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Fat grafting, or fat transfer, is a body contouring procedure that can provide long-lasting augmentation and volume restoration. Board-certified dermatologist and body sculpting expert Dr. Jason Emer takes an advanced approach to this minimal-downtime procedure, allowing him to create incredibly aesthetic definition and natural-looking enhancements throughout the body. Dr. Emer performs fat grafting and a wide range of cutting-edge cosmetic treatments at his prestigious Beverly Hills medical practice.
What Is Fat Transfer for Body Sculpting?
Fat transfer is a body sculpting procedure that involves extracting unwanted fat from one area of the body to create fat injections that can be used to enhance another area of the body. Fat injections can be used to:
- Refine and reshape body contours
- Create curves
- Resolve asymmetry
- Restore a more youthful appearance
Fat transfer has many applications for cosmetic enhancement. Some of the most popular fat grafting treatments for body sculpting include:
- Buttock enhancement (Brazilian butt lift)
- Breast augmentation (natural breast augmentation)
- Cellulite reduction
- Hand rejuvenation
WORLD-CLASS TECHNOLOGY IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART SETTING
Using instinctive techniques and advanced tools, such as Hi-Definition Liposuction, Dr. Emer can shape a perfect curve, create toned, athletic arms, sculpt and define six-pack abs, or correct irregularities and botched procedures.
Employing a wide range of devices and protocols, he meticulously designs every detail as he removes unwanted fat, tightens skin, refines and contours musculature, and improves cellulite and skin tone. Areas that are difficult to treat for others—such as the legs, calves, chest, and back—are in fact Dr. Emer’s unique specialties.
Through advanced medical technologies, including laser, ultrasound, and radiofrequency (RF) heating, Dr. Emer crafts an inventive, customized approach for each of his patients, producing significant improvements where others cannot.
Benefits of Fat Transfer
Due to the many benefits of this approach to body sculpting, fat transfer is often an ideal solution for patients who want to enhance their body contours. Advantages of fat grafting for body sculpting include:
Fat injections created from your body’s own fat cells are readily accepted by your body. The chances of side effects or allergic reactions are virtually eliminated when you choose fat injections over other types of fillers.
Fat injections can be used throughout the body to refine and reshape your figure. In addition to contouring the body, Dr. Emer can perform fat transfer procedures for facial sculpting.
Unlike temporary dermal fillers, fat injections can provide a permanent solution to volume loss. Patients can enjoy long-term enhancement without the need for frequent retreatments.
Dr. Emer’s patients love that fat transfer provides targeted elimination of unwanted fat in addition to the volume restoration and augmentation results of fat injections. Nearly everyone has some excess fat (often found in stubborn problem areas, such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or buttocks) that cannot be resolved through diet and exercise. With fat transfer, Dr. Emer can slim and sculpt these trouble spots in the process of harvesting fat for your injections.
What Does a Fat Transfer Procedure Involve?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Emer will discuss your options for fat extraction sites, anesthesia, and complementary treatments. He will also determine the optimal injection sites for achieving your desired enhancements. While your fat transfer procedure will be tailored to your unique anatomy and treatment goals, you can expect Dr. Emer’s fat grafting process to involve the following steps: fat removal, purification, enrichment, and injections.
Fat Removal Process
Depending on your needs and whether you are combining fat transfer with additional procedures, general or local anesthesia will be administered. This medication will ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Next, Dr. Emer will begin the fat removal process. To best protect your lymphatic tissue and blood vessels, Dr. Emer uses the water-assisted Body-Jet fat removal system. With Body-Jet, Dr. Emer can choose the optimal amount of fluid for separating fat cells from the surrounding tissue, allowing him to minimize post-treatment bruising and swelling.
He then performs VASER liposuction, which is an ultrasound-based fat extraction method. Dr. Emer has found that VASER lipo is ideal for harvesting fat cells. With VASER lipo, he can keep fat cells intact as he dislodges them for removal. Unlike other liposuction methods, VASER lipo also provides a skin tightening effect to ensure that your skin adapts to its slimmer contours once fat has been removed.
Next, the harvested fat is purified. Dr. Emer uses Puregraft microfiltration, a top-of-the-line purification method, to prepare the extracted fat for injection. Puregraft was developed by the world’s foremost experts in adipose science in order to improve inconsistency and unpredictability in fat grafting
Puregraft selectively and gently filters out contaminants and impurities. Filtering out blood, toxins, debris, lipid (or oil), fluid, connective tissue, and fragmented cells results in the purest, most viable fat for injection. This process vastly improves fat retention for the best fat transfer results.
To create the highest quality, most effective fat injections possible, Dr. Emer has developed an advanced enrichment protocol. This process includes infusing the purified fat solution with stem cells (such as ACell) and exosomes, a 100% natural stem cell product.
Dr. Emer further enriches the fat solution with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP consists of a high concentration of protein derived from the blood. In addition to improving the viability of fat for injections, PRP can help patients maintain a fresh, youthful appearance by improving the appearance of acne, wrinkles, cellulite, and sun damage.
Dr. Emer has found that enriching the concentrated fat solution with growth factors gives the fat improved longevity and ensures optimal results. Moreover, the rejuvenating properties of the stem cells create improvements in skin texture, color, and tone in the treatment area.
Fat and stem cells that are not used in your initial fat grafting procedure can be stored for future use. You may want to build on your fat grafting results or combat age-related changes in your appearance with additional fat injections. Similarly, any unused stem cells can be stored in a stem cell bank and preserved for use in future regenerative therapies.
Fat Injection Process
Dr. Emer meticulously selects your injection sites based on your anatomy and desired outcome. With his expertise and experience, he can determine precisely where volume is needed to create natural-looking improvements. He artfully and skillfully injects the purified, enriched fat in small amounts in different layers of the muscle and tissue. With this method, the tissue is enhanced and builds volume over time.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO FAT TRANSFER?
Known for providing among the best fat transfer Beverly Hills and West Hollywood has to offer, Dr. Emer provides the following procedures designed to meet your unique needs, and surpass all of your expectations.
No matter how strict your diet and gym routine is, it’s tough to get your ideal chest, shoulder and calf muscles – especially if your genetics aren’t in your favor. Through a strategic fat transfer with Dr. Emer, he can actually define those muscles surgically, sculpting the athletic look you’ve always wanted.
At around age 30, we start to lose facial volume. And when this happens, it creates a hollow and weathered look that makes you appear older than you are. Fortunately, facial contouring with a fat transfer provides the ideal solution. It works by taking unwanted fat from one area of the body and using it to restore lost volume in the face, giving you back your youth while simultaneously sculpting more distinguished facial features.
Even with vigorous exercise, getting a sculpted and voluminous butt can be nearly impossible without surgery. Through butt augmentation with Dr. Emer, you can achieve the perfect backside you’ve always wanted – one that gives you a more athletic look and boosts your confidence.
What to Expect After a Fat Transfer Procedure
Downtime after a fat grafting procedure is often minimal but varies based on the area(s) treated, the amount of fat extracted, and the number of fat injections required to achieve your desired outcome. On average, patients tend to return to work after three or four days, and swelling typically subsides after a few weeks. Following a formal evaluation and development of your personalized treatment plan, Dr. Emer can provide you with a timeline for your recovery.
Fat Grafting Results
Final fat grafting results can be expected 6 to 12 weeks after treatment. To maintain improvements, Dr. Emer recommends regular injections of Sculptra, PRP, and stem cells/exosome therapy.
While fat grafting results are permanent, not all fat will survive. Dr. Emer’s advanced water-assisted Body-Jet harvesting and purification methods vastly improve the longevity of the treatment by ensuring that only the most viable fat cells are transferred. If desired, additional fat injections or other injectable fillers can further improve the outcome of your initial procedure.
The Dr. Emer Difference
How Does Dr. Emer do Fat Transfer differently?
Fat transfer procedures must be performed by a qualified provider and expert in fat grafting. Any errors or improper injections could dramatically alter a patient’s appearance. Dr. Emer provides the best fat transfer in Beverly Hills due to his advanced approach to fat harvesting and enrichment, refined injection technique, and body sculpting expertise.
Dr. Emer is adamant about optimizing every step of the fat transfer process to ensure optimal results. From using cutting-edge fat removal systems like Body-Jet and VASER lipo to enriching fat with PRP and exosomes, Dr. Emer is meticulous about creating the highest quality, most viable fat injections.
Dr. Emer also maximizes fat transfer results by strategically combining the procedure with complementary treatments. Depending on your cosmetic concerns and desired outcome, he may recommend enhancing your fat transfer results with:
- Energy-based treatments like lasers and microneedling with radiofrequency
- Cosmetic surgery like body lifts and surgical implants
- Collagen-stimulators like Sculptra injections
- Skin rejuvenation therapies
For the most transformative and life-changing body sculpting results, Dr. Emer can include fat transfer as part of a 360 HD lipo treatment. 360 HD lipo combines precision fat removal, fat injections, skin tightening, and other treatments to chisel out athletic contours and improve muscle definition throughout the body in just one procedure.
I love Dr. Emer and his staff! They are excellent, especially Janet! I get tattoo removal from Dr. Emer, I got 3-D body sculpting with fat transfer and yellow laser for skin discoloration (dark spots). My body looks so natural after and is still yet developing into a fantastic outcome.
No one would know or have any idea I got any work done – he is that good! There were a few marks post surgery that are being taken care of by a special cream he has for his patients.
Dr. Emer never leads me astray and keeps me looking totally natural. He’s a true artist and has a solution for everything. I’m very hesitant to get anything done but I really trust Jason and any questions I have about my body he has options! I’m hesitant to write reviews (for obvious reasons) — if you’re looking to get work done then Jason is a safe, professional, knowledgeable and talented bet.
Dr. Emer is a gifted and innovative dermatologist specializing in cosmetic injection and body contouring. Drawing from his extensive knowledge and unique experiences he strives for excellence in his work and takes pride from delivering the most natural looking and best possible results for every patient.
To begin with, this was my very first time getting fillers of any kind and I was very nervous of course. However, Dr. Emer’s compassionate and confident explanation of the procedure and his choices of fillers made me comfortable enough to go through and get more than I expected to get for the first time. Based on my concerns and his observations he recommended Boletero for under my eyes and lips, Radiesse for temples and Voluma for my cheeks.
The procedure was painless, just mild discomfort. Dr. Emer was talking and comforting me throughout the entire process. I had slight bruising and very little swelling that were gone in a couple of days. The results were just amazing, couldn’t be more pleased with it. The appearance of my face is greatly improved, natural and refreshed. My lips look fuller, very natural enhancement and nothing overdone or unnatural.
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Emer’s services to everyone and am definitely looking forward to laser and facial treatments recommended by him
Jason Emer is exactly the type of aesthetic physician you would want to work on you. He totally understands body aesthetics of both men and women with a keen ability to make amazing transformations. He’s the Real Deal!
RIGHT FOR YOU?
Am I a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?
A consultation with Dr. Emer is the best way to find out if a fat transfer procedure is right for you. In your consultation, Dr. Emer will assess your cosmetic concerns and learn about your treatment goals and medical history. He will also determine if you have adequate excess fat to harvest for injection. He will use this information to formulate the ideal body contouring approach for you.
Patients who do not want to undergo a fat harvesting procedure and patients with minimal body fat may be better candidates for Renuva synthetic fat grafting. Renuva fat injections are made from purified donor fat. Once injected, Renuva mimics your body’s natural fat tissue and works to provide long-term volume restoration.
In general, candidates for autologous fat grafting must:
- Be in good physical health
- Be a non-smoker or willing to abstain from smoking as directed
- Have excess body fat
- Have realistic expectations for the treatment outcome
- Agree to follow all pre-and post-treatment instructions
How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost?
The cost of fat grafting varies based on the extent of the procedure and whether it is combined with complementary treatments. Dr. Emer will provide complete pricing information for your procedure once he has developed your unique treatment plan.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Emer
If you are seeking long-term volume restoration and incredible body sculpting results, please contact our West Hollywood office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer. Dr. Emer has spent years perfecting his advanced fat extraction process and harvesting methods and honing his injection techniques. He is exceptionally qualified to safely and effectively perform this procedure and deliver natural-looking, subtle improvements that you will love.