“Fat transfer operations have been increasing in popularity in the past 10 years, and they became part of my practice since I openned my cosmetic surgery center in 2006. In the beginning, I limited my procedures to women’s buttocks using the Brazilian Butt Lift. This was mainly because women would come in requesting the procedure but men would not, and I did not suggest it to them as I viewed it as a procedure distinct and separate from liposuction. As I increasingly saw the amazing changes to the body that could be done in combination of fat transfer with liposuction, I began viewing fat transfer as a natural extention of my lipocontouring work.” — M.R. Khalifeh
Fat transfer starts out with tumescent liposuction. In tumescent liposuction, local anesthesia is injected, after which the fat is harvested with a suction cannulae into a sterile container. The fat is then separated from the excess fluid and oils, and is transferred into syringes which are then used to inject the fat into the area to be augmented. The fat takes a few weeks to heal.
About 30% of the fat or so is reabsorbed by the body, the rest becomes permanently embedded in the areas that it was transferred to.