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Fat Transfer in Sarasota, FL

Board certified Sarasota plastic surgeon, Brandon Lambiris MD brings a practiced eye to all the face and body contouring procedures he offers.

Together, you can discuss the various options available to reduce fat and add volume to your face, hands, or breasts through fat transfer surgery or alternative body shaping treatments. Here at West Coast Plastic Surgery, we strive to offer the best fat transfer Sarasota has to offer.

What Is Fat Transfer?

Autologous fat transfer, or more commonly called fat grafting, is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Lambiris harvests excess fat from one area and then grafts the fat into another area that lacks fullness, such as the breasts, hands, or face. At West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota fat transfer procedures typically entail liposuction followed by fat injections.

sarasota fat transfer model sitting on a bed

Who is a Candidate?

If you have excess fat in one area and lack volume in another, you may be eligible for fat transfer in Sarasota, FL. The ideal candidate is a nonsmoker who has overall good physical and mental health. Certain medical conditions may preclude some individuals from undergoing surgery.

The most common areas for fat injections are the:

  • Face
  • Hands
  • Breasts

The most common areas for liposuction include the:

  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

Fat Transfer Procedure

As the first step during a fat transfer Sarasota plastic surgeon, Dr. Lambiris performs liposuction to harvest the fat. To do this, he administers tumescent fluid throughout the target adipose tissue, breaks apart the fat, and then removes it with machine-assisted suction through a cannula.

He then cleanses and purifies the fat in a revolving canister. Once the fat is prepared, he places it into a syringe and injects the fat into areas such as the face, breasts, or hands, depending on what you discussed with him during your consultation.

Fat Transfer Recovery

The length of recovery after your fat transfer, directly correlates to the size and number of areas treated. Most of our Sarasota fat transfer patients can return to work and drive within a week of the procedure. Usually, bruising and swelling resolve in the first few weeks. However, swelling can persist for six months to a year after liposuction in some cases.

sarasota fat transfer model looking over her shoulder

Fat Transfer Results

Not all of the grafted fat is expected to survive, as each fat cell needs nourishment from the blood supply to remain intact. It takes approximately six to 12 months to see the final outcome of the fat transfer surgery. Any fat that Dr. Lambiris removes with liposuction will not come back unless you gain weight in the future.

Learn more about Fat Transfer in Sarasota

To find out more about your fat transfer options in Sarasota, book a consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today by calling (941) 366-9818 or clicking the booking link on this page. Dr. Lambiris is a top-rated plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding areas in Southwest Florida.

Fat Transfer FAQs

Nationwide, the average cost of fat transfer is $5,125. The size and number of areas treated, as well as the surgeon’s experience and geographic location, have the most significant impact on pricing. To learn more about the cost of fat transfer in Sarasota, Florida, contact the office of Brandon Lambiris MD for a private consultation.

Insurance does not cover elective cosmetic procedures such as fat transfer surgery.

There is no pain during the procedure. Before starting a fat transfer plastic surgeon Dr. Lambiris delivers local anesthesia for small areas or general anesthesia for larger areas. He will discuss your options for anesthesia during your consultation.

There can be small scars at the liposuction cannula insertion points. These usually fade nicely with routine aftercare and are smaller than a pencil eraser. The wounds from the fat injections are minimal and generally do not produce prominent scars.

No, at this time, it is not safe to use fat from a donor. The fat needs to come from your own body.

Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.

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