There are places on the body that have excess fat, such as the stomach, hips, and thighs. Fat can be transferred to other places that need more fullness, which is usually cheeks, lips, smile lines, buttocks, and hips. Though not the main goal, a side benefit of the treatment is loss of bulk from the area where the fat is removed. The procedure is called fat transfer or fat grafting and requires the skill and precision of an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones proudly offers this service in his clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fat transfer is a safe procedure that gets permanent results. It is widely tolerated by most people and has grown in popularity as it gives skin a more youthful appearance. Dr. Jones will extract a patient’s own fat from a designated area of the body. The fat is examined, cleaned, and the best cells are reinjected into the area where fullness is desired. The length of the procedure is dependent upon how much fat is being transferred and how many sites are being repaired. Fat grafting recipients are made comfortable with sedation or anesthesia.
Candidates for fat transfer include people who:
- Have lost weight and have sagging or sunken skin;
- Want to correct the effects that one or more pregnancies have had on their bodies;
- Wish to repair damage from sun or smoking;
- Desire to minimize scars or pock marks;
- Choose to rejuvenate the signs of aging in their hands; and
- Want to add fullness to the calves, breasts, buttocks or other areas.
Dr. Jones, dual board-certified, is an expert fat grafting surgeon with years of experience performing all types of fat transfer. The entire team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists provides individualized care and undivided attention to each patient. If you are considering fat grafting, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones. Together, you will design a plan that will restore luster, radiance, and fullness to your body.