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Fat Transfer

Far too often, people lose youthful volume in areas such as the face, buttocks, and breasts, and they gain volume in areas they least want it, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Fat transfer is a two-step procedure that extracts fat cells from trouble spots and transfers them into areas of the body that have lost the desired fullness. With this procedure, Dr. Mabourakh can provide you with a more youthful appearance and shapely body contour.

Your Fat Transfer Options

Transfer to the Face

Harvested fat can be used to fill in “sunken” cheeks, laugh lines between the nose and mouth, tear troughs under the eyes, and thin lips. Any deep wrinkles, depressions, indentations, or facial scarring can also be minimized with fat transfer.

Transfer to the Breasts

Fat transfer is an option for women who desire fuller, more voluptuous breasts without the need for implants. Women experience increased confidence, improved shape, and the ability to wear the clothing they want.

Transfer to the Buttocks

Brazilian Butt Lift

Experience a rounder, fuller, and more defined derrière with fat transfer to the buttocks, or Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure increases feminine curves and enhances confidence.

What Do You Desire?



Recovery from your fat transfer will depend on the area of the body that was augmented. Fat transfer to the face will require less recovery than fat transfer to the buttocks. Overfilling is necessary for all fat transfer procedures to allow for fat absorption in the following weeks. This overfilling will result in swelling, bruising, and puffiness. The extent of your swelling will depend on the size and location of the treated area. Most patients who receive fat transfer to the face can resume their normal activities within a few days. Patients who receive fat transfer to the buttocks may need to take up to two weeks off before returning to their normal routines. In that time, patients should avoid sitting or putting any pressure on the buttocks.


Fat harvesting is performed through liposuction, which does result in a small amount of scarring. Dr. Mabourakh makes sure these scars are as inconspicuous as possible, and most scarring should fade with time. There will be no scarring at the injection sites.


The cost of your fat transfer procedure will depend on the number of areas being worked on as well as any preoperative visits, anesthesia fees, and surgical fees. Dr. Mabourakh and his staff will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.


Following your fat transfer, you may experience discomfort at both the harvesting and injection sites. This pain is usually minor and can be remedied with oral pain medication. Swelling, bruising, and redness are normal with fat transfer and should start to dissipate within a few weeks; however, some swelling may last up to a couple of months.


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I loved the little touches like a warm recovery bed and a goodie bag to take home.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates for fat transfer experience dissatisfaction with the lack of volume in some areas as well as the presence of excess, unwanted fat in other regions of the body. Candidates should be non-smoking individuals in good health and must have enough fat in the donor area to harvest.
Although they are rare, complications with fat transfer are possible. These include:
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Fat embolism
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
The volumizing results from your fat transfer will be apparent immediately following procedure; however, final results may not show for a few months as swelling dissipates and some fat is absorbed.
Fat transfer relies on using your natural fat to augment the designated area of treatment. You will not be a candidate for autologous fat grafting if you do not have an adequate amount of fat to harvest. Dr. Mabourakh can identify your candidacy during your consultation and can suggest other cosmetic procedures if you are not.
While some patients experience long-lasting results with fat transfer, others find that they want to maintain more of the added fullness that disappeared within the first three to six months. If this is the case, repeated treatments can help to achieve the desired results.
Dr. Mabourakh is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He has membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has been providing desirable results for over 20 years.
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