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The Benefits of Fat Transfer: A Comprehensive Guide to Redistributing Your Fat

Posted on: January 30, 2023

How many cup sizes can you gain with fat transfer?

The maximum number of cup sizes that can be gained through fat transfer depends on the individual’s body type and the amount of fat available for transfer. Generally, one to two cup sizes can be achieved through the procedure.

Fat grafting can be done as often as the patient desires, however, the procedure is not recommended more than once every 12 months. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best results are achieved when fat grafting is done in intervals of at least one year.


Can you lose fat after fat transfer?

The answer to this question depends on the type of fat transfer procedure that was performed. Generally, a fat transfer procedure is a permanent way to add volume to the face and body. However, if a patient were to lose weight after the procedure, the results of the fat transfer may be affected.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) states that “the volume of fat that is injected is not affected by weight loss, so the area may appear to be fuller than before. However, the fat may not be distributed evenly, and the area may look less smooth than before.” In other words, the results of the fat transfer procedure may be affected by weight loss, but the volume of fat will remain the same.

It is important to note that the results of a fat transfer procedure are not guaranteed, and that weight loss may affect the results. Therefore, it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure.


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American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2020, August 20). Fat Transfer Risks. Retrieved from

How can I make my fat transfer last?

Fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another area. While the procedure can be used to improve the appearance of certain areas of the body, it is not a weight loss procedure. In fact, it can actually lead to weight gain in some cases.

However, fat transfer can be a viable option for those looking to achieve their desired aesthetic even after significant weight loss. Strategies such as liposuction and fat grafting can be employed to ensure that the fat transfer remains effective. Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat from the body, while fat grafting is a process that transfers fat from one area of the body to another.

These procedures can be used to redistribute fat from areas of the body that are no longer desired, such as the abdomen or thighs, to areas of the body that require more volume, such as the face or buttocks. Additionally, these procedures can be used to sculpt the body and create more definition in certain areas.

By utilizing liposuction and fat grafting, those who have lost a significant amount of weight can still benefit from fat transfer and achieve their desired aesthetic.


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2. Rohrich, R. J., & Pessa, J. E. (2013). Fat grafting: the evolution of soft tissue augmentation. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 131(5), 863e-873e.

3. Rios, J. L. (2017). Fat transfer: a review of techniques and indications. Aesthetic plastic surgery, 41(3), 664-674.

What are the pros & cons associated with fat transfer, how can the results last?


  1. Fat transfer is a relatively safe procedure that carries few risks.
  2. It is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime and recovery.
  3. The results are natural and long-lasting.
  4. It can be used to fill in wrinkles, enhance facial features, and restore volume to areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging.


  1. There is a risk of infection and scarring.
  2. The results may not be as expected and may require additional treatments.
  3. There is a risk of fat necrosis, which is when the fat cells die and can leave a lumpy, uneven appearance.

Strategies to Maximize Results:

  1. Choose an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon.
  2. Follow all pre
  3. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain results.
  4. Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect the treated area.
  5. Use a gentle skincare routine to keep the area hydrated and healthy.

How long does it take transferred fat to settle?

Fat transfer is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves transferring fat from one area of the body to another area to improve its appearance. It is commonly used to enhance facial features such as the lips, cheeks, and chin, as well as to add volume to the buttocks or breasts. It can also be used to fill in facial wrinkles and creases, and to correct contour deformities.

The effects of fat transfer are typically visible immediately, although the transferred fat may take several weeks to settle and become fully integrated with the surrounding tissue. The exact amount of time required for the fat to settle depends on the amount of fat transferred, the area of the body, and the individual’s healing process.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body, while fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that moves existing fat to another area. Liposuction is not a suitable option for those looking to improve their facial features or to add volume to specific areas.


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2. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. (2020). Fat Grafting. Retrieved from

3. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. (2020). Fat Transfer. Retrieved from