Fat Grafting Transplant

The removal of fat from one part of the body to place it in another part of the body is most frequently done to replace volume that has been lost in the area targeted for fat transplant. Volume is commonly loss as a result of the aging process (i.e. atrophy or droopiness in the face, breasts or buttocks), but may also be lost from traumatic injuries (car accidents, falls, sports injuries, gunshot wounds). Traumatic injuries requiring fat grafting may also include surgical traumas, as with depressed or sunken areas after breast biopsy of benign breast lumps or benign breast tumors or after removal of external fixation devices used to repair leg fractures or arm fractures.

Brazilian Butt Lift, the transplantation of fat to augment the buttocks has become increasingly more popular in the United States, especially after the extensive medical coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Games (2016 Olympics) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although many women in Brazil are naturally endowed with fuller buttocks or may have had the procedure, the Brazilian Butt Lift has been performed by the thousands worldwide. Fat is removed (harvested) from an area where you do not want it (using specialized liposuction of abdomen, waist/ love handles, or thighs), then the fat is grafted (inserted ) into the upper half of the buttocks using special needles (cannulas) that leave no visible scars.

A similar technique is used for Natural Breast Augmentation/ Enlargement for women who want fuller breasts, but who prefer to not have silicone breast implants or saline breast implants. A recent normal mammogram is required, especially if you have undergone a breast biopsy for a benign breast tumor. Some of the fat transplanted to the breast will be absorbed (go away) but the remaining fullness is permanent and does not require breast implant replacement or breast implant revision, as is frequently seen with synthetic breast implants.

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