Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer in Manhattan, NYC
Sometimes we look at our bodies and think “if only I had less fat here and more volume here!” Well, now you can, thanks to a fat transfer. Performed by board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., a fat transfer can give you more volume in saggy, small areas while removing unwanted fat from places where it tends to stubbornly collect!

What Is Fat Transfer?
As the name implies, a fat transfer is the removal of fat from one area and the placement of it into another. Often, fat is removed from the thighs, buttocks, or upper arms and transferred into areas that could use a bit of lift or volume, including the breasts, butt, and even the lips.

Benefits of Fat Transfer
Many people have undergone a fat transfer because they were unsatisfied with the shape of their bodies. Afterward, they report feeling the following benefits:

  • Greater self-confidence and satisfaction with their appearance
  • Improved body image and self-esteem
  • Improved sense of body proportion

Fat Transfer Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

How Is a Fat Transfer Performed?
If you have small volumes of fat that you’d like to remove, the fat will be suctioned out by hand. If larger areas need treatment, liposuction may be used. The fat is then separated and purified to remove viable fat from fluid and re-injected back into the areas where you desire more volume.

Preparing for Fat Transfer
Dr. Swift will consult with you to determine the best course of action as well as your reasons and goals for having a fat transfer. Some people wish to have multiple areas covered, including the face, hands, or hips or even cases such as breast reconstruction. Fat transfer can also be used to help improve scars or depressions in the skin.

Fat Transfer Recovery
Many people who undergo fat transfer say that they feel soreness in the affected area, as if they had just completed a strenuous workout. You may feel discomfort, swelling and numbness. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a week; however, depending on the sites where the fat was removed and injected, swelling may last for a few weeks.

Is Fat Transfer Right for Me?
If you’d like to remove fat from one area, such as the buttocks, hips, or thighs, and place it in another, such as the face, hands, or breasts, a fat transfer may be right for you. Because it uses your own body fat as opposed to synthetic dermal fillers, it may cost more as it takes time and precision to purify and re-inject the fat into specific areas of the body. However, there is a far lower risk of reaction or adverse effects because it is your own body fat.

How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost?
Costs for your fat transfer treatment in Manhattan will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation?
Fat transfer is not for everyone. During your consultation, Dr. Swift will determine your reasons and expectations for having a fat transfer. In some cases, implants may be preferred due to recovery or cost constraints. No matter what, Dr. Swift will aim to make you as comfortable as possible with the process by answering all your questions to your complete satisfaction.

Fat transfer is the ideal way to give your body greater lift and volume in its most desirable areas, without worrying about the side effects of implants or rejections. Give yourself that boost of confidence and surge of self-esteem through having the body you’ve always dreamed of by contacting our Manhattan, NYC office to schedule your consultation today!

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