Body Fat Transfer

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.

What Happens During a Body Fat Transfer Procedure?

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.

How Do I Prepare For Body Fat Transfer Procedure?

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.

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  • Do not take Aspirin products containing Ibuprofen for two weeks before or after surgery. These medications thin the blood, interfere with normal blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Instead, use medications containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol.
  • Discontinue smoking for two weeks before and after surgery. Smoking constricts small blood vessels and inhibits the healing process.
  • Avoid alcohol for two weeks before and after surgery.
  • Decreasing salt intake will help diminish swelling after surgery.
  • Drink plenty of water to help flush toxins from your body.
  • Stop taking all vitamins and herbs two weeks prior to surgery.
  • Fill your prescriptions before your surgery date, especially pain and antibiotic medications your doctor has prescribed for this procedure.
  • Arrange for someone to take you home and to assist you for 24 hours after surgery.

What to Expect After Surgery?

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.

Fat Transfer Cost

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.