He was my 1st consultation of 4 consults. I knew he was the right surgeon for me. Never once did he inquire about my weight. He looked at me and told me what he could do and never did i imagine my results would be this awesome. I am 28 days po and everything has gone so smoothly. At my 1st consult i weighed 227lbs in May 2019. I was 215lbs at the time of surgery on Oct 9 2019. Im down to 207 post op. Im at a loss for words. My stomach looks better now than it did prior to my pregnancies. Im 47 with 2 kids ages 22 and 27. I recommend Dr. Fara Movagharnia 100%!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"I look 25 again, body wise - "First and foremost, I want to say to any and everyone who listens, you will NEVER find a better Doctor than Fara Movagharnia." Not only he, but his staff is extraordinary. Well trained, professional, caring, attentive, personal and compassionate. From the beginning to the end and even now 2 weeks after my surgery they're still engaged in my well being, mental and physical. I'm very pleased with my outcome and results, I look 25 again, body wise. LOL!"- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful, explain everything and answered all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable. Called to check on me after surgery.Everyone was so nice and friendly.Overall experience was Excellent!!!"- T.T. / Google / Jul 22, 2019
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
- $8,000 - $10,000
- 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.