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Fat Transfer in Burlington, Ontario

The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery acknowledges the various ways aging can alter one’s appearance. Once visible signs of age surface, a solution becomes necessary and we have just that – an adaptable method called fat transfer. It not only reinstates radiance to your skin but also enhances features and helps attain your desired body proportions organically. This procedure is the perfect way to naturally enhance your appearance, contour your body, and enjoy permanent results.

Procedure Length:

Dependent on area and volume

Back to Work:

Small Volume – About 3-5 days
Large Volume – About 2 weeks


Small Volume – Local Anesthesia
Large volume – General Anesthesia



Strenuous Activities:

4 weeks to resume exercise/strenuous activities

What Is a Fat Transfer?

A fat transfer is a process wherein undesirable fatty cells from an area of the body, usually a problematic one, are extracted and then converted before being reintroduced to another part requiring more volume for optimal aesthetic appeal. This procedure is highly favoured by patients as it enables them to address various regions of their physique while attaining remarkable outcomes.
This method is highly adaptable as it has the ability to enhance and revive youthful plumpness in various body regions, thereby countering the effects of aging and achieving your desired bodily proportions through the utilization of your own adipose tissues. It can increase facial volume, rejuvenate hands’ appearance, and redefine breasts.

Treating the Face

As you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid which leads to a loss of volume. Furthermore, changes in the distribution of facial fat can cause individuals to seek dermal fillers as a solution for combatting aging and enhancing their appearance. Instead of synthetic options, a more natural and durable alternative is utilizing your own fat cells through a process called fat transfer. This involves extracting unwanted fat from certain areas via liposuction and injecting it into strategic points of the face based on specific cosmetic needs.

Treating the Hands

Just like the rest of our bodies, aging also affects our hands. If you’ve noticed that your hands don’t look as young as they used to be, it’s probably due to the aging process. The loss of volume in your face is mirrored by a similar phenomenon happening on your hands – however, signs of aging are more evident here because veins and bones become more prominent over time. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution for this: getting a fat transfer! This procedure involves extracting fat from one area of your body and injecting it into the backside of each hand; this will deliver natural-looking results which last long-term.

Treating the Breasts

A fat transfer not only has the potential to replenish volume in facial and hand features, but it also offers an option for augmenting breast shape. During this procedure, adipose tissue is utilized to redefine body proportions. If implant-based methods don’t suit your preference for enhancing breast appearance, there’s always a natural alternative using your own fatty tissues as augmentation agents.

Natural – Refreshed – Safe

By utilizing your own fat cells, you can enhance facial features, reverse signs of aging on the hands, and even alter body proportions. If you’re seeking to improve your overall appearance by eliminating excess fat and repurposing those cells elsewhere in the body, contact us today for an initial consultation with Dr. Shih.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Difference Between Fat Transfer & Dermal Fillers

Using your own fat cells to enhance the appearance of various facial features and combat aging offers several advantages. Unlike dermal fillers, which are temporary and necessitate periodic follow-up treatments as they get metabolized by the body, your natural fat cells yield permanent results with a more authentic-looking outcome that doesn’t require touch-ups.

In case you’re searching for an organic approach to enhance the fullness of various sections of your face, especially cheeks or lips, this process could be just what you need.

How Does It Work?

In a fat transfer procedure, an undesirable area of excess fat is first identified and removed by the plastic surgeon. This region typically includes areas like the hips, flanks or abdomen. Liposuction is then used to carefully extract the unwanted cells from this designated donor site, resulting in an improved body shape. The harvested fat cells are further processed for purification before being converted into an injectable form that can be utilized to augment various parts such as the face, hands or breasts based on your needs.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

This exceptional technique offers the advantage of long-lasting outcomes. The majority of the fat cells that are reinserted into the body will persist in their designated area, and once they bond with their fresh surroundings, they’ll permanently stay there.
To ensure the survival of freshly injected fat cells in your chosen treatment area, it is crucial to diligently adhere to post-procedure guidelines such as wearing compression garments. Those seeking facial and hand volume restoration or more appealing breasts can revel in enduring outcomes that resemble natural features.

Is It Right for Me?

Patients who are in good physical condition and have a sufficient amount of unwanted fat cells available to serve as donor cells for their desired treatment region are the most ideal candidates for this specific procedure.

To find out if this process is suitable for your needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jessica Shih to have a candid discussion about your cosmetic aspirations. During the consultation, she will assess both your preferred donor and treatment zones while clarifying the technique before determining whether or not it’s appropriate for you.

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