Fat Transfer is the process of taking unwanted fat from an area (or areas) of your body and re-injecting that fat into another area of your body. Also known as Fat Injection, Autologous Fat Transfer, and Fat Grafting, this process is useful if you desire added fullness to areas such as buttocks, hips, and certain areas of the face, including the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, and the lower eye area. The procedure can also provide smoothing out of wrinkles in the skin of aging hands. To learn more about Fat Transfer in Northern Virginia and Alexandria, meet with a skilled body contouring surgeon like Dr. Desman.
What Does Fat Transfer Involve?
Transferring fat through surgery involves a few key steps, such as:
- Removal of the unwanted fat through liposuction
- Processing and separating the fat
- Re-injection of fat
However, not all fat grafting procedures are created equally! Desirable and long-term results depend not only on a qualified physician in Alexandria and Northern Virginia who is experienced in this procedure, but also on an integral part of the process that involves separating processing and separating the fat. Dr. Eric Desman uses the revolutionary fat grafting system, PUREGRAFT, for optimal results.
(The following information has been provided by PUREGRAFT)
The fat grafting procedure has been around for decades, though always with history of mixed results. The amount of fat that would remain after the procedure would vary drastically, making fat grafting an unpopular choice.
Today, however, an improved technology called Puregraft exists which makes the fat grafting procedure and results more predictable than ever. The Puregraft System gently and efficiently cleans the fat tissue, removing the majority of blood and oil that are released from the liposuction. These components are known to affect how long the fat stays around, in other words, how permanent the result is. Reduction of oil and blood also minimizes inflammation, which leads to faster recovery times for the patient. Puregraft’s closed-system design is clean and sterile, eliminating the risk of contamination during the purification process.
The presence of blood within a fat graft can cause inflammation, tissue damage, and reduced graft retention. Removal of these contaminants is critical for an optimal outcome. Puregraft removes more than 97% of blood within the graft. Standard techniques contain more than 10x as many contaminants.
Speak With Dr. Desman about Fat Transfer in Northern Virginia
If you are considering Fat Transfer in Northern Virginia and Alexandria, Dr. Desman will meet with you individually to discuss your specific goals for the procedure and what concerns you’re hoping to address. At this meeting, he will evaluate your skin quality and ask you questions about your health history to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. To schedule your complimentary consultation, reach out to us online.