What is a Fat Transfer?

The Fat Transfer procedure, also known as Fat Grafting, is a cosmetic procedure offered in our NYC office. This procedure utilizes the patient’s fat to transfer it into the desired area to add volume and contour to certain parts of the body such as the face and breasts. This procedure requires special care to ensure that the transplanted fat is not rejected and successfully integrates into the surrounding tissues.

Embrace the Remarkable Benefits

  • Low risk of rejection or complications since patient's own fat cells are used.
  • Processed fat reduces the risk of clumps forming.
  • Provides a soft, natural appearance that enhances natural features.
  • Increases volume in target areas while preserving tissue integrity.
  • Helps restore a more youthful look and appearance.
  • Can be personalized and molded to meet individual desires.
  • Can be combined with other procedures like fillers for more dramatic results.
  • Offers faster recovery times compared to traditional cosmetic surgeries.
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Look and Feel Your Best with Expert Care at Our Practice

Our goal is to provide clients with both luxury and convenience, without compromising on quality and precision. At our clinic, Dr. Rhee focuses on the precise harvesting and contouring of fat for natural, seamless results. Our gentle yet highly effective treatment utilizes the latest and most innovative technologies to maximize client satisfaction. We understand that the process can be nerve-wracking, so we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere that ensures you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Join the ever-growing list of satisfied clients and achieve your aesthetic goals with Dr. Rhee.

Fat Transfer: Is it the Best Option for You?

Fat Transfer may be the best option for you if:

  • You are looking to contour your face or add volume to breasts.
  • You are healthy with a steady BMI (Body Mass Index).
  • You have good skin elasticity.
  • You are a non-smoker or are willing to quit smoking for a period of time before and after the procedure.
  • You have enough body fat for the transfer procedure, with excess fat present in other parts of the body to be used for harvesting.
  • You are in good overall health and do not have any medical conditions that could complicate the fat transfer procedure.
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Explore the Procedure Details

First, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area where fat will be taken from, then carefully harvest fat using a thin tube called a cannula. The fat is then purified and transferred to a specialized syringe before being artfully injected into the target area. Depending on the desired result, we use a specific pattern and depth to create a more natural-looking result. Afterward, the incision sites are sutured and bandaged for optimum healing.

Experience a Smooth Recovery 

Following a fat transfer procedure, it is important to allow a few resting days for the treated areas to heal. It is also crucial to avoid strenuous activity and alcohol consumption during this time, as they can impede the healing process. To ensure a safe and speedy recovery, patients should diligently follow Dr. Rhee's instructions and closely monitor their health for potential complications.

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Fat Transfer


What is fat transfer?

Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure used to restore lost volume or create contours in areas of the face or body by harvesting fat from another area and transferring it to the desired area.

What areas of the body can be treated with fat transfer?

Dr. Rhee performs fat transfers to correct contours in the face and add volume to the breast area.

How long does fat transfer take?

Fat transfer typically takes around two to three hours to complete, depending on the areas treated and the amount of fat transferred.

How long will the results of a fat transfer last?

The results of fat transfer are typically long-lasting, though exact results may vary from person to person.

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