The Benefits of Fat Transfer vs Breast Implants
Women in Australia love plastic surgery and it’s easy to see why. Modern cosmetic surgery provides incredibly natural-looking results and is safer than ever before. From quick “lunchtime procedures” like injectables to more traditional operations, plastic surgery can make you look and feel better than ever.
Fat transfers, in particular, have been surging in popularity and it’s easy to see why. By allowing you to customise the placement of your own body fat, you can create unparalleled results.
Think that a fat transfer might be right for you? Let’s have a closer look at some of the incredible benefits offered by this amazing plastic surgery option.
Fat Transfers Provide Natural Results
Also known as fat grafting, fat transfers are an incredible option because they provide natural looking results. While there are some great implant options out there today, nothing can compare to the results that you get when using your own body fat.
If your goal is to create natural looking curves, a fat transfer procedure can be a dream come true. By adding your body’s own natural fat rather than an artificial implant into areas like your butt, breasts or face, you can create the precise contours that you are looking for.
Fat Transfers Create Less Scarring
At our plastic surgery clinics, one of the biggest questions we are always being asked is about scarring. Needless to say, no one wants to have tell-tale signs of cosmetic surgery on their body and so patients are thrilled to learn that fat transfers provide incredibly subtle scars.
While every type of operation leaves some amount of scarring, fat transfers leave incredible minor marks that are easily hidden. In fact, for the vast majority of fat transfers, it is highly unlikely your scars would be visible to anyone, even in the most revealing swimwear.
Fat Transfers Are an Ideal Alternative to Implants
While modern implants are safer and more reliable than ever before, there is always some level of risk that is inherent to putting a foreign object into your body. During a fat transfer, on the other hand, there is a much lower risk and the results are more reliable.
Not only do fat transfers provide a safer and more reliable result, they are also perfect for smaller boosts. Many women, for example, aren’t looking for a major increase in their breast size. What they want is a subtle boost to highly targeted areas, like the top of the breasts where cleavage is created. Artificial implants can be overwhelming to many women’s frames. These women often find that fat implants are perfect for adding just the amount of volume that they are looking for in their breasts and buttocks.
Fat Transfer Require Less Downtime
After the majority of fat transfer procedures, men and women are able to go home on the same day. Since fat transfers are a highly customised procedure, each patient has a different experience depending on their unique treatment plan. Generally speaking, you can expect a recovery time of a few days up to one week. In contrast, the recovery time for traditional implant procedures can be anywhere from two weeks to one month before you are able to return to your normal activities.
Do you think that a fat transfer procedure might be right for you? You can organise a no-commitment consultation with Dr Turner. He will answer each and every one of your questions while listening to all of your needs and concerns. After hearing from you and giving you an examination, he will create the perfect treatment for your unique needs.
About Fat Grafting as an Alternative to Breast Implants
Fat grafting, also known as a fat transfer or fat injection, is an alternative to traditional implants. By utilising your own natural body fat, fat grating provides you with an incredibly safe and versatile option.
With an ever-growing number of people focusing on putting fewer unnatural elements in their bodies, many men and women love the idea of forgoing manmade implants in favour of using natural body fat.
How Does Fat Grafting Work?
Fat grafting works by removing fat from one area of your body and placing it into another. Of course, this provides a dual benefit because you can slim down one area of your body then plump up another area. This is a totally customisable option that can be done any number of ways.
Whatever your concerns and objectives are, fat transferring can be a good option. In most cases, fat is taken from the abdomen, thighs, hips or lower back. The fat is then put into the buttocks, face, breasts or hands.
Of course, every procedure is different. Many women, for example, opt to have fat removed from their thighs and add it to their buttocks while others take excess fat from their stomach to create volume in their breasts. Fat transfers are also a very popular treatment for men as well. They often opt to have their love handles removed then have some of that fat added back into their face to restore a youthful volume or create a more chiselled look.
What’s It like to have Fat Grafting Done
When you arrive at the clinic, you will be given a local or general aesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and the procedure is painless. Once you are ready, the fat transfer procedure begins with liposuction. During this stage, the fat is removed with an ultra thin straw, called a cannula.
After the fat is removed, it is processed and purified in preparation for being reintroduced to your body. Once again using a thin cannula, the fat is injected strategically to create your ideal look.
Getting Started on Your Patient Journey with Fat Grafting
Do you think that fat grafting might be right for you? The first step in the process is organising a consultation. Dr Turner has practices in Newcastle and Sydney where you can learn everything that you will need to know to make an informed decision.
At this one-to-one meeting, the doctor will answer each and every one of your questions on fat transfers. He will listen to all of your concerns then create a customised treatment plan to turn your dreams into a reality.