Fat Transfer – Dayton, OH
Fat transfer, performed by Dayton cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ray Wolf, is an excellent way to move fat from an area of the body where you don’t want fat (such as the love handles, hips, thighs or belly) into an area of the body where you want fat, such as the buttocks, breasts, backs of the hands, or in facial wrinkles (instead of dermal fillers), as well as into depressed scars anywhere on the body. Fat transfer is performed by extracting fat with special cannulas to protect the fat cells as they are harvested. The fat is then processed, after which it is injected into the area(s) to be enhanced. The injection procedure utilizes smooth needles to minimize the damage to the surrounding tissue. Thin threads of fat are then layered in 3-dimensional fashion so that the new fat is close to other cells, which allows them to receive nourishment and survive. Application of this procedure to the buttock region, commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, has been a popular procedure in the past several years. The biggest benefit of using your own fat is that you cannot be allergic to it. Transferred fat becomes nourished by surrounding cells and is ultimately incorporated into the treated area. The only downside of fat transfer is the question as to how much fat will become permanent. This varies from one individual to another.