What Is A Fat Transfer?
When a patient loses significant weight or because of the natural aging process, they may lose shape and volume in certain body parts. One way to naturally enhance volume is through an innovative procedure known as fat transfer. This treatment removes unwanted fat from the stomach, thighs, or love handles. Next, our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Barker, transfers the fat to another area that requires additional volume. Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Barker can easily transfer fat to the buttocks, breasts, lower eyelids, cheeks, or lips. Fat transfer treatments work great for patients who prefer a natural enhancement. When performing fat transfer treatments, Dr. Barker uses liposuction and grafting techniques to ensure your results look beautiful and natural. Please call Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker. During your consultation, Dr. Barker will determine if this procedure is right for you and design a tailored treatment plan that outlines all the surgery details, costs, and follow-up appointments. Once we have a strategy, we will set up an appointment for your surgery.
"Who is better than Dr. Barker? Absolutely nobody! He is transparent and realistic and his results are amazing!"- H.R. / Google / Sep 09, 2021
"After meeting with four other surgeons it was a no-brainer to go with Dr. Barker. He was the only surgeon who acknowledged my pre-existing conditions and didn’t try to push anything on me. Dr. Eric Barker & his staff are the cream of the crop. When you walk into their facility you feel so warm & welcomed. Dr. Barker listened to what I wanted/my comments/my concerns & made sure was happy every step of the way. I received a breast augmentation. I did have a deformity plus a pre-existence spine condition. Dr. Barker went above and beyond. My breast complement my body, not take over my body. I can say for the first time in my life I am 100% comfortable in my body. My mind, body and soul are finally all connected and I can thank Dr. Barker for that. The whole process was beyond easy and comfortable. If you have the chance I would book with Dr. Barker"- A.D. / Google / May 26, 2021
"Dr. Barker and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. Had a great experience overall. Would highly recommend!"- A.R. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Barker and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, personable, and professional. I would highly recommend Peak Plastic Surgery."- K.M. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Barker and his team are AMAZING!!! From day 1 of my consultation into week 4 after my breast augmentation surgery, everybody in his office are so accommodating and professional. I am soooo happy with my results!!! I showed him several pics of my “goal” breasts before surgery and he 💯 nailed it. They are exactly what I hoped for and look very natural with the gummy bear implants that were used. I was prepared for a lot of pain after surgery, and opted for a pain blocker shot...well...that shot was a game changer. i didn’t feel much pain at all for 72 hours after the surgery. The whole experience was a lot easier than i ever imagined. Go see Dr. Barker....you won’t regret it!!!"- L.L / Office Visit / Jan 26, 2021
What to Expect From Fat Transfer Treatments
Fat transfer is a great option for patients who:
- Desire more volume in certain areas of the body
- Want to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, or folds on the face
- Want to tighten the body
- Prefer a natural treatment option
- Have enough unwanted fat to transfer
During your outpatient surgery, Dr. Barker will begin by administering anesthesia. Next, he makes an incision near the treatment area and uses a specialized device called a cannula to remove the unwanted fat from your stomach, hips, or thighs. While removing the fat, Dr. Barker places it into a centrifuge to purify. This makes the fat easier to inject into the preferred body part, such as the buttocks, breasts, lips, or cheeks. After purifying the fat, Dr. Barker will carefully inject it into the selected treatment area(s) and repeat this step until reaching your desired goals. Finally, Dr. Barker closes your incision, and we will take you back to the recovery room for careful monitoring.
Your recovery time depends on the size of the treatment areas, but you can generally see your results pretty quickly after the surgery. Please remember, you will have two different areas on the body that require healing: the extraction area and injection location. You will also have some swelling and bruising near both of these regions. Before you leave, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help with healing and decreasing discomfort.
Fat transfer FAQs
How long will the results of a fat transfer last?
A fat transfer offers gorgeous results that could last for years with the proper care. While Dr. Barker uses modern techniques to purify and graft fat to minimize reabsorption into the body, there is usually a small amount of fat that isn't permanent. If you want to touch up your fat transfer after a few years, a second procedure can be performed.
What if I don't have enough fat for a transfer?
During your assessment at Peak Plastic Surgery Center, we can discuss how much fat is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Some patients may not have enough fat for the transfer, but this is only a problem if you have a very low body fat percentage. Our staff can discuss your options if additional fat is needed.
How much does a fat transfer cost?
The cost of fat transfer surgery varies based on several factors. For example, treatments that require a small amount of fat may cost less. Our team can provide pricing estimates and payment options during your initial appointment.
Take the Natural Approach
If you wish to attain more voluptuous lips or you want to soften fine lines, fat transfer treatments may be a great option. In addition, a fat transfer is an excellent option for contouring the buttocks or breasts. This treatment can help you achieve your desired body goals without undergoing an invasive surgery that requires a long recovery time. We invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker at Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO.