Fat Transfer in Norwich, CT

Transferring fat from one area of the body to another can act as a means of adding volume and smoothing out a troublesome area. Patients of Connecticut Surgical Arts who live in Norwich, Colchester, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury, or surrounding areas receive expert treatment and high-performing fat transfers at our state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Richard J. Martin performs fat transfer procedures for patients in Norwich, Colchester, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury, and nearby Connecticut communities.

What Is Fat Transfer?

Also known as fat grafting, excess fat is transferred from one area of the body to another. For example, fat in the stomach or thighs may be removed and injected into other areas lacking in volume, such as the buttocks or face.

How Much Does Fat Transfer in Norwich Cost?

The cost of the procedure depends on variables unique to the patient. We accept cash, check and credit card payments. Financing options are available.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

This is a more “natural” procedure in that you will not be experiencing new volume in problem areas with artificial fillers. It will simply be tissue from your own body.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer?

You may be a good candidate for fat transfer:

  • If you have problems areas that appear sunken or deeply creased
  • If you prefer a more permanent fix as opposed to a filler that will eventually need to be reinjected
  • If you want to smooth scars, fill depressions and revitalize the hands or face

What Do I Need To Do Before Having Fat Transfer?

Even though there is little to no danger with fat transfer treatments, make your doctor aware of any recent injections you may have had.

How Long Does It Take to Perform Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer involves the harvesting of fat from a second site (commonly the abdomen), followed by injection into the facial regions using a small needle. The procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia and typically involves minimal recovery.

What to Expect After Fat Transfer

Drains may be placed post-op to aid with healing, and the liposuction site will likely be wrapped in a compression garment to encourage skin to shrink. Pain medication will likely be prescribed, and you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for a few days to assist you. You should be able to return to work within two to three weeks.

Will I Have Scars After Fat Transfer?

Liposuction scars are small and typically placed in hidden areas that will not be seen.

When Will I See The Results?

You should begin to see the results within a week.

How Long Will The Results of Fat Transfer Last?

The results should be permanent.

Fat Transfer FAQs

Following your fat transfer procedure with Dr. Martin, there are a few mild side effects that you may experience including:

  • Swelling and bruising in your treated areas
  • Temporary numbness or loss of sensation in your treated areas
  • Small scars that will likely fade over time
  • Loss of fat in your transferred areas

Dr. Martin will go over these side effects and everything else you can expect from your fat transfer procedure during your private consultation.

The results of your fat transfer have the potential to last you a lifetime. While a small percentage of the fat cells transferred to your treatment areas will die off within the first few months of recovery, all fat that stays healthy and intact after about six months will remain there for years to come.

Because fat transfer involves liposuction being performed on a portion of the body to harvest fat, you may experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness around your treated areas. Most patients are able to find this discomfort tolerable with pain management medications and techniques provided by Dr. Martin. He will also provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure you have a quick and comfortable recovery.
No, the fat transferred into your desired treatment areas will not budge once it settles. This is because the transferred fat will anchor itself to the surrounding tissues to maintain a healthy blood supply. This ensures that the results you see once you fully recover from your treatment will stay that way for the long term.
Traditional weight loss methods like diet and exercise typically do not target specific fat cells, meaning you’ll see an even weight loss across your entire body like you typically would prior to your fat transfer procedure. The harvested and transferred fat should not react to your weight loss methods any differently than the fat throughout the rest of your body, and you should lose weight proportionately.

Connecticut Surgical Arts is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Norwich, Mystic, Colchester, Waterford, Glastonbury, and the surrounding communities in Connecticut. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.