Fat Injections Performed in Sarasota, FL, By a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Fat injections can add a modest amount of shapely volume to a targeted area of the body, such as the breasts or buttocks. To achieve the best and most natural-looking result from this relatively complex procedure, it’s important to work with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Alissa M. Shulman of Sovereign Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, Florida. Because Dr. Shulman performs many breast reconstruction surgeries, her fat grafting skills are highly refined, and her specialized expertise directly carries over to the cosmetic procedures she performs.
Fat injections use cells that are harvested from a patient’s own body. For this reason, the risks of rejection and allergies are minimized. When harvesting fat, Dr. Shulman can also improve the contour of a donor site, such as the abdomen or thighs. As such, this procedure offers an additional advantage. However, Dr. Shulman cautions that fat injections are not appropriate for everyone. If you’re interested in this type of cosmetic plastic surgery, she can help you determine if it is right for you – and perhaps suggest an alternative if it is not – during a face-to-face consultation at her office in Sarasota, FL.
In general, here are the basic requirements that Dr. Shulman looks for when assessing a patient’s suitability for fat injections:
- A stable body weight (slightly overweight is best)
- Enough excess fatty tissue to allow for the amount of liposuction necessary for a successful fat transfer (some of the injected fat cells will be lost as the body naturally absorbs them)
- Good skin tone and elasticity, which will help the skin to properly tighten following the fat transfer
- Reasonable expectations regarding the outcome
As a general rule, Dr. Shulman discourages her patients from gaining weight in preparation for fat injections. The reason is that any weight fluctuations that occur after recovery will likely affect the transferred fat. If this happens, an additional procedure may become necessary to restore the desired result.
If you’d like to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Shulman and find out whether fat injections are right for you, call Sovereign Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment at our office in Sarasota, FL.