Fat Transfer

John Walker, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Best Plastic Surgery Practice

John Walker, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Lawndale, CA

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take fat from parts of your body where you have too much, and transfer it to those areas that could do with a bit more? Well, thanks to fat transfer surgery, you can, and John Walker, MD, of Best Plastic Surgery Practice in Lawndale, California, has the skills and experience to perform your transfer and give you a beautifully sculpted body. Call today for more information, or book an appointment online.

Fat Transfer Q & A

What is a fat transfer?

A fat transfer uses fat harvested from your body where you have an excess, to enlarge or contour another part of your body. A popular form of fat transfer is the Brazilian butt lift.

Fat transfers were first used to correct facial blemishes by filling in indented scars and hollowed cheeks but are now used to enhance many other areas of the body, including:

  • Buttocks
  • Biceps
  • Calves
  • Breasts
  • Triceps
  • Hands
  • The penis

The advantage of using fat from your own body is that your immune system won’t reject it, so you’re less likely to experience a reaction to the tissue or an allergic response. Using your body fat also gives a more natural look and feel to the area than an artificial implant.

Would I be a good candidate for a fat transfer procedure?

There’s no doubt that living a healthy lifestyle and watching your weight are the most effective and healthiest ways to look your best. However, as you age you may lose tone and volume in certain parts of your body, especially if your family members have lost tone as they’ve aged.

If this applies to you, you could be a good candidate for fat transfer. You need to be healthy and emotionally stable, and Dr. Walker takes care to ensure all his patients are prepared for the procedure and understand what results they’re likely to achieve.

The essential requirement is for you to have enough fat elsewhere on your body to make the fat transfer viable. You’ll need more than you might think because your body absorbs a certain proportion of the fat, and some fat cells die after the transfer, so Dr. Walker has to use more initially to make sure you end up with the correct proportions.

Will I see the results of the fat transfer procedure straight away?

After your surgery, you may feel sore and tender, and there may be some localized swelling, but you can see a difference. As you heal, the results become more evident. Some people may need more than one fat transfer to achieve the results they want, and if you have a series of fat transfers, they tend to last longer than a single procedure - potentially for your lifetime.

To discover more about fat transfer and how it could help you enhance your appearance, make an appointment to talk to Dr. Walker by calling Best Plastic Surgery Practice today or use the online booking tool.