What is a fat transfer?
A fat transfer is a surgical procedure that:
- Uses liposuction to remove fat from an area on the body where the fat layer is thick.
- Collects and purifies the harvested fat and then reinstates it into another part of the body that needs volume.
- Common areas where a fat transfer may be performed include the breasts, buttocks, lips, and face.
It is important to find a surgeon that understands how to select, handle, process, and transfer the fat. Las Vegas, NV, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi studied under one of the top fat grafting surgeons in the world and has both expanded and improved upon the techniques he has mastered. Lipo with fat transfer costs can vary from patient to patient based on the amount of fat to be transferred, the number of areas of liposuction, and the number of areas the fat is going to be placed. A consultation is required to determine if this procedure is right for you.
Fat Transfer Reviews
"Two years ago Dr. Khorsandi worked his magic on me and I couldn't have been happier. So when I wanted to get BBL and hi def on my stomach, I knew exactly who to go to! Of course, I still did some research at 3 other doctors just to make a good decision. I chose Dr. Khorsandi even though his prices was the highest because he was professional, straight forward, honest, listened to my concerns and made me feel comfortable through his experience and results. I am now 6 months post surgery and I couldn't be happier with my bbl and hi def on my stomach. He also did bodytite on my arms and back for my lose skin. None of the other doctors even mentioned this. I had never never hear of this before, but I'm SO glad we did it. I have 0 lose skin!!! My results are amazing. He also did fat transfer to my butt . My abs looks so amazing and natural. I highly recommend this doctor to everyone. The facility is clean and so beautiful. They have amazing art work that makes it not feel like a doctor's office - which really helped me nerves because I am not fond of needles! All the staff are friendly and made me feel comfortable. My manager Catherine went and above and beyond for me. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Khorsandi, Catherine and everyone at VIP!"- E.L. / Yelp / Aug 19, 2019
"HE IS AMAZING! I had a BBL (Brazilian But Lift) and a couple jawline and cheek fillers done by him! His staff is super welcoming and professional. Dr. Khorsandi’s bedside manner is OUTSTANDING compared to other consultations I had with other well known surgeons in the area. His work is amazing, he took his time to answer every question and gave me exactly what I wanted! Worth every penny spent and will be a faithful patient from here on out! From start to finish was a great experience! 100% recommend him"- A.M. / Google / Jul 26, 2019
"He is an Artist... Dr.Khorsandi is the Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Donatella of Plastic Surgery in our lifetime.If you want a sculpted unique waistline and BBL then come to Vip Plastic Surgery. His gift of his many talents to the world is Amazing . It’s life changing .So happy I chose him and his staff and the staff at Red Rock were so sweet and friendly but always professional."- M.M. / Yelp / Jun 01, 2021
"I recently had my bbl done with bodytite and I couldn't be happier. I'm 3 months post surgery and he gave me the body I wanted. This office is super clean, friendly and the doctor is honest and very skilled. I highly recommend this office and doctor and it's definitely worth paying more for. I also go here for my fillers and I wouldn't go anywhere else. It's def worth paying more for. Bodytite is amazing! It really works ."- V.D. / Yelp / Jul 30, 2019
"Dr k is simply amazing I had lipo 360 and my results are incredible better than expected I’m SNATCHED SNATCHED he sculpted my body and gave me curves that I didn’t even have when I was at my goal weight plus he’s super nice and caring so are the girls in his office they are a dream team my whole experience from the consultation to the surgery and post care was 10 out of 10 I could not have asked for a better experience or outcome I was referred to him from my sister dr k did an ethnic rhinoplasty on her which was also incredible he is well versed in different surgeries after seeing my results my sisters are planning there surgeries with dr k he will be the family doc I am soooo thankful I found dr k and wish nothing but amazing blessings on him and his practice I wake up confident everyday because of vip plastic surgery and will be forever thankful"- N.R. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2020
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Would you like to know more information about fat transfers at VIP Plastic Surgery? Review our blog:
- Fat transfer 101: what you need to know
- Fat transfers or implants? What is right for me?
- Our most popular fat transfer surgeries
- 5 Reasons to have a fat transfer from the stomach to buttocks
- Top 10 facts you need to know about liposuction and fat transfer
- How much does a fat transfer breast augmentation cost?
Dr. Khorsandi's Approach
One of the major advantages of a body fat transfer is its holistic approach to augmenting and contouring the body or face. It is fat from the patient’s very own body and not a manufactured substance, which means there is no concern for rejection. However, due to the process of transferring the fat, not all of the fat cells survive the collection and some fat is reabsorbed once it reenters the body or face.
In his approach to fat redistribution, Dr. Khorsandi uses a special liposuction cannula to gently harvest the fat for filler. He carefully chooses from areas of "diet-resistant" fat to ensure lasting results that will not fluctuate with your weight. The fat selected will naturally contain concentrated cells, which are harvested along with the fat and preserved in the transfer. Nothing artificial is added, nor biologically manipulated before or after fat is replaced in a new position with fat injections.
During this outpatient procedure with general anesthesia, fat is removed from a preselected donor site via liposuction. If the donor site is small, a local anesthetic may be used instead. A special cannula is inserted into the area for collection, which will remove the fat deposits so that they can be purified by a centrifuge. Only the healthy fat will be used for reinjection, which will then be prepared in syringes for fat redistribution. Dr. Khorsandi will slowly reinstate the fat into the body part or facial area where volume, shape, and contours are needed. During the fat injection process, the area will be slowly massaged so the fat deposits settle in compact layers. Normally, multiple injections are necessary to create an even spread of fat and achieve an ideal outcome for using your fat for filler. Dr. Khorsandi is regularly asked to transfer fat into the breasts, buttocks, calves, under-eye area, face, and lips.
AFTER YOUR FAT TRANSFER
Fat transfer costs will vary. Again, it will depend on the size of the area treated and how much fat was removed and transferred. The price can range as low as $3,000 – $5,000 and can go as high as $11,000. Virtual consultations are $100 and in-person consults $300 the consult fee goes towards the procedure they are non-refundable.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,250 - $9,950
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Fat Transfer FAQs
How Long Do The Results Last?
Using your own fat to augment another area can last for many years. While the concern of fat reabsorption is something to consider, a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Khorsandi, will be able to maximize the outcome. He will perform the fat collection and fat redistribution by using his experience with time-tested techniques for liposuction and fat layering. There is an ongoing research study, which promises the long-term stability of these grafted fat tissues.
Do I need a Transfer + lift?
Patients who have excessive loose skin in the areas where they want a fat transfer may need more than just a filler to obtain the right look. For example, if a woman has excess loose skin and low tissue volume in her breasts, she would benefit from having a breast lift and fat transfer. Adding extra fat to the area will not give the breasts a perky, uplifted look. Dr. Khorsandi will discuss all the options that are available to get the right look when you want to use your own fat for breast enlargement or elsewhere.
Can I exchange my implants?
What about scarring?
Scarring is minimal during a fat transfer procedure. Any scars that remain will be small (either where the cannula or the syringe was inserted for the transfer). The incisions are usually placed in areas where they can be concealed by clothing.
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