Fat Transfer in La Jolla, CA
Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers fat transfer to local residents requiring cosmetic surgery.
Fillers and injectables can remove your fine lines and wrinkles, and even add fullness to your lips and cheeks. But what if you cannot use these products or prefer to not use synthetic materials as part of your cosmetic procedures? There is a way to use your own body fat to give you the same great results!
So What Is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking excess fat from a part of your body and injecting it into a treatment area. The fat can be taken from any location where you have extra fat, such as your abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Fat transfer can be performed alone or in conjunction with another procedure, such as a facelift or breast augmentation.
Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer?
Because fat transfer use your own fat tissue, the procedure is considered quite safe for most patients. Generally, women and men who are between the ages of 30 to 65 and in good health are candidates for the procedure. The best way to find out if fat transfer is right for you, though, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shumway.
Why Choose Dr. Shumway?
Shumway Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to aesthetic enhancement for our patients. We specialize in laser and cosmetic surgical procedures. Our office is conveniently located in sunny Southern California-in the La Jolla area of San Diego.
Dr. Robert A. Shumway, M.D. FACS is an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. He has studied at the nation’s most prestigious medical centers and has taught at Duke, UCLA and UCSD. As a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Shumway stresses the importance of close post-operative care, carefully instructing his patients on how to expedite their own healing and recovery.
How is Fat Transfer Performed?
Local anesthesia is used unless the fat transfer is performed at the same time as another procedure that requires general anesthesia. A special syringe is used to extract the fat, which is then prepared for injection and Dr. Shumway then injects the fat into the treatment area. The fat transfer procedure may take two to four hours, but again, this time may be extended if you are having another procedure performed.
How Fast Will I Heal?
Healing from a fat transfer requires little to no downtime, but your healing period may be extensive if the fat transfer is performed in conjunction with another procedure. For a fat transfer alone, you are able to return to your normal activities within a few days.
How Will I Look after Fat Transfer?
Patients who have fat transfers without any other procedures may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort. As the swelling subsides, you will begin to see that the treatment area is much fuller, and any lines and wrinkles have simply disappeared!
How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?
The cost of your fat transfer will depend on the body area that is being treated, as well as the extent of treatment that is needed for your cosmetic goals. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help you with the cost of your fat transfer.