Fat Transfer

About Fat Transfers

When a man or woman has weight fluctuations or moves through the normal aging process, they lose that smooth, plump look in specific body areas where volume once resided. A terrific way to restore lost volume is through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer. A fat transfer extracts fat from a place on the body and injects it into a specific area that could benefit from additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can be performed on widespread areas such as the breasts or buttocks or on delicate and smaller areas such as the laugh lines, lips, cheeks, or under the eyelid. People often choose fat transfer when they want natural enhancement rather than using a device such as an implant or a substance such as a filler. New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses the most advanced liposuction and grafting methods for performing fat transfers. This cosmetic enhancement by Dr. Walters creates natural-looking, appealing outcomes.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women who wish to have more smoothness and volume in specific places on the face or body that appear hollow, thin, or deflated may be appropriate candidates for the fat grafting (transfer) procedure. This specialized enhancement is even more desired because it provides an autologous way to produce results by incorporating the patient’s fat tissue. Both women and men considering this procedure need to be at a certain weight and have fat to extract for the transfer. In addition, you must be a non-smoker, as fat grafting uses only healthy tissue for the most effective outcome.

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Surgical Technique

When undergoing a fat transfer, you will be put under the appropriate kind of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia or numbing method will depend on how much fat tissue is being taken out, including the area where it will be placed. Liposuction using a special cannula is performed to precisely extract the fat, so it can be harvested, separated, and prepared (which preps the highest quality fat for syringes). After prepping the injection site, the extracted fat will be transferred into the area chosen. The process of injecting is completed in layers until the desired outcome has been attained. For some areas, numerous injections will be necessary.

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Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach, make him one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons in the New Orleans, LA, area. 

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What To Expect

After completing the transfer process, you will begin a healing phase. Remember, there is generally more than one area of the body that needs to be carefully treated: the area involving liposuction and the injection sites. The recovery process may be longer if a larger place on the body is addressed. As an example, a fat transfer for lip enlargement will typically only warrant a 1- to 2-day healing period, whereas a transfer to a more vast body part, such as the butt or breasts, can take more days. Each area will appear swollen with some possible bruising, but the outcomes can be seen right away. Another perk is the area where liposuction was used will look slimmer. Fat grafting yields beautiful and lasting outcomes, but some transferred fat will reabsorb back into the body. In some patients, another transfer may be necessary later on. There is almost no scarring that is noticeable with this treatment.

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If you would like to learn more about fat transfer with Dr. Walters, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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Take the Natural Approach

If you are looking for more voluptuous lips or want to soften hollowed areas or lines, this procedure may be a great option. Furthermore, a fat transfer is an outstanding option for the buttocks or breasts. This treatment offers many choices for adding volume and fullness. We welcome you to get in touch with our staff to schedule your consultation with Dr. Walters.

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Our Patients Say It Best

Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.

From the beginning to end, Dr. Walters and his team have been excellent! Everyone in the office is so nice and very professional. Great atmosphere! Dr. Walters was very str...

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I can’t praise Dr. Walters enough for everything he’s done!! From start to finish, he’s been so attentive and thorough. Even texted me after my surgery to make sure I was o...

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LOVED Dr. Walters. He listens to your desired look, is attentive, kind, very meticulous, and informative. The results speak for itself. Also, the staff members were super s...

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