Fat Transfer in Philadelphia, PA with Dr. Scott Chapin
With technological advances in cosmetic medicine, it’s now possible to restore lost volume and augment areas of the body by transferring a patient’s fat cells from an undesired location. Fat transfer is a revolutionary treatment that can rejuvenate the face, increase breast size, and improve the contours of the buttocks.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin customizes body-contouring strategies and fat transfer procedures to help restore your youthful appearance and achieve your aesthetic goals. With over 27 years of experience, Dr. Chapin is your choice for the best fat transfer in Doylestown, PA.
What Is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is also known as fat grafting, autologous fat transfer, or micro-lipoinjection. This revolutionary surgical procedure transfers fat from an undesirable location of the body to rejuvenate the contours of other areas of the body.
The two-part procedure involves first extracting unwanted fat from a donor location via liposuction and purifying it, then the purified fat is transferred to the area where more volume is desired. Donor areas often include:
During recovery, the transferred fat will establish a healthy blood supply. However, not all transferred fat will survive. As 50 to 70% of the transferred fat will survive, Dr. Chapin may transfer more fat to ensure your desired results.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer can be used to provide subtle, natural-looking breast augmentation results without using breast implants. By restoring lost volume or increasing volume in naturally small breasts, fat transfer for breast augmentation can help enhance the appearance of your breasts and improve your confidence.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Fat transfer buttock augmentation, or a Brazilian Butt Lift, can lift and give volume to the buttocks, improving the contour and shape of your buttocks. With butt augmentation, you can bring balance to your overall figure.
While dermal fillers are an effective method of restoring facial volume loss and reducing wrinkles, they offer temporary results. The healing process of facial fat transfer is longer than dermal fillers. However, fat transfer to the face can address fine lines and deep wrinkles with long-lasting results.
Facial fat transfer can:
Dr. Scott D. Chapin is a highly specialized, board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced training in breast and aesthetic surgery. His extensive experience and expertise in the aesthetics industry deliver superior results that help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer?
During your fat transfer consultation, Dr. Chapin will determine whether you have ample donor sites. After performing an examination, Dr. Chapin will recommend which procedures will best address your concerns and will develop an individual approach on your anatomy and aesthetic goals.
To qualify for fat transfer candidacy, patients should:
Fat transfer may not be an ideal solution for all patients, including those who:
Preparing for Fat Transfer
Dr. Chapin customizes each fat transfer procedure to achieve optimal results for each patient, so each surgery will be unique. However, here are some common steps to expect.
Select only an experienced, board-certified, and well-regarded plastic surgeon. Request to see before-and-after photos to get an idea of your surgeon’s results.
Arrange for any medical evaluations required to assess your overall health.
If you currently smoke, vape, or use any nicotine products, it is strongly recommended that you quit. Smoking and nicotine impair the body’s ability to heal. Patients should stop smoking four weeks before their procedure and throughout recovery.
For two weeks prior to surgery, refrain from taking blood-thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements.
Don’t crash diet prior to your procedure. Healthy, balanced meals will ensure proper nutrition to support your recovery.
Get prepared by purchasing the supplies and medications you’ll need. Arrange for assistance with household management and childcare.
Fat Transfer Procedure Overview
Dr. Chapin performs all procedures in a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAAASF-certified cosmetic surgery facility.
On the day of your fat transfer, you’ll arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled procedure to meet with Dr. Chapin and your anesthesia provider. Dr. Chapin and his team will review the details and answer any final questions you have.
Fat transfer procedures are completed in two stages. You will be administered an anesthetic to the harvest area to eliminate discomfort. By strategically creating small incisions, Dr. Chapin will extract fat using liposuction techniques. After enough fat has been obtained, it will be processed to ensure only undamaged fat cells are utilized, then placed into small syringes to prepare for transfer.
After fat extraction, the recipient area will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to reduce discomfort. Dr. Chapin will strategically inject the fat into the areas of concern until the desired volume has been restored.
Fat transfer can take two to three hours, depending on the extent of your procedure.
Dr. Chapin also does this in an OR setting under general anesthesia, depending on what procedures are being done.
Fat Transfer Recovery and Healing
Fat transfer procedures typically require minimal downtime. However, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first day as you may require assistance with daily tasks.
Following fat transfer, it is normal to experience temporary bruising and swelling during the first week. These symptoms will resolve within two weeks. You may need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling.
Most patients plan on taking a week off for recovery. During this time, you will be advised to avoid strenuous activities, including exercising.
How Soon Will I See My Doylestown Fat Transfer Results?
In many cases, patients notice dramatic results immediately following their fat transfer. You will continue to see your results improve as your body adjusts to its new contours. Full results may take three to six months for transplanted fat to settle and residual swelling to subside.
While not all the transferred fat will survive, typically 50 to 70% of the fat should survive. The fat that survives is permanent and will respond like any other fat if your weight fluctuates. You’ll experience long-lasting results from your Philadelphia fat transfer by maintaining your healthy diet and exercise routine.
How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost?
Fat transfer cost in Philadelphia, PA varies by patient and depends on the extent of your procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will determine the cost of your fat transfer. At this time, Dr. Chapin can direct you to our patient coordinator for information regarding financing.
Choosing Dr. Scott D. Chapin as Your Fat Transfer Provider
For over 27 years, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin has blended medical science, artistry, and humanity into every procedure. With a national reputation and commitment to excellence in all he does, Dr. Chapin proves time and again that he is one of the best plastic surgeons in Doylestown and beyond.
Dr. Chapin and his staff are in the business of making people feel better about themselves. To ensure comfort and safety throughout your cosmetic surgery journey, Dr. Chapin and his team deliver outstanding results in a comfortable environment created to put you at ease.
Fat transfer can help restore lost volume and bring balance to your figure. Boost your confidence with a more youthful figure! Learn more about the best fat transfer in Doylestown, PA by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Scott D. Chapin by calling (267) 880-0810 or completing our online form today.