Fat Transfer

in Aventura, Florida

Fat transfer can be used to improve the contour of your body, including augmenting the shape and size of the breasts. If you are interested in an alternative for implants, fat transfer may be the answer. A consultation with Dr. Sarraga is a great way to determine if this procedure is right for you, as well as create an individualized plan to meet your body sculpting needs.

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is a procedure that transfers fat from an area of the body with excess fat, into areas that are lacking volume. These areas may include the hands, breasts, or buttocks. Fat transfer is well-tolerated by the body and provides long-lasting and natural-looking results.

Patients must have sufficient donor sites from which fat can be taken to undergo this procedure. Those who are in overall good health and do not smoke often see the best results.

The Fat Transfer Procedure

During the fat transfer procedure, the first step is harvesting fat from one part of the body. Once a site is selected for fat removal, local anesthetic will be applied, and liposuction will be used to gently extract the fat. The fat will then be processed and purified. Lastly, the processed fat will then be transferred into small syringes that will be used for augmenting the chosen area.

The goal of fat transfer is to provide a natural-looking result without the use of implants or extensive surgery.


Because fat transfer is a highly individualized procedure, downtime will vary from patient to patient. Dr. Sarraga will disclose the length of downtime needed for your specific procedure. Swelling and bruising will occur, though compression garments may be worn to help reduce swelling.

While fat transfer results are meant to be long-lasting, the survival of the fat is dependent on how it was harvest, purified and injected. Some patients may find that some of the fat that was transferred will dissolve into the body, which is normal.

Patients in the Aventura, Florida area who are interested in fat transfer can contact Storch Sárraga Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today. We will take the time to listen to your individual needs and goals to help create the natural-looking results you desire.

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