Fat transfer involves harvesting your body’s own fat cells with liposuction. After the fat cells are harvested, they are separated and purified, and then injected into specific areas in need of correction or enhancement. Fat transfer is useful for correction of breast asymmetries, liposculpting contour irregularities and other areas such as for hand rejuvenation as the fat can be injected into areas of the hand to give a more youthful, less wrinkled appearance.
Fat transfer surgery is performed under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes patients stay overnight for observation in a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center. Out-of-town patients may stay in one of our overnight recovery suites with a nurse that is available. The surgery itself generally takes 2-3 hours, and may be longer depending on whether there are any additional procedures being performed in combination with your surgery. After your surgery, you will be able to go home or stay in the overnight facility with office follow-up soon thereafter. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for about a week or two after surgery, but most patients can usually return to work soon thereafter.
During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. will examine you, discuss your specific aesthetic goals, provide recommendations for surgery and answer any and all questions you may have. On your day of surgery, you will need to have been fasting for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. This includes avoiding any food or drink and generally nothing is allowed by mouth, not even water or medications.
Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) able to fully customize your experience and surgery to help you achieve the pinnacle in your aesthetic goals. Through his use of the highest level of specialized surgical care, superb ethical and strict standards of patient privacy, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. has experience in delivering the pinnacle for plastic surgical care. He and his staff utilize the most up to date, state of the art surgical techniques, and your desired aesthetic improvement is simply a no-charge consultation away. Call today for your appointment.