Hip Fat Transfer® in Atlanta, GA
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Many people in today’s society believe that specific physical traits can convey attractiveness and self-assurance. This is the underlying factor driving some individuals to desire a figure that is both curvaceous and perfectly balanced. Cosmetic surgery has opened up the door to a more curvy and proportionate shape that can be achieved by altering the size of the hips through a cosmetic treatment called hip augmentation surgery.
Utilizing the patient’s own fat, hip augmentation plastic surgery not only increases hip curves but also creates a harmonic and natural-looking appearance. Through the combination of selective fat grafting to the hips and liposuction to remove undesired fat from other locations, patients can contour their bodies to fit their unique aesthetic goals, which will ultimately increase their confidence and self-esteem.
What Is Hip Fat Transfer®
Many women experience feelings of self-consciousness about their bodies. Some attempt to address this issue through a combination of a nutritious diet and regular exercise. While this approach may yield positive results for certain areas of concern, it may not be as effective for other areas due to their unique genetics. If you find it challenging to sculpt your thighs or hips, it can be discouraging and tempting to give up. One concern that some women have is that they may not have prominent hips, while others may not be satisfied with the curves between their hip and thigh area.
Hip fat transfer is a type of hip augmentation surgery, also known as liposculpting, and is designed to re-modify the shape of your hips. The hip fat transfer procedure is a two-part process, with the first being harvesting your fat cells and the second involving injecting the purified fat cells into your hips. The goal of this procedure is to provide better definition to your lower body, similar to a violin or so-called hourglass. To learn more about hip fat transfer treatments and if hip augmentation plastic surgery is right for you, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of Hip Fat Transfer?
Hip augmentation surgery is safe and ensures long-lasting results. Fat transfer to the hips can make a beautiful, more hourglass-like shape possible and has other benefits, including:
- Enhancing the shape and contour of your lower body;
- Reducing the volume of unwanted fat in problem areas;
- Clothing fits better and looks more attractive;
- Satisfaction and self-confidence, aesthetically pleasing shapes;
- Enhancing your body proportions.
What Should I Expect From My Hip Fat Transfer Treatments?
Fat transfer to the hips is commonly done using local anesthesia with sedation, although general anesthesia can also be an option. The procedure Fat transfer to the hips is commonly done using local anesthesia with sedation, although general anesthesia can also be an option. Hip augmentation plastic surgery typically begins with the removal of excess fat from targeted areas using one of many liposuction techniques. Below is a typical step-by-step process for transferring fat to the hips:
- During the procedure, small incisions will be made in the specific areas of the body that were previously discussed. To allow for the extraction of fat cells;
- Liposuction is used to extract fat from the donor site. The surgeon inserts a thin tube called a cannula, which is connected to a suction device, into the incisions, which loosens and removes excess fat cells. The fat is carefully harvested to ensure its viability for transfer;
- Next, the harvested fat is processed to remove blood, oil, and other impurities. This purification step is essential to maximize the fat’s survival rate when transferred to the desired area;
- Once the fat is purified, the surgeon strategically injects it into the target area. The injections are made using small, specialized cannulas to ensure precise placement. The surgeon sculpts and shapes the area to achieve the desired contour and volume.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Hip augmentation surgery through fat transfer can provide long-lasting or permanent results. Patients need to precisely follow the aftercare instructions from their surgeon to maximize the survival rate of the fat cells that have been transferred. Once the transferred fat has established a blood supply in its transplanted location, the swelling will begin to recede, and the final results (shape and increased volume) will become more apparent. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months for the full effects of a hip fat transfer treatment to manifest.
Recovery from hip fat transfer surgery typically involves multiple phases. During the first week after surgery, patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising in both the donor and recipient areas. Specialized compression garments are to be worn to help reduce swelling.
It is important for patients to avoid prolonged sitting or lying directly on the areas where the fat was injected. Patients can gradually return to light activities over the next few weeks as the swelling subsides. After approximately 2–3 months, individuals can expect to achieve full recovery from the procedure and can resume normal activities without any restrictions. Usually, after six months, the transferred fat will fully integrate into the hips, resulting in the final desired outcome.
To ensure a successful and safe recovery, it is crucial to strictly follow the post-operative instructions provided to you and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments.
Side Effects of Hip Fat Transfer®
Hip fat transfer is considered a safe and low-risk procedure. It may result in small scars occurring from the necessary liposuction incisions, but they will fade away over time. It generally takes 4-6 weeks until the final results are evident. Side effects following hip augmentation plastic surgery may include:
- Small scars.
How Much Does Hip Fat Transfer Cost In Atlanta, Ga?
The cost of fat transfers varies by patient based on several individual factors. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our flexible financing options.
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Experience the benefits of this groundbreaking and minimally invasive procedure that allows you to utilize your own fat to enhance the appearance of your hips. Patients who desire an alternative to implants and dermal fillers often prefer this procedure. Achieving an hourglass figure and enhancing your contours has become more accessible than ever, all thanks to the advanced fat transfer procedures offered at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer fat transfer treatments for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. To learn more about fat transfers, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.