fat transfer, also called fat grafting or autologous fat transplantation or lipoinjection, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat from one area of the body and places it into another area of the body, usually to improve the appearance of the new area. The concept behind fat transfer to the breast or buttock is simple: transfer fat to naturally enhance their shape and size.
Since German surgeon, Dr. Gustav Neuber reported for the first time on fat transfer on human in the surgery literature in 1893, it took a century for the medical community to accept the concept of fat transfer. Now it is widely accepted that fat is the natural filler for the cosmetic augmentation, and it is commonly used today for the hand and facial rejuvenation and breast or buttock augmentation. Clinical research on liposuction, adipose stem cell and fat grafting techniques continues, and progress is being made to better understand the benefits and risks of the procedures.
Autologous fat transfer involves gently removing fat from body regions with localized fat deposits. Under local anesthesia, fat tissue cells are liquefied with liposuction technologies. Once the fat has been dissolved, it is harvested through a gentle suction process. The harvested fat is then injected into the areas that need to be augmented.
fat transfer augmentation is getting popular worldwide. As a pioneer in the natural augmentation with fat transfer in Minnesota and the surround states, Shu Cosmetic Surgery has offered these procedures in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas over the past 3 years; it was featured in the TV Channel, Twin Cities Live program last year. Please contact us if you are interested in the natural augmentation or if you have any questions.
Dr. Steven Shu of Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Edina, Minn. talked about the innovative procedure during a “Be Well with TLC” segment on the show “Twin Cities Live,” which caters to viewers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Shu said patients can expect some swelling during the first few weeks after surgery. After six to nine months, however, the newly augmented breasts settle into their best shape and fullness. At that time, if the breasts are not large enough, a woman can elect to add more fat, Shu said.
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Women who want larger breasts but not the artificial look or health risks of breast implants are turning to breast augmentation with fat transfer. This minimally invasive procedure uses liposuction to transfer fat from other areas of a woman’s body to her breasts. The result is a fuller bosom that looks natural and contains only natural material.
The procedure relies partially on stem cells. After removing fat tissue from fatty regions of a woman’s body, such as her thighs, stomach, back or buttocks, the cosmetic surgeon places the fat in a machine designed to harvest stems cells. The stem cells are then mixed with additional fat; that mixture is injected into the patient’s breasts. Since this fat comes directly from the patient, there is no risk of her body rejecting the tissue, as is sometimes the case with implants using foreign materials. The combination of liposuction with breast augmentation means that the woman’s overall figure is enhanced by fat removal from problem areas. Slimmer woman may have to gain weight before having a breast augmentation with fat transfer.
Those interested in trying the procedure for themselves can do so at a discount from now until the end of August. The Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute in is offering free consultations and a 10 percent discount to prospective patients mentioning the special code “Twin Cities Live” when they call to schedule appointments.