What is a Fat Transfer Procedure?
A fat transfer, also known as fat grafts, fat transfers, or fat fillers, is a procedure in which fat cells are taken from one area of the body, such as during liposuction, and transferred to another area of the body, such as the labia. This can help to make certain body parts look fuller, bigger, and puffier, reducing signs of aging and childbirth. With Dr. Ghozland, you can have access to the procedure of fat transfer in Los Angeles, allowing you to look your best and gain back the confidence that you’ve dreamed of.
Why Do Women Want a Fat Transfer?
Women seek out fat transfer procedures for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons include to fight back against aging, to restore the body to the state that it was in before going through childbirth or other altering experiences, and to help form and shape the body into exactly what you would like it to look like. Fat transfers can also help you feel comfortable in your own skin; often with age, the skin on the labia majora can begin to thin out, causing the labia minora to stick out. Fat transfers to that area can help puff up the labia majora (hence why it is often called labia puffing), thus allowing for more comfort for the patient. This also works on the
Locations Fat Transfer Can be Performed
Fat transfer procedures can be performed on a variety of different areas of the body – not just the labia! Some other locations where fat transfers can be done include:
- Scars and Skin Issues
While the most common areas for fat transfers are the buttocks, breasts, and labia, there are other locations on the body that can benefit from those procedures, as well.
How Fat Transfers are Performed
Fat transfers are done in a multi-step process. The first step of the process is to use a liposuction-like procedure to remove fat cells from one area of the body. These areas usually include thighs, upper arms, abdomen, and buttocks. The fat cells are removed by using low suction in order to preserve them and keep them healthy for transfer to other areas of the body.
After the fat cells are collected, they are then purified to make sure they can be injected back into the body. After the cells are purified, they are placed into syringes and injected into the desired area of the body through small incisions made in the skin. This is done very carefully so as to make sure that the fat cells all have enough blood supply.
Is Anesthesia Needed for the Procedure?
Since the fat transfer procedure is a non-surgical procedure, general anesthesia is not needed to complete it. Local anesthesia can be offered to help numb the areas that are going to have fat removal and fillers. Numbing creams can also be applied prior to the procedure if preferred. This allows the patient to stay awake and aware of the procedure and what’s going on around them, as well as watch television or read a book to distract themselves.
What to Expect During Recovery
After the fat transfer procedure, you should not expect a very long or complicated recovery time. Since this is an outpatient procedure and usually does not require general anesthesia, it is relatively mild. Many women who opt for a fat grafting procedure typically require no downtime and can resume activities right away. There may be a bit of swelling or soreness to the touch at the injection site, but it is rare for these symptoms to last longer than a few days or be of any concern.
Risks of Fat Transfer Procedure
The risks of a fat transfer procedure are minimal. Anesthesia does not need to be used, the risks of the procedure are reduced even further.
Since the fat being injected is from your own body, there is essentially no chance of rejection, unlike traditional fillers that are made from artificial material. There is a minimal risk of infection to the extraction and injection sites, but if properly cared for, the risk is almost null.
Why Choose Dr. Ghozland?
Dr. Ghozland has over ten years of experience in gynecology and helping women look and feel confident. Dr. Ghozland is a pioneer in vaginal reconstructive techniques, with his procedures being incredibly popular in the Los Angeles area. He chooses the newest technology and the best and most effective techniques in order to make your experience as smooth as possible.
Scheduling a Fat Transfer Procedure
If you are ready to learn more about fat transfer procedures offered by Dr. Ghozland, feel free to call today and set up a consultation. You can also find out if you are an ideal candidate for a fat transfer, and talk to the friendly and knowledgeable staff, who can answer your questions about the procedure.