Fat Transfer & Fat Injections: Tampa Bay Area
One of the most exciting advances in cosmetic enhancement at the Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL, is fat transfer to the body. Also known as fat injection, it uses liposuction to take fat from one part of the body and inject it into another area for added volume. George Solomon, M.D., removes excess fat from an area of the body such as the abdomen, jowls, thighs or buttocks and then cleansed so that fat cells are isolated. Next, the fat is injected into the areas of the body that need volume. Fat transfer can be more beneficial over other body-contouring alternatives because the fat cells come from the patient’s own body. Therefore, there is no risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for fat transfer include the face and buttocks.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
At Solomon Cosmetic Center, Dr. Solomon sees breast augmentation patients who want only a modest increase in the size of their breasts. One option offered by Dr. George Solomon is fat transfer breast augmentation, which takes unwanted fat from other areas of the body and uses it to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Fat grafting is also an alternative if you do not feel comfortable using silicone gel or saline breast implants.
Fat grafting has been used for years in cosmetic surgery, especially as a natural filler in facial plastic surgery. Advances in fat-transfer techniques have led to fat grafting becoming a safe and effective breast enhancement procedure.
Unlike traditional breast augmentation, this natural form of breast enhancement uses excess fat from your own body to improve the shape and size of your breasts. Because of the process, women benefit not only from enhancing their breasts but also from losing excess fat from areas where it is not wanted.
Brazilian Butt Lift/Fat Transfer to Buttock
The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of Dr. George Solomon’s signature procedures. He has performed thousands of buttock lifts and has tremendous results for his patients. See his before and after Brazilian Butt Lift photos+
Buttock augmentation or reshaping can improve the appearance of the entire lower back and buttock region. This is accomplished by performing liposuction of the body and then transferring the fatty tissue into the buttock area to create a rounder, perkier appearing buttock. This procedure is often referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift“ and it will not only reshape the buttock region, it can also reshape the entire lower back and hips in order to create an overall more aesthetically pleasing silhouette and body contour. Fat transfer is favored over gluteal implants because it gives a much softer, natural result. This type of surgery is a great way to improve both the size and shape of the buttocks as well as achieve more proportion of the overall body.
Buttock augmentation can offer these enhancements to your body:
- Increase the fullness, roundness, and projection of your buttock
- Hips, for enhancing an hourglass figure
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Enhance your self-confidence and self-image
Fat Transfer Consultation
If you are interested in improving the contour of your body with fat transfer, you’ll need to consult with Dr. George Solomon at Solomon Cosmetic Center located in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. First, you will discuss your goals for surgery and determine whether these goals can be met with fat transfer surgery or another procedure. Dr. Solomon will help you decide if fat transfer or another procedure will give you the results you’re looking for, as well as ensure you are a good candidate. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about the procedure and learn more about the surgery, recovery, risks, and results. Your fat transfer consultation is a valuable opportunity to get to know us and prepare for your surgery.
Fat Transfer Procedure
Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure done in the surgical suite located in the office of Dr. George Solomon in Tampa, FL. The fat transfer procedure begins with liposuction, generally of the stomach, hips, or thighs. During the first part of the treatment, fat is gently removed from the harvest sites through small incisions and the areas contoured for a more aesthetically-pleasing silhouette.
The harvested fat is then gently strained and prepared for injection, with minimal handling or manipulation to help assure good graft survival. This purified fat is then injected into the area where increased fullness is desired such as buttock, hips, breasts, and facial areas such as cheeks, lips, and even acne scarring.
In some cases, Dr. Solomon may overfill treated areas during the injection process. This is because some of the fat will fail to establish a blood supply and eventually die, being disposed of or absorbed by the body and reducing overall volume gained from the procedure. By overfilling the area, the permanent volume will be more in line with patient expectations. He will discuss this option with you prior to surgery to make sure you understand completely about the outcome and your expectations.
Recovery from Brazilian Butt Lift Fat Transfer
Dr. Solomon believes that it is important for his patients to know that there will be some downtime after the procedure. You will want to follow his instructions carefully so you will heal properly and retain as many of your fat grafts as possible.
The Brazilian Butt Lift downtime is approximately 10-14 days primarily due to not applying any direct pressure to the buttocks. The first 10-12 days, the new fatty tissue cells are “merging” with the patient’s existing fatty tissue. For this reason, it is imperative that a patient not apply direct pressure to the buttocks during this period. This includes not sitting or lying on the buttocks at all.
Between the 12th-15th day, a patient can start to implement sitting so long as it is on a soft pillow for no more than 15 minutes at a time, just a few times a day. As each week continues, a patient can slowly increase the amount of pressure applied but should continue sleeping on their stomachs for a few more weeks. Should a patient not commit to this downtime, most of the fat that was transferred may not survive. Although most of the inconvenience is temporary, patients can go back to work after 2 weeks and resume normal activities by 4 weeks after the procedure.
BBL Booty Pillow
Many of our patients have had great success during their recovery period using the Booty Buddy Pillow. This patented support system helps to comfortably support your buttock area after the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. It works by supporting your thighs which enables your butt to hang free when seated.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.
To find out if fat transfer could be a solution for you, please call 727-288-9988 to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Solomon at Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL. His centrally located office is convenient to those living in the Tampa Bay Area including Palm Harbor, Largo, Sarasota, Winter Haven and throughout Florida.
Dr. Solomon offers virtual consultations as an alternative to the traditional in-office consultation.