Fat transfer is the removal of fat cells from one part of your body and transplanting to another body area.
The advantage of fat transfer is that it is your own tissue with no chance of rejection. The transplanted fat cells that survive in their new recipient area will remain in place for years.
Popular facial areas for fat transfer are cheeks, nasolabial folds and the marionette areas. Body areas that are popular for fat transplantation include the buttock – also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Fat transfer is more invasive than off the shelf fillers and often requires a second touch-up procedure. The fat is usually removed from the abdomen or thighs, and then prepared for injection. Using special cannulas the fat is carefully and precisely placed in the area to be augmented.
Some swelling and bruising is to be expected and can be easily camouflaged after 10-14 days. As with any procedures there are potential risks which include infection, lumpiness and embolization.