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What is a fat transfer?

Fat transfer in Grand Rapids, MI is designed to augment the face and body using your own excess fat. As our faces age, they naturally lose volume. By restoring this lost volume, a fat transfer can create a more youthful appearance. In addition, fat transfer is a highly-effective body contouring solution. It increases volume and improves the shape of a variety of features – including the buttocks – to sculpt a more balanced figure.

Your fat transfer can be performed as a stand -alone procedure or in conjunction with a facelift or body contouring procedures. When done correctly, the fat transfer can:

  • Replace fat that has naturally diminished with age
  • Enhance the soft tissues of the buttocks
  • Naturally augment the lips, cheeks, and chin
  • Soften deep hollows beneath the eyes
  • Fill in deep facial creases
  • Improve the appearance of skeletal-looking hands, breasts, or body

Why choose Dr. Ringler?

Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is recognized nationally and internationally for his achievements in plastic surgery. With over 40 years of experience, an eye for natural beauty, and a personalized approach, you can rest assured that he will help you enhance your face and body in a way that reflects your inner beauty.

The procedure

What to expect

Fat transfer is an outpatient procedure which is typically performed under local anesthesia. If the procedure is done in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation surgeries, such as a facelift or body contouring, general anesthesia will be used. The entire experience takes about one hour to complete, depending on the number of treatment areas.

Replacing fat requires that it first be removed with liposuction techniques from a site where it is abundant, such as the abdomen, hips or buttocks. Within the same treatment session that it is extracted, the fat is injected or grafted to improve facial contours, smooth away creases and depressions, enhance flat cheeks, add volume to the lips, reshape the buttocks, and occasionally add volume to the breasts or extremities.

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How much does a fat transfer cost?

The cost of your fat transfer will vary greatly depending on the extent of your procedure and the treatment areas. Your investment can range between $3,000 and $5,000. We will provide you with a personalized quote during your private consultation at our Grand Rapids office.

What are the risks?

All cosmetic procedures carry the potential for risks. Though rare, they may include an allergic reaction to the anesthesia, an unsatisfactory aesthetic result, infection, blood clots and more. All of these potential complications will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.

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For more information about our Michigan fat transfer, please contact the office of plastic surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler today.

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