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Gerald Imber, M.D.

EXCELLENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Fat Transfer

Based in New York City

Autologous fat transfer is the medical term for fat grafting. The procedure utilizes your own fat as filler. This minimally invasive procedure fills in lines and folds, builds up cheekbones and chin, and eliminates facial depressions. A small amount of fat is harvested by needle from the belly, love handles, or thighs, treated to remove oils, and immediately injected into areas that need filling or augmentation. Usually performed under mild sedation, the procedure takes less than an hour, and recovery is overnight. There is no significant down time.

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Evidence of my enthusiasm for fat transfer is the fact that I’ve performed it more than ten thousand times. Fat Transfer is excellent for treating facial nasolabial folds, augmenting the cheeks and jawline, and filling depressions. In my view it is the best filler, bar none. It is natural, you can’t be allergic to your own fat, and depending on the location, a large percentage of the transplanted fat survives permanently. It is a great procedure with negligible down time, or complications.

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The objective is to inject fat in a manner that allows it to develop its own blood supply and be retained for permanent correction of defects. As a rule, a third to half of injected fat becomes a permanent graft.

Your Fat Transfer will be performed in Dr. Imber‘s Surgery center located in NYC.

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Fat Transfer FAQ’s

What is a Fat Transfer?

Autologous Fat Transfer is the medical term for fat grafting. The procedure utilizes your own fat as filler. This minimally invasive procedure fills in lines and folds, builds up cheekbones and chin, and eliminates facial depressions. Fat is a natural filler and a significant portion of the result is permanent.

What are the benefits of a Fat Transfer?

In my opinion fat is the best filler, bar none. It is natural, you can’t be allergic to your own fat, and depending on the location, a large percentage of the transplanted fat survives permanently. It is a great procedure with negligible down time, or complications.

What type of anesthesia will I receive?

Mild Sedation and local.

How long will recovery take?

Everyone recovers differently. Most will be completely fine in 24 hours and can resume your daily routine with some restrictions. Slight bruising and swelling may occur.

Are there any non-invasive alternatives?

No, there aren’t any non-invasive alternatives that can replace volume loss. There are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers that can temporarily improve the area but a Fat Transfer gives the most natural result and a significant portion of the transferred fat is permanent.

Do I need any special garment or bindings?

No. We will provide you with everything you will need pre-and post-surgery.

Why do I need a board certified plastic surgeon?

A board certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will there be any scarring?

No, there won’t be any scarring with a Fat Transfer.

How much does a Fat Transfer Cost?

Any question you have regarding procedure cost and payment options can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

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Results are always natural and even minor complications are exceedingly rare from Fat Transfer. This is the most basic and easiest of cosmetic procedures and is an excellent tool correct skin folds and provide volume and lift.

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