So You Want Fat Transfer? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Have you ever looked in the mirror, and said to yourself, “What if I can just transfer this excess fat in my tummy to my small breasts to make it bigger and more beautiful?”

In this episode of Good Morning, Texas, Dr. Bill Johnson discusses exactly about that – the procedure on how to take the fat from where one doesn’t want it be and move it to a place where one wants it to be. He calls this procedure, the true 2-for-1, also known as the Fat Transfer.

Fat transfer is becoming more and more mainstream in the world of cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine. It is a procedure where the doctor performs both reduction and enhancement at a single time. To put it simply, fat transfer makes one big area smaller and one small area bigger. And, what’s even greater about it is that results of the desired contour can be seen right away. Moreover, because this involves the use of the person’s own body fat, the end result looks and feels very natural.

In between the skin and the muscle is where the fat zone can be found. This zone is comprised of fat cells and connective supportive tissue. Imagine a netting filled with cups in between. The netting represents the connective tissue, whereas the cups are the fat cells. In fat transfer, the cups are first taken out through a liposuction process. The cups are not discarded but instead are kept for fat transfer. When the desired number of cups are finally removed, the net gradually collapses and gets smaller. This area can be the abdomen, inner or outer thighs, or arms. In removing the fat cells, that part of the body will be trimmer, fitter, and healthier.

After the liposuction process, the cups are placed back, this time, into a different net, representing a different area of the body. This could be the breast, buttocks, hands, or face, all of which are ideal sites for fat transfer. The cups are then injected in very small amounts into this new netting. Placing the fat back into the connective tissue is a very important part of a successful fat transfer, because it is the connective tissue that provides support and nutrition to the fat cells in its newfound home.

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Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
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