Natural Body Sculpting
“Fat,”—the noun—sometimes gets a bad rap in our culture. But the right amount of fat in desired locations is the very foundation of human beauty. Fat can be a wonderful “natural resource.” You can now tap into that resource through a procedure called fat grafting.
Dr. Ramon Garza III is a board-certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Highly trained and experienced in all aesthetic procedures, including fat grafting San Antonio plastic surgeon, Dr. Garza, combines state-of-the-art surgical skills with a keen eye for human symmetry and beauty. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Garza to begin a collaborative treatment process tailored uniquely to you.
Right Where it Belongs
Fat grafting is a surgical procedure that transfers fat from one area of your body to another. The objective is to harvest fat from places where you may have more fat than you want, and move the fat to locations where you desire more fat.
Fat grafting offers a natural and versatile solution to a broad range of concerns. Your personalized treatment can be expected to deliver:
Candidates should be non-smokers (or smokers who are willing to quit) who are in good general health. You must have enough fat on your body to enable the procedure. People with diagnosed blood circulation problems may be disqualified.
First, fat is extracted from a donor site using liposuction. The removed fat is then processed and placed into syringes. Finally, the processed and purified fat cells are re-injected in small droplets into the targeted treatment areas, with great care taken to ensure a healthy blood supply to every fat droplet.
Dr. Garza takes a meticulous and conscientious approach to every procedure he performs. Through a thorough assessment of your concerns, goals, and anatomy, Dr. Garza will guide you toward your best treatment options to ensure your experience and results are customized to your needs and desires.
Open, Honest, & Authentic
The foundation of your treatment is you: your wants, your needs, and your body. Dr. Garza takes the time to get to know you and every aspect of your concerns to provide you with an outcome that truly enhances your life. There is no such thing as “too much communication” between you and your doctor. Ask all the questions you want on any part of this procedure. Expect full and direct answers, and be prepared to answer your doctor’s questions with equal candor.
Begin Your Transformation
If you smoke, you’ll need to quit at least six weeks before your procedure. You will also be directed to suspend the use of medications like aspirin or ibuprofen that can elevate bleeding levels. In the days or weeks leading up to your fat graft, drink plenty of water so that you will be well-hydrated.
Fat grafting can be performed in a hospital or an accredited outpatient surgery center. Your procedure could take anywhere from 1-4 hours. Lip transfer takes about an hour, while more extensive procedures like breast fat transfer are usually completed in three to four hours.
Reveal Your New Contours
You’ll have some bruising and swelling, which may take several weeks to resolve completely. While most people can return to work and regular activities in a week, others may require two weeks or more.
It is vitally important that you diligently follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions. It takes about six months to achieve full and final results since your newly-injected fat cells need time to develop a new blood supply.
Maintaining your Fat Grafting results
You can maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle. No matter what stage of your treatment you are in, from consideration to maintenance, we are here to help you look and feel your best. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Garza to take the first step toward a beautiful partnership with us.
Yes. Fat grafting is also referred to as fat transfer, autologous fat transfer, fat injections, and lipofilling.
No. Fat grafting is designed to plump up a desired area of the body. You will not see a dramatic change in the areas in which fat is removed. We recommend that patients interested in losing weight postpone their fat transfer treatment until they have achieved and maintained their target weight.
Absolutely. When performed by a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Garza in San Antonio fat grafting will provide you with a more natural-looking and youthful appearance.
Fat grafting is regarded as a very safe procedure, in large part because it uses your body’s own fat rather than artificial implants.
Fat grafting results are permanent. But since not all transferred fat cells survive the procedure, in some cases, you may need to undergo several treatments to achieve optimal results.
That depends on the size of your treated area(s) and the volume you want. For example, lip enhancement takes one session, but breast augmentation or a butt lift may require multiple procedures.
If your procedure has a medical application, such as breast reconstruction, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs. But if your procedure is performed purely for aesthetic reasons, insurance will not pay for it.
Fat grafting costs will depend on the size and number of locations you want to treat. Have a full and open conversation about costs with your doctor prior to your procedure.
Fat is most often harvested from your thighs, stomach, or hips.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery in San Antonio Today
For a truly exceptional San Antonio plastic surgery experience, begin your journey by scheduling your private consultation with Dr. Ramon Garza III. With unwavering precision and a compassionate heart, Dr. Garza can help you live a life of beauty and confidence.
540 Madison Oak Dr, Suite 240, San Antonio, TX 78258