Some patients desire fuller or shapelier buttocks and breasts. Also referred to as micro-lipo injection, a fat transfer St. Petersburg is a method of body contouring that uses an injectable treatment to give the patient more volume. This procedure transfers a patient’s own fat cells from other areas of the body.
Fat transfer surgical times typically average one hour or less and local anesthesia is most commonly used. The fat cells are removed through liposuction from an area on the body such as the abdomen or thighs. Once removed, it is processed and then injected into the treatment site area, thus providing a fuller, shapelier appearance.
Prior to the procedure you will have a consultation with Dr. Mang to decide if you are a desirable candidate. During your initial consultation Dr. Mang and his staff will discuss the procedure, how you should best prepare, and what to expect on the day of your surgery. Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing when you arrive on your surgery day. You should plan to take a few days off from work to recover. However, Dr. Mang can best determine this based on your personal situation.
Work: Most patients can return to work within a day or two after a fat transfer procedure.
Discomfort: After a fat transfer procedure some minimal discomfort can be expected. However if discomfort persists, contact Dr. Mang immediately.
Recovery: The recovery after a fat transfer procedure is usually very brief. Bruising, redness and mild swelling may occur but usually diminishes within one to two weeks.
Results: Each patient heals and scars differently. It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this procedure vary from patient to patient. However most patients will enjoy their final result within six to twelve months.
The cost of fat transfer varies from practice to practice. For more information on pricing, contact Mang Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang. There, he will be able to create a unique plan to fit your individual need, as well as a quote on pricing.
If you are located in the St. Petersburg or Tampa areas and are interested in fat transfer to the body, contact us today to schedule a consultation.