Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer Procedure - Miami and Miami Beach

Fat transfer is also referred to as autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipoinjection. This procedure, performed in the Miami area by Dr. Daniel Kane, is used to plump up facial features with a patient's own fat and is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments.

Fat transfer to the face is a safe, natural, non-allergenic procedure designed to recontour your face and can provide definition to your cheeks and chin. It can also be used to correct facial deformities. Since fat transfer uses your own fat cells, it is impossible to have an allergic reaction.

During fat transfer, fat is removed from your thighs, buttocks, or abdomen via liposuction and then transferred to any area of your body. The injected fat will last the longest in areas of the body that remain relatively still. For this reason, fat transfer can be very successful for adding volume back to sunken cheeks.

Fat transfer can also be used for hand rejuvenation and to correct deformities following injuries.

With a small syringe, fat is drawn from an area of the body where your fat is tightly packed, such as your abdomen or your buttocks.

The fat is then processed to remove excess fluids and then reinjected using a new needle, which is placed just under your skin beneath the wrinkle. This process may be repeated until the desired correction has been achieved.

Harvesting the fat cells for reinjection is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck or cosmetic breast surgery. When fat is harvested during another procedure, it is often possible for your surgeon to harvest a larger amount of fat, then freeze and store your fat for future injections when they become necessary.