What is fat transfer?
When someone loses/gains weight or simply goes through the normal aging process, they lose that smooth and plump look in various body parts where volume was once plentiful. A new way to restore this lost volume is through an aesthetic procedure known as a fat transfer. This treatment takes fat from a section on the body where it is unwanted, and reinstates it into a specific place to provide additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can be performed on large areas such as the buttocks or breasts or on delicate areas such as the lower eyelid, cheeks, or lips. Fat grafting and transfers are generally chosen when an individual desires a natural enhancement versus having fillers or implants. Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz incorporates the most advanced methods and the safest techniques for performing fat transfers. This body contouring treatment with Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz creates smooth and beautiful outcomes.
Fat Transfer Reviews
"Fat Transfer Post Breast Cancer Treatment - Los Angeles, CA - After surgery and radiation on my breast I was wanting to achieve more symmetry. I visited a number of doctors where I live in Asia and was not confident that I would get the results that I was looking for so I went online and researched doctors in LA. After my initial consultation with Dr Schwartz I knew that he was the right doctor for me. He spent a lot of time explaining my options and..."- K. / RealSelf / Apr 07, 2016
"Dr. Schwartz and everyone on his staff are so kind with bedside manners that are comforting and straightforward. After 15 years of living with deformity because of radiation and breast cancer, my gynecologist referred me to Dr. Schwartz. Boy was my gynecologist right. It took me nearly two years to summon the courage to call his office . Once I met Dr. Schwartz's staff and then Dr. Schwartz, I had no reason to be afraid of anything After a minor surgery, and a few weeks of recovery, I noticed a significant difference in the appearance. Your body doesn't heal as fast as what you see on television. You just have to understand the "why". And Dr. Schwartz could not have been more compassionate and explained things to me in a way that I really understood. And the fact is he made me look SO MUCH BETTER which makes me very happy. In fact, the farther I am post-op, the more it's continuing to heal and looks better and better. If I were to have to have plastic surgery in the future, there will be no one else in my mind but Dr. Schwartz. I've had to see many doctors in my life. Dr. Schwartz is at the top of that list of favorites. You will not be disappointed in him. To me, he's my rock star."- P.L. / Yelp / Mar 26, 2017
"I found Dr Schwartz to be the most considerate and caring physician. Not only does he make you feel comfortable when speaking to you about your procedures, but he gives great advice and knows what he is talking about. A few times I second guessed his opinion but at the end decided to take his advice. Afterall, he is the expert. Boy am I glad I did, he not only did a awsome job on my tummy tuck and breast lift, but he has given me the confidence to walk into a room and feel awsome about myself! Thank you very much Dr Schwartz!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 16, 2013
"Breast Reconstruction, Scar Tissue Removal with Fat Graphing - Whittier, CA - My relationship with Dr. Schwartz is great. He is always professional and very easy going. Never makes me feel rushed. He always does his best to give the best result possible."- L. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2015
"Liposuction and Fat Grafting to Buttocks - Beverly Hills, CA - I have been thinking about a Brazilian butt lift for awhile as my butt has always been flat. I was referred to Dr Schwartz by a friend who recently had a BBL with him. After seeing how great she looked I decided to go in for a consultation. Dr Schwartz is extremely kind, professional, took time to answer all of my questions and concerns. I was actually surprised by how much time he spent with..."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 29, 2016
signature fat transfer
Clients that are looking for a natural enhancement without an implant would benefit from a signature fat transfer. Although most commonly used as an alternative to implants for enhancing the breasts and buttocks, fat is incredibly versatile and can also be used to enhance the hands, face, calves, and any place on the body that you want filled out.
Fat can also be transferred to targeted areas of the body to revise botched surgery, to correct an asymmetry, disguise a palpable implant, or accentuate a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
Dr. Schwartz uses a unique closed-loop system for his signature fat transfer, where the fatty tissue never leaves the sterilized environment. The fat is purified in a sterilized cannister and injected into the treatment area using the same equipment, resulting in a faster more sterile fat transfer process.
Most clients are able to return to work or school less than a week after their procedure. However, vigorous physical exercise and strenuous sports should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. The final results of your fat transfer will be visible at 6 months post op. Because liposuction uses a small needle to harvest and inject the fat, there will be no visible scarring.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Fat Transfer FAQs
The results of your fat transfer should be long lasting. Most clients permanently retain 50-70% of the fat that is transferred. Because fat grafting utilizes living fatty tissue transferred from your own body, it will respond to weight loss and gain, like the rest of the natural fat on your body.
Depending on the look you're trying to achieve, more than one fat transfer session may be required. These additional procedures will normally be performed over a 2 to 6 month period.
In the case that there is not enough native fat on your body for a signature fat transfer, Dr. Schwartz will discuss other options with you and together you will choose a treatment plan that fits your individual body type and needs. Some alternatives to a fat transfer include Renuva (injectable freeze dried fat), injectable fillers, or implants for augmentation.