Say Good-bye to
Age-related Volume Loss
A triple board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Y Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Asaf Yalif, can remove excess body fat from unwanted areas and transfer it to enhance your cheeks, face, buttocks, and breasts. This procedure provides patients with longer-lasting results than temporary injectable dermal fillers and will not cause an allergic reaction since it uses the patient’s own fat. We strive to offer the best Fat Transfer Atlanta has to offer.
A Fat Transfer is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure because it combines the benefits of liposuction from fatty areas and fills in areas that need volume, such as:
Women can use body fat to augment their breasts instead of using saline or silicone implants.
A Fat Transfer to sunken cheeks can replace dermal fillers and implants.
Fat Transfers can be very successful in larger areas of the body, including the Brazilian butt lift, which transfers fat into the buttocks for a shapelier contour.
With a Fat Transfer to the hands, the additional volume can correct thin, frail hands for a younger, healthier appearance.
Transform Your Look
Weight loss, aging, and genetics are all reasons why an area of the body could need replenished volume. A Fat Transfer creates fuller, healthier-looking areas of the body without the risk of an allergic reaction since it uses the patient’s own fat. We invite you to schedule a private consultation to learn more about Fat Transfer surgery and your options. Call (404) 822-4402 to talk to one of our friendly front office staff, or contact us online for more information.
Plenty of Options
Although wrinkle fillers can produce aesthetically pleasing results, Fat Transfer has the advantage of being both more permanent and appearing more natural. During your consultation with Dr. Yalif, will go over the many options available to you.
Fill and Shape
Our Atlanta Fat Transfer patients - both men and women - are turning to our practice to perform this procedure that plumps cheeks and make buttocks or breasts fuller and shapelier.
Great candidates for a Fat Transfer:
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn More
Once the patient is under general anesthesia or local sedation, an instrument called a cannula is inserted into the skin to suction out the fat. Incisions for Fat Transfer are routinely very small and will be easily hidden under clothing.
The removed fat is then sorted and purified before being put into a syringe for the transfer. Dr. Yalif will inject the fat into the skin and massage the area so that the fat settles smoothly into the needed area. This process may have to be performed several times, which is also known as a layered fat grafting, for the best results. The patient will see redness and swelling initially, but Fat Transfers usually have a downtime of seven to ten days and a total recovery period of one to two weeks.
Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
Patients receiving a Fat Transfer may need additional grafting surgeries in the future. As the fat settles into the new area of the body, the body may reabsorb it. Fat transfer is generally an easier and more natural way to enhance and add volume to areas of the body than dermal injectables or artificial implants. Some patients may consider having dermal injections in the buttocks as a test to see what they do or do not like about the size the surgeon makes their backside.
In comparison to dermal fillers, which often need to be re-injected every 12-18 months, the effects of Fat Transfer can endure for years, even decades. Patients contemplating a Fat Transfer procedure should be prepared for the natural aging process. Additionally, changes in body weight might affect the fat cells transplanted to the face, which can undo the cosmetic advantages. A healthy lifestyle, sun protection, and a regular skincare routine are all necessary to preserve your results.
Fat grafting can be combined with other non-surgical procedures, such as Botox or skin treatments, to achieve optimal results. Yet another cosmetic procedure that may benefit from facial Fat Transfer is a facelift or neck lift. A Fat Transfer can also be used to augment the cheekbones to create a more harmonious overall appearance to the face. Talk to Dr. Yalif about your concerns and goals for your appearance during your consultation, and he will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include surgery or non-surgical options.
The cost of Fat Transfer procedures can vary depending on the treatment sites and the extent of the transfer. Patients may expect to pay approximately $10,000, including both surgical and anesthesia fees. Ask us about options for financing.
Renew your look with expert, personalized treatment from Dr. Y. Begin the planning process with a one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to welcome you to Y Plastic Surgery!