Can Liposuction Be Combined With Fat Grafting?
If you’re like most people, you probably have a few “problem areas” you want to nip and tuck. For stubborn fat removal, fewer treatments are more effective than liposuction, which removes fat cells. You may be surprised to learn, however, that the fat removed during liposuction can actually be used to make further enhancements to your face and body! Distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan and the award-winning team at The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Edgewater, NJ are proud to offer the innovative HD liposuction plus fat grafting procedure to help patients achieve many of their aesthetic goals in a single treatment. Learn more about liposuction and fat grafting here, including how it works, where it can be used, and who qualifies for the procedure.
Why can’t I lose weight in certain areas?
Stubborn fat is undoubtedly one of the most common and frustrating complaints for millions of people across the country. Typically, stubborn fat cells accumulate in the abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, arms, and under the chin. Contributing factors to the development of stubborn pockets of fat may include:
- Hormone imbalance
- Certain medications
- Weight loss
- Underlying medical condition
Even with a healthy diet and consistent exercise, stubborn fat cells can be virtually impossible to lose on your own, leading many men and women to turn to cosmetic surgery for help. Liposuction, in particular, is extremely effective as a long-lasting fat removal solution.
Where does the fat go after liposuction?
In a traditional liposuction procedure, the fat cells are manually dislodged and suctioned out through a handheld cannula. This process damages the fat cells, after which they are typically discarded. However, patients interested in repurposing the fat removed during liposuction may be excited to learn that high-def (HD) liposuction with fat grafting makes that possible!
What is HD liposuction and fat grafting?
Also known as VASER® liposuction, HD lipo is a revolutionary alternative to traditional liposuction that offers a number of added benefits, including:
- Smaller incision
- Virtually no liposuction scars
- Shorter recovery period
- Less swelling and bruising
- Ability to combine a fat grafting procedure
During HD lipo with fat transfer in Edgewater, NJ, Dr. Kaplan will first inject a specialized tumescent solution to help dislodge the fat cells without the need for vigorous motion that may damage surrounding tissues and the fat cells themselves. Not only does this allow the fat to be removed through a smaller incision, but it also helps to maintain the integrity of the fat cells for use in the transfer portion of the procedure. Once the fat has been separated and purified in our on-site laboratory centrifuge machine, it is prepared for transfer. Finally, Dr. Kaplan will strategically inject fat, layer by layer, into the target treatment area. By performing manual massage between each thin layer, Dr. Kaplan can sculpt a smooth, natural-looking new contour in the area of fat grafting. Some of the most common features that can be enhanced with fat grafting include:
Do I qualify for hi-def lipo plus fat transfer near me?
Ideal candidates for VASER liposuction with fat grafting should be:
- At a healthy, stable weight
- In good overall health
- Have realistic expectations for their results
- Desire fat reduction in certain areas and subtle augmentation in other areas
- Interested in a more natural alternative to injectable fillers and/or synthetic implants
- Committed to maintaining a stable weight after HD lipo with fat transfer
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kaplan will thoroughly examine your areas of concern, discuss your desired outcome, take a detailed health history, and determine whether liposuction with fat grafting is right for you. Patients should keep in mind that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, nor is it designed to remove large volumes of excess fat or loose skin.
Make double the improvements with HD lipo plus fat grafting in Edgewater, NJ
If you’re considering liposuction to slim down in one area, why not use your unwanted fat to actually enhance another part of your body? To learn more about the compelling benefits of HD liposuction and fat grafting, call The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan today. We look forward to helping you restore or achieve the youthful, sexy figure you’ve been dreaming of with HD liposuction plus fat grafting!